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4th January 2014

My Top Pick Of 2013: Luigi’s Mansion – Dark Moon

Nintendo CanadaAs we head towards a new year of exciting game titles, I felt that the time has come to reveal the game that earned top spot among my favourites from 2013. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, developed by Vancouver’s Next Level Games is without any inkling of a doubt the best game I’ve put in my Nintendo 3DS to date. It literally lived in my 3DS from the day I got it until the day I had to take it out to review Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. This is one game that takes full advantage of the 3DS’ features and abilities – from beginning to end, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is incredibly detailed, drawing the player right into the mansion. Not once did I need – or want – to turn down the 3D intensity – the game environment is simply that beautiful. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th January 2014

Review: Adventure Abounds In The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

Nintendo CanadaOne of my all-time favourite game franchises is, without a doubt, The Legend of Zelda. Every new title has provided hours upon hours of digital adventure, and the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is no different. Nintendo’s Wii U is a perfect fit for this title, and an excellent example of why the Wii U is my favourite current-gen console. Aside from the huge improvements in game graphics, audio and mechanics, there are a few subtle differences between this updated version over the original GameCube version, but that in no way detracts from the enjoyment I got in playing the HD version. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st December 2013

Sleeping Dogs Available As A Games With Gold Title From Xbox

Xbox CanadaMicrosoft has announced that the free Xbox Live Games with Gold offerings for January include the Vancouver-developed action title Sleeping Dogs from United Front Games. Starting January 1st, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download Sleeping Dogs, an exciting open-world action game set in Hong Kong. Then, on January 16th, Gold Live members will be able to get their hands on adventure classic Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd December 2013

Ninja Kitty Holiday Promotion

crowdworldNinja Kitty developer CrowdWorld Inc. wants everyone to become Kitty Claws Clan ninja warriors. Beginning December 26th, the game will be free for the holiday season and New Year. The villainous Evil Dragon King has begun his plot to destroy the Kitty Claws Clan and take over the world! They have kidnapped the Royal Ninja Kittens and are holding them captive until the Kitty Claws Clan hand over the Mystical Sword. Only our brave Ninja Kitty warriors can rescue the kittens and defeat the Dragon Empire once and for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd December 2013

Neon Astronauts Releases Water Slide Clyde And The Epic Glide

neon astronautsVancouver studio Neon Astronauts Creative, the developer of Pick A Hand, is celebrating the release of its newest title, Water Slide Clyde And The Epic Glide, available now on iTunes for $0.99 USD. In the Tiny Wings, “dive n fly” genre, the developers have delivered a faster pace of play, a weightier feel, more freedom (fall/slide backwards), and slides/tracks crafted for racing. Each slide has multiple racing lines that can lead players to a secret world, rip them to the end of the level at top speed, or reward them with the soul satisfying glide of a true soul slider. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st December 2013

Ratrod Studio Launches Skateboard Party 2 Mobile Game

RatRod StudioRatrod Studio Inc. has announced the arrival of its latest skateboard title, Skateboard Party 2, on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. A sequel to the original Skateboard Party title that has been featured in Apple’s iPhone 5 “Brilliant” TV commercial. Skateboard Party 2 brings all the fun of skateboarding to your mobile device allowing you to ride in eight completely unique locations. Jump on your board, learn new moves and improve your skateboarding skills to land sick combos. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th December 2013

THIEF – Stories From The City Video Part Two

Eidos MontrealSquare Enix® and Eidos-Montréal™, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, have released the second trailer in a series of stylized videos that focus on the rich narrative and characters of THIEF’s corrupt and broken city. Each trailer in the series tells a story from the perspective of a different character describing life in the broken, repressed City that is being ravaged by the ruthless Baron Northcrest and the mysterious sickness known as ‘The Gloom’. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th December 2013

Invade The Land Of Ice In The Secret World’s Christmas Event

funcomFuncom‘s The Secret World gives its players an unique challenge this year with brand new monsters to fight and a dangerous place of ice to explore.  The Krampus roams the land in search of naughty children to punish. But the players have the chance to turn the tables on this wicked creature. Those who are clever can follow the Krampus to its home in Niflheim.  In this brutal land of frost and ice the players can not only battle legions of Krampus, but also uncover a secret ritual to summon Hel herself and do battle against this god-like being. But the greatest challenge comes for those who manage to lure Hel into the real world and take her on in an epic raid size challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th December 2013

Nintendo Unveils New Information About Mario Kart 8 And Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Nintendo CanadaThere were some announcements in today’s Nintendo Direct that made me smile – two of my favourite characters are coming to the Wii U. I am very much looking forward to Donkey Kong’s new title, Tropical Freeze, as well as Yoshi’s New Island. Plus – one of Nintendo’s popular characters from the recently released Super Mario 3D World game is coming to two of its biggest titles of 2014 for Wii U. Rosalina will be playable in both Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8. Nintendo also launched NES Remix in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, re-imagining parts of 16 classic NES games. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Bot Colony With Natural Language Understanding Technology Now Available

north sideBot Colony, the first game to use conversational English as the primary way to interact with characters, was launched today by Montreal game developer North Side Inc. An Open Alpha version is publicly available and can be downloaded from the Bot Colony site for $2.95. Bot Colony leverages a technological breakthrough in Natural Language Understanding (NLU), a problem scientists have been trying to solve for many years. Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is technical jargon for computer understanding of human language (English in the case of Bot Colony). The characters in Bot Colony understand what the player says, and are often able to respond in a cogent manner. North Side believes that the NLU capability of Bot Colony is superior to that of Apple’s Siri or IBM’s Watson. Read the rest of this entry »

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