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:

World of Tanks to introduce radical graphic upgrade

by 4 weeks ago

World of Tanks will be seeing significant future updates, including a bump in visuals according to the second Dev Diary. Currently the tank models are comprised of 8000-16000 polygons. Now, Wargaming.net …

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TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

by , , and 4 weeks ago

    Where there’s smoke there’s … neon? This weekend keeps the March Madness of video games marching with arguably PlayStation 4’s most-anticipated first-party title, Infamous: Second Son. An impressive and exciting …

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    Marc Whitten leaves Microsoft for Sonos

    by 1 month ago

      Chief Product Officer and MS veteran Marc Whitten has announced his resignation today, and he's apparently heading to Sonos. On the cusp of the Game Developers Conference, where Microsoft is …

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      Sports Rivals reveals date, details, and cloud computing

      by 1 month ago

      Rare's upcoming motion-sports game exclusively for the Xbox One is due to hit stores in early April, according to the official Xbox Wire service.  The wave-race "Pre-Season" demo has been …

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      TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup – Better Late Than Never Edition

      by , , and 1 month ago

        There were a couple of little games that came out this past Tuesday that I can’t for the life of me remember their names. Were they ... Titan Souls II …

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        Obsessive toy purchasing extends to Xbox One

        by 1 month ago

        Did you take the plunge into the next-generation consoles with an Xbox One, and are looking to play the market leader in toys-as-peripherals? Skylanders: Swap Force was the first (and …

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        “Xbox, snap crackle, pop!” Stereo Headset Adapter comes with hiss, too.

        by 1 month ago

        We're less than 48 hours to Titanfall, and Microsoft is pushing hard to get their system ready for the users. Recently announced peripheral hardware has been released, including both the …

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        TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

        by , , and 1 month ago

          Eighty percent of the United States is stuck indoors because of frigid temperatures and eight feet of snow while the other 20% is melting in a balmy 85 degrees. Why …

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          I know the pieces fit – The LEGO Movie Videogame

          by 2 months ago

          “Movie tie-in game” - feel like running away yet? Sure, there are the occasional gems that squeak through, but in general terms games that spring from (and are directly related) …

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          TGIF: Gaming Trend’s Weekend Lineup

          by , , , , and 2 months ago

            This is it. The last week of February has come to a close, and Saturday is the first day of a month where we will see a plethora of highly-anticipated …

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            Trials Fusion coming April 16

            by 2 months ago

            In case you're unfamiliar with the Trials series, or its predecessor Monster Trucks Nitro, the game formula is all about balancing speed and jumps, tricking and landing, and above all …

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            Head behind-the-scenes in Sonic Boom

            by 2 months ago

            Sega has shared with us a compelling behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Wii U / 3DS exclusive game: Sonic Boom. Meant as a prequel for the upcoming TV series of …

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