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 cult of Persona: North American invasion with four games

by 9 months ago

ATLUS has shared with us fantastic news:  you can expect Persona lovin' on 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360 and Vita. Over the next two years we'll see four fully localized North …

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Dark Souls II Collectors Edition video bares all

by 9 months ago

If you're wondering what the collectors edition of Dark Souls II will look like, wonder no more. According to Gamestop it will retail for $120 USD, it includes a cloth map, …

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Dead Rising 3 DLC released – run with the Kings of Chaos

by 9 months ago

Capcom Vancouver's zombie killing simulator just received it's third of four DLC packages today. This time we're in control of the motorcycle gang madman Hunter, who introduced us to the …

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Party with your friends in the March update

by 9 months ago

One of the most lamented problems with the Xbox One is the interface in dealing with both friends and parties. There were features that were dropped from the Xbox 360, …

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Twitch App headed for Xbox One in time for Titanfall

by 9 months ago

I think it might be that March 11, 2014 will mark the unofficial launch of the Xbox One proper - we just got word that the much-anticipated Twitch app, originally …

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Vector Thrust coming to Steam

by 9 months ago

Iceberg Interactive announced today that Vector Thrust, from indie developer TimeSymmetry is slated to be released in Q2, 2014. We've got 10 screenshots showing off the  aerial arcade combat game. …

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Titanfall bundle announced – Buy Xbox One, get Titanfall free!

by 9 months ago

File this under a good idea: Microsoft announced today that they're offering an Xbox One Titanfall bundle at its normal  $500 price tag. What's included? Download code for a digital …

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Control freak? Take matters into your own hands.

by 9 months ago

It might seem baffling, but it looks like Microsoft is offering an Xbox One remote. At first blush, the remote control looks pretty basic and should be superfluous. Amid the …

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Batman to revisit Blackgate on April Fools Day

by 9 months ago

Bruce Wayne is set to suit back up April 1st, 2014 in the upcoming Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition release. Along with a trailer and some new screens, …

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Answer the Call to Arms for Neverwinter!

by 9 months ago

The Many-Arrow orcs are looking to overrun Neverwinter Guard Post, and you can help stop them! Starting yesterday and running through to Monday, February 24 10AM PST you can join …

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Smoke & Mirrors trailer released

by 9 months ago

With all the hullabaloo with getting ready for Valentine's Day, did you miss giving a little love to TellTale Games for their February 8 release of the Season 2: Smoke …

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Thief launch trailer

by 9 months ago

Anxious for Thief? You'll get your chance to sneak around in Gareth's silent boots as soon as next week, on PC, 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Until then, enjoy the …

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