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.

Sep 8, 2012

Riot Fest Invades Toronto on Sept 9

By Paul Hunter

On September 9th, Toronto plays host to Riot Fest, the Chicago-born music festival known for bringing together influential rock, punk and underground music artists from across musical eras, all under one roof. This is the first year the popular music festival, which formed in 2005, has come to Toronto and also marks the first-ever Riot Fest show in Canada.

Sep 7, 2012

“Fugget About It” Premieres Tonight At 10pm on TELETOON!

By Paul Hunter

I recently had the privilege to visit the TELETOON office in downtown Toronto for a sneak peak of two episode from "Fugget About It", an original new comedy series premiering tonight at 10pm on TELETOON At Night.

Sep 6, 2012

Fan Expo Canada Cosplayers Are Awesome (Once Again)

By Paul Hunter

Every year it's a time honoured tradition for Fan Expo attendees to dress up as their favourite character from comics, video games, anime, sci-fi and horror. This year the cosplayers brought the costumes, and the action poses, check out some of the highlights:

Aug 23, 2012

Assassin's Creed's Connor to Handout Free Copies of AC3 At Fan Expo

By Paul Hunter

Seems that those mysterious folks at Tsilon.ca are making a splash at this year's Fan Expo in Toronto. I just received word from "Mister C", one of the few media-friendly Misters from the website, that Connor will be down at Fan Expo giving out a special password, XP bonus, and a huge perk if you're a new member of the website as of August 23rd. That huge perk, from what I've been told, is a free copy of Assassin's Creed III.

Mar 19, 2012

First Picture of Mister C Surfaces

By Paul Hunter

In a private meeting with Mister C, the above photograph was taken by our waitress at the Le Germaine Hotel lounge, located near Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

Of course, to protect his identity, when the photo was emailed to me, Mister C's face was blurred out. As a joke, I smudged my face as well.

During our conversation, Mister C tipped me off that something may happen next month on April 21. We're just over a month away, I wonder what it could be?

Feb 19, 2012

Giving Away Advance Screening Tickets For Act of Valor

By Paul Hunter

It's that time again! I have been given 25 double pass movie tickets to see an advance screening of Alliance Films' new movie, Act of Valor.

So What Can The PS Vita Do?

By Paul Hunter

Excited gamers who pre-ordered the PS Vita First Edition Bundle have likely received their shipment and are busy exploring Sony next-generation portable system. For the rest of us, we have to wait until the national release date on February 22. With only three days to go, you may be asking yourself, what can the PS Vita do for me? The short answer, is lots.

4 Theories On Who The Misters Are

By Paul Hunter

While there are several layers to the mysteries surrounding the Canadian gaming website Tsilon.ca, none is more confounding than the identities of the founders, known as Misters.

PSN's The Tester Season 3 Contestant Impressions

By Paul Hunter

PlayStation Network's reality series The Tester has officially kicked off its Season 3, giving twelve lucky gamers the opportunity to become a Production Associate at the world-famous SCE Santa Monica Studio. It's sink-or-swim as each contestant competes in a series of grueling physical and mental challenges to further their hopes for working at the studio known for creating the God of War series.

Feb 18, 2012

Surprise Mention by Marc Saltzman on Yahoo! News

By Paul Hunter

Well would you look at that. I had a surprise mention on Yahoo! News, courtesy of Marc Saltzman, one of Canada's most prolific tech experts who happens to write for major news outlets such MSN.ca, Yahoo!, and Toronto Star.

Feb 13, 2012

Mister C To Reveal Secrets Behind Area 52

By Paul Hunter

It's Valentine's Eve, and on this occasion I thought I'd take a moment to express my thoughts on a new, secret location on Tsilon.ca called "Area 52". While not much is currently known about this area, or the secrets it contains, my Spider Sense is tingling. Something this hidden has to be good, no?

Feb 1, 2012

Details Emerge For Tsilon Free Video Game Perk

By Paul Hunter

Remember how the Tsilon.ca founders said there would be a free video game perk for every G-List member in mid-February? While it seemed too good to be true, a founder of the site whom calls himself "Mister C" gave further evidence of the perk via a cryptic message last week.

Jan 31, 2012

Canadian Videogame Awards Taking Place In Vancouver On April 21

By Paul Hunter

O Canada. Such wonderful video games you make. To honour our great industry leaders across the land, the Canadian Videogame Awards are held annually in Vancouver, produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions. The 3rd Annual Canadian Videogame Awards will be taking place on April 21st in conjunction with the very first Fan Expo Vancouver, the city's first major comicon.

Jan 26, 2012

Free Video Game Perk "Really Happening" Says Tsilon.ca Founder

By Paul Hunter

"Are you on the list?" That's the question that was posed to me in an image that appeared in my inbox at 2:30am today. Preceding this question was a very direct message intended "for any naysayers who doubt the offer is coming", says Tsilon.ca founder Mister C.

Jan 23, 2012

Next G-List Perk Is $99 Nintendo 3DS

By Paul Hunter

$249.99? That price is so last year. It looks like the next G-List Hardware perk is about to go live in a week's time and it's a Nintendo 3DS for $99.

Jan 22, 2012

Leaked Memo Shows Free Video Game For Every G-List Member

By Paul Hunter

UPDATE: I was just informed by a www.tsilon.ca founder that this perk is "Canada only at this time." Have fun, fellow Canucks! /UPDATE

Raise your hand if you're old enough remember the Nintendo Power free Dragon Warrior I giveaway in the early 90's. It was an incredible deal: purchase a subscription of Nintendo Power and they'll send you a free copy of Dragon Warrior I. I remember subscribing simply because this deal was too good to be true. Check out the Enix America memo, dated November 1990, announcing the promotion.

G-List Sightings


By Paul Hunter

Not to get all X-Files on you, but the other day the above image landed in my inbox. It was given to me by "Mister E". That's not to be confused with the "Mister C" whom offered to meet me at the Royal Fairmont hotel downtown Toronto.

Jan 17, 2012

Mister E Reveals the Next G-List "Perk"...In Honour of My Birthday?


By Paul Hunter

Listen up G-List Members. The mysterious "Mister E" sent me an email today announcing the newest perk, apparently in honour of my birthday -- what a nice guy.

Jan 15, 2012

Giving Away "Haywire" Advance Screening Tickets for Ottawa and Halifax, Jan. 19th

By Paul Hunter

As I tweeted earlier this month, we'll be having lots more giveaways in 2012 here on NextGen Player. I'm happy to announce we have some advance screening tickets to see Haywire, starring Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, and MMA fighter Gina Carano. I have double pass tickets for Ottawa and Halifax on January 19th. Tickets will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are VERY LIMITED!

Jan 12, 2012

Founder of Mysterious thereisnolist.ca Gamer Website Comes Forward


By Paul Hunter

I love discovering a good mystery. When I was younger I got hooked on The Three Investigators, Tintin and Scooby-Doo. When I was older my tastes moved on to Twin Peaks, Lost, Heavy Rain and Professor Layton. A message that is tightly wrapped in convoluted mythology has always captivated me; how did this all start? what surprises are coming next? where will this end up? More importantly, what does this all mean? These questions pique my curiosity like nothing else can.

Jan 6, 2012

And the 3D Toshiba Laptop Winner Is...

Happy New Year everyone!

I'd like to take this opportunity to announce our winner for the 3D Toshiba Laptop (drum roll please)...and the winner is: Rebecca from Calgary, Alberta!