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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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Review: LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham

by Blogger ‎03-01-2015 09:02 PM - edited ‎03-01-2015 09:04 PM

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Trivia time! What's the bestselling super hero video game of all time? While I would have assumed recurring headliners like Batman: Arkham Asylum or Marvel vs Capcom would be number one, this distinction actually belongs to Warner Bros' and TT Games' hugely successful LEGO Batman. I recently took the latest game in this top-selling series, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, through its paces to see if the brick Bat continues to have what it takes to stay on top.

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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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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: Skylanders Trap Team Starter Kit completely "captured" my imagination!

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2014 05:06 PM - last edited on ‎12-15-2014 08:44 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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We're used to bringing our toys to life in past Skylanders video games, but this year's version is doing just the opposite―transporting video game characters into the real-world! In Skylanders Trap Team, you can use the all-new Traptanium Portal to capture villains, and then have them fight alongside your Skylanders. It's fun, it's innovative, and it's the best Skylanders game to date!

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Review: Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack

by Blogger ‎12-01-2014 11:10 PM - edited ‎12-01-2014 11:26 PM

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Make room Mickey and friends, because Earth's mightiest super heroes are joining the Disney Infinity party. In Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, you'll be able to unleash your creativity and build worlds featuring both Marvel and Disney characters. Curious who's stronger, the Hulk or Mr. Incredible? Or who's faster, Iron Man or Lightning McQueen? Wonder no more as these dream match ups, and more, are possible with Disney Infinity 2.0!

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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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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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A Guide to Backwards Compatibility in Gaming

by Blogger on ‎11-16-2014 01:35 PM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 04:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the holiday season rapidly approaching, one of the most common questions I get asked is about game compatibility. This is the season where many families upgrade their gaming consoles, and most are likely wondering if their existing game collection, controllers, and accessories will work on the newer consoles. If you've been wondering about this, read on and I'll explain all there is to know about gaming backwards compatibility!

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Considering how much I enjoyed last year’s console version of Diablo III, hearing that an “Ultimate Evil Edition” was coming to PS4 and Xbox One, which bundled together enhanced versions of Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, got me thoroughly excited. This upgraded combo pack boasts sharp 1080p graphics, great new social features, and it’s the most accessible version of the game yet. That’s on top of the new content added in Reaper of Souls, all included on the disc, like the brand new Crusader character class and the additional fifth Act. Simply put, this is the definitive console version of one of the best action role-playing games ever made.

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Review: Destiny, is it all just hype?

by Guest Blogger on ‎10-27-2014 09:29 PM - last edited on ‎10-28-2014 03:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Bungie has been pushing the boundaries of how we play games for over 10 years now. If you play console games, regardless of if you enjoy them or not, you should be no stranger to the Halo games. After years of waiting Bungie is now bringing us a whole new way to play first person shooters with the long awaited and potentially ground breaking Destiny.

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Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV is the series’ definitive edition

by Blogger on ‎10-15-2014 02:32 PM - last edited on ‎10-16-2014 11:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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This generation’s hottest fighting game series is back with its fifth, and very likely last iteration, with Ultra Street Fighter IV. The game introduces a wealth of updates, including five new characters, six new battle environments, three new gameplay mechanics, and extensive character and core system rebalancing. If you’re a fan of Street Fighter IV, get ready for the definitive version of this venerable fighting game, available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360!

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I'll Take-Two of this weekend any day: NBA2K15 experience, game now available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2014 10:37 AM - last edited on ‎10-09-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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This past weekend is one I’ll never forget. Thanks to Future Shop’s relationship with video game developer, Take-Two Interactive, our Tech Blog was among several select Vancouver-based reporters and bloggers that attended an exclusive VIP NBA2K15 launch event at Rogers Arena. 

 

 

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

by Blogger on ‎09-11-2014 08:50 PM - last edited on ‎10-21-2014 10:34 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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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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