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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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Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

by Blogger on ‎08-27-2014 09:54 PM - last edited on ‎08-29-2014 04:39 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It was scarcely an hour into Murdered: Soul Suspect before I realized that this hokey detective crime game had me fully absorbed in its spectral narrative. This whodunit adventure stars Ronan O'Connor, a former criminal turned gumshoe, who witnesses his own murder at the hands of a ruthless killer terrorizing the city of Salem, Massachusetts. Now as an apparition trapped in a form of purgatory, Ronan must bring his perpetrator to justice in order to placate his soul and gain passage into the afterlife. While Murder: Soul Suspect does have its faults, if you’re a fan of crime fiction this may be just the game you’ve been waiting for.

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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 Alien Isolation and get free upgrade to Nostromo Edition

by Blogger on ‎08-18-2014 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎08-20-2014 02:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Alien: Isolation, the much-anticipated next entry in the long-running Alien video game series, is coming to PlayStation and Xbox platforms on October 7th. In this game you play as Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), as she investigates the disappearance of mother and encounters a deadly Alien. As a special incentive for pre-ordering this game in-store at Future Shop, or online on FutureShop.ca, you'll receive a free upgrade to Nostromo Edition that lets you play as Ripley, Dallas or Parker and relive classic scenes from the original Alien movie. How cool is that!

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Highlights of Sony at Gamescom

by Blogger on ‎08-16-2014 02:28 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's a big week in gaming with Cologne, Germany, hosting Gamescom 2014. This large gaming trade fair has become like a mini-E3 Expo, with many major gaming players in attendance revealing new games, hardware and other surprises. Earlier we had a look at Microsoft's press conference, and the great new Xbox One bundles coming this fall, and now it's time to see what Sony had to show off. How about games, games, and more games!

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Most Anticipated Video Games for August 2014

by Blogger on ‎08-10-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎08-11-2014 08:27 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's August, which means it's time for the gaming industry to start heating up again as we inch closer to the big holiday rush. This month you can expect the next entry in EA Sports' hugely popular Madden NFL football franchise, the definitive update version of Street Fighter IV, next-gen versions of Diablo III and two Metro games, the long-awaited Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright crossover game, and that's not all "doods"! (I just had to throw in that Disgaea 4 reference, another game releasing this month.)

 

Let's take a look at the games!

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LittleBigPlanet 3 Release Date and Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2014 08:58 PM - last edited on ‎08-01-2014 01:12 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Mark your calendars because Sackboy's very first PlayStation 4 adventure, LittleBigPlanet 3, is releasing on November 18, 2014. Not only that, if you pre-order the game in-store at Future Shop you'll gain access to two great costume packs, and if you pre-order online on futureshop.ca—you'll receive a bonus third costume pack, absolutely free!

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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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Wrestling legend Sting coming to WWE 2K15 as exclusive pre-order bonus

by Blogger ‎07-21-2014 06:09 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:17 PM

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The iconic wrestling legend Sting made WWE history on the July 14th edition of Monday Night RAW with the incredible announcement that two generations of his character will be appearing in the upcoming video game WWE 2K15, exclusively for those who pre-order.

Both the black and white "Crow" face paint version of Sting, and his earlier look, sporting colourful outfits and a blond flattop hairstyle, will be available as free, playable characters if you pre-order the game online on futureshop.ca or in-store at Future Shop locations across Canada. For wrestling fans, this is really (really!) exciting news!

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Pre-Order copies bundled with exclusive bonuses

by Blogger ‎07-17-2014 02:27 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:16 PM

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Mark your calendars because Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the latest installment in the hugely successful Persona series is arriving in North America on September 30th. The game is a direct sequel to Persona 4 Arena, voted "Best Fighting Game" at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, and features new playable characters, a deeper combat system, a continues the story originally introduced in the award-winning role-playing game Persona 4.

 

What's great is if you pre-order Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in-store at Future Shop, or online at futureshop.ca, you'll get access to multiple free bonuses just for reserving your copy!

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Review: Gioteck Gaming Headsets are stylish and ultra comfortable

by Blogger ‎07-16-2014 04:59 PM - edited ‎07-25-2014 12:15 PM

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UK-based gaming peripheral maker Gioteck is bringing some of their most popular headsets to Future Shop, including three great Bluetooth options for PlayStation 3 and an inline wired headset for Xbox 360. I've been fortunate enough to spend some time with each of these gaming chat sets, so come join me as we explore what Gioteck has to offer!

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Most Anticipated Titles for July 2014

by Guest Blogger ‎07-16-2014 09:56 AM - edited ‎07-16-2014 09:56 AM

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Even with summer in full swing, games are still giving players more and more reasons to stay inside. This month will have some big titles come out that are sure to make gamers of all ages rejoice. The end of the month will see Nintendo release the latest in the Wii Sports series with Wii Sports Club. Anime fans will also be pleased with the release of One Piece: Unlimited World Red and Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn. We will also see the latest in the Lego series of games with Lego Ninjago: Nindroids on the 3DS and PS Vita. While Sony will be bringing back some big hits with Last of Us Remastered for the PlayStation 4 and Rachet and Clank Trilogy for the PS Vita.

 

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Unlock a Bonus Hero with Sacred 3 Pre-Order at Future Shop

by Blogger ‎06-30-2014 10:52 PM - edited ‎07-18-2014 10:34 AM

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The next chapter of the magical realm of Ancaria will soon be upon us, with Sacred 3 available August 5th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The popular action role-playing game series is making its triumphant return after nearly a six year wait since Sacred 2 arrived on PC back in 2008. This next installment continues the series' tradition of delivering fast, arcade hack 'n slash action and a vast open world to explore.

 

There are four standard character classes to choose from, but, if you pre-order the game in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca, you'll gain access to a brand new hero: the Malakhim Dark Assassin. After seeing this character in action, I think you'll agree that he makes an awesome addition. Come check it out!

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