Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones

Prior to the season finale of Boardwalk Empire, HBO offered a 15 minute behind-the-scenes look at their new fantasy series Game of Thrones. The sprawling series is based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels by author and former TV scribe George R. R. Martin. Game of Thrones revolves around the medieval world of Westeros, a turbulent kingdom where the ruling houses vie for control of the coveted Iron Throne.

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The Walking Dead?

If you haven't been watching AMC's The Walking Dead this season, what have you been doing?! Since the season is only six episodes long, there's still time for you to catch up before tonight's presumably awesome finale.

Donkey Kong Country Returns Preview

At last month’s Nintendo Holiday Preview event, we got to try out the final build of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii. At the beginning of our play session, we had 47 lives. By the end of it, we had a big fat Game Over.

TRON: Evolution Preview

Hey, you’ve heard about the new TRON movie Legacy, right? Of course you have! What about the video game, TRON: Evolution from Disney Interactive and Vancouver-based Propaganda Games? This week, I got to try out the newest build of the PlayStation 3 version amidst a handful of other guests at Disney’s Toronto headquarters.

Shaun White Skateboarding Impressions

Shaun White and Ubisoft have made a favourable pairing in the past, as both the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 and separate Wii versions of Shaun White Snowboarding received mostly positive reviews last year. Past success bodes well for the upcoming Shaun White Skateboarding, and the PS3 version was playable at the Sony Holiday Preview Event in Toronto earlier this week.

The Toronto Xbox Kinect Experience

Microsoft opened The Kinect Experience this weekend in Toronto, a venue designed to show off Kinect, their new controller-free gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360. Jonathan had a chance to visited the Kinect Experience earlier this week and provided some impressions of Microsoft's Kinect game lineup.

TRON: Betrayal #1 Preview

Marvel.com has posted a four page preview of their upcoming graphic novel tie-in to the highly-anticipated TRON: Legacy film out this December. The story of TRON: Betrayal acts as a bridge between the original 1982 film and the upcoming film. The comic introduces the reader to some of the upcoming heroes and villains from the […]

Canadian Music Week Preview: Conferences

My column for this month is a special edition in honour of the upcoming Canadian Music Week: a five-day festival showcasing great Canadian music acts as well as conferences, lectures, award shows and films. It’s going to be a wild ride, and I want to show you which events will make you lean forward, flail […]

Canadian Music Week Preview: Music

My column for this month is a special edition in honour of the upcoming Canadian Music Week: a five-day festival showcasing great Canadian music acts as well as conferences, lectures, award shows and films. It’s going to be a wild ride, and I want to show you which events will make you lean forward, flail […]

God of War III Impressions

I recently had a chance to sit down and play God of War III, the third entry in the franchise from Sony’s Santa Monica Studio. After playing through the first 25 minutes or so, I only had one thought: Where the hell can this game possibly go from here? Spoilers to follow. God of War […]

Canadian Music Week Preview: Films

My column for this month is a special edition in honour of the upcoming Canadian Music Week: a five-day festival showcasing great Canadian music acts as well as conferences, lectures, award shows and films. It’s going to be a wild ride, and I want to show you which events will make you lean forward, flail […]

Tron: Legacy Trailer Description and Reaction

I was part of the lucky group of people who were invited to a sneak peek at the first theatrical trailer for Disney’s upcoming Tron: Legacy. The online viral marketing campaign for the film has kicked into high gear in the past two weeks. FlynnLives.com was the first site to pop up, which invited people […]

Impressions: Tekken 6

I had a chance to go hands on with Namco-Bandai’s latest entry into the Tekken series at the recent Playstation Holiday Preview Event.  Tekken 6 is the seventh installment (if you include Tekken Tag Tournament) of the fighting franchise is the first truly next gen entry.  The game continues the story of the King of […]

Impressions: Aliens vs. Predator

I got to see Aliens vs. Predator at Sony’s holiday preview. The game is being developed by Rebellion and published by Sega. It is Rebellion’s third first-person shooter with the title Aliens vs. Predator: the first was released for the Atari Jaguar in 1994, the second for the PC in 1999. You play as either […]

Impressions: The Saboteur

The Saboteur is an upcoming, single-player, open-world action game developed by Pandemic Studios (Destroy All Humans!, Mercenaries 2) and published by Electronic Arts. You play Sean Devlin, an Irish race-car driver caught in France as it’s invaded by the Nazis. Sean gets tangled up with the resistance in the pursuit of a MacGuffin which his […]