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Video Game Figures: a look at this growing trend

by Blogger ‎08-25-2014 08:46 PM - edited ‎08-25-2014 09:16 PM

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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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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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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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Polk Audio Brings High End Headsets to Xbox Systems - Review

by Guest Blogger ‎07-26-2014 04:10 PM - edited ‎07-30-2014 10:43 AM

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Having a good headset can make a world of difference when playing video games these days. Even a meager investment can be worth it, be it just so others don’t hear your murderous rampages or just so you can feel all that much closer to the action. The folks at Polk audio teamed up with the Xbox audio designers to bring you a precisely designed audio experience for you with the Melee for Xbox 360 and the 4 Shot for Xbox One

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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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Pre-Order Battlefield Hardline for the exclusive Versatility Battlepack

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2014 11:49 AM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:24 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Inspired by action-packed modern TV crime dramas, Battlefield Hardline is ready to take the renowned first-person shooter franchise in an exciting new direction. Choose to play as a member of the Law Enforcement to take down organized crime, or join the Criminal ranks and prove that you can pull off the world's greatest heist -- in Battlefield Hardline the choice is yours.

 

To take your game experience to the next level, if you pre-order Battlefield Hardline in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca you'll receive the exclusive Versatility Battlepack downloadable content (DLC) pack. Interested in knowing more? Let's see what this game, and DLC, have to offer!

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Pre-Order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Day One Access to Advanced Arsenal

by Blogger on ‎06-29-2014 11:53 PM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:29 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Activision's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is set to redefine the acclaimed first-person shooter franchise with its focus on futuristic technology and advanced super soldiers unlike anything the series has seen before. Anyone who pre-orders this highly anticipated game before its release on November 4, 2014 -- either in-store at Future Shop or online at futureshop.ca -- will receive a free "Advanced Arsenal" downloadable content (DLC) pack available on day one.

 

What's included in this special DLC? How about a pair of exclusive loadout items that Call of Duty fans surely won't want to miss!

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is Must-Play before Snake's next big mission

by Blogger on ‎06-19-2014 03:01 PM - last edited on ‎06-19-2014 04:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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At this year’s E3, Konami and Kojima Productions released a new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, showing off just how stunning this upcoming open world stealth game is, even at this early stage in development. As a lead up to The Phantom Pain, earlier this year Konami released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a prologue of sorts that offers a sampling of the future direction for this renowned gaming series. You might have heard that Ground Zeroes is short, and been turned off by that, but don’t let the game’s reported length discourage you – this game offers a lot more than you might think. If you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan, Ground Zeroes is must-play, and there are plenty of reasons why.

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The Far Cry series continues this fall, with action heading to four major consoles and PC. The story continues on the Kingdom of Kyrat, with a new protagonist, a new villain, and a whole world to explore.

 

When you pre-order Far Cry 4 you’re getting into more than just another FPS. The Far Cry series has become known for the incredible level of detail and immersion that can be found in a world that is absolutely immense.

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Get Ready for Some Football with EA Sports Madden NFL 15 Pre-Order Bonus

by Guest Blogger ‎06-16-2014 08:33 PM - edited ‎07-18-2014 10:42 AM

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For many NFL fans getting the new game in EA Sports’ Madden series is a yearly tradition. The game not only bears the name of one of the leagues biggest legends it also holds the tradition of bringing fans the most intense and true to life football sports action available in video gaming. Not only does this years entry into the series boast some amazing improvements, EA is also offering up a great pre-order bonus. Order your copy of Madden NFL 15 online at futureshop.ca and secure your pre-order bonus now!

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With the FIFA World Cup in full swing and soccer fever infecting everyone world wide, what better time is there to pre-order the latest instalment in EAs ground breaking FIFA franchise. By going online or in-store you can pre-order your copy of FIFA 15 or FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition now to secure yourself an amazing pre-order bonus.

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