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:

MS invitation to preview Xbox One March update

by 9 months ago

Major Nelson just posted a message on Xbox Wire today - apparently Microsoft is sending out messages to select Xbox One users to participate in a preview of the upcoming …

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Standby for Titanfall gameplay trailer released as the beta winds down.

by 9 months ago

If you're trying to black out media about the March 11th Titanfall release, this past week must have been hard. In no way will the 30 second video above help …

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Official NASCAR ’14 hits store shelves.

by 9 months ago

Billed as the perfect racing companion, Deep Silver announced the release of the official NASCAR '14 game. Included is skill-based matchmaking (a first for the franchise) as well as online …

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Turn 10 boasts best selling Xbox racing game while giving Road America track for free.

by 9 months ago

Today Turn 10 Studios announced that Forza Motorsport 5, with an attach rate of 1 to every 3 Xbox One consoles sold, is the fastest selling racing game in Xbox …

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Bioshock’s Big Daddy no more?

by 9 months ago

    Ken Levine, head of Irrational Games, posted an open letter on their homepage, announcing the shutdown of Irrational Games. In his letter he states that he's looking to create narrative-driven …

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    Waiting for Titanfall? Beta details shared…

    by 10 months ago

    Microsoft and EA have shared a little more of what to expect from the Titanfall beta, slated for later this week. Three game modes, two maps, and card battles. Wait, …

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    Dying Light shows off Humanity

    by 10 months ago

    Interested in what a free-running action game mixed with survival-horror starring the monster of the decade, the almighty zombie would look like? In WB Games upcoming Dying Light, you can …

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    Xbox One multiplayer system updates revealed – more to come

    by 10 months ago

    While we've recently covered the update slated to hit Xbox One consoles starting today, Microsoft indicated there will be further updates before the release of Titanfall on March 11. Today, …

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    Early March sees Xbox One Stereo Headset, Adapter release [Updated]

    by 10 months ago

    Microsoft has just announced a first party set of headphones available early March. Integrated volume controls for both game sound and chat levels including the always required mute, we can …

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    Dead Rising 3 DLC: Fallen Angel on the Xbox One store now!

    by 10 months ago

    We just discovered that Dead Rising 3's upcoming Episode 2 DLC is already available on Xbox Live for download. Oddly enough, there has been no mention of it's release this week, and …

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    Kinect Sports Rivals video tour

    by 10 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 10 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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