Joshua Ostroff

'Stranger Things' Star Milks Virtual Cows Better Than Us On Nintendo Switch | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Parents

Of course, Finn Wolfhard is a Nintendo fan.

Can The Nintendo Switch Save The House That Mario Built?

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Business
Joshua Ostroff

Nintendo has become a bipolar brand; a pop cultural pendulum swinging between extreme highs and intense lows. Now in the wake of their failed Wii U console, they're launching the innovative console-meets-handheld Nintendo Switch in hopes of a much-needed 1Up.

Nintendo Revives NES And Stuffs It With Your Favourite Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business

Nostalgia: ACTIVATE.

What Is 'Pokémon GO' (And Why's Everyone Gone Crazy Trying To Catch 'Em All)?

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Don't call "Pokémon GO" a comeback, Pikachu's been here for years. Twenty years, to be exact, an anniversary celebrated this past February. The viral launch of the augmented reality game on smartphones on July 6 has pushed this enduring Japanese pop cultural property into a previously unexplored region: the real world.

Nintendo $10 Billion Richer Amid Pokemon Go Chaos

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Business

Players fall into traps as game maker falls into riches.

Lovable Kirby Is Back In A New Nintendo Game

The Huffington Post Canada | Will Brown | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Parents

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, our favourite pink ball returns to his roots.

Nintendo's CEO Is Dead. Here's Why You Should Care

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Business

“On my business card I am a corporate president. In my mind I am a game developer. But in my heart I am a gamer.”

The Type of Idiots Who Ruin Facebook (Hint: The Tag All-Star)

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Living
Sajeel Qureshi

The Captain's Logger -- The master of the universe that uses his or her status updates as a daily log. Save the useless information about your cat and pictures of your left over Arby's Beef 'N Cheddar combo for someplace else. Like Twitter.

Nintendo Pledging More Inclusivity In Future Games

CP | Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Impact

Nintendo is apologizing and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a l...

A-Trak On Bringing Hip-Hop And Dance Music Back Together

HuffPost Canada Music | Benjamin Boles | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Music

Toronto's clubs were recently taken over by the world championship finals of Red Bull's Thre3style DJ competition. Unlike traditional turntablist batt...

How Playing Tetris Taught Me This Valuable Life Skill

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

Weirdly, Tetris has given me a way that I can practice going easy on myself. I don't have to maintain a spot on someone else's leader board, or have each game trump my last. I can be more... zen. I can relax. And, much to my surprise, this zen feeling has translated into other areas of my life. And, much to my surprise, this zen feeling has translated into other areas of my life.

10 Best Video Game Soundtracks

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jesse Ship | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Music

It's not just the gaming -- the hyper-jumping, mega-blaster shooting, sword-fighting or robot-crashing action -- that makes a great video game. The...

POW! Super Mario As Art

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada British Columbia

If Andy Warhol could paint a soup can and call it art, why can't Michael Miller paint Super Mario and hang him in a gallery? The Abbotsford-raised ...

What if Video Games Are Actually Good for our Kids?

Robert Whent | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Robert Whent

I wasn't a particularly good student when I was a kid. In grade school, I had a lot of problems with math, and to a lesser extent reading and writing. It didn't matter how much I tried, I just couldn't get it. I couldn't seem to grasp concepts that most of my friends seemed to understand easily.