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Zelda 30th Anniversary Amiibo Spotted On Amazon.ca – Release Date Soon?

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Earlier this month Nintendo announced an entire line of Zelda 30th anniversary amiibo figures that will launch later this winter. Now the quartet of new figures have been spotted in their first Canadian retail listing – product pages went live on Amazon.ca for Ocarina of Time Link, Toon Zelda + Toon Link combo pack and the 8-bit Link amiibo.

No release date were listed on any of the individual pages sadly, but you can add them to your Amazon.ca wish list for easy tracking. Here are the links for each figure / pack:


These 30th Anniversary Edition amiibo have also been confirmed to work with The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild when that game launches next March for Nintendo NX and Wii U.

Update: As noted on Nintendo’s official Amiibo site the release date for these figures is December 2nd 2016 in Canada. Thanks to a reader for pointing this out to us!


OverWatch for Consoles Confirmed By Blizzard Ahead of BlizzCon 2015

Posted on November 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Blizzard’s surprise reveal from BlizzCon 2014 turned recent internet sensation, OverWatch, will be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside the Windows PC version Blizzard announced today.

It seems that several retailers – namely GameStop USA – put out store displays for OverWatch: Origin Edition ahead of tomorrow’s BlizzCon 2015 opening ceremonies.  The Origin Edition of the still in closed beta First Person Shooter will include a number of goodies and will be priced at $60 USD – although reports of at least one redditor scoring the Origin Edition for $40 USD have surfaced.

Here’s what is included in the retail version of OverWatch according to a now delete Battle.net page:

21 Heroes
5 skins:
Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper)
Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76)
Overgrown Bastion
Security Chief Pharah
Slipstream Tracer

Overwatch-themed content for several Blizzard Entertainment games:
Heroes of the Storm™ – Tracer Hero
World of Warcraft® – Baby Winston Pet
StarCraft® II Portraits
Hearthstone® Cardback
Diablo® III – Mercy Wing

As of press-time OverWatch is not listed on any major retail website checked by us – including GameStop USA, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca or BestBuy.com. Presumably all of the individuals that have reported pre-ordering OverWatch before the reveal have done so physically in-store.

We also don’t know anything the monetization strategy for OverWatch. Whether it will be a purely buy-to-play title with optional micro-transactions, similar to Counter Strike: Global Offensive or free-to-play similar to Blizzard’s own Heroes of the Storm.

Blizzard has also released the official pack shot for all 3 retail versions of Overwatch: Origins Edition:



Turtle Beach PX24 and 60P Headsets Now Available At Retail

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Headset maker Turtle Beach has announced the availability of two brand new headsets – The PX24 and the 60P. Both of these headsets aren’t going to cost you an arm and a leg or even a whole pile of cash – so they’re budget friendly regardless of your gaming platform of choice.

The Ear Force® PX24 is compatible with multiple consoles through its 3.55MM Jack, supports surround sound, has a Bass Boost feature  and a built in Mic-Check feature! According to Turtle Beach it will MSRP for $79.99 USD.


Here’s a full feature breakdown that they provided us:

  • Multiplatform Compatibility– The Ear Force PX24 works with the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and mobile/tablet devices with a universal 3.5mm jack.
  • Amplified Audio– The PX24‘s innovative battery powered in-line SuperAmp offers fingertip controls and amazing amplified sound from any connected device.
  • Superhuman Hearing– This Turtle Beach exclusive audio preset gives players the competitive advantage of hearing enemies before they come into view. Hear everything. Defeat everyone!
  • Surround Sound– Experience Turtle Beach Virtual Surround Sound on PS4, Xbox One, PC and mobile/tablet devices.
  • Variable Bass Boost– Via the SuperAmp, users can enhance the PX24‘s powerful, rumbling lows to their preference.
  • Variable Mic Monitoring– The PX24‘s SuperAmp lets players hear their own voice in the headset to avoid shouting when talking to other players online.
  • Full-Range Audio– Large, high-performance 50mm Neodymium speakers deliver immersive audio, with deep, thunderous lows and crisp, sizzling highs.
  • Mic Check– An adjustable, high-sensitivity boom mic picks-up your voice loud and clear and can be folded up out of the way when not in use.
  • Comfortable Design– Modeled after the X12 and PX22 – two of the best-selling console gaming headsets of all time – the PX24 features a lightweight design and fabric/mesh ear-cups for hours of comfort.

Their second brand new headset is the Ear Force P60 which is aimed at owners of Sony’s PlayStation 4.It connects directly to the PlayStation 4 via provided USB connector but can also be used on a PS Vita with a provided 3.55MM jack adaptor.  Like the PX24 it also includes a Mic-Check feature. It will retail for an MSRP of $49.99 USD.

Here’s a full feature breakdown provided by Turtle Beach:RECON_60P_ProductPhoto_A

  • Highly Versatile– The Recon 60P connects directly to the PS4 via USB and PS3 via RCA to deliver amplified sound and Mic Monitoring, and features a detachable 3.5mm jack for connecting (not amplified) to the PS Vita™, PC, Mac, mobile/tablet devices and Xbox One controllers.
  • Mic Monitoring– When connected to the PS4 and PS3, the Recon 60P‘s Mic Monitoring lets players hear their own voice in the headset to avoid shouting when talking to other players online.
  • Comfortable Design– Weighing-in at just seven ounces, these super lightweight and comfortable over-ear headsets and are perfect for hours-long, marathon gaming sessions.
  • Great Sound– The Recon series gaming headsets feature large, full-range 40mm Neodymium speaker drivers that deliver sizzling highs and thunderous lows while the synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cups provide improved bass response and noise isolation.
  • Convenient Controls– In-line controls place Mic Mute and Master Volume conveniently at your fingertips.
  • Mic Check– An adjustable, high-sensitivity boom mic picks-up your voice loud and clear for in-game and online chat, and can be removed when listening to music and watching movies.

A great headset can make all the difference during a long immersive gaming session in all honesty! What headphones do our readers use?




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