Author Archives: Tyler Hodgkinson
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Online music services such as Apple Music, Tidal, and Spotify have cemented their legitimacy as hubs for catalogues, but this can also be said for longstanding Oshawa music store Wilson & Lee.
According to co-owner Bill Wilson, the downtown shop, which is currently celebrating 95 years in business, isn’t greatly affected by the rise of streaming services because they bring in a “different kind of customer.” (Wilson & Lee is also owned and operated by his younger brother, Dave.) Read more
An ominous haze surrounds the downtown Oshawa bandshell, as midnight fast approaches.
Groups of two to six people congregate for various reasons. Some scavenge for Pokemon, while others’ motives remain questionable.
Far in the distance, two bright-coloured figures emerge from the fog. Read more
(This article was originally published on Dec. 2.)
Gamers’ frustration with Nintendo continues to build as the company struggles to keep up with consumer demand for its latest product. Read more
Throw a log on the fire, grab a plate of gingerbread people, and pour a tall glass of eggnog, because you’re going to need supplemental material to enjoy the Christmas-themed Dead Rising 4. Despite a few new features and the return of signature elements, Capcom Vancouver’s latest is a mediocre attempt to breathe life into a series that has lost the interest of average gamers and die-hard fans. Dead Rising 4 fails to deliver a satisfying zombie-slaying experience and is not the kind of present you want to see under the tree. Read more
(This article was originally posted in October, 2016. Therefore, you’re out of luck if you wanted to download the demo. Sorry!)
With Hallowe’en upon us, developer Red Barrels released a timely demo of their upcoming horror-survival game Outlast 2. The playable teaser is currently on Steam, Xbox One, and PS4, but it can only be downloaded until November 1. You’ll want to grab it before then, because it has all the makings of an instant classic. Read more
The Gears of War franchise could have easily died after Gears of War: Judgment. The unnecessary fourth installment received a poorer-than-usual commercial response and Epic Games soon moved onto other projects. Yet just when the series appeared to be bleeding out, The Coalition (and Microsoft) breathed new life into it with Gears of War 4. The new game features tongue-in-cheek humour, ridiculous battle sequences, and solid co-op play, making Gears of War 4 a high-octane bro-fest that is accessible for both new and veteran players. Read more
Sometimes, the best route in life is the road less travelled. That philosophy is true in Forza Horizon 3, a game that marries a variety of terrains and environments with high-performance sports cars to deliver unbelievable fun. The game doesn’t bring much innovation to the racing genre, but that doesn’t make the experience any less of a thrill. Read more
Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming hack and slash game For Honor pits Samurais, Vikings, and Knights against each other in a violent, historically inaccurate clash. If the magnificent concept isn’t enough, the brilliant combat system, challenging multiplayer elements, and gender inclusiveness make the effort worth keeping an eye on. Read more