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Review – Dead Rising 3: The Last Agent DLC

April 16th, 2014 by

last_agent_logoThe final episode of The Untold Stories of Los Perdidos was recently released for the Xbox One exclusive, giving yet another view of the events that unfolded during the breakout.  In The Last Agent, you play as ZDC agent Brad Park, who starts the game injured and stranded in the zombie infested city, and only wants to help survivors.  Sadly for him, he doesn’t realize that the civilians of Los Perdidos have lost all trust in the ZDC for their involvement in the outbreak, leaving Park with very few people he can rely on.  Park must now collect is bearings, find some allies, and make an attempt to get out of the city alive. (more…)

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Review – Titanfall

April 3rd, 2014 by

titanfall-logoTitanfall, originally announced as a launch title for the Xbox One, was released to so much hype and expectation that nothing less than a…titan…could withstand it.  Luckily Titanfall is packed solid with titans left and right, so there is definitely no shortage in that department.  In fact, Titanfall doesn’t fall short of much in anything it is trying to accomplish.  Respawn Entertainment puts their vast, veteran experience with the Call of Duty franchise to good work in Titanfall, which at times is more obvious than they may have wanted it to be, but it never detracts from a well put together experience from start to finish. (more…)

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Review – inFAMOUS: Second Son

March 24th, 2014 by

second_son_logoInfamous: Second Son is all about one thing – badass superpowers. In fact, the tag line for the game is: Enjoy Your Power. Any gamer who chooses to jump in headfirst will get much more than simple enjoyment out of the experience. Every moment will provide you with a tangible feeling of empowerment and excitement. Regardless of whether you decide to play as a True Hero or an Infamous villain, Second Son is always a treat to play. (more…)

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Review – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

March 20th, 2014 by

Donkey-Kong-Country-Tropical-Freeze-logoIf there’s one thing we’ve learned about Nintendo, it’s that they love their characters.  So much so that you will see them featured in many of their first-party games, often several times.  Well, Donkey Kong is no exception to this rule, where he and his gang of friends are reunited for another installment of Donkey Kong Country.  Usually I’m completely on board for these sequels, as they have a tried and true formula that gamers have come to know and love, and Nintendo’s adaptations on that formula usually cause for an entertaining experience.  Unfortunately for me, I found that Tropical Freeze didn’t exactly live up to that expectation. (more…)

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Podcast V2 – Episode #04: Discussing Hearthstone

March 19th, 2014 by

gv2_podcast_thumbHearthstone is Blizzard Entertainment’s adaptation of their Warcraft universe in a collectible card game format.  The game recently launched out of its beta status, so the Gaming V2 team decided to give the game a go, and see if the game lived up to the hype it has been receiving over the recent months.  Scott and Karl, along with special guest Andre, discuss the various aspects of the game, giving differing opinions on what Hearthstone is doing right, what it’s doing wrong, and how it differs from the tried and tested CCGs that have been around for ages. (more…)

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Review – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

March 17th, 2014 by

maxresdefaultIn 2010, I returned to Castlevania, a series of video games I enjoyed from my youth. The legacy and history of the long running series was being updated and brought to the Playstaion 3 and Xbox 360 by game studio Mecurysteam, with input from legendary game designer Hideo Kojima. That game was Castlevania Lords of Shadow, and it was an epic tale that told the origin of the Belmont curse and the birth of the Dragon, Dracula.  Now, four years later, the sequel arrived and I could not wait to sink my teeth into it. (more…)

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Review – Thief

March 14th, 2014 by

thief-thumbThief had gone through quite the bumpy ride during its development cycle that started several years ago, before hitting store and digital shelves for all to pick up and play.  Originally announced as “Thief 4″ back in 2009, or that awful “Thi4f” title that was shown in some media, and was rumored to be exclusively for last gen consoles (yes, Xbox 360 and PS3 are last gen now in a literal sense).  It wasn’t until early 2013 when Eidos Montreal confirmed that the title had been switched over to be a PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One only game and would no longer be a sequel, but rather a reboot of sorts of the Thief franchise, setting it far in the future from the original trilogy.  This was welcomed news to everyone, as with the modern technology we have today, the sky was the limit for a game like Thief. (more…)

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Event Coverage – Titanfall Launch Event

March 11th, 2014 by

Titanfall_logoLast night, Xbox Canada celebrated as the countdown to Titanfall’s launch was approaching its end.  A stampede of gamers gathered at Tattoo Rock Parlour in downtown Toronto for their chance to try out the new mech first person shooter before it was available in retail stores.  The Xbox team had set up the event space with dozens of TVs and consoles, each section of the room offering a different game mode, allowing players to dive in and see what was new from what they had seen in the open beta just a few weeks ago. (more…)

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Titanfall Launch Party Tonight – Toronto

March 10th, 2014 by

titanfall_logoThe wait is almost over.  Titanfall, the most anticipated game for the Xbox One, launches at midnight tonight!  But you don’t have to wait that long to get your hands on this first person mech shooter.  The fine people at Xbox are hosting a launch party for the game in downtown Toronto tonight, and you’re invited!  Come check out some of the title’s different game modes as you take on some Xbox MVPs.  See below for the event details. (more…)

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Review – Rayman Legends

March 7th, 2014 by

Rayman-Legends-LogoRayman Legends is the 5th and most recent entrant in the Rayman series, and while it had originally launched in September for some platforms, Ubisoft just recently released the game for the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.  While the series has existed for some time, I myself am relatively new to the franchise, so I was going into this experience blind, for the most part.  Right from the get-go, it was clear that I was in for a colourful and wacky time, as everything about the game simply seemed ridiculous – but also looked like a lot of fun. (more…)

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