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Two new Xbox One bundles to help you jump ahead to Next-Gen gaming.

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 06:05 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Yesterday among all the big announcements coming out of Gamescom, we learned about two new Xbox One bundles that would be available in Canada: The Sunset Overdrive Special Edition Bundle, and the Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle. With both of these hitting shelves in time for the holiday season, gamers now have more choice than ever when shopping for an Xbox One.


Choosing a Gaming TV

by Blogger on ‎06-01-2014 03:35 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2014 04:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


If you’re serious about gaming, and looking to upgrade, there’s never been a better time to get your hands on top quality, fast and crystal clear HD TVs that will make your friends jealous. Your TV is probably the key component that will make or break your gaming experience: the better the TV, the the more fun you'll have.  Check out some of the top TVs for gamers, as well as the features you need to look for in your new gaming television.


Skullcandy Gaming Headsets Review - They have style but do they have quality?

by Guest Blogger on ‎05-30-2014 07:51 PM - last edited on ‎09-04-2014 12:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Skullcandy headphones have been a staple of my gaming life for quite some time now. I’ve been using the Skull Crushers for easily 5 years now. They have always offered good sound and cool design for a decent price. Since they acquired Astro Gaming, it was only a matter of time before Skullcandy made the step to gaming headsets and with the SLYR, the PLYR 2 and the PLYR 1 they are offering good headsets at competitive prices.


Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard

by Blogger on ‎05-29-2014 04:13 PM - last edited on ‎05-30-2014 11:52 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When I last wrote about a TV, I reviewed the 70-inch Sharp LED Smart TV, and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. It, like other smart TVs in its class, bridged the gap between standard picture monitor and all-out hanging a computer on your wall. With sharp colors, a Smart HUB for social media and streaming and a browser for all your surfing needs, what more could anyone really ask for?  Well, for starters, an easier way to navigate through all the aforementioned features.  It seems that little problem is now solved in the form of the Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard.


The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate gaming keyboard earns its name.

by Blogger on ‎05-03-2014 03:20 PM - last edited on ‎05-05-2014 03:08 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


When it comes to gear for gamers, it can be tricky to pick out the best stuff. There are a lot of claims of exciting features, and flashy designs but you don’t always know how useful those features are going to be and flashy designs aren’t indicative of quality. One of my favorite brands in this area is Razer, who tends to make their PC gaming accessories with relatively subtle and understated looks but with a focus on precise and high performance functionality. Razer’s original BlackWidow has for a long time been one of those super-popular products that others in the field are compared against. They basically pioneered mechanical gaming keyboards in fact. Not to rest on their laurels, Razer presents an updated BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard which, on the outside retains Razer’s classic looks, but has some significant changes beneath the surface making it one of the best keyboards out there for the PC gaming enthusiast.


Logitech G-Series PC gaming accessory roundup

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2014 01:16 PM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Since I was a kid, some of the best PC gaming accessories have come from Logitech. It seems like they’ve always taken PC gaming seriously. I’ve been spending some time trying out the different accessories in Logitech’s G-Series lineup of PC hardware build specifically with gamers in mind. It is certainly a broad product range, with options for those on a budget, those looking for a premium experience, and everyone in between. Across the board no matter which G-Series accessory I look at it was interesting to see a very consistent focus on an edgy ‘gamer’ style, and core features gearing this stuff ideally for gaming in mind.


Fitness and Health Gifts for Her

by Blogger on ‎12-08-2013 04:59 PM - last edited on ‎02-21-2014 12:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Let me say up front, you don’t have to be a daily devotee of downward dog, or a lean mean boot camp machine to be concerned about being healthy. We’d all like to make sure we’re in decent shape, eating well, and being active. There's some great new products that will help you do that. Whether for you, or to give as gifts, here are some top picks.


Greatness happened at Future Shop for PlayStation 4 launch

by Blogger ‎11-16-2013 03:30 PM - edited ‎11-16-2013 03:52 PM



Every Future Shop opened early yesterday for the release of one of the hottest consoles of the holidays: PlayStation 4. Chris Kattan even made the trip from Hollywood to help celebrate its arrival yesterday in downtown Toronto.




Beginning Saturday, November 9 until close of business on Monday, November 11, 2013, Future Shop stores across the country are offering customer the opportunity to bring in one used game on a present generation console (Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU, Vita, 3DS) to trade for one his season's hottest titles, Assassin's Creed IV, Battlefield 4 or Call of Duty: Ghosts.




Review: Stinky Footboard PC foot controller

by Blogger on ‎10-14-2013 06:25 PM - last edited on ‎10-18-2013 12:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As a kid taking piano lessons, I always looked at the foot pedals on pianos and organs and thought those would be perfect to control my computer. It would make me feel like some sort of cyberpunk phantom of the opera. That memory came flooding back when I got to test out the Stinky Footboard PC foot controller recently. Think of it like a large custom-mapable footpad. You place a foot (or feet) on it and control it by shifting weight on it to the left, right, forward, and backward.



The first time I came across Gunnar Optik's Gaming Glasses I honestly wasn't sure what to think.  Meant to cut down on eye strain, headaches, double vision and dry eyes while gaming, Gunnar's capabilities seemed a little too good to be true.  However, as someone who used to get bad eye strain from playing hours upon hours of games growing up, I couldn't help but wonder, 'what if?'.  


Review: Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2013 08:54 AM - last edited on ‎08-30-2013 02:54 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert



One of the first complaints we heard about the iPad was decrying the lousy speaker setup. It faces the wrong way, and has tinny sound with low volume. If your audio experience is really important to you, then the Belkin Thunderstorm can help solve that issue once and for all. It transforms the iPad into a great mobile cinematic home theatre experience, perfect for movies and games.


Thrust into the gaming action with Thrustmaster's Ferrari racing wheels

by Blogger on ‎05-04-2013 03:26 PM - last edited on ‎06-19-2013 03:34 PM by Administrator


Today's gaming racing wheels are a lot more sophisticated, and even going so far to replicate leading race cars. Thrustmaster, a 20+ years leading gaming accessories company, is leading the way with beautifully crafted Ferrari licensed racing wheels that take your next race feeling like you're literally racing from the track.


Review: Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse

by Blogger on ‎03-27-2013 05:23 PM




Right now is the ideal time to start looking at your PC gaming rig to get it in to shape for all the great 2013 PC games coming out. One of the more popular names in PC gaming accessories is Razer. Today lets take a look at the Razer Mamba Elite wireless gaming mouse.


How to get your desktop gaming PC ready for spring.

by Blogger on ‎03-20-2013 10:26 AM - last edited on ‎07-04-2013 12:03 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert



This spring looks to be a big time for PC gamers. We’ve already seen a bunch of fantastic titles hit shelves for PC gamers. Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Sim City, and StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm are just a few examples, and there is certainly more to come in the coming months. The year has only just started, after all. Now is the ideal time to take a look at your PC gaming rig and start shopping for upgrades to get it in tip-top shape for all these games to make your experience the best it can possibly be.


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