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A first look at Windows 10

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Today was a huge day for Microsoft. They just had their big Windows 10 briefing event where they gave everyone a glimpse of the future and what a glorious future it is. There certainly was quite a lot of news to talk about. Windows 10 looks like a big jump for the platform which will make many exciting changes. This goes beyond the PC to tablets, phones, games, and beyond as we’ll see. This is the start of a new generation of more personal computing. After today I can’t wait for Windows 10 to roll out. I’m sure after seeing more of the Windows 10 news you’ll feel the same way.

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Evolve Xbox One Open Beta Impressions

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 06:00 AM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 03:01 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's hunting time! For the last five days I've braved the wilderness in the Evolve Xbox One Open Beta, seeking to find, and eliminate, the deadliest monsters humanity has ever encountered. Two-story high brutes that can snap you like a twig. Flying beasts that can fry you with electric blasts. And lethal teleporting assassins with blades-for-hands. Luckily, I didn't hunt alone, as with me was a team of specialized soldiers more than capable of downing these nightmarish creatures.

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My Top 10 Video Games of 2014

by Blogger ‎12-23-2014 09:01 AM - edited ‎12-23-2014 03:31 PM

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2014 has come and (almost) gone, which for me, means it's time to reflect back on the year and pick out the video games that made the biggest impression on me. There were lots of great titles this year, and after giving it much thought, I've managed to narrow the list down to my Top 10 favourites. Anti-gravity racing, mech warfare, apocalyptic mutants, and a fantasy card game — they all topped my list. Let's take a peak!

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Review: Logitech ORION Spark Gaming Keyboard

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2014 02:09 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2015 04:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Gaming keyboards are a very interesting category. On one hand they’re keyboards, so you don’t want some things to be somewhat standardized in order to give you versatility, and have it conform to your expectations. On the other hand you want it to have high performance and deliver unique and powerful features to help you take your gaming to the next level. This is a balancing act that Logitech has a long history in managing with many PC gaming accessories throughout the years. I had the opportunity to spend some time with their latest offering – the G910 Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard to see if it could live up to Logitech’s strong pedigree in this department.

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The second generation Nvidia Shield Tablet is the next step in high end GPU based tablet gaming. Not only is it a great tablet, it also offers gamers a versatile experience for those looking for something a little different but still want to be able to play top end PC games.

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Review: The Evil Within brings back that scary, survival-horror feel

by Blogger ‎11-29-2014 11:04 PM - edited ‎11-29-2014 11:22 PM

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As someone who’s been able to stomach the most spine-chilling of horror games, I have to admit The Evil Within really got to me. The game feels like an intense, abstruse, and gruesome sequel to Resident Evil 4, which makes sense since both games were led by famed game director Shinji Mikami. I enjoyed The Evil Within overall, but be warned, there’s absolutely nothing congenial about this game at all; it is literally, your worst fears fully realized and made frighteningly interactive.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Techland are getting ready to unleash a new action survival-horror game with Dying Light, coming this January to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. All pre-orders online on FutureShop.ca, and in-store at Future Shop locations, will receive the exclusive 'Be the Zombie' mode. Online orders will also get two free outfits to give your character unique looks that differentiate them from other players in the game. Come check out what this exciting new game has to offer!

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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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Get Harley Quinn and Waynetech Bonuses with Pre-Orders of Batman Arkham Knight!

by Blogger ‎11-14-2014 11:36 PM - edited ‎11-14-2014 11:45 PM

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Rocksteady Studios' final game in the critically acclaimed Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight is set for release on June 2, 2015. Taking place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham City, Gotham City finds a new threat with Scarecrow rallying many of Batman's greatest enemies to take down the Bat, and the city he protects, once and for all. You'll need all the advantages you can get to save Gotham, and by pre-ordering you'll gain access to exclusive Waynetech gadgets and upgrades. Click through to find out more about these pre-order bonuses!

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Razer's BlackWidow Chroma keyboard

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 12:55 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2014 02:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Razer’s BlackWidow keyboard series has been a favourite of mine for some time now. It has a relatively understated and minimal look, while still retaining some edge. The mechanical keys have always done me well, and the lighting is pretty well done. Well Razer has upped their game with the new Razer BlackWidow Chroma.

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Review: Metro Redux, back to the Moscow underground.

by Guest Blogger on ‎09-25-2014 11:22 AM - last edited on ‎09-25-2014 01:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now post apocalyptic settings have been commonplace in video games for quite some time now. Many of us, have ventured the wastelands in the Fallout series. I myself have easily spent over 200 hundred hours there throughout all the games in the franchise. Games like Darksiders take a much more fantastical approach, with all the burnt out cars and destroyed building still present, giving us the feel and look of Earth after the apocalypse. Many more games have done this idea in numerous ways, Half-Life 2, STALKER, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, The Walking Dead, LEFT4DEAD and the list goes on. Out of all these numerous titles one game series has always stood out to me, with it’s unmatched narrative and a setting which one could deem quite possible, simply called Metro and with Metro Redux, its time to go back to the Moscow underground.

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Best Desktop for Music, Movies and Games – In the Footsteps of the ASUS ROG Legacy

by Blogger ‎09-22-2014 04:29 PM - edited ‎09-23-2014 01:04 PM

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The ROG TYTAN G30 is yet another seamless creation from ASUS’ powerful line of gaming focused desktop PCs. It’s been designed to provide complementary features that comply with the most robust usage scenarios for music, movies and games where every spec enhances the abilities of the others.

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Our first look at the gaming attractions featured at this year’s Fan Expo Canada was all about Sony, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Now it’s time to take a look at what Microsoft, Disney Interactive and Bethesda had for gamers on show floor. I’ll give you a hint: lots (and lots) of great looking soon-to-be-released 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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