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2021 needs to define the coming generation – because 2020 certainly didn’t

2020 was a lot of things to a lot of people, but it also had the distinct displeasure of being the year the new consoles were released. Somehow, the Xbox Series X and PS5 were still released, and the only real downside seems to be keeping stock levels high enough so people can pay for them. In hindsight, that’s about the best anybody could have predicted, and it’s fully down to the geniuses at Sony and Microsoft for making that…

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Astro A20 Generation 2 Review

New consoles means new headsets, and while there are a surprising number of recently released headsets that don't work on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, we are happy to report that the Astro A20 Generation 2 set is not one of them. After a few weeks trying and testing the product, our impressions are pretty strong.

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Xbox Series X – One Dislike, Three Likes – featuring Seagate

Just ahead of the holidays, Xbox Canada sent over the Xbox Series X for us to use to review their hottest games in 2021, and there are going to be a few bangers for sure. Over the last few weeks, however, I've been playing Xbox Series X enhanced versions of some of my favourite games, and for the most part, I've been incredibly impressed. Here are three likes, and one dislike about the Xbox Series X!

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New Years is the Time For Gaming Nostalgia – So Why Is It So Hard to Enjoy?

It’s around this time each year that I start to think back on Christmases past, and how wonderful it’d be to start pulling out old consoles again. The excitement of December 25 has gone, but the holiday spirit remains, and the Dreamcast or N64 is calling to me from the closet. Inevitably, I play a few games for 20 minutes, die repeatedly because of the crazy camera and then go back to some hand-holding modern title for comfort. You know…

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Had a New Xbox for Christmas? Hints and tips for new Series owners

You unwrapped the packaging and saw this awesome monolith within. Like 2001: A Space Odyssey, you and your family danced around it, screeching to high heaven. No? Just at mine then? Still – you got that Xbox you wanted, and that’s pretty cool too. Maybe you got the black tower-like Series X, or maybe you received the adorable Series S. Either way, you got it set up (you used the mobile app to do your settings while you waited for…

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More Thoughts From Me #252: Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! This time I share my thoughts about this year in video games and just how lucky video game fans were compared to, oh say movie fans or tv show fans. Time to reflect and hug your video games or you know, thank a video game developer. Well, we made it to the holidays. Its been a bad year. I think most of us can agree that 2020 sucked and we never want to see it again.…

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Walmart to Employ New Bot Detection Software for Console Drops

I am confident I'm not alone in my struggle to find any of the newly released consoles. Luckily, Walmart is beginning to acknowledge the issue of bots and has updated its security software accordingly.

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Five franchises which NEED a Soulsborne Game

If there’s one thing the Soulsborne games have been missing all these years, it’s hoards of Wookies. Or childlike Hobbits you can set fire to. Or White Walkers. It turns out that the Soulsborne formula is pretty adaptable, especially within the fantasy genre. And, having just finished Jedi: Fallen Order, it’s something I’d like to see adapted even more. Demon’s Souls gave me a new appreciation for the genre, and for the difficulty and perseverance that came with it. Now…

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Too Excited for ARK 2 on Xbox Series X (Console Exclusive)

I haven been an Xbox gamer my entire life, and looking back on my yearly stats, one game stands out amongst so many others as my most played - and it’s not even close! It’s not Fortnite or Call of Duty, and it isn’t an epic single player experience that I return to year after year. It’s ARK: Survival Evolved, and I’m so damn happy to see a sequel!

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After a Bad Year for Gaming Events, The Game Awards Delivered

Blame coronavirus, undue hype or whatever – this year hasn’t been good for gaming events. There’s been plenty to be excited about, but very little that tipped into real surprise territory. Completely expected sequels, promises upon promises and not much else. That’s 2020 in a nutshell. So imagine my surprise when, just a few weeks before this awful year is finally over, a gaming event actually delivers. The stops were pulled out. Not everybody is thrilled. They were expecting Elden…

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