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:

Explore the universe to scale – Elite: Dangerous (XB1) review

by 9 months ago

Have you ever gazed up at the stars and wondered what it’d be like travelling from system to system, hoping to see the wonders of the universe? Elite: Dangerous gives …

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Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold

by 9 months ago

Microsoft has announced today that the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold, certifying the final retail version that will ship to store shelves. Those who have pre-purchased a digital …

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Master Chief is a fugitive in latest Halo 5 TV spot

by 9 months ago

The latest commercial for Halo 5 Guardians was reportedly leaked ahead of the intended October 4th reveal. It was slated to appear during the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead season finale. Give it …

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Big boots to fill: E3 hands-on with Evolve

by 2 years 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 years 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 years 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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Single player coming : E3 interview with Rainbow Six Siege dev

by 2 years 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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Madden 15 gets defensive with improvements to gameplay.

by 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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The Division E3 gameplay and trailer reveals!

by 2 years 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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