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Review
Disney Universe

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 27th, 2011

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Boxing Week is upon us, which means that there are a few prime shopping days left in the year. This fashionably late review is well-timed, since it deals with a great game that the whole family can enjoy (aka: possibly a great purchase): Eurocom’s Disney Universe. Back during E3, we got the breakdown from Michelle Liem about this game; then we got to play it a few times since (once at X’11 Canada and then at Playstation Holiday). Now that we have spent some personal time with it, do we think that it will be to everyone’s taste? Perhaps not. Do we still think it is a great game? Yes. Yes we do. Read on.

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Review
Country Dance 2

By Kat Armstrong - December 18th, 2011

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There are a lot of sexy cowboys and cowgirls in this game.

Kat has been on an understandable hiatus for a while and decided to place dibs on this particular title. I could tell you what she has been up to and what she thought; but given her method of direct and entertaining communication, I figured I would just let her tell you herself…

I haven’t written a review in a long time because I had a kid; and seriously, it’s hard to hold a controller and a baby. I also really don’t want to drop the controller, because I’m sure as hell not letting go of my kid. However, now that my kid is getting bigger (and mostly sleeps and gives me some free time), I thought it would be a fun to review Game Mill Entertainment’s Country Dance 2 for Wii.

Oh brother.

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Reviews
The Black Eyed Peas Experience

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 18th, 2011

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Let’s get it started.

Earlier in the year, the gaming community was treated to The Michael Jackson Experience, a great dancing game chock full of fantastic music and a style of presentation that fit MJ. Both the Kinect and Wii versions were a lot of fun to play. Now, Ubisoft has released the next title in the “Experience” series: The Black Eyed Peas Experience. We take a look at the Kinect and Wii versions to see if they have the Boom Boom Pow that one would expect from a series where the bar has been set high from the get-go*.

* – A word of warning for those of you with kids: This game is rated T for Teen due to suggestive lyrics.

Review
Rayman Origins

By Ricky Lima - December 4th, 2011

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Rayman is back you guys! Before the Raving Rabbids took over the series for some reason, Rayman games were solid 3D platformers that provided a great alternative to Mario. Rayman’s strange design and overall art direction was always a draw for people in the past; and it turns out that in Rayman’s return, things have not changed at all. Rayman Origins is developed and published by Ubisoft for the three major consoles and tells the tale of Rayman’s first adventures. You know, I’ve never done LSD before, but I’m pretty sure that after playing this game I know what it feels like.

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Review
Driver: San Francisco

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 12th, 2011

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There are a number of factors that I consider when choosing a driving game: realism, car selection, course variety; these are all somewhat important. The biggest draw for me is the presence of replays. I have no idea why I place such emphasis on what many people consider to be a frill. In my opinion, There is something magical about watching a race that displays both driver skill and crazy luck. I am convinced that Driver: San Francisco* is a game that was made specifically for me.

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Let’s Get this Party Started
Nintendo E3 2011 Fall Preview

By Erika Szabo - August 3rd, 2011

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Let’s face it, with fall quickly approaching, there’s more than our fair share of Nintendo games being released. Whether it be The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword, Starfox 64 3D, Kirby Wii or Kid Icarus: Uprising, there’s certainly something for everyone!

On July 21st, Nintendo of Canada held an event in Toronto showcasing these E3 2011 titles. Sure, the Wii U was not available for review, but the slew of titles that were available are sure to whet any gamer’s appetite. If there is one thing that Nintendo does well, it’s harnessing nostalgia from old titles and packing them into the new.

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Review
Wii Play Motion

By Erika Szabo - July 22nd, 2011

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It’s almost hard to imagine that Wii Play was released over four years ago, isn’t it? One of the best-selling games of all time, Wii Play didn’t exactly offer gamers the best mini-game experience (that one goes to WarioWare: Smooth Moves, duh) but it did offer endless hours of laser hockey, table tennis and, my favourite: tank battles. On top of that (and probably the main reason why people picked up this game in the first place), the game came bundled with an extra Wii-mote – smart means for the quirky new console that had so much potential.

Since then, Nintendo has released Wii Play Motion, a direct sequel to the bestseller. With it comes some new additions and improvements: better mini-games, better controls and -most importantly- a glossy new Wii-mote with a built-in Wii Motion Plus. Funny how the accessory has become the hot topic once again; but it shows in sales and Nintendo clearly knows how to grab a hold of its audience.

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