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:

Kinect Sports Rivals video tour

by 2 months ago

Rare is hard at work polishing up their first Xbox One Kinect title Kinect Sports Rivals. While the pre-season demo is available now, they're showing off some of the events …

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Arm yourself in the Lords of Shadow 2

by 2 months ago

The end of this month heralds the end of the latest Castlevania saga as Lords of Shadow 2 hits store shelves, and in anticipation Konami is giving us a sneak …

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The LEGO Movie Videogame game released today!

by 2 months ago

The wait is over - The LEGO Movie Videogame launches alongside the theatrical release today! ¬†I've personally been trying to avoid reading or seeing anything LEGO Movie related - I'd …

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Jazzpunk – because you can’t have enough pun.

by 2 months ago

Indie developer Necrophone Games has put together Jazzpunk - a darling little title that offers you the chance to explore a world crafted by one part tribute to computer-inspired pop …

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Freedom Cry will stand alone

by 2 months ago

Freedom Cry, recently released DLC content available for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, will apparently be also available as a stand-alone single player adventure. On February 18 first mate Andewale …

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Operation Broken Eagle lands in DR3′s Los Perditos

by 2 months ago

Dead Rising 3 is arguably the best exclusive game to come out of the Xbox One launch. While it doesn't boast the best graphics or any strict adherence to physics …

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Steal a glimpse of a “gone gold” Thief

by 2 months ago

The die is cast, as Eidos Montreal announced today on their website that the latest iteration of Thief has officially "gone gold" - a term used to indicate the gold …

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Dead Rising 3 update available, DLC tomorrow

by 3 months ago

Capcom Vancouver has announced improvements to Dead Rising 3's controls, campaign and co-op gameplay ahead of the release of their first of four DLC episodes. Available today, the update fixes …

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Driven around the bend – Forza Motorsport 5

by 3 months ago

Despite a long history of gradual improvements, the ¬†racing genre doesn't always reflect the real-world track life: there is one winner, and dozens of losers. Not so on the track …

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A month with Xbox One – what’s working, and what’s not

by and 4 months ago

We've spent a little over a month with the Xbox One and its launch titles.¬†¬† We've tabulated what we love about the new hardware and software, and what gives us …

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He ain’t heavy – Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

by 4 months ago

Born to PC and WiiWare , Press Play‚Äôs character Max of Max and the Magic Marker was a well-received 2010 Windows Phone 7 game that eventually made it to iOS. …

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The Ryse and fall of the Roman Empire

by 4 months ago

Ryse: Son of Rome was originally announced in 2010 as Codename: Kingdoms, and was slated to be a Kinect game for the Xbox 360. As the game developed, Microsoft likely …

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