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Burton Bags soon available at Future Shop

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 05:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Brace yourselves… the biggest name in snowboarding has arrived! For those of you who enjoy hitting the slopes or following winter sports, chances are you’ve heard of Burton. Since 1977, this sporting goods powerhouse has risen to the top as the most recognized snowboard and lifestyle brand in the world. Today, Burton offers a broad range of casual, everyday products that extend beyond its presence on the slopes. From quality backpacks to handbags to laptop and tablet cases—Burton has everything you need to tackle the workplace, classroom, or even mountain! Here’s a glimpse of some of their finest bags that will soon be online at Future Shop:


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 or in-store at Future Shop locations across Canada. For wrestling fans, this is really (really!) exciting news!


How to find the perfect backpack for back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎07-21-2014 01:31 PM - edited ‎07-22-2014 08:54 AM


Have you seen the variety of backpacks that are available? You will be amazed, and possibly overwhelmed. You can find some that look like the backpacks that were around when you were in school. You will also find a many new designs to accommodate the changing needs of the modern student. Of course you will also find too many designs and colours to describe. So where do you begin when your child says they need a new backpack?  Here are some suggestions that will help.



Best projector for outdoor summer movies

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 11:32 AM - last edited on ‎07-26-2014 10:20 AM by Hootie


There’s nothing like a hot night outdoors, with a cool drink and some great entertainment.  Why not skip the long lines and too-cold air conditioning in the theatre and turn your backyard into the world’s best outdoor movie spot? I have some great recommendations for all the tools you need - picnic blanket not included!


Blaze a trail through The Frontier with this Destiny Preorder!

by Guest Blogger on ‎07-20-2014 08:15 PM - last edited on ‎07-25-2014 12:44 PM by Blogger

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Since it was first hinted at in the 2009 Halo: ODST, fans have eagerly been awaiting a chance to play Bungie’s new game simply titled Destiny. With the BETA starting just this past week gamers have even more reason to preorder than ever before. Not only is this game going to be amazing it might also revolutionize the way we think of online multiplayer shooters. With its massive world, mythic story and tight Bungie gameplay, this could be the breakout smash hit that this generation of consoles gamers are looking for. Head over to to preorder now and secure yourself day one access to Vanguard weapons, gear and a Vanguard player emblem.


Awesome SteelBooks and other collectibles coming soon!

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2014 03:17 PM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 03:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



It's that time of year again where movie fans, TV show fans, collectors, and general geeks (Me) start to get really excited! We would like to show you our calendar of all the awesome exclusive and collectible movie and TV show products coming in the next 3 months.


This year we have everything from SteelBook™ to lenticular!


So sit down, strap in, and push that odometer to 88 miles per hour (maybe we will get there faster :smileywink:)


Overview: LG 55" 4K Smart TV 55UB8500

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 05:58 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 01:18 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



Sleek, elegant and iconic are rarely descriptions one would give an HDTV,  but LG's 55" 4K Smart TV (55UB8500) is all of these and more. This model HDTV features various flagship technologies from LG, most notable of which is the new webOS Smart TV interface, that first appeared in this line. Considering LG took webOS from HP less than a year ago, the turnaround is quite surprising. Add true 4K resolution, a stunning IPS display, an HRVC decoder that facilitates 4K streaming an you have one of the most advanced 4K sets in the market today and the foreseeable future.


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, you'll get access to multiple free bonuses just for reserving your copy!


Preview: LG G3 pushes to be among the best smartphones

by Blogger on ‎07-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



If it’s true that LG made a breakthrough in the tough smartphone market, it may well have been the G2, which signaled the company was serious about competing with the best. As good as the phone was, in some respects, it needed some work to improve the user experience. This is exactly what the LG G3 seems to be tailored for, not only trimming the fat of its Android skin, but also using a display that is unquestionably one of the best on any handset today.


Top Tips to Quickly and Easily Destress with Tech

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 07:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 11:28 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Many parents are already preparing for back to school. Some children will need afterschool care, some kids are heading to college so the dorm room has to be outfitted properly.These things take time.  Back to school can be a stressful time.  You need school supplies, jazzy lunch ideas, and new clothes for the kids, not to mention you’re already working hard, and have zero free time.  How can you get some of those precious minutes and even hours back?  Let tech do the heavy lifting for you.  There are some great gadgets and products from Future Shop that can help you de-stress this time of year.


Review: Gioteck Gaming Headsets are stylish and ultra comfortable

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



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!


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.



Jansport Backpacks and Bags are built to carry just about anything

by Blogger on ‎07-16-2014 03:51 AM - last edited on ‎07-18-2014 04:33 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



For nearly 50 years, the name 'Jansport' has been synonymous with bags, bags, and more bags! But also quality! And, for that matter, today Jansport has more than just backpacks and hiking bags--they also produce a wide selection of laptop bags, smart phone and tablet accessories, and even carry on and checked luggage, among other useful items for carrying all of our most prized possessions around. But the best news of all is that Future Shop is about to start carrying a number of these fine Jansport products, and that means it's time to get to know this great brand just a little bit better. Read on for a few tidbits on their products, their history, and their amazing guarantee!  


Review: Monster DNA Pro over-ear headphones

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 04:25 PM - last edited on ‎07-16-2014 09:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



For the last few weeks my commutes have been noticeably better. No I didn’t find a new route to work to avoid the traffic. I’ve been taking these Monster DNA Pro over-ear sound isolating headphones for a spin. I was somewhat skeptical about these when I initially got my hands on them. I wasn’t sure how well they’d really perform versus my existing headphones. Did I really need a premium set of headphones? Would it really make that big of a difference to justify the initial sticker shock? I just wasn’t sold on the idea yet. I’ve got to admit now, that after just a couple of days of using these headphones I’m now a convert. They’ve kind of spoiled me and now I see premium grade headphones as a must-have in my daily carry. I left home without them once, and found myself regretting it all day long.


When should I upgrade my TV?

by Blogger on ‎07-15-2014 06:47 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2014 08:43 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



TVs are appliances we replace every four years or longer. This is becuase TV's are big ticket items and costly and also because we tend to buy the best TVs we can at the time. Being the centre of our home theatre experience, TVs play the crucial part of being both the hub and the focal point of our entertainment, streaming, gaming and viewing needs.


TV technology evolves quickly and in various ways. Thinner, larger screens are what people look at the most but the underlying technologies (i.e. LCD, IPS, Plasma, LED) as well as peripheral features (speakers, SmartTV functionality, WiFi, Netflix integration, 3D) are all features that vary in importance to different users and which make the selection of an HDTV even more challenging.


But when is it the right time to upgrade an HDTV? Let's discuss some good reasons to spring for a new set.


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