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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Highlights June PlayStation Plus Lineup

Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 14:31

Written by Nolan Forth

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It's almost the end of the month so that means another free games line up from the Big 2. Sony, who usually leaves the announcement until the very last minute revealed their list today. Triple A game fans may finaly have a reason to smile as Solid Snake headlines with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes being offered as a free PlayStation Plus game for Read more...

Pass It or Play It? - The Unfinished Swan (PS3, PS4, PS Vita)

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:30

Written by Tyler Hodgkinson

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California-based indie developer Giant Sparrow chose to take a more artistic approach when creating their incredibly ambitious game The Unfinished Swan. When a young boy named Monroe discovers a swan in a painting has gone missing, he adventures in in hopes to uncover the truth behind its disappearance. The Unfinished Swan isn’t about action as much as it is about uncovering the ambiguous world that it takes place in. But is the game itself worth investigating?

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2K Teases New Game

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 07:25

Written by Tyler Hodgkinson

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The promotion for the latest effort from 2K Games has begun. The video game publisher posted a GIF on its official Twitter account, as well as a full website teasing the upcoming project. What is "Advent"?

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Review: Toren (PS4)

Published on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 06:51

Written by Tyler Hodgkinson

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The amount of action-adventure indie games currently on the market is insurmountable - and let’s be honest, the majority of them don't deliver a worthwhile experience. Brazilian developers Swordstales faced that difficult challenge with their first game titled Toren. Not only did the newcomers create a worthwhile experience, the game’s immensely memorable narrative is enticing enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. Toren is far from perfect, but the issues don’t lie with the creative aspect of the game, they lie in the technical side caused by lack of resources and budget.

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Mailbag - What makes your rose so unique

Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 21:54

Written by Jesse Vuksanovich

Dear Jesse,

I've never been super comfortable around members of the fairer sex. I've always been more at ease in front of my computer or immersed in a good game. However, I'm starting to feel that if I don't change something, and soon, this could be my life -- rather than just an enjoyable way to pass the time until something better comes along. I started thinking about the quote for The Little Prince, "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so unique." I love gaming but it's kind of a one-way street and all the time I put into it doesn't change what it is.
I have a full time job and my own place so I don't exactly fit the stereotype of the unemployed guy living in his parents' basement but that's not really doing anything for me either. I don't know a lot of people and tend to be pretty isolated in my job.
Help,
Robot Mike

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Home Sweet Home? Introducing the House in What Remains of Edith Finch

Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 19:23

Written by DJ Kinsey

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In very few stories does a house serve as a central character in a story.  Unless of course you are talking about the 1986 movie House.  Announced at last year's PlayStation Experience in December, What Remains of Edith Finch takes part in a creepy old manor that has been...

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Can't Make it To E3? Why Not Head to the Theater Instead

Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 18:32

Written by DJ Kinsey

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Once again Sony is offering its fans a unique way to see their E3 press conference in the event they can't make the trip to California to see it in person.  Your local movie theater won't just be the scene of Tom Hardy driving over people in the desert this summer, it may also be where you can grab a popcorn and see what is in store on the PS4, PS3 and Vita.  On June 15th...

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NHL 16 is in Development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 09:47

Written by Nolan Forth

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It’s the end of May and the NHL Playoffs are still in full swing so what better time to talk about 2016’s entry into EA Sports’ long running NHL franchise? The dedicated website for the game is now live and gives a nice overview of features that will be appearing in the newest Puck-Sim.

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"Real Life" Battlefield Hardline Video

Published on Monday, 25 May 2015 07:13

Written by Tyler Hodgkinson

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Ever wonder what a live action shooter game would look like? If you answered "yes" to that question, you need to check out this video!

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Review: Slender Man Origins 3

Published on Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:16

Written by DJ Kinsey

slender man origins 3 pic 3As an enthusiast of the horror video game and movie genre my sage advice is that if you want to enlist true frights, then the way to go is with a creepy villain instead of a traditional scary one. Slender Man seems to have this quality in spades as he is more akin to the love child between Kareem Abdul Jabbar and a scarecrow than... Read more...

Don't Starve Wii U Release Date Confirmed

Published on Friday, 22 May 2015 07:10

Written by Tyler Hodgkinson

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Klei Entertainment's amazingly addicting survival game Don't Starve (Giant Edition) is coming to Wii U and it finally has a release date!

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New Need for Speed is a Reboot of the Franchise

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 20:20

Written by Jonatan Ulloa

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Cars, b****!  My apologies for the outburst.  Aaron Paul probably doesn't even have anything to do with this title, but I just had to get my Jesse Pinkman on.  Anyways, after some new screenshots were revealed yesterday, a teaser trailer has followed today to unveil the newest chapter in the street racing series - Need for Speed.

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Pass It or Play It? - The Unfinished Swan (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Special articles

Pass It or Play It? - The Unfinished Swan (PS3, PS4, PS Vita)

California-based indie developer Giant Sparrow chose to take a more artistic approach when creating their incredibly ambitious game The Unfinished Swan. When a young boy named Monroe discovers a swan in a painting has gone missing, he adventures in in hopes to uncover the truth behind its disappearance. The Unfinished Swan isn’t about action as much as it is about uncovering the ambiguous world that it takes place in. But is the game itself worth investigating?
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Mailbag - What makes your rose so unique Special articles

Mailbag - What makes your rose so unique

Dear Jesse, I've never been super comfortable around members of the fairer sex. I've always been more at ease in front of my computer or immersed in a good game. However, I'm starting to feel that if I don't change something, and soon, this could be my life -- rather than just an enjoyable way to pass the time until something better comes along. I started thinking about the quote for The Little Prince, "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so unique." I love gaming but it's kind of a one-way street and all the time I put into it doesn't change what it is.I have a full time job and my own place so I don't exactly fit the stereotype of the unemployed guy living in his parents' basement but that's not really doing anything for me either. I don't know a lot of people and tend to be pretty isolated in my job.Help,Robot Mike Read more
Mailbag: May 18 - Bloodstained vs Bard's Tale Special articles

Mailbag: May 18 - Bloodstained vs Bard's Tale

 You ask - I answer: Dear Jesse,With the recent announcement of Bloodstained on Kickstarter and the upcoming campaign for Bard's Tale 4 I'm at a loss for who (whom?) to fund. Whips or swords? I've wanted to get in on a Kickstarter campaign and I'm pretty excited for both of these games but is it worth it? What if the game doesn't meet its target? Or what if I end up funding something that was lousy and I'm left with egg all over my face? Thx,Don't want to be an egg man Read more
Mailbag: May 10, 2015 Special articles

Mailbag: May 10, 2015

 It's been a while, fellow gamers, and I hope you'll excuse my absence. As I write this most of my belongings are still packed in boxes (except for the PS4 and WiiU) but I am writing this from a new home and so at least one major hurdle has been crossed. In my absence we've had lots of great questions so without adieu let's get to it. Dear Jesse, I'm in my last year at high school. I'm a pretty typical guy -- I ride a horse, cut lawns for extra money, help out people where I can and hang with this girl I like. Life would be pretty ideal if not for one particular teacher -- Mr. G. -- I kind of ruined his life, but I didn't mean to. Read more

GameFocus High Fives

GameFocus High Fives, May 2015 Week 2

GameFocus High Fives, May 2015 Week 2
  “Top Five Unexpectedly Great Games”

There is no better feeling as a gamer then when a game exceeds your expectations. Maybe it was a bargain bin purchase at a local retailer, or a title rescued from development hell that was doomed to fail, or even something that just didn’t fit your personal tastes and you took a chance on it. For the month of May, the GameFocus staff reflects on what video games they have played that were unexpectedly great!

Week 2 - Tyler Hodgkinson - Staff Writer

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GameFocus High Fives May 2015 Week 1

GameFocus High Fives May 2015 Week 1

 “Top Five Unexpectedly Great Games”

There is no better feeling as a gamer then when a game exceeds your expectations. Maybe it was a bargain bin purchase at a local retailer, or a title rescued from development hell that was doomed to fail, or even something that just didn’t fit your personal tastes and you took a chance on it. For the month of May, the GameFocus staff reflects on what video games they have played that were unexpectedly great!

Week 1: D.J. Kinsey - Assistant Editor-in-Chief


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GameFocus High Fives April 2015 Week 4

GameFocus High Fives April 2015 Week 4

“What 5 Games or Game Franchises Should Get the HD Definitive Edition Treatment?”

With the trend of recent last-gen games being ported to Xbox One and PS4 showing no signs of slowing down some of the GameFocus staff put together individual lists of 5 games or game franchises that need to recived the full HD Definitive Edition treatment. Be it an old classic, or a recent favourite; anything could pop up on one of these lists, so if lists are your thing (of course they are), read on.


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DLC Talk

DLC Talk: Bioshock: Burial at Sea Ep. 1

DLC Talk: Bioshock: Burial at Sea Ep. 1

Here we are. The next generation of consoles is among us and it is finally time to start thinking about finally unplugging our beloved current-gen systems. Could there be a better swan song for one of these systems than taking a trip back to Rapture?


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GF Blogs

What's The Big Deal About Mortal Kombat X Anyways?

What's The Big Deal About Mortal Kombat X Anyways?

Well everyone, Mortal Kombat X is now available to be purchased (which I’m sure you have done) and if you keep up with video game news (which I’m sure you do), you would know that almost every single day in the lead up to its release, we were hearing about a new trailer, character reveal, or some sort of news regarding the upcoming game. I have to hand it to Mortal Kombat X’s marketing team, they did their job; it seems like every person on the planet is hyped about this game (which I’m sure you are).

But aside from a good marketing campaign, what’s the big deal about Mortal Kombat X anyways?


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Apple's Most Personal Device - This Year

Apple's Most Personal Device - This Year

  Apple has finally lifted the curtain on the Apple Watch and, unsurprisingly, it looks good.  Maybe you're crunching the numbers to determine if you can afford the $13,000, 38mm 18-carat rose gold case edition or the $449.00 sport model.  No matter what you pick you'll need an Apple iPhone 5 or later running the latest version of iOS, so don't forget to figure that into the cost as well.  Before taking out a line of credit to buy the latest and greatest from Apple I'd recommend holding off and avoiding the April 24th release date altogether. 


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Why We Need the Worst Game Ever

Why We Need the Worst Game Ever

Maybe it wouldn't have been as bad if the sales person hadn't said, "this is our most popular seller; I can barely keep it on the shelves."  My mother and I were in the only video game store in the city.  It was in the basement of a professional building and smelled like stale cigarette smoke and BO.  For passing grade five I was rewarded with a video game.  This wasn't a decision to be made lightly; this would be one of the two games I'd get all year.  I can no longer remember the game I originally wanted but I do remember the store didn't have it.  Instead, the sales person was recommending something I'd never heard of, a little game called "Mystery Quest."


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GameFocus Radio

GameFocus Podcast: May 2015

GameFocus Podcast: May 2015

This time the guys weigh in on how much money they would lay down for some bat-DLC.  We keep the superhero theme running with the best games featuring men and women in colourful tights.  Things round out with a list of the games with the greatest endings ever and finally, a look at the Mortal Kombat family tree and the joy of running an island dictatorship.

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Poll

Would you like Rockband to make a comeback?

Yes - 50%
No - 50%

Total votes: 24
GameFocus Radio

GameFocus Podcast: May 2015

GameFocus Podcast: May 2015

This time the guys weigh in on how much money they would lay down for some bat-DLC.  We keep the superhero theme running with the best games featuring men and women in colourful tights.  Things round out with a list of the games with the greatest endings ever and finally, a look at the Mortal Kombat family tree and the joy of running an island dictatorship.

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Poll

Would you like Rockband to make a comeback?

Yes - 50%
No - 50%

Total votes: 24
GameFocus 2015 Top 10
1
Apotheon (PC)
9.4
2
Splice (PlayStation 4)
8.4
3
Hand of Fate (Xbox One)
8.0
4
8.0
5
Toren (PlayStation 4)
8.0
6
7.8
8
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PlayStation 4)
7.7
9
6.6
10
6.0

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