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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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Back to School preparedness: Keep mental sharp with these great strategy games

by Blogger ‎09-05-2014 05:50 PM - edited ‎09-05-2014 06:34 PM

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It’s back to school time, and to help keep you mental sharp over your academic year, why not pick up a great new strategy game? From leading an expedition to colonize distant alien worlds, to starting your own political campaign in the underworld, to mastering the tactical art of war on the battleground, strategy games offer a vast selection of unique situations to challenge and stimulate your brain. Here’s a list of strategy games, including recent favourites and highly anticipated upcoming games, which are sure to give your brain an excellent mental workout!

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Can a gaming console help you stay in shape when you go back to school?

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2014 11:50 PM - last edited on ‎09-02-2014 04:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Keeping in shape during a busy school year might seem like a daunting goal, given your heavy academic demands, but fortunately these days there are a wide range of video games designed to keep you active when you have some time to spare. Whether it's first thing in the morning, between classes, or during a study break, getting in shape through video games has never been more accessible. Let's take a look at some games that can get you moving!

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Last Gen VS. Next Gen Consoles To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

by Guest Blogger ‎08-31-2014 04:56 PM - edited ‎08-31-2014 04:57 PM

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If you are like me, a console gamer, every 5 or so years, you will be faced with a tough decision. When should you upgrade to the next generation of gaming consoles? Back in the earlier days of console gaming this was pretty obvious especially with the huge jumps in graphics and other related tech. Going from 8-bit machines(like the Nintendo Entertainment System) to 16-bit machine (like the SEGA Genesis and the Super Nintendo) was like a dream come true everything was such a huge change, graphics, sounds and games all had major upgrades. These days however, the reasons to upgrade aren’t quite as straight forward.

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Hands-on at The Evolution of Gaming

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2014 02:09 PM

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This year is a little different for me: the last weekend in August is PAX - the Penny Arcade Expo. I’ve been there without fail for the last six years, but this year? This year I’m home playing games instead. Earlier in August I had a chance to visit the Centre for Digital Media here in Vancouver, to check out the Evolution of Gaming exhibit. It’s amazing just how far gaming has evolved, and where it’s going next. Let’s take a look.

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Video Game Figures: a look at this growing trend

by Blogger on ‎08-25-2014 08:46 PM - last edited on ‎08-28-2014 12:36 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Interactive video game figures have, in a matter of only three years, taken the games industry by storm. This craze began with Activision's Skylanders series, and kicked into high-gear with the emergence of Disney Infinity last summer. Now, as we approach the crucial holiday season, Nintendo has thrown its hat into the ring with their upcoming Amiibo line of interactive figures. It's going to be an exciting next few months as new video games and figures for all three of these series come to market. To help you prepare, here's an overview of what each toy figure line has to offer!

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Plan your studies to have time for these Fall game releases

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 03:48 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The upcoming school year is guaranteed to be a busy time, so if you're thinking of picking up a video game or two this fall to play during your down time, you'll need to make sure you plan accordingly. To help you out, I've conveniently compiled a list of blockbuster games that are releasing this fall so you can mark important dates on your calendar and begin your planning early!

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Pre-Order Hyrule Warriors for Skyward Sword Costume Set

by Blogger on ‎08-17-2014 01:44 PM - last edited on ‎10-21-2014 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're less than six weeks away from the launch of Hyrule Warriors, a unique Wii U-exclusive crossover game featuring iconic characters and locations from The Legend of Zelda series combined with Dynasty Warriors' flashy, action-packed gameplay. As a special bonus for pre-ordering the game online at FutureShop.ca, you'll gain access to the Skyward Sword Costume Set downloadable content. Better hurry though, as quantities are limited!

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Guardians of the Galaxy coming to Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2014 11:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2014 01:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, the next version of Disney's best-selling gaming platform that combines real-world figurines and virtual game worlds, will be welcoming the Guardians of the Galaxy come this fall. Inspired by the upcoming Marvel summer blockbuster film, coming to theatres on August 1, the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set will send you on an intergalactic adventure featuring team leader Star-Lord, and many other characters from the Marvel Universe and the film. I was already very excited to check out Disney Infinity 2.0, but with this news my anticipation is even higher. Come see what's waiting for you in the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set!

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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!

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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!

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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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