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Here’s a video of behind the scenes exclusive footage of some of our latest & greatest summer finds!!
Everyone that hunts garage sales, flea markets & collectibles should evaluate their own performance & give themselves a mid-summer half-time report + overall grade. After a little bit of reminiscing over the past few months; We here at Chicago Toy Shop Video Games give ourselves all-around grade of B+ | We’ve come across = RARE Hamilton & Hawthorn Halloween Simpson Statues & We Are PUMPED!!
In the meantime here’s a NEW Poll for you guys & girls to fill out 🙂
We want to know what your all time favorite thing to collect??
Our small dedicated team is hard at work hunting down the most ultra-rare treasures we can find 🙂
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Xbox fans everywhere are already going nuts over the latest Online Nerd Alert Reports: Tuesday May 31st Microsoft will officially announce their next generation video game console. We can’t wait to see what technology will be used to create this game changing system.
The rumors of Xbox-Kinect being ‘included’ with every next generation console does have us a little worried about the average gamer being able to afford the new system right away.
So mark it down on your calendar like we already did: 36 1/2 Days Left Until May 31st
At 12:00 Central time here in Chicago, you can tune in live to catch the streaming video that will feature:
|A New Generation Revealed. Be part of this historic online event, featuring a live stream, video, images, updates and more.|
(According to Microsoft’s Official Facebook Page)
After all the weeks and months of dissecting rumors & reports: Microsoft has confirmed they will officially announce their ‘Next Gen Console On May 31st Streaming Online Live’
If you want to join the hype like we are & watch the epic event LIVE
For many young entrepreneurs the path to success is often an up-hill & extremely bumpy ride. “It’s like jumping off a cliff and building your own parachute.” If you want to achieve success in today’s world – One must be able to think outside the box and fight for what they truly believe in. Do you have what it takes to be a millionaire?
Everyone’s definition of the word Entrepreneur is different, But the true; Die-hard Entrepreneur’s will usually risk it all until they either ‘Make It’ Or ‘Break It’. We wish all the young start-up kids & future entrepreneur’s out there all the luck in the world.
As we listened to these young millionaire’s speak – We couldn’t help but notice a similar theme from most of theme: The importance to work smarter not always harder. Be sure to Check out the official HD movie trailer for ‘The Start Up Kids’
We encourage all of you who are inspired by greatness to give this documentary a watch sooner rather than later! It’s never to late to chase after your dream. To contact us or share other motivation stories: Email us today: Info@ChicagoToyShop.Com
In honor of G4TV’s recent retirement of their once epic television programming with such shows as ‘Attack Of The Show’ and ‘X-Play’ – We will do our best to carry on the tradition of ‘DVD Tuesday’ as we highlight & go over some of our personal favorite video games and movies.
- SimCity – For The PC | Rated E For Everyone
- Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under – Now Available On Netflix
- Tomb Raider – For PC | Xbox 360 | PlayStation 3
We recently just watched the Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under hour-long comedy special last night and we found it hilarious. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are two of our favorite ‘Nerd Role Models’. They are seated at a table for about an hour and do a great job telling stories, jokes and interacting with the Australian crowd! Be sure to check out Kevin Smith and his best buddy Jason Mewes as they travel across the world making people laugh & more importantly keeping Jason clean 🙂
From the articles and light research we’ve done on SimCity – It sounds like the game will be very intricate and challenging & that’s the way we like it! With upgraded controls, graphics, attention to detail, building options, town upgrades and the overall progression of PC games as a whole – We are definitely pumped and ready for SimCity to release in less that 24 hours. Looking for more SimCity reviews, videos, screen shots & inside information? Then you might want to head on over to one of our favorite websites for video games, movies, and general nerd news & updates: SimCity For The PC Via IGN
As for Tomb Raider – See our #3 ranking above to follow through on some IGN.Com reviews. Odds are if you liked the old Tomb Raider video games. This latest rendition of Tomb Raider will almost certainly meet & surpass most ‘gamers’ expectations. From the casual Lara Croft fan – All the way to the Tomb Raider / Lara Croft online creep & ‘Real life secret admirer’.
Everyone is busy these days we get it; But it’s okay, Go grab you and your significant other (21+) some cold ones and kick your feet up because you’ve fucking earned it! Everyone has at least 1-2 hours every a week to check out some great new video games & movies.
Well fellow Nerds and future super heroes … That it! Hope you liked our first list for March 4th 2013. Be sure to check back with us in the near future as we highlight other upcoming hit titles & don’t worry – We’ll be sure to throw in some cool gadgets & technology updates & news next time around.
The Star Wars Franchise Looks To Disney and Others To Help Revive The Star Wars Movies – Star Wars Action Figures – Star Wars Video Games – Plus Everything Else In Between!
Star Wars has one of the most influential and powerful brand names in the world. The global phenomenon that is Star Wars has dove into the collector universe heard first time and time again with the same overall result: Major Success!
Personally, One $4 Billion dollar deal is enough proof for us. According to an online statement giving by Star Wars creator George Lucas in an NBC News Online Article, he was pretty cool, calm and collected when he was quoted saying: “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.” Thank you Mr. Lucas, from all of us here at ChicagoToyShop.Com & many other die-hard Star Wars fans around the world.
Disney has been rumored to be interested in trying to acquire the entire Star Wars franchise for a while now. The Star Wars franchise as a whole continues to add bright minds to help reinvent their current image without losing the already established millions of fans that helped make Star Wars collectibles some of the most sought after online treasures known to man.
Chances are you’ve seen a Star Wars Movie, played with a Star Wars Action Figure, challenged yourself with some Star Wars Lego as a child, Or perhaps you recently bought a piece of Star Wars History on eBay.Com.
For those looking to satisfy more than one Star Wars itch at once – We have to suggest renting or buying Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars – For the xBox 360 or Nintendo Wii.
We have been playing it ourselves on the xBox 360 for about 2-3 days now and give it a solid 8.5/10 overall rating in categories such as: overall game play, visuals, story and re-play value just to name a few. The ability to play with together with friends and family makes this a great game for both kids and adults to enjoy for years to come.
As of now, the next Star Wars Movie is set to launch first in 2015. Although the original Star Wars films are all fantastic for the most part – We are overjoyed with the chance for them to change it up a bit and satisfy our reckless needs for new Star Wars characters, weapons, technology, answers and a whole lot more crazy nerd ideas we personally can’t even think of.
As a team we are at the edge of our seats with Star Wars mania, anticipation and optimism for what Disney and J.J. Abrams will bring to the ‘Star Wars Table’ in the very near future! Bonus: Star Wars “Nerd Knowledge”
Video Game Rumors Begin To Swirl Again With xBox 720 and PlayStation 4 Next Generation Video Game Consoles Launching In 2013
Every year it seems like we hear rumors about the next generation consoles gearing up for their new launch. Video game fans and enthusiasts around the globe are at the edge of their seat waiting to spend their hard-earned money on the next best thing. While the last round of video game systems beat most users expectations; we hope video game fans & users will continue to let their voice be heard & hold these video game giants to the highest of standards.
- Will 2013 finally be the year Xbox & PlayStation release their next video game system?
- Will the Xbox 720 require an internet connection at all times?
- Does the Xbox 720 come with Blu-ray features?
- Which system will launch first?
- Will the average consumer be able to afford it?
According to IGN.com and other sources, Sony should announce their ideas at their next big event in New York City on February 20th, 2013. This is exciting news dedicated online gamer’s & nerds such as ourselves. Most of us here at ChicagoToyShop.com are looking forward to the Xbox console, but we certainly do respect what PlayStation brings to the table.
What system would you buy if they all came out on the same day, at the same time & for the same exact price?
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Video game enthusiasts and Call of Duty fans everywhere are overjoyed with the latest Call Of Duty Black Ops II Revolution Downloadable Content (DLC) update recently launched for the Xbox 360 on January 29th, 2013.
The highly anticipated game update features four new multiplayer maps, a new-never before seen sub machine gun weapon and the ability to play as a Zombie for the very first time!
- Downhill: (Our personal favorite) This level allows players of all style to engage in a wild battle in the snow. Look out for the moving ski lifts … They tend to kill whoever they run into!
- Mirage: Asian inspired villa that has been abandoned due to crazy sand storms. Perhaps the most creative and unique of all the new levels. This map is perfect for all game modes as well as game styles. Mirage is currently in the lead for best graphics for a single level available for Black Ops II.
- Grind: Skate park located in Venice beach. This level has some truly beautiful scenery and features more places than you can think of to play “hide and seek” with your enemies with. Grind has tons of different ramps, stairs and rails. Overall, it creates for a very scary level and forces competitors to have a lot of close one on one battles! Grind’s rounded and curved ramps and sharp angles makes for quick turns and fast western style gun draws between foes. Be sure to be on high alert if you want to win the gold in this chaotic west coast skate park Call of Duty level.
Don’t believe us yet?
Check it out for yourself on YouTube here –>> Call of Duty Black Ops II Revolution Video Trailer.
- New Sub Machine Gun: Peace Keeper SMG; Sub Machine gun with a fast and accurate shot; but hardcore players may want to increase the damage level in order to unlock the full potential of this “Peacekeeper” gun.
- Zombie Mode Updates: Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombie mode now features three different ways to play. Players can fight an endless supply of zombies in Survival Mode, Discover the mysteries of a decaying Earth in Tranzit Mode or players can dive into the brand new last-human-standing mode.
If you’d like to challenge one of us online in Call of Duty Black Ops II: Contact Us Today – Info@ChicagoToyShop.Com Someone from our team will meet you for a battle on Xbox 360 Live soon!
Thanks again to all our fans and the continued support. Game on!
The final episodes of X-Play & Attack of the Show officially aired on January 23rd, 2012. We’d like to give a special thanks to everyone who helped create one of the most creative, fun-loving and unusual TV channels to have ever lived. A little less than three months ago on October 26th 2012: G4-TV, NBC Universal & Current Owner of Esquire Magazine, announced most-all of their original shows would cease to exist by the end of the calendar year.
The new group of co-owners made some controversial & risky business decisions. For most of us, it was a decision that we do not agree with. Unfortunately the newly acquired gamer friendly “nerd” channel is now officially dead. Will we ever see anything like it again? For the majority of us, any type of major change usually causes some sort of initial fear. That was certainly the case for most fans when G4-TV decided to ditch their original image in attempt to transition towards a more gender neutral balanced audience. For now, it sounds like the new channel is gearing up for more travel, food and around the house type shows instead of the usual programs that provided us with insight into new technology, new video games and perhaps most importantly; The comic-book characters themselves and all their gigantic block-buster movies that came with them.
The abrupt decision comes as a shock and major disappointment among both the “jocks” & the “nerds”. Over the last decade plus, G4-TV did a great job of engaging with their fans & creating a truly one-of-a-kind television experience.
We thank all the wonderful and hard-working cast members such as: Candace Bailey, Jessica Chobot, Kevin Periera, Adam Sessler, Chris Hardwick, Sara Underwood, Olivia, Munn & Morgan Webb just to name a few.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that some of you G4-TV rock-stars will collaborate in the near future to resurrect a brand new T.V. channel for all the die-hard old school fans. Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing what you guys might have up your sleeve!
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