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Nintendo offering Free Digital Game with Mario Kart 8 purchase

by Blogger ‎05-09-2014 02:24 PM - edited ‎05-09-2014 02:39 PM

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Get strapped in for a wild ride because anti-gravity racing is coming to Mario Kart 8, Nintendo’s next big game coming exclusively to Wii U on May 30th. This latest entry in the hugely successful Mario Kart franchise will be bringing crazy new gravity-defying ways to race, including zipping along the sides of buildings, down a cascading waterfall, and even upside down on the underside of course. This is Mario Kart like we’ve never seen before!


Most Anticipated Games for May 2014

by Blogger on ‎04-28-2014 07:43 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2014 09:46 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It’s my favourite time of the month again – the moment when I look ahead at all the great games we can expect to be playing very soon!  This month, the world’s most famous Italian plumber bookends the gaming release schedule with Mario Golf World Tour (May 2) and Mario Kart 8 (May 30). That’s not all though, as Ubisoft is readying its highly anticipated next-generation gaming title, Watch Dogs (May 27). PS Vita owners are also getting lots of love this month from Sony with the upcoming high-definition God of War and Sly Cooper collections.


It’s going to be another great month for gaming, let’s see what’s in store!


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!


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!


Disney Infinity: Lots of Fun New Figurines and Play Sets Available

by Blogger ‎03-16-2014 01:10 PM - edited ‎03-16-2014 01:10 PM

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If you’re among the millions of gamers enjoying the Disney Infinity Starter Pack on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii/Wii U, first off – good choice! Disney Infinity is such a fun gaming platform (as you can read in my review) and I enjoyed immensely both the collectible Disney character figurines and their virtual Disney play environments. Now that you’ve spent quite a bit of time enjoying the initial batch of characters and Play Sets in the Starter Pack you might looking for new figurines and adventures to keep the fun going.


The good news is there's a lot to choose from. Come take a look at some of the fun, new figurines and Play Sets that are available now!


Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games - Wii U Review

by Blogger ‎02-22-2014 03:47 PM - edited ‎03-11-2014 09:50 PM

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While the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will soon be winding down, if you're a sports fan and a gamer, the spirit of competition can live on in the Wii U-exclusive Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. This dream crossover game pits fan-favourite characters from the Mario and Sonic universes against one another in a series of real Olympic sports and events -- from figure skating, to ice hockey, to downhill skiing, and more.


Is Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games worthy of a gold medal podium position, or does it falter before the finish line? Let's take a look and find out!



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.


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 in February!



Super Mario 3D World - Review

by Blogger on ‎12-28-2013 02:35 PM - last edited on ‎12-30-2013 10:02 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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After nearly 30 years of making Super Mario games, Nintendo still has that magic touch. Arriving exclusively on Wii U this holiday season, Super Mario 3D World is the system-selling software title that Nintendo has been waiting for. The game is fantastic on every level: it has stunning graphics, absorbing gameplay, imaginative level design, a catchy orchestral/jazz soundtrack, and for the first time ever in a 3D Super Mario game -- four-player co-operative action.


What's truly impressive about this game is how, after so many Super Mario games, Nintendo has managed to introduce so many fresh ideas into Super Mario 3D World. From the ridiculously cute new Cat Suits, to the vast new Sprixie Kingdom offering a constant flow of new enemies, puzzles, and challenges, this game never ceases to throw fresh experiences at you. This is the best game I've played in months, and if you don't own a Wii U, this is the strongest reason yet to get one.


The Best Video Games of 2013

by Blogger ‎12-10-2013 11:07 AM - edited ‎12-13-2013 11:03 AM

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After a year that gave us so many exceptional game titles, it's time to look back and make the difficult decision of choosing the very best of the best that released in 2013. With PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in their seventh and eighth year respectively, developers have had a long time to fully explore the potential of these consoles to deliver the highest quality game experiences possible.


Looking back on the year there are several standout game titles that pushed the technical, narrative and gameplay boundaries further than ever before, resulting in some of the most memorable gaming moments of this console generation. It was extremely tough selecting my favourites from the hundreds of games I played this year, but I managed to narrow the list to my Top Eight games of 2013. So, here they are, let's see if you agree!


Skylanders: Swap Force Wii U console unboxing [VIDEO REVIEW]

by Blogger on ‎12-06-2013 10:08 AM - last edited on ‎12-06-2013 03:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Activision and Nintendo have teamed up to deliver one of the biggest and best limited edition Wii U console bundles yet -- just in time for the holiday season.  Swap Force is the third adventure in the extremely popular Skylanders franchise that made its debut just two years ago. The big innovation in Swap Force is that each character contains swappable upper and lower halves that can be mixed and matched with other Skylanders to create the ultimate Swap Force character.


Inside the limited edition Nintendo Wii U Skylanders Swap Force console bundle comes everything you need to get started, including: an 8GB Wii U Basic console, a Wii U GamePad, the Skylanders: Swap Force game disc, three Skylanders Swap Force figures, and the Portal of Power used to bring your characters from the real-world into the game world -- let's take a look!


Wii Fit U Introducing 'Fit Meter', Available January 10

by Blogger on ‎12-01-2013 04:41 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2014 12:34 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Wii Fit U, the follow-up to one of the most successful Nintendo Wii game series ever, is looking to revolutionize exercising both inside and outside the home with its all-new Fit Meter accessory. Available on January 10, 2014, this activity meter device will extend the Wii Fit U experience to outside activities including walking, running and can even track altitude to accurately measure ascending or descending activities such as going on mountain trails or using stairs.


This data can then be taken home and transferred to your Wii U console via the Wii U GamePad, and will instantly be brought into the Wii Fit U game experience. With 77 included activities to keep you active at home, Wii Fit U is aiming to be the ultimate healthy lifestyle companion no matter where you are -- inside or outside -- giving you a complete daily view of all your activities.


The Wonderful 101 - Review

by Blogger ‎11-18-2013 07:57 PM - edited ‎11-18-2013 08:18 PM

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What happens when one hundred of the most wonderful defenders of our planet, and you (who of course, is equally as wonderful) join forces to take on an evil alien armada that threatens our very existence? Why, it's The Wonderful 101!


Nintendo's over-the-top "mass hero action game" has arrived exclusively on Wii U, delivering a colourful cast of characters, inventive and rewarding gameplay, and superb graphics that bring this playful world to life. There's nothing quite like The Wonderful 101 on Wii U, or any console for that matter, so be prepared for a unique and charming adventure like none other.



Does the man in your life love video games? Here are the perfect gifts for him!

by Blogger ‎11-13-2013 06:56 PM - edited ‎11-13-2013 07:30 PM

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Got a special man in your life who loves video games? Wondering what to get him for the holidays? We all know that there’s a tremendous amount of choice out there, particularly during the holiday season when a ton of great games and gaming products come to market, so to help you decide on that perfect gaming gift, we’ve assembled our top recommendations. Come take a look at some of the hottest gaming products available this holiday season!


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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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