New Nintendo 3DS XL review

New Nintendo 3DS XL Review

We were lucky enough to get access to a New Nintendo 3DS XL. After putting it through the paces, we’ve outlined what we liked, and didn’t like, about the device which will be available in North America on February 13th, 2015. Check out ...

1 week ago
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Let’s Talk About the Nintendo Direct for January 14, 2015

Another day, another NintendoDirect event. Nintendo gave us some more info on the Wii U and 3DS Spring season. The highlight of the show was the North American announcement of the New 3DS XL, coming on February 13th. See Jeff break it down with his ...

2 weeks ago
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LEGO Star Wars AT-AT Walker

Let’s Play with the LEGO Star Wars AT-AT Walker

Empire Strikes Back is, without question, the best Star Wars movie, and one of the most awe-inspiring moments of that movie is the Battle of Hoth. In particular, when the monstrous AT-AT Walkers march out of the fog, reign fire and destruction down ...

2 weeks ago
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LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer

Let’s Play with the LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer

Over the holidays, my kids and I built a lot of LEGO. Thousands and thousands of pieces of LEGO. But the crown jewel of the holiday season, and of my LEGO collection in general, is the new version of the LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer. This 1,200 ...

2 weeks ago
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Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise

Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise Review

What is Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise? “I magically poop charms” That’s the catch phrase for the new line of Lalaloopsy Diaper Surprise dolls, which incorporate not only pooping, but peeing as well. It’s certainly not a new ...

1 month ago
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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Review

What are Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? These are quasi-twin Role Playing Games (RPGs), the latest in a popular long-running series that features the story of a young boy or girl who ventures out into the world to capture, train, and battle ...

1 month ago
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The Crew

The Crew Review

What is The Crew? The Crew is an ambitious new open-world MMO racing game from Ubisoft, which mixes elements of car culture, online multiplayer games, and what we’ll call “classic” Ubisoft elements. The game features a huge map ...

2 months ago
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LittleBigPlanet 3 Review

What is LittleBigPlanet 3? This is the third in the LittleBigPlanet series of games that keeps to the same concept as the first two. There are really two parts to this game. There is a puzzle-platforming game where you play our hero, Sackboy, as he ...

2 months ago
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Innotab Max

VTech Innotab Max Review

What is the VTech Innotab Max? The Innotab Max is VTech’s latest tablet, featuring a 7″ touchscreen, WiFi, 8 GB built-in storage (expandable via Micro SD cards), and a mini HDMI plug. Based on Android, the tablet features a wide ...

2 months ago
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WWE 2K15 Brock Lesnar Champ

WWE 2K15 Review

Everyone has that one favourite underdog pro wrestler. You know, the one who seems to have all the tools to be a massive John Cena-level superstar, but is perhaps just a little too small, or not polished enough on the mic in the eyes of the company. ...

2 months ago
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 3DS Review

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is one of our favorite console titles of 2014. But if you want to take the game on the road, there is a condensed version available for the 3DS that takes everything great about the game and makes it portable, and a ...

2 months ago
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Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Racing

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 Review

Downloadable Content, otherwise known as DLC, can sometimes be a contentious issue. At its best, it represents a way to get more mileage out of a game post-release, and for a game to remain fresh for longer than it normally might. At its worst, ...

2 months ago
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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review

What is LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham? LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is the third LEGO adventure for Batman and friends from TT Games. It keeps the very familiar LEGO game formula of breaking things and collecting LEGO studs while you play and replay ...

2 months ago
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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

One of my favourite parts of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World was the Captain Toad levels, a set of side missions that really augmented one of last year’s best games. In these levels, you controlled our hero Captain Toad through a finite 3D ...

2 months ago
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Voltron

Voltron: From Days of Long Ago Review

When I was a kid in the mid 80’s, there was no shortage of great cartoons. From Transformers to GI Joe to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and He-man, there was no shortage of action-packed TV selling us toys. But while some shows stayed in the ...

2 months ago
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Vtech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park Review

What is the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park? The VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate Amazement Park is a jumbo-sized tower filled with fun car stunts and sounds that connects to all of VTech’s other Go! Go! Wheels playsets, ...

2 months ago
Toy Review
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Talking LEGO Batman 3 with Arthur Parsons – Part 2

We talked to TT Games’ Arthur Parsons, director of the brand new LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, about what’s in store for Batman’s next LEGO adventure. The answer? Plenty! Check out Part 2 of the interview above after you’ve ...

2 months ago
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Talking LEGO Batman 3 with Arthur Parsons – Part 1

We talked to TT Games’ Arthur Parsons, director of the brand new LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, about what’s in store for Batman’s next LEGO adventure. The answer? Plenty! Check out Part 1 of the interview above, then click here for ...

2 months ago
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Smash Battle

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Review

It’s finally here. Nintendo are banking their holiday success in large part on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one of the Wii U’s most eagerly anticipated games yet.  Thankfully, the finished product proves to be well worth the wait, and ...

2 months ago
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Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

I’m not a huge first person shooter fan, but I am a fan of spectacle. So for a shooter to click with me, as a grown up gamer, it has to offer the right mix of story and spectacle, with multiplayer served up as an optional side dish. And while ...

2 months ago
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