December 26, 2015

ARK: Survival Evolved Winter Update Rings In The Holidays

Posted on December 26, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Dinosaur tamers and hunters beware because tis the season for Winter to come to the world of Ark: Survival Evolved. The latest update dropped on Christmas Eve and transformers the game world into a winter paradise while adding holiday event items, new challenges and special presents from Santa Clause stand in – Raptor Clause!

If you want to give your in-game house some holiday flair here are a few example of the limited time items that are available: Holiday Lights, Decorative Trees, Wreaths, Stockings and Snowmen.

To mark the end of 2015 the developers over at Studio Wild Card have announced that their close-out event for the Survival of the Fittest Tournament will be a 100 player vs 100 player epic elimination tournament featuring players from past rounds. The winning team will be able to donate $10,000 to a charity of their choice and the whole thing will be broadcast on Twitch.TV on December 29th at 9 AM PST.

If you haven’t played Ark: Survival Evolved the game is currently 40% – $17.99 USD for Windows PC. A version for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (with PlayStation VR Support) is expected to be released sometime after June 2016.


Video games are leaking in to the real world

Posted on December 26, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Its not often that you see a character from popular JRPG’s on an advertisement for something other than that game it self. Final fantasy seems to have worked its way in to the general consciousness well enough to merit it happening though. Lightning is literally advertising purses now.

The new “Series 4” (was there a 3,2, or 1?) ads will feature the heronine from the Final Fantasy universe holding up purses designed by non other than Nicolas Ghesquiere of Louis Vuitton, the purses will be featured in ads like the one below on Instagram.Look at those cold dead eyes The instagram in question says

“Reality and fantasy become one. Lightning a genuine heroine in the new @louisvuitton series 4 ad campaign,”

It seems this is not the first but just the most recent of times a character from the popular Square Enix franchinse have backed a fashion line Back in 2012, characters from the RPG series were used to promote Prada clothing, Kotaku reports.

Intersting, whats next? VR clothes modeling with your favorite RPG character? well who knows the sky is the limit on that one.



Here’s Most of The Canadian Boxing Day Gaming Deals

Posted on December 26, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

With Christmas Day now past us I’m sure some of our readers are collecting their holiday cash and gift cards and getting ready to head down to the favorite retailer to purchase some new games. Perhaps you’re staying in-doors and doing a little shopping online instead? Regardless – Broken Joysticks has a rundown of all of the major deals from 3 major Canadian brick & mortar retailers and thankfully, yes, all of the ones listed in this article are also available online.

To be honest there aren’t a lot rush out and bust down the door deals this year. If you are in the market for an Xbox One Console then the 1TB Boxing Week Bundle is definitely worth it. You not only get two brand new games from this year – Rise of the Tomb Raider & Ori and the Blind Forrest but also Rare Replay which includes 30 classics. If you haven’t played Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher III or Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain all of these major 2015 releases are heavily discounted at multiple retailers.

Here’s a partial list comprising some of the deals I found interesting. There are lots more at the respective links!

Wal-Mart Canada

  • PlayStation 4 Console W/ Uncharted Collection – $369.99
  • Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Bundle – $349.99
  • Wii U 32GB Premium System W/ Mario Kart 8 – $279.99
  • Guitar Hero: Live W/ Guitar (Various Consoles) – $89.99
  • Nintendo 2DS W/ Mario Kart – $89.99
  • Dual Shock 4 Controllers – $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Last-gen version) – $49.99
  • Halo 5: Guardians – $49.99
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – $49.99
  • Just Cause 3 (PS4 Only) – $49.99

Electronics Boutique

  • PlayStation 4 Battlefront Bundle / Uncharted Bundle – $369.99
  • Xbox One 1TB Console W/ Rare Replay, Tomb Raider & More – $399.99
  • Halo 5: Guardians – $49.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4 or Xbox One) – $29.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront (PS4 or Xbox One) – $49.99
  • The Witcher III (PS4 or Xbox One) – $29.99
  • Destiny: The Taken King – $54.99
  • Rainbow Six: Siege – $49.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V – $49.99
  • PS Vita 3000 Slim – $169.99
  • Evolve (PS4 or Xbox One) – $9.99
  • Dying Light (PS4 or Xbox One) – $29.99

Best Buy Canada

  • Xbox One 1TB Fallout 4 Bundle – $399.99
  • Xbox One 1TB 5 Game Holiday Bundle – $399.99
  • PlayStation 4 Dual Shock 4 Controllers – $49.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront (PS4 or Xbox One) – $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4 or Xbox One) – $49.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) -$39.99
  • The Witcher III – $29.99
  • New 3DS XL Console – $189.99
  • Wii Blue Gamecube Controller – $15.99
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – $29.99
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Kit (3DS) – $19.99

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