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Explore the exciting world of PC Gaming

by Blogger on ‎03-26-2015 01:20 PM - last edited on ‎03-26-2015 01:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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PC gaming has often been the domain of hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who put a premium on power and performance. For these people, an advantage in hardware and software can spell the difference between dominating a game or being someone else's target practice. Various manufacturers now offer powerful gaming-focused PCs and notebooks.  These make it easy for everyone to enjoy the latest and most demanding PC and network games out of the box while doubling as powerful personal computers.

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Get set to embark on an epic adventure with your friends, and hundreds of other players from around the world, when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 9. As a special bonus for pre-ordering the game online on futureshop.ca, or in-store at Future Shop locations, you’ll receive the Explorer’s Pack digital bundle that gives you the ability to join the alliance of your choosing — no matter which race you play as — plus a personal Scuttler pet and a bonus treasure map!

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Review: Eurocom Electra 3 gaming laptop

by Blogger on ‎03-21-2015 11:51 AM - last edited on ‎03-23-2015 10:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Lately I’ve been on a bit of a kick with gaming laptops. They’ve really been coming in to their own as of late. There are so many great options and people’s interest in having enough PC muscle to game, in a laptop form factor is definitely increasing. For most people something like an Ultrabook or Chromebook is basic enough to get work done day to day, but when you want to do multimedia creation, or enjoy the latest PC games without having to sacrifice on graphics or performance, a gaming PC is tough to beat. If you can get the power of a gaming PC with the mobility of a laptop you’ll have something that has been the dream of many gamers for years. These days it’s not that farfetched and you have a few options. The latest model I’ve looked at is the Electra 3 from Eurocom. I’ve been a big fan of Eurocom’s laptops in the past so I was curious if this latest model would continue their winning streak.

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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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Evolve Xbox One Launch Party was all about the thrill of the Hunt!

by Blogger ‎02-15-2015 10:19 PM - edited ‎02-15-2015 10:33 PM

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The hunt was on in Toronto this week as Xbox Canada hosted the Evolve Launch Party, an event celebrating the release of Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games new multiplayer shooter. Taking place at the Burroughes Building on Queen Street West, this launch party featured numerous attractions including playable game stations, a "feeding" station, and a training room for those playing Evolve for the very first time. My first stop though was at the green screen photo booth, where as you can see above, I had a blast being the Goliath's next dinner!

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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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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 ‎01-29-2015 05:06 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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