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Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial City DLC Review

A few months ago we posted our review for the Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One. We really, really liked it! Even with the various issues that were present at the time, Bethesda still delivered an excellent, Skyrim like experience on Xbox One. And as an Elder Scrolls fan, that was all I could ask for. Bethesda recently launched its first large DLC pack entitled The Imperial City. For fans of Oblivion, the city layout and various areas may feel slightly familiar, although we are dealing with a different time period in the Cyrodiil timeline. The city you will visit is long before the time period in Oblivion. The city is currently in ruins and overrun by Daedra, Players will enter the city via one of three entrances, all of lead through the city sewers - again, this will feel familiar to ...

 
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Did Mobile Gaming Destroy the Portable Handheld?

If you were looking forward to an update for Sony's portable gaming device, you may not want to hold your breath. Word has come down that Sony currently has no plans for a follow-up device to its popular PlayStation Vita handheld system—and it looks like we only have our phones to blame.

 
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Skylanders amiibo A Sensational Idea

When Reggie and Activision announced at E3 2015 that Nintendo characters were coming to Skylanders, I was fairly skeptical, especially since it was also announced that these characters would also be amiibo compatible. Now that I have the figures in my hands - thanks to Activision who saved me a lot of money (more on that later) - I can say my skeptism was unfounded. While I wish the characters modeled an amiibo more than a Skylander, the final figures are still excellent little toys that are loads of fun to play with in Skylanders SuperChargers.

 
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Opinionated Logan: A Child’s Look at Happy Home Designer

When a code from Nintendo for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer came I knew there was going to be a fight between myself and my almost six year old son Logan. Logan has recently become quite attached to the Animal Crossing series after playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS. With Nintendo continually releasing family friendly titles, we have decided to give Logan a say on each and every Nintendo 'E' rated title.

 
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Blood Bowl 2 a Great Recreation

If you are not familiar, Blood Bowl is actually a Warhammer Table Top game that is enjoyed by a fairly niche group of individuals. With its launch on console, I think a wider audience will be found. Whether these people will stay to play, however, is the real question. Despite a lackluster tutorial system which inevitably requires players to learn-as-they-play, there is a lot to love in Blood Bowl 2. Don't be confused, however, Madden fans. If you are dedicated sports game fan, this probably is not the game for you.

 
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Rainbow Six Siege Beta Impressions

Outside of Assassins Creed, Ubisoft has made a name for themselves via the Rainbow Six franchise. The game has always been a lot of fun, focusing on team game play. Rainbow Six Siege is no different. Armed with a number of tools, players are let loose to fight each other in 5v5 multiplayer matches, and from what I have played, it is really, REALLY fun.

 
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amiibo Cards: Opportunistic Nintendo or Greedy Nintendo?

People love amiibo. There is no way around that fact. They are excellently sculpted miniature figures of our favorite Nintendo and friends characters. It would be interesting to see what percentage of amiibo buyers are actually using them within games, and how many are picking them up purely for collectible reasons. I think those numbers could prove whether Nintendo is smart with amiibo cards and jumping on a great opportunity, or if they are just getting greedy?

 
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Alpha Tester for Star Wars Battlefront says Game is Broken

Developer Dice and publisher Electronic Arts are moving closer to the launch of the much anticipated Star Wars Battlefront title due out November 17. Today, rumors surfaced that the game would be available for EA Access members five days ahead of launch, on November 12th. Other, less impressive rumors, have also come out about the state of the game.

 
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Talking Mario Maker with Gamer Parent

Last night, I was a guest on the Magic Hour Show podcast hosted by fellow Canadian, Eugene Huo. It was a special episode for a number of reasons. It was the 25th episode for The Magic Hour Show and we got to talk sandbox / creation games.

 
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Disney Infinity 3.0 after 60 Minutes

For the longest time, I often would determine my level of interest in a game after sixty minutes. Growing up, I rented a lot of video games, all of which had to pass the sixty minute test before I would buy it from the store. As a reviewer, I technically can't have a sixty minute barometer - I must review the entire game. However, I often still use my sixty minute rule, even if I plan to play the whole game. With the release of Disney Infinity, the the almost impossible ability to adequately review everything in one 'review,' I've decided to share my thoughts on Disney Infinity 3.0 after - you guessed it! - sixty minutes.