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Finally found time to sit down and write a #review of Watch Dogs. Probably the biggest “meh” game of 2014. #watchdogs #ps4
After a lengthy delay, Ubisoft's highly anticipated Watch Dogs is finally in our hands. Sadly, it didn't live up to my expectations.
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Easily my favourite #E32014 trailer. Hilarious!
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Spent yesterday evening writing a review of LEGO The Hobbit. Great fun, especially playing co-op with my youngest daughter. But the incomplete story and obvious filler side-quests leave a bit to be desired.
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Yup. Seems about right.
 
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Wow, this is fantastic!
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It's not often I write about DLC for games, but I've found myself thinking about the events of Left Behind days after completing it. A must-play for fans of The Last of Us... which should be everyone with a PS3.
With The Last of Us being one of the best games of the PlayStation 3 generation, I was eager to jump back into it with the first (and only) story-based DLC, Left Behind.
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REALLY enjoyed my time with #DestinyAlpha  over the weekend. Can hardly wait to experience the full game!
Having spent a few hours with the alpha, Destiny has jumped to the top of my list of most anticipated games in 2014. In a word, Destiny is impressive.
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Took a bit of time out of my weekend to write about Mario Kart 8. So much fun! Especially split-screen with the kiddos.
Mario Kart 8 is as Mario Kart as Mario Kart games come. Better yet, it's the best game in franchise history, hands down.
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Blown away by the new photo mode in inFAMOUS: Second Son. This game looks phenomenal!
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I was thinking that, but then I realized the Bungie Halo games had it since Halo 3. In that case, it was a bit different, though. You could watch replays of games, and capture images from there. Same manipulation abilities, though.
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Finally got around to reviewing inFAMOUS: Second Son over the weekend. Fantastic game, and one that's noticeably "next-gen".
PS4's first big post-launch exclusive is here, and it's pretty damn impressive!
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Published my first #XboxOne game review over the weekend. Standby for #Titanfall .
Titanfall isn't exactly revolutionary, but it's great fun nonetheless. Does it warrant purchasing an Xbox One? Well, that's really up to you.
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First review of 2014, and totally warrants purchasing a Wii U.
This isn't just another jaunt down a road paved with nostalgia. It's an extremely fun and addictive modern platformer, bursting at the seams with charm, and absolutely loaded with content.
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+Jason Krieger Yeah, very true about the auto saving. It's funny, it's like Nintendo can't quite figure that out. With the New Super Mario Bros. games, you can only save after the castles, or you can have one "quick save" per world. In 3D World, it auto saves after every level, but it halts the game to show you that it's saving, then makes you confirm that it has indeed saved your progress. From one extreme to the other.
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Freelance web designer. WordPress theme author. Video game junkie. Father and husband.
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Freelance web designer. ThemeForest “elite” author. Video game junkie. Coffee and whiskey drinker. Vinyl collector. Husband and father to 3 beautiful girls.

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Sooke, BC, Canada
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada - Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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Destiny Alpha Impressions
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Having spent a few hours with the alpha, Destiny has jumped to the top of my list of most anticipated games in 2014. In a word, Destiny is i

Super Mario 3D World Review - Matt Brett
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This isn't just another jaunt down a road paved with nostalgia. It's an extremely fun and addictive modern platformer, bursting at the seams

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Review - Matt Brett
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Assassin's Creed IV could very well be the best game in the series. At least since Ezio's introduction in Assassin's Creed II.

Battlefield 4 Review - Matt Brett
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Battlefield 4 is a game for people who love first person shooters. Its competitive multiplayer is easily some of the best around, and no mat

EA puts an end to its Online Pass program
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EA has announced it will discontinue its Online Pass program. "Yes, we're discontinuing Online Pass," EA's senior director of corporate comm

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Copy the Font Awesome font directory into your project. Copy font-awesome.less into your bootstrap/less directory. Open bootstrap.less and r

GuideGuide
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A Book Apart, Responsive Web Design
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Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator from ColorZilla
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Learn How to Zoom Text in Your Browser
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Teaching people how to use the zoom feature in their web browser in order to provide a better web experience.

For traditional haircuts, Barb (and other Barb) are fantastic! I used to go to the $13 places for a quick cut, but was never satisfied with the result. Didn't seem to matter what style, but especially when it came to those that required heavy clipper work. One day I dared to ask for an old school tapered cut, and Barb (owner) delivered. The next time I went in, other Barb was the only one working, but I asked for the same cut regardless, and again I couldn't have been happier. I used to dread my bi-weekly haircut, but now I look forward to it.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A great all-around restaurant, with a little something for everyone. Yet to have a bad meal or bad experience in any regard. Staff has always been friendly, sociable, and attentive. Bread by a local bakery. Free range beef and poultry. Lots of organic items through-out the menu, and even gluten free dishes.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Took my vehicle here for a windshield replacement, and couldn't have been happier with the work and the customer service. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff, who walked me through everything they were going to do, and once again when the work was complete. There's no doubt that they take pride in their work.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My wife and I hired Two Small Men to move our family from Ontario to BC. After doing extensive research, we settled on Two Small Men due to their excellent reputation on Better Business Bureau. Their rating was A-, with only 3 complaints filed in the last 3 years; all of them having been resolved. Little did we know, they would sub-contract AMS Transportation to handle our move. Had we known about this previous to the move date, we would not have agreed, since AMS have a C- rating with 26 complaints in 3 years, and 5 left unresolved. After doing a quick search, I found dozens of horror stories in regards to dealing with AMS. Many of them echoing the very same issues we ran into. Neither AMS nor Two Small Men did anything to compensate us for being a full week late on delivery, and neither company is taking any sort of accountability. The one positive thing I can say about Two Small Men, is that their communication was good, for the most part. Once we started expressing our concerns and asking for someone to take responsibility, it was a little harder to get them to return our phone calls and emails.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Been here a few times, and yet to be disappointed. Food is excellent, atmosphere is great, and you really can't beat the view on a nice day. My favourite place in Sooke for deep-fried battered fish. Try the fish sticklers - so good!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've hired Sooke Glass on two separate occasions, for two different types of work. The first being custom screens for my home, which they did an excellent job on. They hit the dates promised for delivering and installation, and there hasn't been a single issue with the screens since they were installed. I would definitely recommend Sooke Glass for work on windows and screens in home. But auto glass work; that's another story entirely. When my windshield needed replaced, I was recommended Sooke Glass by family, and since they're a local, family run business, which I've had a previous good experience with, I decided to bring my vehicle to them. To make a long story short, I ended up bringing the vehicle back four times due to wind noise and insane moisture build-up on the inside of the windshield. Frustrated, I took my vehicle to another local shop and asked them to take a look at it. They said the installation was sloppy, but no obvious problems from the outside. I decided to bite the bullet and pay out of pocket to have the windshield replaced by the second shop. When they remove the seal around the glass, they called me to come in and take a look. It turned out that Sooke Glass use a fraction of the bonding material required for a windshield installation, and there were huge gaps all around, between the glass and the frame of the car. The only way to correct it, was to remove the glass and completely reapply the bonding material. Photos and an explanation were sent to Sooke Glass once the second proper installation was completed, in hopes that they would reimburse me, at least in part, for the terrible job they did, but no dice.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My complaints echo those of many others, it seems. Parking was $20, and I guess they can get away with that given that it's the only lot remotely close to the venue. It seemed like it would be a nightmare to get out of the lot (turning left) and onto Cherry St. (another left), but we left early and avoided any potential lines. Drinks are crazy expensive. $6.50 for a domestic beer. Outside was quite nice, as they have lots of patio tables and chairs, outdoor pool tables, TVs so you can see what's going on inside, and a great view of the harbor. Inside was another story all together. It's a long, flat room. I'm 6'2", so I didn't have a problem seeing, but my wife who stands only 5'3" didn't see much other than the shoulders and heads of those in front of her. I'm not sure if the venue was over capacity, or just really full, but we could not move once the headliner took the stage. Despite being rammed, people continually tried to squeeze their way to the front, which resulted in us getting pushed farther and farther back. Only 3 songs into the headliner's set, we decided to move back, which proved to be nearly impossible. It took us nearly 15 minutes to get to the back of the venue, and there wasn't much more breathing room there, so we decided to leave. The sound was excellent, for both openers and the headliner. No complaints there. Good sound and a nice patio isn't enough for me to subject myself to a miserable night at Sound Academy again. Next time one of my favourites bands is playing there, I'll be taking a pass.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago