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Pre-Order Mortal Kombat X to play as the legendary Goro

by Blogger ‎09-11-2014 08:50 PM - edited ‎09-12-2014 09:01 AM

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have announced that Mortal Kombat X, the next entry in the critically-acclaimed fighting game series, will launch worldwide on April 15, 2015. Moreover, fans who pre-order the game online on FutureShop.ca, or in-store at Future Shop locations across Canada, will receive day one access to the four-armed Shokan warrior, Goro. Read on for all the details:

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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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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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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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