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Playstation 4 (PS4) or Xbox for Christmas ?

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

SKNR Cover Sep2013With all of the hype and hyperbole over the launch of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One starting to fade now that both systems have launched, it is time for us to give both of them a grade and that grade is Incomplete. Now I am not bashing on either of the systems but rather stating that consumers simply do not have enough information to properly evaluate their systems.

When the Playstation 3 launched, there were issues over the price of the unit, the lack of titles available and many cited Resistance as the only solid release exclusive for the PS 3 and waited patiently for future titles.This time out the Playstation 4 has Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack as their main launch exclusives and offers several free to play games via the Playstation Store.While this is a good step in the right direction especially with a nice selection of third party games such as the latest offerings in the Assassins Creed and Call of Duty series. (more…)

 

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Blizzcon World of Warcraft And More

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
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2013 blizzcon

Recently my wife and I traveled to beautiful Anaheim California to cover the 2013 Blizzcon Convention.  The convention sold out online in moments and drew fans of Blizzard Entertainment from around the world for a weekend of news, panels, previews, music, Cosplay, and more.  Those who were not able to get into the convention were able to follow along via DirecTV or through online streaming which could be purchased from the company. (more…)

 

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EA Sports Amazing FIFA 14

Monday, November 25th, 2013

EA Sports FIFA 14With the worldwide impact of FIFA at an all-time high, EA Sports has captured the majesty of the sport of Soccer with the amazing FIFA 14. The game is available for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 systems and is due soon for the next generation consoles.

While I played Soccer in High School I will admit that my knowledge of the professional game is limited as names such as Pele, Beckham, and Donovan are the players that I would be able to identify the easiest. Regardless of your level of skill and experience, FIFA 14 has something for you from eye-popping graphics to the most realistic action and player options of any soccer game to date. (more…)

 

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Video Game Console Wars

Monday, July 25th, 2011
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Skewed & Reviewed Accent Inns entertainment contributor

Our friend Gareth at Skewed & Reviewed has taken a really good look at the major game consoles. If you’re like me, a middle aged guy with children, video games are a fact of life. I know a ton of Accent Inns guests (mainly the fella’s…) really like to play the occasional video game and it certainly seems to be the new “silent babysitter” for many of our children. Some may think this is a bad thing but there are positive roles video games can take. My family has some really good times playing video games together and with the interactive console types like the Wii, even some exercise can be had. Wii bowling tournaments are a fun activity in our house. Our system even replaced our old DVD player so now we can watch DVD’s, Blue ray, online movies and play games all in one small console. The key thing to remember is balance. Make sure you and your kids also experience the great outdoors and get regular exercise.

Of course when you’re traveling,  look for hotels (Accent Inns is one) , that offer free WiFi so you can keep playing those games on your laptops, Ipods, Ipads etc….

So for all you gamers or perhaps parents,  that need to decide what system to buy little Johnny for Christmas, Gareth offers some great insights. (more…)

 

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Being green with the Muppets?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Accent Inns is all about being green but I don’t think we’ve ever looked at it from a frog’s point of view…..

Thanks to Skewed & Reviewed Magazine for this fun piece of entertainment news!

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It’s not easy being green………… lol

 

 

 

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2011 Emerald City Comicon a Big Hit

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Accent Inns was proud to support our entertainment partner Gareth and his team from Skewed & Reviewed Magazine at the 2011 Emerald City Comicon. The event took place just south of us at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.  The crowds were huge and we look forward to welcoming many of our Washington State neighbors at our Accent Inn BC hotels located in Hollywood North (Vancouver BC).

Check out this video and some of the interesting costumes at the event.

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The Fighter

Monday, February 28th, 2011
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One of the young Hollywood stars I’ve certainly enjoyed watching is Christian Bale. I think he did a fantastic job as the incredibly complicated character,  Batman. Well this past weekend he’s been given the Oscar for his role in The Fighter.  Well deserved. Read on for a review of the movie compliments Skewed & Reviewed Magazine and perhaps you can enjoy watching The Fighter in your room at an Accent Inn.

The Fighter

Based on a true story, The Fighter tells the tale of two brother boxers. Retired and addicted to drugs, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale) lives life as the town hero while dreaming of a comeback career. Meanwhile his talented younger brother Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is reaching his fighting apex. That is, if he can choose to move past family ties that are holding him from success.

The surprising sibling chemistry of actors Bale and Wahlberg is the successful binding force in the The Fighter. The skill of these two brings relevance to the film for an audience that might otherwise step past a sports story by giving it heart. (more…)

 

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Top 10 gift ideas from BC this year!

Friday, December 17th, 2010
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Great gift ideas that even Santa would approve of

We’ve put together a little list of some of the top gift ideas Accent Inns staff recommend for this holiday season  and our friends at Skewed & Reviewed have put together a great video showing their picks for video’s and movies, and we know all about both being that our Burnaby hotel is so close to Electronic Arts (EA), Bridge studios and Vancouver Film Studios. We are so lucky to live here in BC. Our access to gift items is incredible. So whether you live in Victoria, Kelowna, Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, Williams Lake, Bella Coola, Falkland, Fort St.John or anywhere else in Beautiful BC, you have access to some of the most awesome presents either in your own backyard or just a short distance away. (more…)

 

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Paintball 2 the game?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
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paintball 2 the game

I’m a middle aged (yes, don’t sound so surprised) guy that likes playing the occasional video game. What guy doesn’t? It’s even better when I can hang out with my daughter and play games together. What can my wife say about that…..lol

I must admit though that I’m not up on all the latest (still enjoy my play station 2) games out there so I’m really enjoying our new partner, Skewed & Reviewed.  So much to learn.

This latest entry , Gareth speaks with paint ball legend Greg Hastings.  Legend? I didn’t even know you could play paintball on TV let alone the fact that they had a legend!

Apparently they have over 1000 real players for this latest version including moms (very cool)and  Ninja’s and they make up their own rules? Gotta love the world of online gaming.

Click here to read the full interview with Greg Hastings.

 

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The Social Network

Friday, October 1st, 2010
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Skewed & Reviewed Accent Inns newest contributor

Accent Inns has added a new feature called entertainment. Because we like having fun and helping our guests do the same, we are expanding from just listing concerts and events to partnering with our new friends at Skewed & Reviewed to bring you even more information about the latest movies, games and travel ideas.

Social media is certainly a hot topic and the new movie The Social Network is about as topical as you can get, with a touch of drama thrown in…

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