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Incredible line-up of video games releasing this month

by Blogger on ‎03-10-2015 07:14 AM - last edited on ‎03-12-2015 12:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Get your consoles warmed up and your controllers ready because this month is shaping up to be a huge one for games. How huge you ask? Check out these big name titles releasing over the next few weeks: Battlefield Hardline, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.MLB 15 The Show – and that’s just a fraction of the games to look forward to in March!

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Review: LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 09:02 PM - edited ‎03-01-2015 09:04 PM

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Trivia time! What's the bestselling super hero video game of all time? While I would have assumed recurring headliners like Batman: Arkham Asylum or Marvel vs Capcom would be number one, this distinction actually belongs to Warner Bros' and TT Games' hugely successful LEGO Batman. I recently took the latest game in this top-selling series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, through its paces to see if the brick Bat continues to have what it takes to stay on top.

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Most Anticipated Video Games coming in February 2015

by Blogger ‎01-31-2015 11:27 PM - edited ‎01-31-2015 11:38 PM

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After a cooldown period in January, the video game industry is coming out of its short hibernation with a plethora of great games (and a new console!) coming in February. First, we have Turtle Rock's much-anticipated new five-player monster hunting game Evolve, and then shortly thereafter the New Nintendo 3DS hits Future Shop shelves, along with The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. In the second half of the month we have the new PS4-exclusive The Order: 1886, and the Wii U-exclusive Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. It's going to be a big month, let's have a look at the games!

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Review: Super Smash Bros for Wii U is a star-studded extravaganza

by Blogger ‎01-15-2015 06:19 PM - edited ‎01-15-2015 06:20 PM

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While other game companies are busy pushing pixels and polygons to their limit, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sends a blatantly clear message that Nintendo’s creative pursuits remain focused on their longstanding singular goal: to make games that are ridiculously fun to play.

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Review: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is the best new Nintendo franchise in years

by Blogger ‎12-31-2014 03:45 PM - edited ‎12-31-2014 03:55 PM

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Nintendo has another hit on its hands with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, available exclusively on Wii U. This new puzzle-platforming game is the best family release this fall, ideal for parents and children alike. With its beautiful graphics, inviting gameplay, alluring charm, and lasting appeal, this game has Nintendo's core values written all over it. Come, strap on your treasure-hunting head lamp, and find out what this grand adventure is all about!

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Review: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Kit completely "captured" my imagination!

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2014 05:06 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 08:44 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're used to bringing our toys to life in past Skylanders video games, but this year's version is doing just the opposite―transporting video game characters into the real-world! In Skylanders Trap Team, you can use the all-new Traptanium Portal to capture villains, and then have them fight alongside your Skylanders. It's fun, it's innovative, and it's the best Skylanders game to date!

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Review: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack

by Blogger ‎12-01-2014 11:10 PM - edited ‎12-01-2014 11:26 PM

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Make room Mickey and friends, because Earth's mightiest super heroes are joining the Disney Infinity party. In Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, you'll be able to unleash your creativity and build worlds featuring both Marvel and Disney characters. Curious who's stronger, the Hulk or Mr. Incredible? Or who's faster, Iron Man or Lightning McQueen? Wonder no more as these dream match ups, and more, are possible with Disney Infinity 2.0!

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Canadian Videogame Awards recognized the Best in Canadian game development

by Blogger on ‎11-23-2014 12:33 AM - last edited on ‎11-28-2014 10:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The annual Canadian Videogame Awards have announced their winners, and Ubisoft Montreal walked away the night's big winner. Picking up both coveted Game of the Year awards for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013) and Watch Dogs (2014), the two games brought home a total of eight awards. I was invited to come see the annual award show that recognizes the best Canadian-developed video games, so join me as we take a peek at what went down!

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Nintendo Day Toronto Countdown Event was all about the games & fun

by Blogger ‎11-22-2014 04:38 PM - edited ‎11-22-2014 04:43 PM

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This past Thursday was a day Nintendo fans had been waiting for: the Toronto Countdown Event for Nintendo Day!

 

Hundreds of enthusiastic Nintendo fans came out for a night of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 8-player tournaments, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire demo stations, cosplay competitions, and the grand finale–ceremonial cake cutting by Mario and Luigi themselves. I've got lots of great stories and event photos to share, so come see more of this fun-filled evening!

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Hands-on with Nintendo amiibo and Super Smash Bros!

by Blogger ‎11-19-2014 09:28 PM - edited ‎11-19-2014 09:44 PM

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In just two days, the much anticipated release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo will be upon us. This is a big moment for Nintendo fans as Super Smash Bros. is going high-definition for the first time, and offering lots of new features like 8-player competitive matches. Arguably the most exciting addition though is the inclusion of amiibo, Nintendo's brand new interactive figures that will bring your favourite Nintendo characters to life. I've had an opportunity to go hands-on with amiibo to see how they interact with Super Smash Bros., and other Wii U games―come take a look!

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Celebrate November 21 with Nintendo Day!

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 10:01 PM - last edited on ‎11-18-2014 01:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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November 21 is going to be a huge day for Nintendo fans with Super Smash Bros. for Wii UPokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, and an array of amiibo figures all launching on that day. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo has lots of great events planned over the next week that are sure to excite fans. Get ready to play some of the hottest Nintendo games this fall, and show your enthusiasm for all things Nintendo!

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A Guide to Backwards Compatibility in Gaming

by Blogger on ‎11-16-2014 01:35 PM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 04:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of the most common questions I get asked is about game compatibility. This is the season where many families upgrade their gaming consoles, and most are likely wondering if their existing game collection, controllers, and accessories will work on the newer consoles. If you've been wondering about this, read on and I'll explain all there is to know about gaming backwards compatibility!

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This fall marks a significant milestone for Nintendo, with the company ambitiously rolling out their new line of interactive figures, called amiibo. Based on some of the most recognizable and beloved Nintendo characters of all-time, amiibo figures will let you interact with Nintendo games in fun new ways. Come take a look at what the excitement is all about!

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FAN EXPO Canada: Hands on with the hottest games from Sony, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros

by Blogger ‎09-09-2014 05:10 AM - edited ‎09-09-2014 07:11 AM

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Toronto was abuzz August 28-31, as Fan Expo Canada, the nation’s largest annual comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, took over the massive North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The jam-packed Fan Expo schedule included celebrity Q&As, autograph and photo opportunities, workshops with industry professionals, cosplay, and retail and exhibitor areas. With over 100,000 fans attending this year’s convention, the show floor was absolutely packed! It’s for that reason that I made a beeline to the sprawling gaming exhibitor area, my prime reason for going, to get hands-on time with some of this fall’s hottest games.

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Most Anticipated Video Games for September 2014

by Blogger ‎09-06-2014 11:34 AM - edited ‎09-06-2014 11:44 AM

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It’s September, which means the holiday video game floodgates are about to open wide! There are so many great video games releasing this month, from the latest versions of EA Sports' NHL and FIFA sports series, to much-anticipated sequels including The Sims 4, Disney Infinity Version 2.0, and Forza Horizon 2, to all-new adventures set in familiar fantasy worlds, like Hyrule Warriors and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.  Oh, and did I mention that the most pre-ordered video game in history is also coming out? That's right, Destiny will soon be arriving!

 

Let's have a look at the games!

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