tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-48849928478283566972016-03-02T08:30:49.423-05:00Xbox One In CanadaInformation and news about the Xbox One gaming console by Microsoft. New releases, rumors, reviews and much more.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.comBlogger37125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-39404920885702264682014-09-03T09:31:00.001-04:002014-09-03T09:31:36.836-04:00Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to be released this Friday!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5RCdbiAldeQ/VAcULQyInVI/AAAAAAAAEs0/dS7iX_O3ggo/s1600/minecraft-xbone.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5RCdbiAldeQ/VAcULQyInVI/AAAAAAAAEs0/dS7iX_O3ggo/s1600/minecraft-xbone.png" height="98" width="320" /></a></div><br />FINALLY! &nbsp;The wait is over: &nbsp;Minecraft for Xbox One will be released on Friday, September 5th 2014. &nbsp;And yes, that means that the Xbox One version is being released before the PS4 version, which has been delayed because it failed to pass Sony's certification last August.<br /><br />More great news confirmed by Larry Hryb yesterday: if you have bought Minecraft for the Xbox 360, you will have access to a special price for the Xbox One version, as it will be sold to you for 5.99$. &nbsp;The regular price is set to 19.99$ for anyone else. &nbsp;Please note that the physical version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition should show up in time for the upcoming holidays.<br /><br />Other cool stuff: any downloadable content you have previously bought for the Xbox 360 version will still be yours (texture packs, skins, etc...). &nbsp;And you know what? Those cool world you spent so many hours building and/or blowing up (I have kids, and they love TNT...) will be transferable to your Xbox One.<br /><br />As for the game itself, well, it's still Minecraft. &nbsp;Textures won't be different, but the worlds are supposed to be 36 times larger than the ones you created on Xbox 360. &nbsp;And the draw distance is improved, thanks to more powerful hardware on the Xbox One.<br /><br />Source: <a href="http://majornelson.com/2014/09/02/minecraft-xbox-one-edition-arrives-friday/" target="_blank">MajorNelson.com</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-21541926042042702432014-03-24T12:20:00.003-04:002014-03-24T12:20:52.544-04:00Diablo 3 Confirmed For Xbox One<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ylyeVMLWmbw/UzBWX4AUMYI/AAAAAAAADl4/Ks-AAPZeh7s/s1600/D3logo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ylyeVMLWmbw/UzBWX4AUMYI/AAAAAAAADl4/Ks-AAPZeh7s/s1600/D3logo.jpg" height="160" width="320" /></a></div><br />After being announced for PS4 at the end of 2013, Blizzard finally confirmed that the latest installment of the Diablo franchise will also be released for Xbox One somewhere in 2014.<br /><br />"Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition" will include the main game as well as the "Reaper of Souls" expansion that is set to release on PC and Mac on April 25th, 2014.<br /><br />"Diablo 3" was originally released for PC and Mac back in May, 2012 and was rather well received by both critics and the gaming community. &nbsp;The PS3 and Xbox 360 version of the game were highly anticipated and received very good reviews upon release. &nbsp;It is considered as one of the best game of it's genre on consoles.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-9038814052590532542013-12-13T18:23:00.002-05:002013-12-14T12:25:44.933-05:00Xbox One Available At Walmart (Online)<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FWRY_yc0oYU/UquV7jNn5SI/AAAAAAAAC1Y/vkCcZ4Z_3K0/s1600/wal-mart-logo.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FWRY_yc0oYU/UquV7jNn5SI/AAAAAAAAC1Y/vkCcZ4Z_3K0/s1600/wal-mart-logo.jpg" height="111" width="320" /></a></div><br />Yes, &nbsp;you read that right! &nbsp;Right now, just as you read these lines, Walmart has the Xbox One console<strike> in stock</strike> (see the update at the bottom of this post) on their online store.<br /><br />Get to <a href="http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/xbox-one/6000142774107" target="_blank">the ordering page</a>, and fast!<br /><br />We will update this post as soon as possible once the consoles are all sold.<br /><br />Good luck!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uNMtDNAQSEk/UquWzSZaiKI/AAAAAAAAC1k/oVz2w8yfzyg/s1600/black-friday-fights.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uNMtDNAQSEk/UquWzSZaiKI/AAAAAAAAC1k/oVz2w8yfzyg/s1600/black-friday-fights.jpg" height="180" width="320" /></a></div><br /><b>UPDATE 14/12/2013: </b>Sorry folks. &nbsp;As of saturday morning, the website now mention that the Xbox One consoles are sold out online.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-49899990275317493952013-12-13T11:38:00.004-05:002013-12-13T12:49:52.346-05:00Battlefield 4 Update For Xbox One Rolls Out Today!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C4Sk91mvqIk/Uqs1TRPd6FI/AAAAAAAAC00/OMNssjx89gM/s1600/battlefield_4.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C4Sk91mvqIk/Uqs1TRPd6FI/AAAAAAAAC00/OMNssjx89gM/s320/battlefield_4.png" height="180" width="320" /></a></div><br />After enduring critical bugs, game-breaking glitches, self-destructing single-player campaign progress and unavoidable crashes to the dashboard, Battlefield 4 players on the Xbox One will finally receive the first major update to the game since it's official release (November 19th, a few days before the Xbox One console launch).<br /><br />This morning, DICE announced on their forum that the update is finally being rolled out to X1 users, after being originally announced for the week of December 2nd. <br /><br />You can view the official forum post <a href="http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064770290565674/" target="_blank">here</a>, as well as the official change log <a href="http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/forum/threadview/2955064770293888514/" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br />The Battlefield community has been highly disappointed by the way DICE and EA handled the BF4 launch so far. &nbsp;The game was plagued with so many bugs (on all platforms) that for some gamers, it was simply unplayable and not acceptable. &nbsp;Most critics believe that EA rushed the product in order to avoid seeing "Call Of Duty: Ghosts" get the upper hand on the next-gen FPS market. &nbsp;The results have been catastrophic for EA <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2013/12/05/electronic-arts-tanks-after-hitting-reset-on-battlefield-4/" target="_blank">who saw it's share drop by 8%</a> at the beginning of December, after reporting that both EA and DICE were halting future projects in order to fix the once highly-anticipated title. &nbsp;It's also worth noting that EA <a href="http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/12/12/ea-investigated-by-law-firm-over-battlefield-4" target="_blank">is currently under investigation by an american law firm</a> who believe the company might have mislead it's investors during the game development...<br /><br />Let's hope that this patch does make the game more stable on the Xbox One. &nbsp;Because let's admit it: it's one hell of a game... when it actually works.<br /><br /><b>EDIT 1:</b> A lot of users are reporting that after applying the update plenty of problems persists. &nbsp;Joining a "Conquest" quick match is still impossible. &nbsp;What a let down...<br /><br /><b>EDIT 2: </b>Users are reporting that the single player campaign still gets erased. &nbsp;Bummer.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-31235166928384164542013-12-11T08:27:00.000-05:002013-12-11T10:58:54.230-05:00System Update Rolling Out!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BltDjkBrVMw/UqhitJB7XaI/AAAAAAAACv8/ABtPcFeZ5zs/s1600/Xbox-One-Launch-Day-System-Update-Already-Available-for-Download-Report.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="175" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BltDjkBrVMw/UqhitJB7XaI/AAAAAAAACv8/ABtPcFeZ5zs/s320/Xbox-One-Launch-Day-System-Update-Already-Available-for-Download-Report.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Yesterday <a href="http://majornelson.com/2013/12/10/xbox-one-system-update/" target="_blank">Major Nelson announced on his blog</a> that a System Update would be rolling out gradually to Xbox One consoles. &nbsp;The update started being available on December 10th, 5:00 PM PT but depending on your geographic location, it might take a few hours (or days?) before you get it. &nbsp;It is a mandatory update, so you cannot bypass this process unless your console is not connected to the Xbox Live service (i.e.: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/12/don-mattrick-xbox-360-offline/" target="_blank">people living in a nuclear sub</a>).<br /><br />This update mainly improves the dashboard performance and updates some networks features.<br /><br />The update should be downloaded once your console is in stand by mode for a certain period of time. &nbsp;Once the required package has been downloaded, you console will automatically shut down, meaning that the next time you want to turn your console on, the "Xbox On" vocal command won't be working - you will have to reach for that power button that most of us forgot about since the X1 came out... <br /><br />This might cause some confusion among users as a lot of people will wonder why the vocal command is suddenly not working in the morning. &nbsp; As far as we can tell, this process is required because the update has to be applied during a cold boot sequence (from the device being completely turned off to booting into the OS). &nbsp;Even if this update method looks quite effective from a technical point of view (as well as a time-saver compared to the updates we have for Windows), this is clearly not the most user-friendly way to update a console.<br /><br />Please remember not to turn off your console while the update is being applied as this could have some serious consequences. &nbsp;Wait until the dashboard shows up and be aware that some users have a reported that this operation can last up to 15 minutes in some cases. &nbsp;If the screen stays black for a while, do not panic and let the update do it's things, it's "kind of" a normal behavior.<br /><br />If you want to know if your console has been updated, simply get to the Console Info screen:<br /><b>Apps &amp; Games</b>&nbsp;--&gt;&nbsp;<b>Settings</b>&nbsp;--&gt;&nbsp;<b>System</b>&nbsp;--&gt;&nbsp;<b>Console Info</b><br /><br />Once on the Console Info screen, locate the version number and compare it to the following version numbers:<br /><br />Previous version number: 6.2.10210.0(xb_rel_launch 131118-1159)<br />New version number:<b>&nbsp;6.2.10217.0 (xb_rel_launch.131205-2200)</b><br /><br />For the complete description of the patch, please refer to <a href="http://majornelson.com/2013/12/10/xbox-one-system-update/" target="_blank">Major Nelson's post</a>.<br /><br />Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/system/system-update-operating-system">http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/system/system-update-operating-system</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-6062948074054820312013-12-09T09:46:00.001-05:002013-12-09T09:59:38.400-05:00Peggle 2 Now Available!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1AkiKYDYRPY/UqXMIR5HSBI/AAAAAAAACvs/d6gEgDXzP80/s1600/cb491_Peggle2_BoxArt_NoRating.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1AkiKYDYRPY/UqXMIR5HSBI/AAAAAAAACvs/d6gEgDXzP80/s320/cb491_Peggle2_BoxArt_NoRating.jpg" width="247" /></a></div><br />Today, the follow-up to the classic Xbox Live Arcade puzzle game "Peggle" (2009) is being released for Xbox One. &nbsp;This title is a timed-exclusive on the X1, meaning that for the moment it's only available on the Xbox One but other platforms will also have it a later time.<br /><br />As far as game design changes go, this new version now implements Kinect support, allowing players to shoot using their hands and voice. &nbsp;A new mode is also introduced, called "Peg Party" that allows up to 4 players to compete against each other. &nbsp;Gamer points addicts will also love that 1000 points are available to unlock in this game.<br /><br />"Peggle 2" costs 11.99$ and the download size weighs in at 1.72GB.<br /><br />Source : <a href="https://store.xbox.com/en-CA/Xbox-One/Games/Peggle-2/efd011ea-47b6-4b61-9e86-08063a3e1cfa?lc=1033" target="_blank">Xbox.com</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-83793399347750664402013-12-04T09:36:00.003-05:002013-12-10T15:37:53.199-05:00Hot Deal: Xbox Live Gold for 39.99$<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4GTSCHfQqDg/Up89NlRk25I/AAAAAAAACuE/S2nSvtFfk8A/s1600/Gold12mCard.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4GTSCHfQqDg/Up89NlRk25I/AAAAAAAACuE/S2nSvtFfk8A/s320/Gold12mCard.png" width="226" /></a></div><br />Good news for Canadian gamers: right now on <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/Microsoft-Xbox-LIVE-month-gold/dp/B00EDSI8GS/" target="_blank">Amazon.ca</a>, you can get your hands on a 12-Month Xbox Live Gold membership for 39.99$. &nbsp;That's a 20$ rebate... &nbsp;Not bad! <br /><br />Once the deal is over, we will do our best to update this post in a timely manner.<br /><br />Source: <a href="http://www.amazon.ca/Microsoft-Xbox-LIVE-month-gold/dp/B00EDSI8GS/" target="_blank">Amazon.ca</a><br /><br /><b>UPDATE 2013/12/10 :</b> The deal is over. &nbsp;Sorry folks!Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-12160992845073130962013-11-26T12:32:00.002-05:002013-11-26T12:32:33.356-05:00How To Fix Your Defective Blu-Ray Drive...<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-60eZ-CxnVdY/UpTSAmwJl9I/AAAAAAAACts/DDzESILDilw/s1600/slotload.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="179" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-60eZ-CxnVdY/UpTSAmwJl9I/AAAAAAAACts/DDzESILDilw/s320/slotload.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />The Xbox One launch that took place last Friday was for the most part smooth and uneventful. &nbsp;The Xbox Live service stayed up unlike it's PS4 counterpart on the first day and most gamers from around the world were able to give the new Kinect a try. &nbsp;But one thing made a negative impression for a couple of thousands of Xbox One enthusiasts: the Blu-Ray drive was defective. &nbsp;Many people reported that it made scary grinding sounds and they were not able to install games from any disc. &nbsp;Bummer.<br /><br />Well, if you are one of the unlucky gamers and you are patient, you can call the Xbox One support line and wait somewhere between 30 to 60 minutes to get your console replaced at no cost. &nbsp;Microsoft will even give you a free digital copy of one of the following games:&nbsp;Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Zoo Tycoon (Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/25/5145620/xbox-one-owners-with-hardware-issues-get-complimentary-game" target="_blank">polygon.com</a>). Not a bad move, although receiving a defective console at launch is probably the worst...<br /><br />But, if patience is not one of your virtues, take note that "a few whacks is all it takes". &nbsp;Yes, you read that right. &nbsp;We do not encourage our readers to do so, but desperate times call for desperate measures...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><object height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/pDoDqTaIwIc?hl=en_US&amp;version=3"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/pDoDqTaIwIc?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="266" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><br />Many users have reported that this method fixes the Blu-Ray drive problem (see the <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1rgmis/how_to_fix_xbox_one_blue_ray_grinding/" target="_blank">comments on this Reddit thread</a>). &nbsp;Seriously. &nbsp;But we didn't test it ourselves as our units were delivered in perfect condition. &nbsp;So, unfortunately, you are on your own and obviously, you can't hold us responsible it you do more damage to your X1.<br /><br />Apparently, the problem is related to one or more gears that are misaligned. &nbsp;Yup. &nbsp;So next-gen, right? ...<br /><br />Good luck!<br /><br />Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-10543046819849196742013-11-21T12:27:00.002-05:002013-11-21T12:27:30.489-05:00EB Games Trade-Up Program<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UA68QXDBjRo/Uo4oW4wgJwI/AAAAAAAAClM/6Su0Gas9Ox0/s1600/75313.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="136" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UA68QXDBjRo/Uo4oW4wgJwI/AAAAAAAAClM/6Su0Gas9Ox0/s200/75313.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br />This is not new information, but perhaps more Canadian gamers need to know about this promotion at EB Games: until December 31st, bring your current-gen title in store and trade it up for the next-gen version for only 9.99$.<br /><br />This promotion applies to the following titles:<br /><ul><li>Assassin's Creed IV : Black Flag</li><li>Battlefield 4</li><li>Call Of Duty: Ghosts</li><li>FIFA 14</li><li>Madden 25</li></ul><div>Most location will apply this promotion even without a proof of purchase, but some unlucky gamers reported that they had trouble because they did not have the original receipt. &nbsp;Better call your local EB Games for more details.<br /><br />As a side note, Best Buy and Future Shop used to mention a similar promotion. But after investigating the case by ourselves, 2 different stores refused to acknowledge it's existence. &nbsp;Another Future Shop told us that they were only trading-up "Call Of Duty: Ghosts"... &nbsp;even after we showed them those two pages on the Futureshop.com website: <a href="http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/category/ea-sports-madden-nfl/madden-nfl.aspx" target="_blank">Madden 25</a>, <a href="http://www.futureshop.ca/en-ca/category/ea-sports-fifa/fifa.aspx" target="_blank">FIFA 14</a>. &nbsp;Apparently, because these pages cannot be reached through any link on the actual website, they are considered outdated. &nbsp;Bummer.</div>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-47811444457719139552013-11-21T10:14:00.002-05:002013-11-21T10:14:43.960-05:00YouTube App For Xbox One Confirmed<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qQQ4fDs4Ozo/Uo4dkaibrxI/AAAAAAAACkw/BYMeeT_amQ4/s1600/Solid_color_You_Tube_logo.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="128" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qQQ4fDs4Ozo/Uo4dkaibrxI/AAAAAAAACkw/BYMeeT_amQ4/s320/Solid_color_You_Tube_logo.png" width="320" /></a></div><br />Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) <a href="https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/403263251099578368" target="_blank">confirmed yesterday via Twitter</a> that the Xbox One will finally have a YouTube app at launch.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dhWCIekDbIE/Uo4homTUHeI/AAAAAAAACk8/dFmC7drIvqY/s1600/MajorNelson_Twitter.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="176" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dhWCIekDbIE/Uo4homTUHeI/AAAAAAAACk8/dFmC7drIvqY/s320/MajorNelson_Twitter.png" width="320" /></a></div><br />This feature, somewhat not very exciting at first glance, puts the Xbox One ahead of it's main competitor, the PS4 (at least in the "apps" department). &nbsp;The Sony Playstation 4 does not offer a YouTube app, despite the Japanese console being available since last week. &nbsp;Also, it's worth noting that the PS4 web-browser does not allows watching videos on the YouTube website.<br /><br />Basically, the YouTube app should allow Xbox One users to watch YouTube videos in full screen mode, and 1080p videos can be streamed without losing any quality.<br /><br />The YouTube app has come a long way on the Xbox 360. &nbsp;It's debut was riddled with bugs and an horrible UI, but after many updates in the last year or so, it became a very convenient way to watch YouTube videos &nbsp;on the living room's TV. &nbsp;Let's just hope that the Xbox One app will not be a set back.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-29084907372927557672013-11-15T08:15:00.002-05:002013-11-15T08:15:34.151-05:00"Games With Gold" Coming To Xbox One in 2014<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M0v1PkCju3A/UoYakdWT8vI/AAAAAAAACjQ/psIDweFPe9A/s1600/5d8d3e48-cf9d-4e9e-85a0-484615d19bf0.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="152" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M0v1PkCju3A/UoYakdWT8vI/AAAAAAAACjQ/psIDweFPe9A/s320/5d8d3e48-cf9d-4e9e-85a0-484615d19bf0.png" width="320" /></a></div><br />Yesterday Larry Hryb (aka "Major Nelson") confirmed via Twitter that the popular "Games With Gold" program will be coming next year on the Xbox One.<br /><br />"Games With Gold" is offering two free Xbox 360 games per month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. &nbsp;In the last few months, gamers had a chance to get their hands on "Halo 3", "A World of Keflings", "Dead Rising 2" and "Assasin's Creed II" among others.<br /><br />Microsoft is clearly making this move to catch up with the current PSN+ offering, since Sony announced that their similar program (currently consisting of 12 free games at all time on the PS3) would also be ported to the PS4.<br /><br />Source : <a href="https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/401072182748393472" target="_blank">Twitter.com</a><br /><br />Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-47920606244838045542013-11-13T15:32:00.001-05:002013-11-13T15:42:43.585-05:00Best Buy & Future Shop: Midnight Release And Opening Hours Information<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-82154mXSbMY/Ul_zgXrKWZI/AAAAAAAACR8/Dwm4Js57pvo/s1600/bestbuyFshop.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-82154mXSbMY/Ul_zgXrKWZI/AAAAAAAACR8/Dwm4Js57pvo/s1600/bestbuyFshop.jpg" /></a></div><br />As we are approaching the Launch Day, more information regarding midnight launches and early openings starts to pop around. &nbsp;Today, both <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/xbox-one/xboxone.aspx" target="_blank">Best Buy</a> and <a href="http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/category/xbox-one/xboxone.aspx" target="_blank">Future Shop</a> have posted additional information on their websites.<br /><br />All Canadian <b>Best Buy stores</b> will all open at 8AM on Friday, November 22nd 2013 and at least 35 unreserved consoles will be available at each location. &nbsp;No midnight launch event seems to have been scheduled, but we highly recommend you contact your local Best Buy just to make sure.<br /><br />All <b>Future Shop stores</b> will hold a midnight launch event to allow Xbox One enthusiasts to pick up their pre-ordered console, except for Quebec City and Sudbury. &nbsp;20 unreserved consoles will be available at each location at that moment.<br /><br />Then all Future Shop stores will open at 8AM on friday morning, with at least 15 unreserved X1 available per store.<br /><br />All stores from both Best Buy and Future Shop will also be holding Xbox One giveaways for people that show up in line 15 minutes before midnight and/or 8AM openings.<br /><br />Get ready people, Launch Day is upon us! &nbsp;Plan your pre-order pickup wisely!<br /><br />Source: <a href="http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/category/xbox-one/xboxone.aspx" target="_blank">Futureshop.ca</a> and <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/xbox-one/xboxone.aspx" target="_blank">BestBuy.ca</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-86966264297519751232013-11-11T09:29:00.003-05:002013-11-11T09:29:40.546-05:00Xbox One Digital Purchase - Download Sizes<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDrtobSAMvs/UoDhs4ueiII/AAAAAAAACiQ/7P-ELnZUFG0/s1600/storeus1p620pxbodyimg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDrtobSAMvs/UoDhs4ueiII/AAAAAAAACiQ/7P-ELnZUFG0/s320/storeus1p620pxbodyimg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />In the last few days a small number of lucky gamers <a href="http://kotaku.com/target-admits-error-shipped-small-number-of-xbox-one-1461447636" target="_blank">received their Xbox One consoles a little early</a>. &nbsp;A ton of information was published through YouTube and Twitter by these X1 enthusiasts (<a href="http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/9/5084190/xbox-one-pre-order-arrives-early-user-reportedly-banned" target="_blank">some consoles were even banned</a> in the process), but in the end, we thought it would be really interesting for canadian gamers to know the download size of each games, especially if they plan to purchase digital copies of their games.<br /><br /><table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="MsoTable15Grid1LightAccent6" style="border-collapse: collapse; border: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-padding-alt: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;"> <tbody><tr style="background-color: #a8d08d;"> <td style="border-bottom: solid #A8D08D 1.5pt; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid #A8D08D 1.5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 153; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 153; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Title<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #A8D08D 1.5pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid #A8D08D 1.5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 153; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 153; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="140"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b>Download Size<o:p></o:p></b></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">* <u>Xbox One – Day One Update</u> *</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="background: white;">0.5GB</span><o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Assasin’s Creed IV : Black Flag<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">20GB</div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Battlefield 4</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">33Gb<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Call of Duty: Ghosts</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="background: white;">39GB</span><o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Dead Rising 3</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">19GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">FIFA 14</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">8GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Fighter Within</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">9.2GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Forza Motorsport 5</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">31GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Just Dance 2014<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">22GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Killer Instinct<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">3.4GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">LocoCycle<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">13GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Madden NFL 25<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">12GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">NBA 2K14<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">43GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">NBA Live 14<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">9GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Powerstar Golf<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">3.9GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Ryse: Son of Rome<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">34GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Skylanders: Swap Force<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">15GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Zoo Tycoon</span><o:p></o:p></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">2.6GB<o:p></o:p></div></td> </tr><tr> <td style="border-top: none; border: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 183.05pt;" valign="top" width="244"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><b><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">Zumba Fitness: World Party<o:p></o:p></span></b></div></td> <td style="border-bottom: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-left: none; border-right: solid #C5E0B3 1.0pt; border-top: none; mso-border-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-bottom-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-bottom-themetint: 102; mso-border-left-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-left-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-left-themetint: 102; mso-border-right-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-right-themetint: 102; mso-border-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-themetint: 102; mso-border-top-alt: solid #C5E0B3 .5pt; mso-border-top-themecolor: accent6; mso-border-top-themetint: 102; padding: 0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; width: 57.7pt;" valign="top" width="77"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><span style="background: white; border: none windowtext 1.0pt; mso-border-alt: none windowtext 0cm; padding: 0cm;">24GB<o:p></o:p></span></div></td> </tr></tbody></table><br />Knowing that most canadian ISPs are imposing some sort of bandwidth cap on their customers (usually between 60GB to 100GB per month), any canadian gamer who was thinking of going all digital will have to check how much bandwidth there is left on their ISP account before queueing all (or any?) of these day-one releases... &nbsp;otherwise, get ready to pay extras for going over your bandwidth limit (and end up paying more for your games).<br /><br />Sources: <a href="http://67.227.255.239/forum/showthread.php?t=711802" target="_blank">NeoGAF</a>, <a href="http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2154278/xbox_one_game_install_sizes_revealed_includes_ghosts_fifa_forza.html" target="_blank">NowGamer.com</a>, <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/09/report-xbox-one-dashboard-download-details-leak-after-consoles/" target="_blank">Joystiq.com</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-20340762560018476992013-11-10T13:30:00.001-05:002013-11-10T13:34:37.023-05:00The Giant Xbox One in Montreal Was Just Unlocked<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HXqvi7zm_tg/Un_MKP6aWbI/AAAAAAAACho/cXU6hAkrz9c/s1600/BYultssIQAA9sTJ.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HXqvi7zm_tg/Un_MKP6aWbI/AAAAAAAACho/cXU6hAkrz9c/s320/BYultssIQAA9sTJ.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Picture credit&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/GeeksandCom">@GeeksandCom</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">After Vancouver last week, it was Montreal's turn to host a new #XboxOneSource event. &nbsp;The giant Xbox One was erected at the corner of <a href="https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=de+la+montagne++%2F+ste-catherine,+montreal,+qc&amp;hl=en&amp;ll=45.498038,-73.575343&amp;spn=0.005249,0.013078&amp;sll=45.497745,-73.575026&amp;layer=c&amp;cbp=13,138.69,,0,0.44&amp;cbll=45.497819,-73.575119&amp;hnear=Sainte-Catherine+%2F+de+la+Montagne&amp;t=m&amp;z=17&amp;iwloc=A&amp;panoid=tfqtooAGc4WdayM6eykl-Q" target="_blank">De La Montagne / Ste-Catherine</a> on Saturday morning.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WMb31UyKk54/Un_NkFebirI/AAAAAAAACh0/ECs7hV6JDt4/s1600/BYum1dxCMAAc9l0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WMb31UyKk54/Un_NkFebirI/AAAAAAAACh0/ECs7hV6JDt4/s320/BYum1dxCMAAc9l0.jpg" width="179" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Picture credit <a href="https://twitter.com/XboxCanada" target="_blank">@XboxCanada</a><br /></span></div>Once the pledge-meter was filled online on Sunday around 11h30 (EST), a 1-hour countdown was displayed at the location. As soon as the H-Hour was reached, a couple of exotic cars showed up with racing drivers on-board. &nbsp;This time, the event was oriented toward the new Forza Motosport 5 title.<br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kT6Wz7jlGHQ/Un_PW4-aCaI/AAAAAAAACiE/oYeuRX0aPjM/s1600/BYuoOqUCIAEMdnZ.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kT6Wz7jlGHQ/Un_PW4-aCaI/AAAAAAAACiE/oYeuRX0aPjM/s320/BYuoOqUCIAEMdnZ.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Picture credit&nbsp;</span><a href="https://twitter.com/XboxCanada" style="font-size: small;" target="_blank">@XboxCanada</a></div><br />Gamers of Montreal were then invited inside the huge console to give their best shot at Forza 5. &nbsp;Some reported that a couple of consoles are also running the demo version of Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son Of Rome.<br /><br /><br /><br /></div>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-8999201148316139472013-11-08T16:23:00.003-05:002013-11-08T16:27:15.414-05:00Xbox One Live Demo On "M.Net" Tonight<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2o7FXR1Tq64/Un1TpeKft1I/AAAAAAAACgU/P2iYd9-79e4/s1600/M.net.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="139" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2o7FXR1Tq64/Un1TpeKft1I/AAAAAAAACgU/P2iYd9-79e4/s320/M.net.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Tonight at 8 PM (EST), the popular TV show "M. Net" (on Musique Plus, the french sibling of Much Music)&nbsp;will be demoing&nbsp;the Xbox One. &nbsp;If you speak french&nbsp;(or simply understand bits), you might want to check this out as the console will be demoed by a couple of really knowledgeable guys, critics and avid gamers.<br /><br />M. Net is without any doubt the reference when it comes to gaming and technology in the province of Quebec. &nbsp;The show&nbsp;have been airing since&nbsp;1998 with Denis Talbot as the main host.<br /><br />Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.musiqueplus.com/sur-le-fil/des-20h-la-xbox-one-dans-nos-studios-1.1247403">http://www.musiqueplus.com/sur-le-fil/des-20h-la-xbox-one-dans-nos-studios-1.1247403</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-39938083579547310492013-11-08T13:19:00.004-05:002013-11-08T13:27:00.507-05:00Xbox One Official All-In-One Demo Released<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ny4WODSvHw0/Un0s6DU6HjI/AAAAAAAACgE/oaxxmpdb83M/s1600/Xbox-One-Dashboard.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ny4WODSvHw0/Un0s6DU6HjI/AAAAAAAACgE/oaxxmpdb83M/s320/Xbox-One-Dashboard.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Finally, Microsoft released an official video demonstrating the Xbox One operating system on YouTube! &nbsp;After months of speculations and rumors, here is the Xbox One demo we were all <strike>waiting</strike>&nbsp;dying for:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/xhe6jV-APwM/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/xhe6jV-APwM&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/xhe6jV-APwM&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Source : </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhe6jV-APwM" style="font-size: small;" target="_blank">YouTube</a></div><br /><br />Here are some key points to highlight:<br /><ul><li><b>Switching profiles on Xbox One is a breeze with Kinect 2 :</b>&nbsp;When multiple persons are sitting in front of the TV, the X1 will automatically sign in the main profile. &nbsp;If another player wants to take control of the dashboard, he simply has to say "Xbox: Show My Stuff". &nbsp;The dashboards will flip from a profile to another in less than 2 seconds.</li><li><b>Watching TV is non-obtrusive : </b>While watching TV, you can receive game invites and Skype calls. &nbsp;Thanks to the HDMI input that will be used to connect to cable receiver, the Xbox One controls the output and can overlay system notifications.</li><li><b>Skype is better than ever :</b> By integrating Kinect 2 to it's console, Microsoft can deliver the best Skype experience we have ever seen. &nbsp;Outgoing video will be streamed at 1080p (full HD) and when you are moving in front of the Kinect, it will keep track of your position by panning left or right (by software, not mechanical).</li><li><b>The DVR functionality for games looks sooooo easy : </b>Integrated with the "Upload Studio" app, the game capture function built into Xbox One is going to make video editing and uploading a child's play. &nbsp;Sharing exciting gaming moments and adding audio commentary has never been this easy.</li><li><b>Toggling between the X1 functions or apps is blazing fast :</b> We all heard that switching from a game to anything else in the OS was going to be fast. &nbsp;And it's actually lightning-fast. &nbsp;Once the vocal command is received, in less than a second the switch is made: from a gaming session to TV, from TV to Internet Explorer, from IE to NetFlix, it just happens right-away.</li><li><b>The "One Guide" is a couch-potato's dream :</b> Using the "One Guide" to change channels on TV and look at what's coming up next on different channels will make us all fat. &nbsp;Ok, granted that grabbing your remote control to perform those task was never a physical exercise. &nbsp;But with the vocal commands integrated into the "One Guide", no needs to move a single hand or arm muscle. &nbsp;Unfortunately, it appears that the "One Guide" won't be available in Canada at launch, but rumor has it that Bell ExpressVu <i>might </i>be supported...</li></ul><div>This might be the video that gamers from around the world were waiting for. &nbsp;It finally confirms why the new Xbox console is named "Xbox One". &nbsp;Because of all electronic devices in our living room, this one has the potential to be "THE ONE". &nbsp;One device to rule them all...</div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://i.imgur.com/NBx0qW3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="188" src="http://i.imgur.com/NBx0qW3.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-11387923846965258242013-11-07T09:55:00.003-05:002013-11-07T10:05:17.985-05:00Xbox One Headquarters Opens Today in Toronto!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OZ-cgz8KTO0/Unur1oJqrNI/AAAAAAAACf0/gxd_KqfV2mM/s1600/BYbnzmjCIAAc4S0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OZ-cgz8KTO0/Unur1oJqrNI/AAAAAAAACf0/gxd_KqfV2mM/s320/BYbnzmjCIAAc4S0.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Picture credit goes to <a href="https://twitter.com/XboxCanada/status/398260490977034240" target="_blank">@XboxCanada</a></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Great news for TO's Xbox One enthusiasts! Today at 11 AM the so-called "Xbox One Headquarters" will open to the public and allow gamers to get their hands on some of the most anticipated games! &nbsp;Here is an excerpt from the official press-release:<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i>The two-floor, 5,000-square foot venue, located on Bloor Street, opens on Thursday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. and will remain open until December 29, 2013. Fans visiting the first dedicated Xbox One storefront can try award-winning exclusive games, including Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct and Dead Rising 3. Consumers can also play Kinect Sports Rival Preseason for the first time in Canada. Additional titles will be available to try after launch.</i></blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i>Fans can also expect living room-style game-play and the chance to win great prizes.</i></blockquote>The Xbox One HQ in Toronto is located on 11 Bloor St. West.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 100%;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=11+Bloor+St.+W,+Toronto,+ON+M4W+1A3&amp;sll=53.796105,-68.44248&amp;sspn=38.968048,107.138672&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=11+Bloor+St+W,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+1A3&amp;t=m&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;ll=43.670105,-79.387406&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="https://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&amp;source=embed&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=11+Bloor+St.+W,+Toronto,+ON+M4W+1A3&amp;sll=53.796105,-68.44248&amp;sspn=38.968048,107.138672&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=11+Bloor+St+W,+Toronto,+Ontario+M4W+1A3&amp;t=m&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;ll=43.670105,-79.387406" style="color: blue; text-align: left;">View Larger Map</a></small></div><br /><br />The opening hours are the following:<br /><br /><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><b>Mon - Thu:</b></td><td>11 AM to 8 PM</td></tr><tr><td><b>Fri &amp; Sat:</b></td><td>11 AM to 11 PM</td></tr><tr><td><b>Sun:</b></td><td>12 PM to 6 PM</td></tr></tbody></table><br />Get in line, folks of Toronto!<br /><br />Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131105-905533.html?dsk=y">http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131105-905533.html?dsk=y</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-10181978445024322862013-11-07T08:13:00.001-05:002013-11-07T08:45:15.685-05:00Redeeming Codes on Xbox One: It's That Fast!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qIUq2iX0ZN8/UnuRRdX8EoI/AAAAAAAACfY/Ovf9d5cJHJg/s1600/Kinect+2-580-100.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="179" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qIUq2iX0ZN8/UnuRRdX8EoI/AAAAAAAACfY/Ovf9d5cJHJg/s320/Kinect+2-580-100.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) posted a video on Vine to demonstrate how fast it is to redeem codes on the new Xbox One using the Kinect 2.0... and let us tell you, it's blazing fast!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 100%;"><iframe class="vine-embed" frameborder="0" height="320" src="https://vine.co/v/hIAEZuQp5MK/embed/simple" width="320"></iframe><script async="" charset="utf-8" src="//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script></div><br />How frustrating was it to enter your 20-something digits code, only to have it refused because you mistyped or inversed a couple digits... &nbsp;So many precious minutes wasted that could have been used to play actual games! &nbsp;This will be a thing of the past, thanks to Kinect 2.0 and QR codes!Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-64764473709391549672013-11-06T09:17:00.001-05:002013-11-06T13:24:06.152-05:00Xbox Music on Xbox One Will Be Free For Gold --> UPDATE: No, It's Not.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ayW3YuQX_t4/UnpMiAtTIYI/AAAAAAAACek/zHguQkFlrIg/s1600/Xbox_One_Forza_with_Deadmau5_in_Snap.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="179" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ayW3YuQX_t4/UnpMiAtTIYI/AAAAAAAACek/zHguQkFlrIg/s320/Xbox_One_Forza_with_Deadmau5_in_Snap.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Yesterday &nbsp;on Twitter, Albert Penello confirmed that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to play tunes from Xbox Music without subscribing to this service (therefore at no additional cost). &nbsp;The only downside is that free users will receive "perdiodic ads" (rumor is that it's going to be 15 seconds audio ads for every 5 songs).<br /><br />This is great news as the X1 snap-in feature will allow user to stream music from this service while playing games. &nbsp;The selection is also quite impressive, sitting around <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/xbox-music-brings-30m-songs-to-ios-and-android-adds-free-web-streaming/" target="_blank">30 millions songs as of September 2013</a>.<br /><br />At the moment, Xbox 360 users can play 30 seconds of each tracks unless they pay for the Xbox Music subscription (10$ per month or 100$ for a 12 months subscription).<br /><br />Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/albertpenello/status/397173518095224832">https://twitter.com/albertpenello/status/397173518095224832</a><br /><br /><b>UPDATE:</b> Well, seems like Mr. Penello was wrong on this one... &nbsp;He retracted himself via Twitter:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CLy8hbjVrPc/UnqImob963I/AAAAAAAACe0/igf_bTXrotA/s1600/Untitled.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="225" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CLy8hbjVrPc/UnqImob963I/AAAAAAAACe0/igf_bTXrotA/s320/Untitled.png" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://i.imgur.com/9J9WeNE.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://i.imgur.com/9J9WeNE.gif" /></a></div><br /><br />Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-17208898468759353252013-11-03T10:55:00.003-05:002013-11-03T10:55:50.338-05:00EB Games Midnight Launch Locations In Canada<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l05pqr9-gvQ/UnZvq7ByP7I/AAAAAAAACd0/ldW4BQ5OZNA/s1600/Logo_of_EB_Games.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="51" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l05pqr9-gvQ/UnZvq7ByP7I/AAAAAAAACd0/ldW4BQ5OZNA/s320/Logo_of_EB_Games.png" width="320" /></a></div><br />Yesterday EB Games Canada released the list of locations that will be opened at midnight on November 22nd 2013. &nbsp;If you pre-ordered your Xbox One at one of these locations, you will be among the first to get your hands on the new console!<br /><br />The list can be found <a href="http://www.ebgames.ca/gs/landing/launch-day/2013/november-22/midnights.htm" target="_blank"><b>here</b></a>.<br /><br />Unfortunately, Quebec stores aren't listed at this time... but keep in mind the following notice on top of the page "This page is subject to change up to the Launch Event".Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-69522930228889655862013-11-01T09:13:00.000-04:002013-11-01T09:13:41.284-04:00The Giant Xbox One In Vancouver Was Unlocked<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zg-4-0fDsXw/UnOkLFNAuPI/AAAAAAAACdQ/NMm9Y0JX7Sw/s1600/BX8aIrYCAAATcp2.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zg-4-0fDsXw/UnOkLFNAuPI/AAAAAAAACdQ/NMm9Y0JX7Sw/s320/BX8aIrYCAAATcp2.png" width="304" /></a></div><br />Yesterday around 4 PM (PDT), the number of pledges to unlock <a href="http://www.xboxoneincanada.com/2013/10/a-giant-xbox-one-is-being-built-in.html" target="_blank">the giant Xbox One</a> was reached. &nbsp;No, it did not open right away as the public gathering around were asked to come back in an hour (really, Microsoft?)... <br /><br />But then, around 5 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;(PDT), zombies started to show up along with the Dead Rising 3 characters. &nbsp;After a brief scene of zombies being killed and whatnot, people were invited in 2 black tents: a makeup tent to get a zombie face paint (perfect timing for Halloween parties, right?) and a tent with a green screen to get pictures of yourself with DR3 weapons (<a href="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BX8c4XwCIAAHsDt.jpg:large" target="_blank">the results were rather cool</a>).<br /><br />Inside the colossal Xbox One, there were consoles hooked on TVs that allowed the public to get their hands on Dead Rising 3. &nbsp;Apparently, there was no giveaways on the site.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QG9iJRtoRvk/UnOmxJ3zc9I/AAAAAAAACdc/EFVI9cjKXbg/s1600/BX8ueS6CAAAeA49.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QG9iJRtoRvk/UnOmxJ3zc9I/AAAAAAAACdc/EFVI9cjKXbg/s320/BX8ueS6CAAAeA49.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hRB4m4U5_BE/UnOm0j5nfyI/AAAAAAAACdk/ITnNJf2tkus/s1600/BX8ys81CUAAdj3m.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hRB4m4U5_BE/UnOm0j5nfyI/AAAAAAAACdk/ITnNJf2tkus/s320/BX8ys81CUAAdj3m.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Now that this promo is over, the meter has been reset on the <a href="http://www.xbox.com/en-ca/onesource" target="_blank">Xbox One Source website</a> and it's still accepting your pledges in order to "unlock the next amazing experience".<br /><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;">*Picture credits goes to <a href="https://twitter.com/XboxCanada" target="_blank">@XboxCanada</a></span></div><br />Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-7206366779759926032013-10-31T09:20:00.003-04:002013-10-31T09:20:55.888-04:00"Call Of Duty: Ghosts" Confirmed at 720p on the Xbox One, Upscaled to 1080p<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cpshtATDlcA/UnJTW8Jv_3I/AAAAAAAACcg/spVD8hdf-UI/s1600/en-INTL_L_Xbox_One_Call_of_Duty_Ghosts_FKF-00638_mnco.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cpshtATDlcA/UnJTW8Jv_3I/AAAAAAAACcg/spVD8hdf-UI/s320/en-INTL_L_Xbox_One_Call_of_Duty_Ghosts_FKF-00638_mnco.jpg" width="248" /></a></div><br />Well, all the rumours surrounding the output resolution of the latest Call Of Duty game on the Xbox One were apparently true. &nbsp;Yesterday, Mark Rubin (the Executive Producer at Infinity Ward) <a href="http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rqqa5o" target="_blank">confirmed</a>&nbsp;that "Ghosts" will not run natively at 1080p on Micosoft next-gen console, unlike it's PS4 counterpart.<br /><br />The deception among COD and Xbox fans is huge. The PR people at Microsoft or Infinity Ward can say all they want (that the upscaling to 1080p on the X1 is powerful and brilliant, blah blah blah)... but in the end, here is a AAA title that does not launch at maximum resolution on the Xbox One. &nbsp;And it actually does on the Playstation 4. &nbsp;Please remember that the X1 is the most expensive console of the two...<br /><br />Also, we have to take into account Microsoft's own words: they want the X1 to live and prosper at least as long as the Xbox 360 did. &nbsp;So basically, we're looking at a 10 years lifespan. &nbsp;But they can't get one of the most successful IP released at 1080p for launch. &nbsp;To be fair, we heard from developers that the Xbox One architecture and it's developement tools are still young and need some fine-tuning, so there is still hope for future titles.<br /><br />But let's just face the fact: the PS4 has a better GPU and this confirmation by Infinity Ward proves it. &nbsp;Keep in mind that COD sells tons of copies, and as a launch title, can sell tons of consoles. &nbsp;The online experience might be somehow slightly better on Xbox Live, but as of writing these lines, we still haven't seen it by our selves. &nbsp;So basically, gamers who are jumping on the next-gen band wagon along with this game as a first purchase will probably choose Sony's side. &nbsp;And so far, they're right... unless full HD resolution is not <i>that </i>important for them.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-36031226521134095432013-10-30T14:19:00.000-04:002013-11-01T09:15:05.415-04:00Let's Unlock The Giant Xbox One In Vancouver!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Rv7aIiK83k/UnFLyAsvVeI/AAAAAAAACcE/Vpfriri7U9A/s1600/3ef6e89b-8c96-4eea-a134-edf21adbcca2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="179" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7Rv7aIiK83k/UnFLyAsvVeI/AAAAAAAACcE/Vpfriri7U9A/s320/3ef6e89b-8c96-4eea-a134-edf21adbcca2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><a href="http://www.xboxoneincanada.com/2013/10/a-giant-xbox-one-is-being-built-in.html" target="_blank">Earlier today</a> we reported that a giant Xbox One was being built in Vancouver, at the corner of Nelson &amp; Seymour street. &nbsp;We knew it was somehow related to the Microsoft's "#xboxonesource" advert and website, but now the mystery is (*<i>ALMOST*)&nbsp;</i>cleared up.<br /><br />Xbox Live gamers can go ahead at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.xbox.com/en-ca/onesource" target="_blank">http://www.xbox.com/en-ca/onesource</a>&nbsp;and input their gamertags as a pledge. &nbsp;The idea here is that when a certain amount (unknown at this time) of pledges will be submitted, the huge Xbox One case will, somehow, open up (or "unlock" as they say). &nbsp;Additionally, when you submit your gamertag, you are automatically eligible to the "One Source Contest" (see details <a href="http://www.xbox.com/en-CA/onesource/rules" target="_blank">here</a>).<br /><br />Apparently, pledges can also be submitted "in real life" at the giant X1 location in Vancouver.<br /><br />Now, the only things that's left to be revealed is... &nbsp;WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3EgRFePDnhk/UnFNX37l7TI/AAAAAAAACcQ/6zeXbHLKFxI/s1600/whats-in-the-box.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="160" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3EgRFePDnhk/UnFNX37l7TI/AAAAAAAACcQ/6zeXbHLKFxI/s320/whats-in-the-box.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><b>Edit 1 : </b><a href="http://www.xboxoneincanada.com/2013/11/the-giant-xbox-one-in-vancouver-was.html" target="_blank">The Xbox One was unlocked on October 31 @ 5 PM (PDT)</a><br /><br />Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-86972026339128730472013-10-30T11:50:00.000-04:002013-10-31T08:45:58.152-04:00A Giant Xbox One Is Being Built in Vancouver<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://i.imgur.com/EFvFLyG.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://i.imgur.com/EFvFLyG.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Something is happening right now in Vancouver... &nbsp;Something big.<br /><br />While we don't have much clue about what is really going on (<i>see <b>Update #2</b> down below!</i>), it's seems to be related to that "#XboxOneSource" trailer (see below). &nbsp;So basically, something is going to be revealed today for us canadians...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/sE9oOH2cQ9g/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/sE9oOH2cQ9g&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/sE9oOH2cQ9g&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><br />Stay tuned for more!<br /><br /><b>Update 1:</b> Apparently, the giant Xbox One is located at the corner of&nbsp;<a href="https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=nelson+and+seymour+corner,+vancouver,+bc+&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=53.796105,-68.44248&amp;sspn=38.968048,107.138672&amp;hnear=Seymour+St+%26+Nelson+St,+Vancouver,+Greater+Vancouver,+British+Columbia&amp;t=m&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=A" target="_blank">Nelson and Seymour</a>.<br /><br /><b>Update 2:</b> the <a href="http://www.straight.com/blogra/519261/xbox-one-has-landed-vancouver" target="_blank">Straight.com</a> website has some interesting info regarding the giant Xbox One:<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i>Xbox Canada representatives told the Straight that the massive Xbox One model will “unlock” when enough fans pledge their gamertag.&nbsp;</i></blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"><i>Members of the Xbox community can pledge their gamertags in person at the giant Xbox One, <a href="http://www.xbox.com/">online</a>, or from the dashboard on their Xbox 360. Doing so also makes them eligible to win digital rewards. Prizes include Xbox One consoles and trips to Toronto for the Canadian launch of the new system.</i><br /><i><br />What, exactly, will occur when the box unlocks is unknown. But you should expect it to be something special. </i></blockquote>Source :&nbsp;<a href="http://www.straight.com/blogra/519261/xbox-one-has-landed-vancouver" target="_blank">http://www.straight.com/blogra/519261/xbox-one-has-landed-vancouver</a><br /><br /><b>Update 3:</b> The mystery has been solved, see our follow-up <a href="http://www.xboxoneincanada.com/2013/10/lets-unlock-giant-xbox-one-in-vancouver.html">here</a>.Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4884992847828356697.post-70356782639623281992013-10-30T08:11:00.001-04:002013-10-30T11:50:58.497-04:00"Halo: Spartan Assault" Coming To Xbox One This December!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cOtEYBVwCok/UnDzNgN5VdI/AAAAAAAACb0/VH_3F_zop3s/s1600/Halo-spartan-assault-boxart.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cOtEYBVwCok/UnDzNgN5VdI/AAAAAAAACb0/VH_3F_zop3s/s320/Halo-spartan-assault-boxart.png" width="253" /></a></div><br />Halo fans around the world, rejoice! Although the next iteration of a "proper" Halo FPS game on your console is still months away (scheduled sometime in 2014), Microsoft and 343 Studios announced yesterday that "Halo: Spartan Assault" will be released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 this December (no specific release date is known at this point).<br /><br />In case you didn't know, &nbsp;"Halo: Spartan Assault" is a top-down third-person shooter that was released last July for Windows 8 and the Windows Phone platform. &nbsp;The story line takes place between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4. As of writing these lines, it has scored 71% on <a href="http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/halo-spartan-assault" target="_blank">metacritic.com</a>.<br /><br />The console version of this title will feature a brand new online co-op mode and will also include a previously released expansion called "Operation Hydra".<br /><br />Source: <a href="http://www.gamespot.com/articles/halo-spartan-assault-coming-to-xbox-360-xbox-one/1100-6415831/" target="_blank">Gamespot.com</a>Etienne St-Georgesnoreply@blogger.com0