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:

The Division E3 gameplay and trailer reveals!

by 4 months ago

The Division, a hotly anticipated game from Ubisoft tosses players into a plagued New York city. Rather than being about zombies, however, it instead pits us against the collapse of …

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Tango Down! Rainbow Six is back and kicking!

by 4 months ago

Ubisoft kept this under wraps, and now it's out there ... Rainbow Six Siege is on it's way for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. From the surprise reveal video, there …

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Homefront’s next outing gets trailer, promise of E3 reveals

by 4 months ago

Homefront,  a series started by the now defunct THQ and KAOS Studios has been updated by its new owner Crytek. Created using Cryengine, Homefront The Revolution is in development and slated …

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TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

by , , and 4 months ago

    We’re just over a week away from our journey to the gaming mecca, our 4-day vacation in which we do nothing but sit in front of our TV and computer …

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    Xbox One console updates to add external storage, real names and auto-sign-in

    by 4 months ago

    Microsoft's Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) has just posted a list of changes coming to the Xbox One within the June updates. Previously known updates include the Games With Gold where …

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    TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

    by , , , and 5 months ago

      This week Sony released Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita, Super Time Force came out on Xbox platforms, and Sunday gamers will suck as gaming’s favorite pink puff ball in …

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      Free games for June on Xbox

      by 5 months ago

      Wondering what extra value your Xbox Live Gold account holds, now that premium services such as Netflix will be available to non-gold accounts? Microsoft revealed that the Games with Gold, …

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      TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

      by , , and 5 months ago

        The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one month away and the talks have begun about what will be at this year’s show. Will favorite franchises make triumphant returns? Will new IP …

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        NHL15 rebuilt from the ice up, physics take top position

        by 5 months ago

        As the battle for the Stanley Cup rages on, those of us with "next-gen" consoles were left out in the cold with NHL14 being a last-gen release only. It comes …

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        TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

        by , , , , and 5 months ago

          After trekking through the darkness of April, we’ve reached the Daylight and Child of Light at the end of the tunnel. Both new titles offer different experiences for gamers. One …

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          Project Spark Beta impressions: some assembly required.

          by 5 months ago

          E3 2013 was a rough time for Microsoft, and while currently bridging the gap between themselves and indie game developers, 2013’s announced Project Spark seemed to stand as a bastion …

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          Skylanders Trap Team Announced

          by 5 months ago

          Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands. Using Traptanium, a magic material that can harness the power of the …

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