Nov 26, 2019

Pokémon Sword and Shield Sets a New Canadian Record

By Paul Hunter

By now most of us have heard the news: Pokémon Sword and Shield had the highest-grossing launch of any Pokémon game in the US, surpassing 2 million sales in its first two days. Worldwide, that number balloons to 6 million copies sold over the game's launch weekend.

Nov 22, 2019

PlayStation's Black Friday Sale is Dick Wilde

By Paul Hunter

Black Friday may be a week away, but PlayStation's already gone Dick Wilde on us. Ol' Dick is just $5.99 (US) in the PS Store, and is joined by over 100 other titles seeing huge discounts. The deals are pretty deep for some games, like Anthem for just $11.99 (regularly $59.99) or Fallout 76 for $19.99 (regularly $39.99). Of course, those games in particular are probably worth the discounted prices (oh snap!)

Nov 7, 2019

Death Stranding Review: A Hideo Kojima Masterpiece

By Paul Hunter

Oh it's true, Death Stranding is a FedEx simulator. It also happens to be the best game I've played all year on any platform. So, does that mean I just have weird tastes in games? Have I long dreamed of being a parcel delivery guy? The answer, of course, is no on both accounts. Death Stranding, despite its heavy "package delivery" premise, is an immensely deep experience with complex characters, thick plot lines, and a strong, artistic message about the power of connections.

Mar 21, 2019

Capcom’s back at the top of their game - Walmart Canada

By Paul Hunter | Twitter: NextGenPlayer

It's become an internet meme because it's true: Capcom is back. In my latest piece for Walmart Canada I explore how Capcom went from having an underwhelming last gen to once again being the industry's premier publisher. Come find out how Capcom made this huge turnaround!

Link: Capcom is back: How the Dev Became This Gen's MVP

Mar 7, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 Review - Walmart Canada

By Paul Hunter | Twitter: NextGenPlayer

Happy pre-Devil May Cry 5 day! With the latest game in Capcom's hit hack and slash releasing tomorrow, March 8, 2019, I wrote a timely review with my impressions after beating the game. You can check out my Devil May Cry 5 Review on Walmart Canada here. Also, below are the direct links to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game on

Devil May Cry 5 - PS4
Devil May Cry 5 - XB1

So, what did I think of the game? This is an excerpt from my review:

"What’s not to love? Devil May Cry 5 offers an excellent story with three very interesting protagonists, matched by superb gameplay delivering extreme style. Top it off with an awesome metal soundtrack, detailed graphics, and lots of modes to extend replay and you have the total package."

Seems like a pretty good game, eh? Click my full review to read more!

Jan 6, 2019

Nintendo has the best confirmed lineup of 2019

By Paul Hunter | Twitter: NextGenPlayer

One look at the 2019 games release calendar and it's clear to me: Nintendo has the best confirmed lineup. I don't want to take away anything from other game publishers, notably Sony Interactive and Microsoft Studios, but Nintendo's 2019 currently seems unbeatable. I say "currently" because it's only January and a lot can change between now and the end of the year.

Jan 3, 2019

VR has its killer app and it's called PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR headset

By Paul Hunter

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Moss, Firewall Zero Hour, Beat Saber, Tetris Effect—five genre-defining games released on PlayStation VR this year. Two of which (Moss and Beat Saber) are also available on PC. Why do I bring up these five titles? It's because combined, and arguably solo, they represent the killer app VR has been waiting for.