October 29th, 2016

Experience Pure Driving Realism at our Assetto Corsa Events!

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a race car driver? Assetto Corsa is a premier racing simulator with a fanatical focus on pure driving realism – and we want you to give it a try!

Assetto Corsa is pure driving realism, built by racing enthusiasts, for racing enthusiasts. On Saturday, November 5, we’ll be hosting dozens of Assetto Corsa Events in our stores, across Western Canada. Head to your nearest participating London Drugs store to experience the racing simulation for yourself.

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Assetto Corsa is available now for XBox One and PS4. See a full list of Assetto Corsa Events at londondrugs.com.



May 2nd, 2016

LD Experts: May the Fourth Be With You

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By Matthew Simpson, Computers Manager

May the 4th is here! It’s that special time of year where we all gather together to celebrate Star Wars! It’s a big year for Star Wars fans, with the release of The Force Awakens and the upcoming Rogue One. Needless to say, it’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan! Let’s take a closer look at some cool stuff we’ve got in-store to help with the celebration of your favourite franchise.

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April 4th, 2016

MSI Canada Dragon Cup V3

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MSI Canada and London Drugs are joining forces again to bring you the third MSI Canada Dragon Cup Hearthstone Tournament!

Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s world famous multimedia franchise Warcraft, Hearthstone is a fast paced card game where you pit your heroes against your opponents in battle. It’s deceptively simple, which makes it an easy game to play but a difficult game to master.

This year the tournament will be held over two days, with the early rounds taking place on Saturday April 9th and the quarter finals, semi finals, and finals on Sunday April 10th.

The prizes get better this year too. The third place winner will receive $200 cash and an MSI GK701 mechanical keyboard. Second prize is $300 cash and an MSI Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard.

The winner of the competition will see $500 cash and an MSI GTX 960 2G graphics card. Additionally, the winner will qualify to compete in the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo Hearthstone Tournament in Toronto at the end of April, a chance to compete for a share of the $10,000 prize pool!

Wait, there’s more! London Drugs will be supplying the top three Canadian players in MSI Dragon Cup V3 with $500, $300, and $200 respectively to spend at LondonDrugs.com!

The tournament will once again be streamed online by Twitch user coL_noxios, be sure to tune in to his stream as plenty of swag and prizes will be given away to viewers in Canada and the US! You can also follow along on social media with the hashtag ‪#‎MSIDragonCup3.

Click Here for full tournament rules and to register!



May 27th, 2014

Learn to Play Pokemon event

Register Now!

  • Learn to Play Pokemon
  • Free to attend for children ages 6 and up
  • Prizes!

Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk at the following stores.

  • May 31st – 1pm to 3pm
    Brentwood Town Centre – 4567 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby BC
  • June 7th – 1pm to 3pm
    Valley Fair Mall – 22709 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge BC
  • June 14th – 1pm to 3pm
    Lougheed Town Centre – 9855 Austin Avenue, Burnaby BC


December 14th, 2012

Sony Play Days

Sony Play Days

Great deals on select Playstation 3 accessories!

Valid Dec.14, 2012 – Jan.10, 2013

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December 22nd, 2011

Cool Guy Gift

If I had either a teen son or a spouse who was seriously into gaming, this would be a very cool gift.

First of all, if you’re not aware, there is a whole culture of gaming where kids can travel around the world and compete against each other, playing video games live (as in real bodies inhabiting the same physical space, not online) for prizes as high as $50,000! Example: Something called the MLG Pro Circuit Providence Starcraft II Championship (Nov 2011.) Let yourself get sucked into that world by clicking here.

ANYWAY not only is this a whole culture I was not fully aware of, there’s also a network of people that will record the games and COMMENTATE them, posting these play-by-plays on their YouTube channels or blogs. AND…gaming companies will pay to advertise on their blogs or websites.

Let me recap—kids will watch other kids play Starcraft, record the game with their own voice-over play-by-play, post it, and still OTHER kids will watch it, likely with their friends. Astounding.

Check out the 7k+ views, and the fact that this is game #437!

As a mom I’m starting to regret not pushing harder to buy that first PlayStation when my kids were 3, and getting them into a gaming bootcamp.

Anyway, the Hauppauge HD PVR is a great recorder that will let you record your game play or programs from your satellite or cable box. The sweetness is that Hauppauge bills this as “the world’s first high definition video recorder for making real-time H.264 compressed recordings at resolutions up to 1080i.” It can also automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings.

It uses AVCHD, which can burn content to Blu-ray compatible DVD disks.

Click on this image to get more details.

I would have bought this for the special man in my life, however it’s only compatible with a Windows PC, and he is a Mac dude.

Would someone in your life love to record their next Left 4 Dead zombie killing spree?

Nala
London Drugs Fan

Nala Henkel, a former employee and current contract proofreader for London Drugs, is a self-confessed fan of our store. We’ve invited her to share her quirky perspective on all things London Drugs from a consumer’s point of view.



July 26th, 2011

ESRB Ratings

 

ESRB ratings overview

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings are designed to provide information about video and computer game content, so you can make informed purchase decisions. ESRB ratings have two parts: rating symbols suggest age appropriateness for the game, and content descriptors indicate elements in a game that may have triggered a particular rating and/or may be of interest or concern.

To take full advantage of the ESRB rating system, it’s important to check both the rating symbol (on the front of the game box) and the content descriptors (on the back of the game box).

 

ESRB Rating Search Widget

Search ESRB’s data base of 20,000 games and read the rating summaries (for titles that have them) by using the rating search widget.

 

ESRB Rating Symbols

 
Early Childhood
Titles rated EC – Early Childhood have content that may be suitable for ages 3 and older. Contains no material that parents would find inappropriate.

 
Everyone
Titles rated E (Everyone) have content that may be suitable for ages 6 and older. Titles in this category may contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.

 
Everyone 10+
Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language, and/or minimal suggestive themes.

 
Teen
Titles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older. Titles in this category may contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humour, minimal blood, simulated gambling, and/or infrequent use of strong language.

 
Mature
Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.

 
Adults Only
Titles rated AO (Adults Only) have content that should only be played by persons 18 years and older. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.

 
Rating Pending
Titles listed as RP (Rating Pending) – have been submitted to the ESRB and are awaiting final rating. (This symbol appears only in advertising prior to a game’s release)

 

ESRB Content Descriptors

  • Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages
  • Animated Blood – Discolored and/or unrealistic depictions of blood
  • Blood – Depictions of blood
  • Blood and Gore – Depictions of blood or the mutilation of body parts
  • Cartoon Violence – Violent actions involving cartoon-like situations and characters. May include violence where a character is unharmed after the action has been inflicted
  • Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor
  • Crude Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including “bathroom” humor
  • Drug Reference – Reference to and/or images of illegal drugs
  • Fantasy Violence – Violent actions of a fantasy nature, involving human or non-human characters in situations easily distinguishable from real life
  • Intense Violence – Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. May involve extreme and/or realistic blood, gore, weapons and depictions of human injury and death
  • Language – Mild to moderate use of profanity
  • Lyrics – Mild references to profanity, sexuality, violence, alcohol or drug use in music
  • Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references
  • Nudity – Graphic or prolonged depictions of nudity
  • Partial Nudity – Brief and/or mild depictions of nudity
  • Real Gambling – Player can gamble, including betting or wagering real cash or currency
  • Sexual Content – Non-explicit depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including partial nudity
  • Sexual Themes – References to sex or sexuality
  • Sexual Violence – Depictions of rape or other violent sexual acts
  • Simulated Gambling – Player can gamble without betting or wagering real cash or currency
  • Strong Language – Explicit and/or frequent use of profanity
  • Strong Lyrics – Explicit and/or frequent references to profanity, sex, violence, alcohol or drug use in music
  • Strong Sexual Content – Explicit and/or frequent depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including nudity
  • Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials
  • Tobacco Reference – Reference to and/or images of tobacco products
  • Use of Drugs – The consumption or use of illegal drugs
  • Use of Alcohol – The consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Use of Tobacco – The consumption of tobacco products
  • Violence – Scenes involving aggressive conflict. May contain bloodless dismemberment
  • Violent References – References to violent acts

**When a content descriptor is preceded by the term Mild, it conveys low frequency, intensity or severity of the content it modifies.

 

Rating Summaries

Rating summaries are a supplementary source of information which explain in objective terms the context and relevant content that factored into a game’s ESRB rating assignment. Although rating summaries don’t appear on game packages, they are available via the rating search on ESRB’s website, the rating search widget, ESRB’s mobile website at m.esrb.org, and rating search apps for iPhone, Android and Window Phone 7 (available in July 2011).

 

Online Rating Notice

Online-enabled games carry the notice Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB. This notice warns those who intend to play the game online about possible exposure to chat (text, audio, video) or other types of content created by other players (e.g., maps, skins) that have not been considered in the ESRB rating assignment. For the most up to date list of content descriptors and definitions, go to http://www.esrb.org

About Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) The ESRB is a non-profit, self-regulatory body that independently assigns ratings, enforces advertising guidelines, and helps ensure responsible online privacy practices for the interactive entertainment software industry.



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