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Games to ‘Stream and Upload’ on Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass [Jan. 25-31]
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Games to ‘Stream and Upload’ on Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass [Jan. 25-31]

Last week, we introduced a new weekly series tentatively titled 'Stream' n Load ', a kind of video game-centric add-on to our ongoing' Streaming in Canada 'column. In case you missed it, Stream n 'Load will go over new games to hit game subscription services every week, like Xbox Game Pass, Google Stadia, PlayStation Now, and PlayStation Plus. We will also highlight any Canadian titles where relevant. Google Stadia Madden NFL 21 Developer: EA SharkEditor: EAGender: sportsPrice: $ 79.99Metacritical: 63 percent (PS4 version)Stadia release date: January 28, 2021 EA's latest soccer game is out now on Stadia. Stadia Pro users can play the game for free from January 28 to February 1. The game can also be purchased half-price on Stadia until February 10. The gods will fall, Phoenix Poin...
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Steam’s ‘Games From Quebec Sale’ offers savings on tons of Canadian-made games

Steam has started a full sale dedicated to games made in Quebec. While a sale focused on a particular province may seem limited, it really is not when you consider that Quebec is one of the top five game development centers in the world. In total, there are more than 240 studios in the province. See below some of the more notable offers: You can find the full list of offers here. The Quebec Games offer runs through February 1 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. Image Credit: Thunder lotus
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PlayStation Launches ‘Retro and Remasters’ Digital Game Sale

PlayStation has launched a huge 'Retro and Remasters' sale on numerous digital PlayStation 4 games. As the name suggests, the sale is focused on older games that were brought to PS4 through HD remasters or full remakes. See below some of the more notable offers: You can find the full list of offers here. Sales end on February 11th. Image Credit: Capcom
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EA opens new studio in Vancouver to develop ‘Skate 4’

Electronic Arts has formed a new studio in Vancouver called Full Circle that will develop the next game at the Rollerblading franchise. Daniel McCulloch, who previously led Microsoft's Xbox Live division, has been named Full Circle general manager. Also, Full Circle has brought back ex Rollerblading creative leads Deran Chung and Cuz Parry to headline the latest installment in the skate franchise. To help develop the currently untitled Rollerblading game (informally called "Skating 4"), EA now hiring for various positions, including Senior Character Artist, Artificial Intelligence Engineer, and Gameplay Designer. Full Circle is EA's third studio in Vancouver, after EA Vancouver (FIFA and NHL) and a secondary studio from Respawn En...
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Here are the free games coming to PlayStation Plus in February 2021

Every month Sony offers a few PlayStation 4 games at no additional cost to those subscribing to its PlayStation Plus service. Now, the company has revealed which free titles will hit the service in February 2021. Notably, there's a brand new PS5 game here, as well as two acclaimed PS4 games. The PS5 game in question is Destruction AllStars, a vehicular combat game that will be released, as Sony previously promised, directly on PS Plus. Also, Sony is adding Control: Definitive Edition - The latest mind-blowing action game inspired by David Lynch from Remedy Entertainment, for PS Plus on both PS4 and PS5. Finally, action adventure game for PS4 focused on painting Genius of concrete It will join the PS Plus catalog in February and ...
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The Medium is a chilling horror game divided between two amazing realities

The medium it's an interesting Xbox exclusive. Microsoft's largest console gaming philosophy has been to continue to support the latest generation of Xbox One while offering enhanced versions of those same games on Xbox Series X and S. However, The medium It is exclusive to current generation consoles and PCs, without an Xbox One version. According to developer Bloober Team, the technical limitations found in the state-of-the-art hardware were inhibiting his vision of a psychological horror game taking place in two different realities simultaneously. After my time with The mediumI am happy to say that the developer's decision has paid off, allowing you to take full advantage of the most robust hardware to deliver a unique and gripping horror experience. The best of both world...
Games to stream and upload to Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass [Jan. 18-24]
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Games to stream and upload to Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass [Jan. 18-24]

For almost two years, I have been putting together a weekly 'Streaming in Canada' column to highlight shows and movies that have just hit Canadian streaming services. That continues, and will continue, to get stronger, but while I've been doing it, I was wondering if a similar ongoing series might be worth it for video games. After all, there are a host of gaming-on-demand services on the market, including Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, Google's Stadia, and Sony's PlayStation Now, and it can be difficult to keep up with new releases accordingly. And while there are a lot of general game release listings, I thought one focused on the industry's ever-growing services might be unique. Of course, not all of these gaming services are streaming specific, which is why the 'Streaming in Cana...
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Here are the free games coming to Xbox Games with Gold in February 2021

Every month, Microsoft offers four Xbox games at no additional cost to those subscribing to its Xbox Live Gold service. However, in February 2021, the company will offer five titles as part of its Games with Gold program. Here are the games: Gears 5 (normally $ 49.99 CAD) - Available February 1 - 28 [also on Xbox Game Pass] Demonic resident (normally $ 25.99) - Available February 1 - 28 Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition (normally $ 14.99) - Available February 16 - March 15 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Typically $ 9.99) - Available Feb 1-15 (Original Xbox game playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility) Lost planet 2 (normally $ 19.99) - Available February 16-28 (Xbox 360 game playable on Xbox One via backward compati...
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Netflix’s Blood of Zeus becomes Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising

Ubisoft and Netflix have partnered in a crossover event between Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Blood of Zeus. Between January 21 and 28, those who play the game developed by Ubisoft Quebec can participate in a new mission called "A Tribute to Family" that is inspired by Netflix. Blood of Zeus anime series. In the mission, you will face two creatures from another world: Chimera and Cerberus. "Tribute to Family" will be available after completing "Gods and Monsters" and will reward you with an Eagle pendant and Blood of Zeus-Inspired customization options once mission is completed. In addition, you can buy a new weapon pack that contains Blood of Zeus- themed skins for Fenyx's sword, ax and bow and a character pack with skins for the a...
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Resident Evil Village launches on PS5 / PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and PC on May 7

Capcom has announced that its highly anticipated Resident Evil Village The game will launch on current and state-of-the-art hardware on May 7, 2021. During the Resident Evil Showcase, producer Pete Fabiano noted that the survival horror game will be available day and date on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, and PC. The survival horror game was previously only confirmed for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Along with the announcement of the release date, Capcom also revealed the first gameplay footage of Village: Village resumes after the events of 2017 Resident Evil 7 and once again follow Ethan Winters as he struggles to survive in a mysterious European town. Long time Demonic resident protagonist ...
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PlayStation Store now offers a ton of games for under $ 30

The PlayStation Store has started a huge sale offering dozens of PS4 games for less than $ 30 CAD. While the deal is called 'Games Under $ 20' in the US, the conversion rate puts some titles above $ 20, but still less than $ 30. See below some of the more offers: You can find the full list of offers here. Sales end on February 4. Image Credit: Interactive IO