Jan 5, 2017

Dear Gabby: Veteran Pendulum Wars soldier seeks comfort in sweet Swarm claws

By Paul Hunter

DEAR GABBY: I have a confession to make. For months now I’ve been dutifully playing Gear of War 4’s Horde Mode but have knowingly been a naughty little Juvie during waves; however, like the Energizer Bunny, I just can’t stop. Here’s the set-up and what happens every single match:

First, I choose my E-Day Hoffman skin since naturally he’s the most badass character in the entire Gears universe. I mean he was only one of three people to hold the keys to the Hammer of Dawn, how nucking futs cool must you be to have one of those bad boys in your pocket? Plus, he attended every day of Marcus’ trail, and who doesn’t like someone that punctual?

Apr 22, 2016

Review: eneloop Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery



By Paul Hunter

As someone who has been reviewing video game controllers and PC gaming accessories for nearly a decade now, I know how essential it is these days to have batteries you can trust. Gone are the days of messy wires tangling up our living space, and in their place are wireless devices—many of which are powered by AA and AAA batteries. Given how much rechargeable battery technology has progressed in recent years, it seems almost silly to go the disposable battery route for high-drain devices. The much better financial and environmentally-friendly way is to use rechargeable batteries.

The problem is, most rechargeable batteries just simply don't retain their charging capacity for very long. If you’re a serious gamer like me, having batteries you know can last is important to enjoying what we love to do most. So, when Panasonic offered me a chance to test out their eneloop AA and AAA Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries, considered by many to be the best rechargeable batteries on the market, I must say I was pretty excited.

Nov 20, 2014

Hey Canada – You Absolutely, 100%, Need to See Hatsune Miku Live!



By Paul Hunter

Here in Canada, we’ve never had a full Hatsune Miku concert, though with her meteoric rise in popularity one can hope that it’s only a matter of time before this international sensation comes and entertains her growing thousands of adoring Canadian fans.

I had my first chance to experience the Hatsune Miku craze last year at Toronto’s Fan Expo when Crypton Future Media, the company behind the singer, put on a concert screening of the Hatsune Miku Live Party 2013 in Kansai event, which was held in Osaka, Japan. Considering this was a screening, and not a live concert, the raw emotion of fans in the packed theatre, as they sang their hearts out and waved glow sticks, was enough to convince me that Hatsune Miku is truly something special.

May 29, 2014

Eggs on Weed Caption Contest On Now



By Paul Hunter for Arrive Alive | SPONSORED

While we're usually discussing the latest and greatest in the entertainment industry here on NextGen Player, from time to time we like to call attention to campaigns out there that do a great job of bringing awareness to important issues in entertaining ways. Arrive Alive's Eggs on Weed is one such campaign that has a great message, and presents it in a very humourous way.

Aug 20, 2013

CONTESTS: See An Advance Screening of The World's End, The Grandmaster & You're Next



By Paul Hunter

Howdy everyone! It's time for another contest here on NextGen Player. We've received lots of double pass advance screening tickets to give away for three movies courtesy of eOne Films. That's right, THREE movies!

The screenings will be taking place in Toronto this week. See below for details:

Jul 28, 2013

Giving Away Advance Screening Tickets For 2 Guns



By Paul Hunter

Hey everyone! It's time for another contest giveaway here on NextGen Player. I've been lucky enough to receive double pass movie tickets to see an advance screening of 2 Guns, courtesy of eOne Films. The tickets are for Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary & Edmonton on July 29th.

Sep 19, 2012

Review: Energizer Ultimate Lithium & Recharge Batteries

By Paul Hunter

As any huge techie can attest to, using batteries is essential to our daily lives. Whether its AA batteries in our point-and-shoot cameras, or closer to home, our wireless video game controllers, we simply can't live without them. The problem is, most batteries just simply don't last very long. For a serious photographer and gamer like me, having batteries you can trust to last is important to enjoying what we love to do most. So, when Energizer offered me a chance to test out their Ultimate Lithium (AA) and Recharge batteries (AA), two of their longest-lasting batteries on the market, I must say I was pretty excited.

Sep 17, 2012

Review: Riot Fest Toronto



By Paul Hunter

Riot Fest hit Toronto this past Sunday and brought with a walk down punk memory lane that would make any past Warped Tour fan smitten with joy. With bands from all eras of punk music, from pioneers like NOFX and the Descendents, to local newcomers, Riot Fest brought back that 90's punk feeling that only aggressive lyrics mixed with distorted power chords can provide.

Sep 13, 2012

Riot Fest Rocked Toronto: Photos

By Paul Hunter

The Fort York Garrison Common was rockin' this past Sunday as the inaugural Riot Fest descended upon Toronto. The all-day rock, punk and underground musical festival brought iconic bands to the city including NOFX, The Descendents, Andrew W.K. and Toronto's own, Fucked Up.