There’s a new ‘LEGO City Undercover’ game coming out (and it’s not just for Nintendo)

LEGO City Undercover

The new LEGO City Undercover will be available for the XBOX One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and on PC this spring.

Warner Bros. Interactive dropped a trailer Thursday for its brand new version of LEGO City Undercover, which will be available this spring for the XBOX One, PS4 and the new Nintendo Switch.

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The original LEGO City Undercover was an exclusive on the Nintendo Wii U when it came out in 2013 and is still one of the best games on the system today. The vast open-world gameplay is equally fun for kids and adults, with loads of humour and exciting missions. The 2017 version appears to be very similar and should port over well to these next-gen gaming systems.

Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

SEGA releasing two new Sonic the Hedgehog games in 2017

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2017 is shaping up to be the year of Sonic.

At an event during San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA announced two new games are coming in 2017 featuring the speedy blue creature.

First up is the 2D retro-style platform game Sonic Mania, which uses re-imagined Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles. To keep it interesting, it also adds new Zones, Acts and bosses.

BELOW: Watch the Sonic Mania debut trailer

Sonic Mania was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games,” Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team, said in a statement. “This type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title.”

Sonic Mania will be available digitally for the PlayStation 4, XBOX One and PC spring 2017.

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The bigger announcement, however, was the brand new game dubbed “Project Sonic”. Produced by the team that made Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, it’s coming for the PlayStation 4, XBOX One, PC and Nintendo’s next-gen system, the Nintendo NX. It will be released holiday 2017 and looks absolutely epic!

BELOW: Watch the Project Sonic debut trailer

For Sonic fans that want a new game sooner, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice hits the Nintendo 3DS in the U.S. and Canada on Sept. 27. The game is directly based off the popular Sonic Boom animated series.

SEGA also revealed that Sonic Dash mobile players can unlock Green Hill Zone and Classic Sonic with special in-game events this week. The game is free for iOS and Android devices as well as Windows Phones.

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XBOX One S available in Canada August 2

XBOX One S

The slick new XBOX One S is 40 per cent smaller than the original XBOX One and has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive.

Microsoft announced Monday that the new XBOX One S will arrive in Canada on August 2.

The XBOX One S is 40 per cent smaller than the original XBOX One, has a built-in power supply and can play 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles – a first for a console gaming system (it can also stream 4K Ultra HD content from services like Netflix). It’s also slick white, a stark contrast from the original (and dull) black XBOX One.

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Other features of the XBOX One S include a relocated sync button and USB port from the back to the front of the unit, an IR blaster and a new textured grip XBOX Wireless Controller, which has an improved signal and Bluetooth support.

The XBOX One S is compatible with all XBOX One games, accessories and XBOX Live services. A special limited 2TB launch edition will be available for $499.99 with a regular 1TB model retailing for $449.99 and a 500GB model retailing for $399.99.

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The new XBOX Wireless Controller comes bundled with all XBOX One S models. It will also be available to be purchased separately for $74.99.

For more information on the XBOX One S, visit xbox.com.

Are you excited for the XBOX One S? Will you consider upgrading for one? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

You can now stream CraveTV on the XBOX One

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Many popular TV shows, like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Seinfeld’, are available to stream on CraveTV.

Canadian XBOX One users just got a lot more video content as Bell’s CraveTV is now available for subscribers to stream via the gaming system.

“XBOX One delivers an amazing user experience with a user-friendly design, elevating the CraveTV experience for subscribers,” Domenic Vivolo, President of Content Sales, Marketing, and Digital Products at Bell Media said in a press release.

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After downloading the CraveTV app to the XBOX One, subscribers of the service will be able to instantly stream straight from the homescreen, giving them easy access to the content they want to watch.

“Our commitment to bring CraveTV to Canadians on the platform of their choosing continues with today’s launch on XBOX One,” Vivolo said.

The service, which costs $7.99 a month, features premium television content from the likes of HBO and Showtime. Popular shows, such as The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Wire, Entourage, South Park and CSI are available to stream, along with original programming like the hilarious Letterkenny and Jason Reitman’s Casual. In total, the service offers over 300 series, 500 specials and documentaries and 20 curated collections.

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CraveTV is also available to stream online at cravetv.ca, on iOS, Android and Windows 8.1 devices, via Google’s Chromecast, the Apple TV and select Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players. It’s also available through cable and satellite set-top boxes from providers like Bell, Telus, EastLink and SaskTel.

CraveTV competitor shomi, owned by Rogers and Shaw, is also available to stream on the XBOX One.

Are you excited to stream CraveTV via the XBOX One? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

Microsoft launches XBOX One Gamerscore Mega Deal

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The Gamerscore Mega Deal might just be the push I need to get an XBOX One finally!

Still on the fence about upgrading from the beloved XBOX 360 to the shiny, new XBOX One? Now is your chance to get a sweet deal!

Until June 8, Canadian XBOX users can save up to a maximum of $75 on an XBOX One system at the Microsoft Store based on their Gamerscore.

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The value of the discount you receive is based on how high your Gamerscore is. The higher your score the more money you’ll save (to a maximum of $75). My score of 4002 allows me to receive a $40 discount (guess I should have been playing more games when I still had my 360!).

In order to qualify for the Gamerscore Mega Deal you must have a valid XBOX Live Gamertag and have logged into your account via an XBOX 360 or XBOX One console at least once since September 2013.

To find out how much you can save and to claim your discount, visit xbox.ca.

Is this deal enough of a push to get you to upgrade to an XBOX One? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.