LEGO Dimensions: “Endless Awesome” Launch Trailer

Lego Dimensions

What do you get when you cross the Lego Game universe and the functionality of the Skylander-like portal – You get “LEGO Dimensions”.

Catch the Launch trailer here:



Available Sunday, September 27, LEGO Dimensions will allow players to not only experience worlds based on DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, The Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! LEGO Chima, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, Portal and Midway Arcade, but also combine different characters and re-buildable vehicles and gadgets from these worlds in any way that they choose – there are no rules. Imagine Kai, the Ninjago ninja, driving the Mystery Machine through Metropolis or Legolas battling ghosts alongside Homer Simpson in New York!

The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack includes the videogame, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures including Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle, plus the LEGO Batmobile, and the revolutionary LEGO Toy Pad. The Toy Pad allows players to transport LEGO Dimensions minifigures and models into the game, as well as control in-game action and solve puzzles by moving the physical toys. Plus, every LEGO vehicle and gadget in LEGO Dimensions can be physically rebuilt twice, for a total of three different objects, each with unique in-game abilities, which adds massive variety to the gameplay.

Nintendo Wii U Holiday Event

Nintendo 2012 Holiday Event

Nintendo Wii U 2012 Holiday Event – Toronto, ON

Nintendo knows how to throw a party, and they didn’t pull any punches when getting ready for the 2012 Holiday Season.  The Wii U is the little Nintendo device with a very neat looking controller that’s on everyone’s minds.  Will the WIi U help Nintendo compete with Xbox and PlayStation in the coming year?

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First, let’s take a closer look at the Wii U itself:

  • The Wii U will display games in HD.
  • The Wii U is backwards compatible with your Wii controllers
  • The Wii U controller has a touchscreen, camera and 2 analogue sticks.
  • The Wii U will be available in 2 different models each at a different price.
  • The Wii U Basic is white, comes with 8 GB of internal storage and will retail for $299.99.
  • The Wii U Deluxe is black and will retail for $349.99. It includes 32 GB of memory, Nintendo Land, a charging station and stands for the Wii U controller and console.

Now on to the Wii U launch titles we checked out….

Nintendo Land

Nintendo Land aims to be that party game that also demonstrates and teaches you how to use the Wii U controller.  Think of it like Wii Sports for the Wii U, but the game seems more complete than a simple collection of mini games.  Nintendo Land launches with the Wii U.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Take to the mushroom kingdom in HD with New Super Mario Bros. U.  You can bring your own Mii into the mix this time around and a 5th player can join in on the Wii U Controller to help the other players.  We had a good time with this one and the platforming was as solid as you would expect from a Mario game.

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Scribblenauts Unlimited is from 5th Cell and WB Games and is available for the Wii U on November 18th.  Scribblenauts is even bigger this time around and with more recognized words and items to play with than ever before.  Paige even helps demonstrate how the spell check can kick in and help out…could have been me just as easy.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Epic Mickey 2, The Power of Two from Junction Point and Disney Interactive is also out on November 18th  You can play drop-in/drop-out co-op with a friend  and the colors look great in HD.

FIFA Soccer 13

FIFA Soccer 13 makes its way to the WIi U and will be available at launch.  The Wii U controller adds new options for both gameplay and in management modes.  We got a close look at how the controller adds to the gameplay in this title.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge

Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge from Techmo and Team Ninja was also on display.  Usethe Wii U control to select weapons, trigger Ninpo and more.  Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge will be available November 18th as another launch title exclusively for the Wii U.

Zombi U and Black Ops II

I took aim at Zombi U from Ubisoft and how players can take out Zombies from a distance using the Wii U controller.  Call of Duty Black Ops II, is also out for the Wii U on November 18th and brings this intense first-person shooter to a new audience now that Nintendo is HD.  Will the control pad add to the gameplay?  Don’t look for killstreaks either…at least not by that name..here they are called scorestreakes.

Kirby’s Dream Collection (Wii)

We tried out Kirby’s Dream Collection that’s already been released on the Wii.  Kirby fans rejoice! This 20th Anniversary collection from Hal Laboratory and Nintendo includes 6 Kirby titles.

3DS Games

There was also a room for new and upcoming 3DS games.  We checked out a bunch of 3DS and DS games while we were there.  Pokemon Dream Radar and Style Savvy: Trend Setters got Paige’s attention while I really liked playing Crashmo, sequel to Pushmo and New Super Mario Bros. 2

We also played Paper Mario: Sticker Star set to be released on November 11th 2012

The Nintendo Holiday Event was fun this year…and the upcoming Wii U release on November 18th has us asking a lot of questions.  I can’t wait to see more as developers find ways to take advantage of the unique controls.

Thanks to Nintendo and to the attending developers.

Nintendo 2012 Holiday Event

Psy Gangnam Style is coming to Just Dance 4

Today Ubisoft release news that South Korean Music sensation Psy’s Gangnam Style will be available as DLC for Just Dance 4. Now unless you’ve been under a rock or living with out electricity for the last couple of months you’ve either seen, heard or watched Psy TV or the internet. Gangnam Style has ranked up over 480 Million (yes 480 Million) views on YouTube and the video have launched parodies and covers from the likes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Oregon Ducks Marching Band and the Stratford Festival Casts of 42nd St and Pirates of Penzance.

Psy was quoted in the Ubisoft release as saying “Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can’t wait to see all the YouTube videos”.

Imagine this in your living room – maybe with a few less Horses…

Oppa Gangnam Style!

Gangnam Style will be available in November 2012. Download details and pricing will be similar to previous Just Dance DLC. For the latest information on Just Dance 4, please visit: www.justdancegame.com.

Gangnam Style

Fan Expo Toronto 2012 Report

Fan Expo Toronto 2012 THQ Booth

Feed Your Console Presents:

JoystickUnicorn’s Fan Expo Toronto 2012 Report

Please enjoy parts one and two of our Fan Expo Toronto 2012 Report.  From August 23rd to the 26th, the Toronto Metro Convention Center was swarmed by all types of heroes, villains, anime stars and other unworldly creatures.

Part 1 – Our Floor Report:

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Part 2 – Our Gamer Report:

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Paige and I took a look from the perspective of a 6 year old gamer girl and her aging gamer Dad.  We just had to take a look at everything from the latest in comics, Sci-Fi and the newest in video games.

The Highlights:

  • Xbox360 had Halo 4 on display and the line to play nearly wound around the block.
  • Ubisoft featured many of their core titles. Just Dance 4, Assassin’s creed 3, Rocksmith and ZombiU
  • WB Games highlighted the upcoming fighting game, Injustice Gods Among Us as well as Lego Lord of the Rings and more.
  • Disney Interactive had a display for Epic Mickey 2 and featured Disney Artists.
  • Disney also presented a cool FrankenWeenie display for the upcoming Tim Burton flick out Oct. 5th
  • We sampled Dual Play glasses and display from LG.  It allows 2 players to use the same screen and not see the others gameplay.
  • A Dancing Jedi!

In the 3rd Part of the JoystickUnicorn Fan Expo Toronto 2012 Review we’ll take a look at our favorite Cosplay from Toronto Fan Expo.

Rayman goes back to his roots

The Game that put Ubisoft on the map returns with Rayman Origins.

When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by “nefurrious” Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day; but the hero of light isn’t quite all there…To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream…



Rayman Origins Demo available on November 9th and in stores November 15th for the PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360, and Wii.

Zelda and Link are Coming to Toronto

Nintendo fans don’t think we’ve abandoned you, I’m sorry it’s been a while since we talked but it’s just been a busy summer with the other consoles… But fear not we haven’t forgotten about you!

Here is the make good on our absence…

ZELDA AND LINK ARE COMING TO TORONTO and you can get your hands on the game early if you show up over the weekend to see them (details below).

The first 150 attendees present at the event on Friday, November 18th and the first 150 attendees at the event on Saturday, November 19th will obtain a wrist band (limit one per person) for the opportunity to buy The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword bundle on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00pm-10:00pm at Future Shop Yonge and Dundas.

Disney Universe Announces New Characters

Disney Interactive Studios continues to roll out new characters for it’s upcoming release Disney Universe. Recent inductees include one of our favorites, Captain jack Sparrow, and others from his the high seas Adventures of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Angelica, Mr. Gibbs, Captain Barbossa and Blackbeard as playable character skins for your in game avatar. Also announced Rapunzel (Disney’s Tangled), Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Disney’s most memorable Fairy Tinkerbell.

This is quite the cast of characters which was already impressive with earlier announcements that include Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Disney, Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” “WALL•E” and Disney’s “The Lion King”.

Having played this game at a preview event this summer I can honestly say that this will be an instant family fun night game that will challenge you enough to take it seriously and entertain you enough to forget your character is dressed as the little mermaid.

Driver San Francisco – Dev Diaries

Having some hands on time with this game at a couple of recent events I was pleasantly surprised at how intuitive the new features and the game play for Driver San Francisco are. Having never played any of the previous Driver games, I’m actually not a fan of driving games, I was shocked at how well the Cars handled and how easy some of the new game play features made this a game I’m actually looking forward to getting my hands on.

The detail that the Ubisoft team put into this game is incredible. Using similar techniques to the city mapping, like in Assassins Creed, you’ll drive around a fully scaled digital representation of San Francisco, and if your at all familiar with the city you’ll be able to visits all your favourite landmarks. I’d tell you more but there are a couple (more qualified) people in the videos below that can share the secrets of Driver with you all… Enjoy!

Dev Diary 1:

Dev Diary 2:

Dev Diary 3:

Driver San Francisco available September 2nd everywhere.

Just Dance 3 set list

Ubisoft is burning up the dance floor with the Just Dance franchise lining up some great new songs and a number of classics dance tunes. Don’t take our word for it – go look at the set list yourself it includes 80’s classics from A-ha and Bananarama, some 90’s dance beats from the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk and instant classics like Cee Lo Green’s (the clean version) “Forget you”.

Just Dance 3 will include updated game play and a number of new game features. For example: songs that feature 4-part choreographies, Dance mashup mode, create their own unique choreographies with the JUST CREATE, Just Dance choreographies. But wait that’s not all – all tracks will provide on-screen lyrics to karaoke with the hits while dancing. Don’t you worry Dance fans Just Dance 3 still has everyone’s favourite dance modes like Classic Mode, Duet Mode, Medley, Simon Says, an updated Just Sweat mode with more workout plans, and more!

Tracks available in Just Dance 3 include:

    1. 2 Unlimited – “No Limit”
    2. a-ha – “Take On Me”
    3. Anja – “Dance All Nite”
    4. Bananarama – “Venus”
    5. Black Eyed Peas – “Pump It”
    6. Bollywood Rainbow – “Kurio ko uddah le jana”
    7. Cee Lo Green – “Forget You”
    8. Countdown Mix Masters – “Beautiful Liar”
    9. Daft Punk – “Da Funk”
    10. Danny Elfman – “This is Halloween”
    11. Donna Summer – “I Feel Love”
    12. Dr. Creole – “Baby Zouk”
    13. Duck Sauce – “Barbra Streisand”
    14. Girls Aloud – “Jump (For My Love)”
    15. Groove Century – “Boogie Wonderland”
    16. Gwen Stefani – “What You Waiting For”
    17. Inspector Marceau – “The Master Blaster”
    18. Janelle Monae – “Tightrope (Solo Version)”
    19. Jessie J featuring B.o.B – “Price Tag”
    20. Brahms by Just Dance Classical Orchestra – “Hungarian Dance No. 5”
    21. Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg – “California Gurls”
    22. Kiss – “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”
    23. Konshens – “Jamaican Dance”
    24. African Ladies – “Pata Pata”
    25. Latino Sunset – “Mamasita”
    26. Laura Bell Bundy – “Giddy On Up (Giddy On Out)”
    27. Lena Meyer-Landrut – “Satellite”
    28. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock – “Party Rock Anthem”
    29. Madness – “Night Boat To Cairo”
    30. MIKA – “Lollipop”
    31. Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland – “Promiscuous”
    32. Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited”
    33. Queen – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
    34. Reggaeton Explosion – “Boom”
    35. Rita Mitsouko – “Marcia Baila”
    36. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman – “Somethin’ Stupid”
    37. Scissor Sisters – “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’”
    38. Sweat Invaders – “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”
    39. Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”
    40. The Buggles – “Video Killed The Radio Star”
    41. The Chemical Brothers – “Hey Boy Hey Girl”
    42. The Girly Team – “Baby One More Time”
    43. The London Theatre Orchestra & Cast – “Think”
    44. The Sugarhill Gang – “Apache (Jump On It)”
    45. Tommy Sparks – “She’s Got Me Dancing”
    46. Wilson Pickett – “Land of 1000 Dances”

Just Dance 3 will be released worldwide on October 11.

Wii 2 video leaked

Is this really the Wii 2 or just a lost leader.

Check out this video taken in a developer meeting with Nintendo showing what could be the next Wii. Xbox like Remotes with digital displays and a new case are shown on the screen…

But is it a hoax or is it real? You decide.