September 1st, 2017

September 2017 New Game Releases

Greetings gamers! Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. September kicks off the back to school season, the start of the sports game season, and the lead in to the holidays. That means a whole bunch of new titles are coming up soon. Let’s take a look!

Lego Worlds for Nintendo Switch


The hit game based on the hit complex interlocking brick system is coming to the Switch! Lego Worlds lets you build in Lego in a variety of procedurally generated worlds. Each world unlocks new quests and bricks to help you get to the next world in the game. Already available on other platforms since this past spring the game will land on the Switch on September 5th.
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RBI Baseball 2017 for Nintendo Switch


Another release for Nintendo’s newest console. RBI Baseball 2017 features all 30 MLB ballparks and all 30 MLB teams with details attributes for well over 1000 players. This one has also been out on other consoles since the spring but Switch owners will finally get their chance to play in the bigs on September 5th.
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Destiny 2 for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


The most anticipated title of September arrives on the 6th. Destiny 2 takes place a year after the events of the last expansion to Destiny, Rise of Iron. The Red Faction of the Cabal has attacked, stripped the guardians of their powers and forced them to flee. Now they must fight to gain new powers and explore new worlds in order to take the battle back to the legion. Destiny 2 will arrive on September 6th.
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Monster Hunter Stories for Nintendo 3DS


Steal monster hunter eggs and hatch them. Name your new monsters and customize their appearance and then join them in battle against other monsters! This sounds a lot like another game I have heard of! Either way, Monster Hunter Stories was a #1 hit game when it debuted in Japan last year and it looks to do the same here when it launches on September 8th!
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


All your favourite international teams and all your international stadiums! Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 is arriving on September 12th with updated graphics, updated gameplay, and new 2v2 and 3v3 online matches that support local guest players! Play together with your friends and take your team all the way to the top of the standings!
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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


A new game in the Dishonored series! Death of the Outsider follows Dishonored 2 side character Billie Lurk as they infiltrate the seedy underside of the city, infiltrate fight clubs, rob a bank, and create enough chaos to eventually face off against The Outsider himself! Billie will have their own unique set of powers, abilities, and strategies to complete all these objectives but make no mistake that this is very much a Dishonored game. Death of the Outsider lands in stores on September 15th!
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Metroid: Samus Returns for Nintendo 3DS


The latest instalment in one of the greatest video game franchises of all time is here! Metroid: Samus Returns is a re-imagining of Metroid 2: The Return of Samus. The graphics are updated and the controls are new, but the story elements are all there! As per usual the Metroids have invaded and it’s up to you to stop them, and you can do that on September 15th!
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NBA 2K18 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One


In case you hadn’t noticed the theme yet, September is the month when all the new sports games come out. That continues with NBA 2k18. The venerable franchise returns with fan favourite features like MyCareer and MyTeam, where you can manage a player or a team to greatness. This year 16 classic teams have been added for you to play as well, including the ‘95-’96 Chicago Bulls and the ‘85-’86 Boston Celtics. NBA 2k18 lands on September the 15th.
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NBA Live 18 for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


Not to be out done, EA’s latest Basketball game is out the very same day! NBA Live 18 adds a new mode, The One, in which you create a player and play both on the streets and in the league in order to rise through the ranks and take your place among the greatest players. Another big addition this year is the WNBA, all the players from all the teams are available to play head to head!
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NHL 18 for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


For those of you who prefer Canada’s national sport, NHL 18 is coming! This year the control system has been updated again for even greater puck controls, a new arcade inspired 3v3 mode, a new expansion team franchise mode where you start you own team with a whole new expansion draft, and last but not least up to 12 player multiplayer!

September 15th is going to be a busy day for sports fans!
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


Get ready for the 6th entry in the now classic fighting series Marvel vs. Capcom! Infinite is the same game you know and love, pairing up characters from Marvel comics and Capcom games in tag team fighting action. This time around the Infinity Stones have come into play: each character can equip one of the powerful cosmic stones for added effects and powers during their battles! September 19th is the day to mark on your calendars Marvel and Capcom fans!
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Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


The Minecraft story continues! Jesse and friends have new episodes and adventures in the realms of minecraft,a nd only you can help them complete them on September 19th!
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Dragonball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch


All your favourite Dragonball characters are back in this fighting role playing game but you can also create your own! Choose from the five races and choose your transformation, and fight online on multiplayer servers which can hold up to 300 players at once! Dragonball fans mark September 22nd on your calendar!
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The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One


It’s easy to be cynical about video game tie-in games, but Lego games are basically universally fun and the Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game looks to be no exception! Master your Ninja-gility to jump higher, swing further, and kick harder, and defeat the evil Lord Garmadon. The lego Ninjago Movie Video Game will arrive on September 22nd, no word on if the Unstoppable Beast will make an appearance.
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Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch


Do you love Pokemon? Do you love fighting games? Then I have a new game for you! Pokken Tournament DX is an updated version of the same game released for WiiU last year, and lets you pit Pokemon against one another! With 21 Pokemon to choose from and gameplay like your favourite Tekken game, this one is a must have for Switch owners and will be available September 22nd.
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Project Cars 2 for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


Over 180 cars from nearly 40 manufacturers, racing on 46 tracks with over 121 layouts across 9 racing disciplines, it’s pretty safe to say that Project Cars 2 is a game for gear heads. The new e-Sports focussed online multiplayer includes an online ranking system and championship alongside an improved matchmaking system means you can compete against the best of the best on September 22nd when this one lands.
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Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition for PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Windows


Lets be honest, you already know about Fallout 4. The critically acclaimed game was on almost every Game of the Year list in 2016, and now the Game of the Year Edition is here to remind you why. Featuring the main game plus all six add-ons this is the perfect time to pick up the game for the first time or to pick it up again. September 26th is the day you can start exploring the wasteland again.
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Fifa 18 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and XBOX One


Oh, you thought we were done with sports? FIFA 18 is the latest in the most popular game franchise in the world. This year we see the return of “The Journey”, the story mode in which you play as fictional player Alex Hunter. This time Alex is on the comeback trail and his story features an appearance by Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA 18 comes in a standard edition which will be available on September 29th and the Ronaldo Edition, which will come with a number of in game extras which will land 3 days earlier on the 26th. Bad news for Switch owners though, the Ronaldo Edition will only be available on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.
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Forza 7 Ultimate Edition for XBOX One


Another new entry in another great franchise, Forza Motorsport 7 is arriving on XBOX One this month. Featuring 700 cars and 30 locations to race them in new dynamic weather conditions and with fully customizable drivers, this looks to be a pretty stunning update to a franchise that was already pretty stunning. If that’s not enough for you the game was developed alongside the forthcoming XBOX One X and will run and full 4K resolutions at 60 FPS when that console launches later in the fall. Watch for Forza Motorsport 7 on September 29th.
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That’s all the news that is news for September 2017. All these titles will be pre-orderable on our website, and keep and eye here for next month’s titles.



June 1st, 2017

June 2017 New Game Releases

Summer is here and it looks like it’s going to be a hot one! What better time to sit inside with the air conditioning on and play some new games! There are eleven new titles landing in in June across the PlayStation, XBOX, Switch, and Windows platforms. Let’s take a closer look at them now!

 

Tekken 7


Tekken is back! Tekken 7 is the ninth entry (because video games) in the hit fighting franchise. The game has been making the rounds on the arcade scene since last year and now finally arrives on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One. All your favourite characters return plus an additional 10 characters are added to the cast. There are also two new fighting mechanics to master: Rage Art, which allows you to land a critical blow at the expense of other power ups, and which allows you to attack your opponent even while they are attacking you.

Tekken 7 is out this Friday, June 2nd, and you can pre-order your copy today at LondonDrugs.com

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April 24th, 2017

Bring Back the Pack with Certified Data

London Drugs and Certified Data want you to Bring Back The Pack! As part of our What’s the Green Deal program you can already bring back the packaging from almost anything you purchase from London Drugs. Computers, Televisions, Appliances, Printers, you name it. Bring it back to your local London Drugs and we’ll make sure that it gets handled responsibly, and that includes Styrofoam!

Certified Data has a special offer for everyone buying our desktop computers.

If you bring back the pack from a Certified Data desktop computer in reusable condition we will give you a $10 gift card! The packaging must be in clean, reusable condition. That means no damage and no writing or any other defacements on the box, but as long as it meets that criteria a $10 gift card is yours!

Not only do you get a $10 gift card, you get the satisfaction of knowing that the box you returned will be re-used to protect another Certified Data computer!

This promotion is on now so if you have a Certified Data box in good condition, bring it back to your local London Drugs and be a part of the Green Deal!

Learn more about our Bring Back the Pack! Program and Certified Data towers from these two youtube videos:

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April 3rd, 2017

April 2017 New Game Releases

Greeting Gamers and welcome to April! They say that April showers bring May flowers, but they also provide a perfect excuse to stay in and play video games! This month sees the release of nine new games across PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Nintendo Switch. Let’s take a closer look at each one.

Persona 5


It’s a new school year at Shujin Academy in Tokyo where you have been transferred after you assaulted a stalker. Through the course of the year you are granted access to the palace realm where you can interact and do battle with the psyches of others and help them rehabilitate their personas. Yes, this is a Japanese Role Playing Game and it’s super weird and critically acclaimed. Released in Japan back in September, the North American release date is slated for April 4th exclusively on PlayStation 4.

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March 2nd, 2017

March 2017 New Game Releases

Greetings gamers!  It’s March 2017 which means it’s time to celebrate!  Not only do we have ten new games released this month, we have a whole new platform! The Nintendo Switch debuts this week on Friday, March 3rd!

Let’s take a closer look!

Nintendo Switch

The Switch is Nintendo’s seventh home console and is a clear successor to the Wii and Wii U.  It’s a hybrid of ideas, featuring both a docked TV connected use mode and a portable, touchscreen enhanced use mode.  What does that mean?

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February 1st, 2017

2017 February New Game Releases

February is upon us! This month brings us a couple of sequels and re-releases, but also two brand new games! Let’s take a closer look at this months new game releases!

Road to Boruto


The Road to Boruto is the latest, and the last, expansion to Naruto Shippuden 4, and fans of the series should know that it will be the last title in the franchise for the foreseeable future as Bandai Namco have decided to retire the series after this release.

Naruto Shippuden 4: Road to Boruto was built from the ground up for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One, and will be released on both platforms on February 3rd!

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January 10th, 2017

CES 2017, Day Two

It’s day two of press conferences here at Ces2017. It’s been a heckuva day with Samsung, LG, Intel, Toyota and other presenters. The three of us can only fit so much in a day and cover so much but I think we did well.

So… amazingly beautiful huge televisions, appliances that talk to you and recognize you, and extremely good virtual reality goggles, and automated cars really fueled the day.

I think one of the partnerships that really opened my eyes today was that between Nvidia and Audi. Who would’ve thought all those years ago when Nvidia was formed in 1994 that they would be making the computers that will run the autonomous cars of the future? But video cards have to perform thousands or hundreds of thousands of functions in a very short period of time so they are experts at handling large amounts of data and responding very quickly when needed. In a way, it’s a natural combination of skill sets and manufacturing expertise.

I was privileged to be in a group of only 260 reporters that got to sit in on an Intel virtual reality demonstration that had never been done before. We went flying in squirrel flying suits, then sat on the side court at a live basketball game and watched it in virtual reality, totally feeling like we were right there, and then we were in a video game called “Arizona sunshine” in a very scary and precarious predicament.

We also had a unique demonstration that had never been attempted before on this scale.  All 260 of us could just stand or sit and watch a river flow by us, see animals and farmers in the distance and be able to look all around you like you were transported there magically. This was all real film not created artificial reality. It was like being in the middle of it in real life, not like watching a film, it was almost indescribable. The amount of data required? It takes 3 TB per frame of film to create this illusion. At 60 frames per second that means 180 TB of data per minute are required to create this illusion of being in the middle of a real film.

To top it all off we had another demonstration wearing our VR goggles that had us flying over a 250 acre solar power farm in India in real time…. it was actually happening as we were seeing it and we acted as inspectors for the solar panels. The applications for business are obvious and huge cost savings can be realized.  Very dangerous situations like search and rescue can absolutely benefit from this technology.

Tomorrow we will be taking a closer look at some of the autonomous vehicles.

Talk to you soon!

 

Ron Fraser
London Drugs Yates Street
Computer Manager
Victoria, BC

 

CFAX Tech Talk airs each Saturday on CFAX 1070 radio in Victoria from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



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