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:

Harmonix announces upcoming features to Rock Band 4 including online multiplayer

by 2 months ago

At PAX East last weekend, Harmonix revealed upcoming updates coming to¬†Rock Band 4, including a Rock Band first: synchronous online multiplayer. In May, Battleborn characters will be playable in-game, as …

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Sony announces PS Plus free games for April

by 3 months ago

Today Sony has revealed next month's free games in their PlayStation Plus subscription service, including two games for Playstation 4. Dead Star, created by developer Armature Studio, plays as a …

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Neo-retro gaming on the small screen : Minecraft Wii U Edition

by 5 months ago

Mojang‚Äôs smash hit, Minecraft, is now available for Nintendo‚Äôs Wii U. It comes complete with low-res textures, blocky trees and even blockier animals; often referred to as digital Lego, it …

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Enable your inner hoarder – Nyko Data Bank review

by 5 months ago

It's likely that, if you've owned one of the current generation consoles for more than a year, you may have run out of disk space. Data Bank, one of Nyko‚Äôs …

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Stop the Martian invasion – Fortified! review

by 5 months ago

Fortified!, a 1960‚Äôs sci-fi themed tower defense game made by Clapfoot, is at its essence a balancing act. A capable third-person shooter combined with the strategy of placing defensive structures, …

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Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC gets a date

by 6 months ago

Rise of the Tomb Raider, a well-received Xbox One and 360 exclusive this past Fall, will be coming to PC sooner than you might think. Square Enix announced today that …

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Next Assassin’s Creed rumoured to be in ancient Egypt with a 2017 release

by 6 months ago

    Assassin's Creed has become a game synonymous with annual release, often to it's detriment. Our own Jay Malone's review of Assassin's Creed Syndicate reflected that. Over at Kotaku, they've posted …

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    GT Game of the Year 2015 – Justin’s Top 10

    by 6 months ago

      I have to admit, a lot of the games I was looking forward to have been pushed back or are slated for 2016 and beyond. In fact, a lot of …

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      Nyko expands Xbox One storage with Data Bank

      by 6 months ago

      Nyko, made famous for their vast array of gaming peripherals, now has an expansion bay for the Xbox One call the Data Bank. Using its own power supply and housing …

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      Halo: Reach, Fable III, Braid and more join Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

      by 7 months ago

      Xbox One owners, as of this morning have had their potential library expanded. A total of sixteen games have been added to the backwards compatibility list. Assuming you own a …

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      100ft Robot Golf announced for Playstation VR

      by 7 months ago

      Sony announced 100ft Robot Golf, a cross between golf and Battletech as you play golf in cities and different terrains across the Earth (including the moon!). Utilizing the upcoming Sony …

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      Remastered Day of the Tentacle comes to PSN in March

      by 7 months ago

      Sony revealed at¬†Playstation Experience that we can expect to return to a remastered Maniac Mansion in a re-release of Day of the Tentacle. Originally brought to us by Lucasarts, Day …

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