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Most Anticipated Games for April 2014

by Blogger on ‎04-09-2014 10:01 AM - last edited on ‎04-10-2014 04:22 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Interested in knowing the hottest video games coming out this month? Here's a look at the games releasing in April that I’m sure will be on many gamers’ most wanted lists!

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The 12 Best Video Games of 2014 (so far)

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 06:58 PM - last edited on ‎04-08-2014 04:57 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're only a quarter of the way through the year and already the video game industry has been unloading with superb AAA titles month after month. Thus far, 2014 has given us so many games worth playing it's not a matter of are there great games to play, but rather which of the great games are the best of the best?

 

After pouring hundreds of hours into the finest video games so far this year, I've attempted to answer this question by coming up with a list, ranked in order, of my Top 12 favourites. It was a challenging undertaking - let's see if you agree!

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Yoshi's New Island on Nintendo 3DS is Inviting, Fun, and All-around Great - Review

by Blogger on ‎03-29-2014 09:11 PM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 10:36 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s time to get egg-cited because Mario’s cute and cuddly dinosaur pal, Yoshi, is back! In Yoshi’s New Island, arriving exclusively on Nintendo 3DS, Yoshi must help Baby Mario reunite with his green-clad baby brother who has been stolen by the opportunistic Koopa wizard Kamek, at the command of Baby Bowser. This fun-filled adventure takes place in a brand new location called Egg Island, home of a colourful band of Yoshi friends, and loaded with puzzles, secrets, surprises, and of course, tons of baddies. If you want a charming, family-friendly game as entertaining as the likes of Super Mario and Donkey Kong Country, look no further than Yoshi’s New Island!

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy: Nintendo 3DS Review

by Blogger ‎03-23-2014 11:57 PM - edited ‎03-25-2014 07:26 PM

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It seems rather befitting that the most refined of gentlemen, the incomparable Professor Layton, would conclude his second and final trilogy with one of his most dashing adventures yet. In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS, our puzzle-solving archaeological professor embarks on his boldest expedition to date – a globe-trotting quest to uncover the mysteries behind the ancient Azran civilization. In an era of video games saturated by war and violence, Professor Layton is back to quietly remind us that using brains over brawn is the proper path to take.

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Club Nintendo Deal Offers Free Pokémon X or Y in March

by Blogger ‎03-08-2014 06:57 PM - edited ‎03-08-2014 07:07 PM

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All March long Nintendo is offering an incredible promotion that could net you a brand new copy of your choice of either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y - the #1 best-selling Nintendo 3DS game of last year. To get in on this promotion, you need to register a new Nintendo 2DS, 3DS and 3DS XL portable gaming console and one of six qualifying games by March 31, 2014.

 

This is a phenomenal deal considering the pair of Pokémon games just released worldwide last October, and with a combined 11.61 million copies sold as December 31, 2013, Nintendo is essentially giving away their hottest Nintendo 3DS game on the market right now -- for free!

 

Want to know more about this amazing limited time offer? Here's everything you need to know!

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Most Anticipated Games for March 2014

by Blogger ‎02-25-2014 10:36 PM - edited ‎02-27-2014 05:58 PM

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Get ready to pick up your controllers because March is kicking things off right with the much-anticipated release of South Park: The Stick of Truth. From thereon in it's more big titles one after another, starting with Dark Souls II and the Microsoft-exclusive Titanfall (March 11), with Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z landing the following week. Later in the month we've got the PlayStation 4-exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son and Diablo III is receiving it's first major expansion pack with Reaper of Souls. Handheld gamers can also get in on the action with Yoshi's New Island on Nintendo 3DS, and for PS Vita fans there are games like Putty Squad, Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, and Deception IV: Blood Ties.

 

Let's take a look at the games!

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The LEGO Movie Videogame - Great game for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360

by Blogger ‎02-18-2014 12:42 AM - edited ‎03-11-2014 09:52 PM

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The LEGO Movie Videogame might just have the distinction of being Warner Bros.'s first video game based on a movie based on a children's toy. Adapted from the highly successful full-length theatrical release, the video game lets players step into the world of Emmet Brickowski, a completely ordinary LEGO minifigure swept into an extraordinary adventure to stop an evil tyrant bent on destroying the LEGO universe.

 

If you and your family enjoyed the film (my view: it's fantastic!) and want to extend the adventure, then The LEGO Movie Videogame will surely delight.

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Incredible New Nintendo 3DS Game Bravely Default - Review

by Blogger ‎02-12-2014 09:56 PM - edited ‎03-11-2014 09:53 PM

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If you’ve been craving an RPG as captivating as the Final Fantasy games of yore, Bravely Default has finally arrived.

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Most Anticipated Games for February 2014

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2014 11:24 PM - last edited on ‎02-03-2014 11:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Coming off the heels of one of the busiest holiday seasons ever for gaming, February is shaping up to be one of the most well-rounded months for gaming in a while with major titles releasing for current-gen, next-gen, and handheld platforms, and with genres spanning from action, to role-playing, to platforming, to stealth, and even a visual novel. This is going to be one crazy awesome month for gaming, so let's take a closer look at what's coming to Future Shop and futureshop.ca in February!

 

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Mario Party: Island Tour - Review

by Blogger on ‎01-19-2014 03:16 PM - last edited on ‎01-20-2014 01:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Long before Nintendo revolutionized the casual gaming market with their motion-controlled Wii console, they released Mario Party, a multiplayer party video game featuring iconic Nintendo characters competing on board games for coins, stars, and that all-important first-place finish.  The game's popularity paved the way for eight console sequels, and three handheld titles, including Mario Party: Island Tour, the latest game in the franchise available now on Nintendo 3DS.

 

Island Tour is the very first entry in the series to appear on Nintendo 3DS, and features 7 all-new game boards to choose from, 80 new minigames to compete in, and 10 characters from the Mushroom Kingdom to play as, including Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach.  The Mario Party series has always been known for its entertaining multiplayer mode, and in Island Tour up to four-players can connect their Nintendo 3DS game systems together (multiple systems required) using local wireless communication and challenge each on any of the game boards.

 

If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly party game, look no further than Mario Party: Island Tour!

 

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LEGO Friends: The Video Game - Review

by Blogger on ‎01-02-2014 08:46 PM - last edited on ‎01-03-2014 11:13 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sometimes when reviewing video games I have to step out of my own shoes and into another, as was the case with LEGO Friends: The Video Game, a game squarely targeted at grade school / pre-adolescent girls. While certainly not what I'm used to playing, I have to say that sometimes it's refreshing to step away from the constant barrage of space shooters and superheroes, even if that means, well, making new girlfriends and playing dress-up. With the market for young girls so under-served these days, it's a welcome sight to have another LEGO video game come along to fill the gap.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Review

by Blogger ‎12-30-2013 01:36 PM - edited ‎12-30-2013 01:48 PM

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When I first heard that Nintendo was making a 3DS follow-up to the classic Super Nintendo title The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past my mind immediately filled with excitement. The game is, in my opinion, still the best Zelda title ever created (sorry Ocarina of Time!), but moreso, represents the pinnacle of the 16-bit gaming era and is easily one of the all-time greatest games ever made. The mere thought of Nintendo revisiting a world so revered as A Link to the Past seemed out of the question considering how unimaginably high expectations would be among Zelda's fervent fan base.

 

Nintendo easily could have played it safe by taking the same route they did with recent releases such as The Wind Waker HD and Ocarina of Time 3D, creating an enhanced version of A Link to the Past, but instead they decided to take a much more ambitious approach. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is an altogether new adventure set within the world of A Link to the Past, complete with a new story, new characters, new items and gear, a game-changing new ability, and ten never before seen dungeons to discover and explore. Once the shock wore off that I was indeed playing a sequel to one of Nintendo's finest games ever created, I realized that not only is A Link Between Worlds a worthy successor, it's the first instant classic to ever grace the Nintendo 3DS. If you're a Zelda fan, drop whatever you're doing and pick up this game. It simply has to be played.

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Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure - Review

by Blogger ‎11-20-2013 02:03 PM - edited ‎11-28-2013 01:15 PM

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DC Comics' greatest heroes and mightiest villains have come to life through many different art styles over the last 80 years, but nothing prepared me for the sheer cuteness of viewing them as characters in Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. Seeing fan-favourites such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman as cartoonish, pint-sized versions with stubby hands and heads as large as their bodies is already adorable enough, but watching them do battle with each other is way more charming than I could possibly imagine.

 

Featuring almost every character in the DC Universe, plus some of the most iconic (and obscure) vehicles and objects straight from the comic books, this game is like the ultimate DC Comics compendium. It turns out that mashing together the Scribblenauts series with DC's finest was an excellent choice, as it is not only absorbing to explore the rich history of the DC Universe, but it's also incredibly fun conjuring up creative ways to use these characters and objects to solve an endless supply of new Scribblenauts puzzles.

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With the holidays right around the corner, Future Shop is offering an incredible gaming promotion available this weekend from Saturday, November 9, 2013, through Monday, November 11, 2013. You may have heard about this offer from the article published today on Post Arcade, and we're here to provide you with all the details you need to take advantage of this unbelievable trade-in promotion!

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Nintendo 3DS XL Legend of Zelda Bundle Unboxing [Photos]

by Blogger on ‎11-06-2013 10:52 PM - last edited on ‎12-06-2013 01:40 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Hot on the the heels of the release of the Wii U Legend of Zelda Deluxe Bundle comes a brand new limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL bundle to celebrate the next entry in the acclaimed action-adventure series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

 

Available for pre-orders now, and releasing on November 22, 2013, this special Nintendo 3DS XL Legend of Zelda package features a stunning gold-and-black Nintendo 3DS XL hardware unit adorned with the iconic Triforce symbol, and a download code to access the full game of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

 

I was lucky enough to recently get my hands on this limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL Zelda bundle and took the opportunity to take some photos so I could show you how awesome this package is. Let's have a look shall we!

 

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