Video Games – Announcement – Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Next Week

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With the release of Battlefield Hardline being just a couple of months away, EA and Visceral Games announced that from February 3rd to February 8th gamers will be able to test out the game with an open beta. This beta will be available to everybody on PC(Origin), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Japanese players that wish to play will have to wait until February 4th to start playing on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

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Video Games – Video – Life is Strange Launch Trailer and Dev Diary of 3

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The wait is finally over and we will get the chance to finally try Life Is Strange, Episode 1 “Chrysalis“. Today, Dontnod Entertainment released their launch trailer for the game which gives us the synopsis of the game and sets the mood for tomorrow. If you are not sure what the game is about, watch the trailer here:

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Video Games – Xbox Live Gold – Free Games for February 2015

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With February on the horizon, free games are inbound for the Xbox Live Gold subscription. A decent selection for Xbox owners include a couple of fan favorite. Here’s what are getting for February 2015:

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– #IDARB(February 1st to February 28th)

“#IDARB is a stunning conglomeration of game types built into one title. Part platformer, part hockey, part fighting game, and part party game, #IDARB features tight controls and a frenetic, eight-player local co-op core that makes it a blast to play offline or online.”

 

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Video Games – New Releases – Week of January 27th, 2015

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A couple of awesome releases coming up this week that will definitely get your attention. One that I haven’t stop blabbing about is Life is Strange(link for trailer) coming out on January 30th with episode one. If you’re not sure yet about this game, give the Dev Diary 1 and Dev Diary 2 a listen. For the others, here’s what you’re getting for the week of January 27th, 2015:

Dying Light(PS4/XBOX ONE)

“Dying Light is a first-person, action survival game set in a vast open world. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help defeat the hordes of flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, beware the Infected as they grow in strength. Live to survive another day.”

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Video Games – New Releases – Week of January 20th, 2015

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Another week, another set of new releases for video game kind. Still, not a bunch of new games, but there’s a couple in this list that would be probably fun to play. Here’s what you’re getting for the week of January 20th, 2015:

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected w/Gat Out of Hell DLC(PS4/XBOX ONE)

“It’s the same classic Saints Row IV experience you’ve come to know and love, reborn and ready to kick you in the nuts on your fancy new gaming systems – with literally hundreds of thousands of extra pixels – count them and see! (Or wait till someone on the Internet does it for you!)

Did you know? Saints Row IV: Re-Elected also includes every single DLC and pack that has ever been released for Saints Row IV… ever! Yea I know, crazy, right?”

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Video Games – New Releases – Week of January 13th, 2015

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Hope you didn’t miss the releases the last couple of weeks. Of course you didn’t, there wasn’t any new games. Well, that period of our lives is over and we can move on to so new releases for the week of January 13th, 2015:

Assassin’s Creed Unity: Dead Kings(DLC)(PS4/XBOX ONE/PC)

“Follow Arno as he explores the city of Saint-Denis and its extensive, open world underground. Saint-Denis is an ancient necropolis with an intricate network of catacombs and deep caves that hide the best-kept secrets of the French kings.”

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Video Games – Review – Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Played On: PS4*
Available On: PS4/PS3/XBOX ONE/XBOX 360/PC
Released On: September 30th, 2014
Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
Genres: Action Role-Playing
ESRB: M – Mature
Modes: Singleplayer
Distribution: Disc, Download

*Review copy was bought by the author*

When I heard about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor at first, I was a bit skeptical because some of the past Lord of the Ring games were not so popular. After the game came out, There was a lot of praise for it, but I still felt unsure because fiction games are not my strong suit. When Black Friday strolled by and I saw that Mordor was on special, I bought it for a good price and started playing it not too long after. What got me mostly intrigued was the nemesis system, which I will explain a bit later. Sharpen your Orc killing skill because it’s time to travel to the lands of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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Video Games – Opinion – A Look Back at 2014

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With 2014 in the rear view mirror, I wanted to take a look back at what was a mixed year when it comes to gaming and what made a mark in my mind. From broken games to awesome releases, this year had something for everybody.
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Video Games – Trailer – Life is Strange

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This is a game that I personally discovered yesterday when Square Enix put the first trailer up on their Facebook page. As soon as I watched it, I was immediately captivated by the game. Life is Strange is presented like Telltale Games’ Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. This new game from Dontnod Entertainment will be a 5 episodes release which can be bought for $5.49 CAD for each episode or $21.99 CAD for the season pass on Steam. The game will be available on PlayStation 4. PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. The first episode will be out on January 30th, 2015.
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Video Games – Trailer – Grand Theft Auto Online Heist

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Do you see that?! In the distance far far away?! It’s a unicorn! O.k. maybe not but Rockstar Games announced not too long ago that the Heists are coming early 2015. Ya I know, they’ve been saying that for a while now and they address that with a funny remark at the start of the trailer below. Heists will require 4 players working together to plan, prepare and perform these events.

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