July 27th, 2016

New games for August: No Man’s Sky, Madden 17, and more!

August is here! This month will see a few more titles than last month as we head into those prime autumn gaming months! We have 8 new games for you this month, including some sequels, some franchise entries, and one of the most anticipated games of the year. Let’s take a look!

 

No Man’s Sky

It’s finally here. We’re starting off with No Man’s Sky; one of the most anticipated titles of 2016! Take control of a spaceship and explore a completely procedurally generated universe with over 18 quintillion planets (that’s too many zeros to reasonably type out), no two of which will be alike. Each will have it’s own flora and fauna as well as alien races to encounter. Exploration and survival, along with combat and trading, are the four pillars of the game and you must do all of them to succeed.

The universe is so big that the publisher estimates that over 99% of if it will never be seen by the players, and while you are online while you play the chances of meeting another player are reportedly less than 1%, but if you do meet someone you’ll be able to play together.

The main takeaway from all this is that No Man’s Sky is huge and ambitious and potentially a major game changer. It’ll be out on August 9th on PlayStation 4.

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June 30th, 2016

New Games for July

Another month, another set of new games. The sun is out now which means we don’t have too many games coming your way but the good news is that the three we have are all great! Let’s take a closer look.

 

Rocket League Collector’s Edition

The long awaited Collectors edition of Rocket League is here! The soccer-by-way-of-rocket-powered cars game has all the crazy 8 player action and fully customizable cars you love, and includes three DLC packs (Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run), exclusive first access to 4 all new vehicles, and an art print!

Rocket League Collector’s Edition will arrive on July 5th for Windows, XBOX One, and PlayStation 4. You can pre-order your copy at LondonDrugs.com or pick it up in store!

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June 8th, 2016

Gamers! Join us June 18th for a Forza Racing event!

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Saturday June 18th from 11am to 2pm visit London Drugs and test your mettle on the race track! We’ll be set up with Forza Motorsport 6 and the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel on an XBOX One in 16 of our stores. Post a lap time and see how you compare to other racers in your area, and in Western Canada!

Plus, you can enter a random draw to win one of three Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Editions, valued at $499.99 each!

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May 31st, 2016

Upcoming Games for June

Summer is here! June is going to be slightly quieter for new game releases but quality is always better than quantity, am I right? This month we’ll see five new games and two re-releases for next generation consoles! Let’s take a closer look.

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst

Faith is back! Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a reboot of 2008’s Mirror’s Edge. You play as Faith, a courier who gets around the city by way of parkour, delivering messages to help take down the city’s totalitarian rulers. She didn’t use them much last time but this time Faith will be unable to use guns at all, instead you’ll have to focus on parkour maneuvers and takedowns. Don’t worry though, when you’re running you gain focus, and if you achieve enough focus you will be able to see and dodge bullets!

Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst will be released on June 7th and is available for pre-order for Windows, PlayStation 4, or XBOX One on LondonDrugs.com

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May 9th, 2016

Looking to game on the go? Certified Data has you covered with the new Magnum gaming laptop!

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Looking to game on the go? Certified Data has you covered with the new Magnum gaming laptop!

The Magnum is designed with power in mind. We used an Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor running at 2.5 GHz. That’s a quad core CPU that supports all the latest tech. You also get 8 GB of DDR3L RAM (which you can expand to 16GB). We could list all the technical details but here’s the takeaway: this thing has a lot of horsepower. Seriously, just check it’s Geekbench scores.

Combine all that horsepower with the GeForce GTX 960M graphics card and its 4GB of graphics memory and you have a formidable gaming machine. Whether you want to play Candy Crush, World of Warcraft, or the upcoming Doom reboot, this machine will be able to handle it.

That’s not where it ends though! We have a full keyboard with numberpad, a huge 1TB hard drive, a DVD+/-RW drive for those games you still have on disk, HDMI output so you can play on your big screen TV, Bluetooth and WiFi and gigabit ethernet so you won’t have any lag at LAN parties. Top that off with a 15.6 inch high definition screen and what we’re left with is a pretty sweet package.

Have more questions? Our LD Experts are waiting for you at your nearest London Drugs computer department! That’s not all though, if you buy a Magnum between April 29th and May 11th we’ll throw in a Tree Frog gaming mouse and a $20 prepaid Steam card! This deal is only available in store so come on down!

 

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April 30th, 2016

Upcoming Games for May

Greetings gamers and welcome to May! This month has nine new games for you to play, including the return of some classics, a reboot or two, some sequels, and some entirely new games! Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store.

Battleborn


A catastrophe has befallen the galaxy! All the habitable systems have been destroyed save one, Solus, the last star. All the races and people of the galaxy have fled there, including the bad guys, and now it’s up to you, the Battleborn to stop them from destroying Solus too! Gearbox software, makers of the highly successful Borderlands series have developed Battleborn, an online first person shooter and far flung space fantasy. At release the game will feature 25 playable characters each with their own unique abilities and weapons, and their own unique skill tree to unlock.

Battleborn will be available on May 3rd on PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Windows, and you can pre-order your copy today!

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April 26th, 2016

MSI Canada Cup V3 Results

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The winners are in! The MSI Dragon Cup V3 Hearthstone Tournament was held on April 9th and 10th pitting players from all around the continent against one another. This year we had over 100,000 players registered and the tournament was watched by over 34,000 people!

The matches were exciting, and there was one EPIC match featuring some of the craziest, weirdest plays seen in a tournament.

Jean-Francois T, aka Walf#1592 placed 4th overall and was the 3rd highest ranked Canadian which means he took home a $200 London Drugs gift card to use on LondonDrugs.com.

Mathieu B, aka Doctueur#1458 placed 3rd overall, taking home $200 cash and an MSI gaming keyboard. He was also the 2nd highest ranked Canadian and received a $300 London Drugs gift card to use on our website.

Justin D, aka Luffy#1586 placed 2nd overall and took home $300 cash and an MSI gaming motherboard. That’s not all though, Justin was the highest ranked Canadian meaning he also took home a $500 London Drugs Gift card!

The grand champion of the tournament is Robert M, aka Nostam#1965. Robert is taking home a $500 cash and a sweet MSI GTX 960 2G graphics card, and he also earned a spot in the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo Hearthstone Tournament being held in Toronto this coming weekend, and a chance to take home a part of that tournaments prize pool of $10,000!

A big thanks to all the players, and congratulations to all the winners! It was a big success and we look forward to the Dragon Cup V4!

 



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