Justin Pauls

PROFILE:

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, at a young age I was forced to decide whether the harsh northern winters were going to claim my fingers, or to turn to the safer pursuits of indoor activities. Little did I know that a little game called Ninja Gaiden would bring my digits more pain than frostbite ever could. Starting with Vectrex and C64 games and moving forward through the era of electronic entertainment, I sampled as much as I could in the different platforms, and began my interest in PC gaming from wrestling with DOS memory management. While console games were a part of my earliest gaming memories and I certainly had played on most platforms including 3D0, all things Nintendo, PS1 and the like, truly the PC was my domain until the Xbox. As an old PC gamer, I ever chased the cutting edge technology. Eye of the beholder with CGA 4 colors was my first step down the the path of blowing thousands of dollars on PC upgrades over two decades. Ultima 7, with the Guardian talking to me through my monitor, still haunts my dreams and keeps me ever hoping for a decent Ultima 8 and 9. From the 3DFX SLI VooDoo2s and Aureal to today's GPU driven DirectX games, the new and shiny pictures seem to keep me going. My PC gaming has slowed down with the market shift though, and although I have choice games that will ever be on PC, I have found myself in console gaming with a bit of portable gaming in my life. Back around the turn of the millenium (and long before fatherhood), I had fired off an email offering to help Ron with a little-known site called ConsoleGold. Little did I know it would be be a part of my life to this day. While I've seen my fair share of shovelware (thanks Ron!), I manage to try and find the fun in most games. Leaning towards sandbox and action titles, I've grown to love games for their potential to reach art. Console agnostic and excited for the progress of tomorrow, I fancy the latest and greatest, but still enjoy the good old classics ... as long as they've been revamped from their 8bit graphic roots.

Posts by Justin Pauls:

Big boots to fill: E3 hands-on with Evolve

by 2 months ago

Hunted in the lush jungles on Shear, our protagonist  flees blindly into the wilderness, trying to find his way in the dim light. Sniffing the air, he smells food close …

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We marvel at the updates that Heroes 2015 brings

by 2 months ago

Marvel Heroes 2015 isn't a new title so much as a patch to Marvel Heroes, so why are we reviewing it? Well in fact the changes have been significant, from …

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Dis-Kinected : Sports Rivals sets the bar too low.

by 2 months ago

If you’re one of the millions of owners of the Xbox One console, you might find it odd that the Kinect camera has barely any motion control games. Though It’s …

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TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup – Explosive Edition

by , and 2 months ago

    WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THE NIGHT The Fourth of July is a holiday when family and friends all over America get together to show loyalty to their nation …

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    TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

    by , , , and 2 months ago

      Summer means two things for gamers. The annual Steam Summer Sale and Summer Games Done Quick. Millions of gamers will be feverishly refreshing their Steam pages to take advantage of …

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      Single player coming : E3 interview with Rainbow Six Siege dev

      by 2 months ago

      We caught up with Andrew Witts, game developer with Ubisoft Montreal with regards to the surprise announcement of Rainbow Six Siege. If you recall, the Rainbow Six Patriot was a …

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      TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

      by , and 2 months ago

        It was a fantastic and hectic week for the entire gaming industry, and everyone is in need of well-deserved rest. Now, any sane person might think that after being completely …

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        TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

        by , and 3 months ago

          You’re exhausted, your eyes are strained, you’ve eaten way too much junk food and drank way too much caffeine. Your brain is bogged down with the overwhelming amount of gaming …

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          Madden 15 gets defensive with improvements to gameplay.

          by 3 months ago

          At EA's press conference it was revealed that the defensive game in upcoming Madden 15 will be vastly improved. They've also made player reactions more life-like, and if the trailer above …

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          Get to work, Agent – Crackdown 3 is on its way.

          by 3 months ago

          There are sounds that trigger something in the psyche. The collection of an agility orb strikes a note in my soul, and drives me to distraction. Do you miss that? …

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          The Arkham Knight gets a new set of wheels!

          by 3 months ago

          A much lamented element of prior Batman games is the distinct lack of driving the Batmobile. Upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight has addressed that with the trailer above. I'd like to …

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          Destiny : E3 Trailer released

          by 3 months ago

          Bungie's been busy with Destiny, and we can look forward to the result on September 9th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Can't wait? Well then today's news might just be what …

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