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The sophistication of the latest video game consoles and the vast selection of video games for every genre, age and style have led to a new revolution. Gaming geeks were on to something powerful and their interest spurred advances in entertainment and gaming software that created the demand for top of the line gaming computers and consoles such as the Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii. Video game controllers weren’t left behind and the Wii remote controller and PS3 motion controller give audiences a virtual experience like no other controllers have done before. There are a multitude of video game accessories for video games such as the popular Guitar Hero and Rock Band. You can even take your gaming experience mobile with the multimedia PSP and Nintendo DS Lite. Don’t get left behind and find the video game consoles and video games that are right for you. Please scroll down for more information and access to the home electronics stores and video game retailers in Barrie, ON listed below.

Billing Bridge Mall St1632
(613) 739-3496
2269 Riverside Drivespace 173
Ottawa, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm
Sat 9:30am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Station Mall St1622
(705) 942-5007
293 Bay Stunit B6
Sault Ste Marie, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm
Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Orleans Centre St1791
(613) 824-2766
3890 Innes Rdunit H5
Orleans, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm
Sat 9:30am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Place D'Orleans St0824
(613) 834-2394
110 Place D'Orleans Dr.Unit 520
Orleans, ON
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:30am-9pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Sarnia Shopping Centre St1894
(519) 541-9093
1440 Quinn Drive, Unit 1
Sarnia, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat-Sun 11am-6pm

Carlingwood Mall St0818
(613) 724-7755
2121 Carling Avenueunit #76
Ottawa, ON
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:30am-9pm
Sun 10am-6pm

Taylor Kidd Marketplace St1838
(613) 384-8998
599 Taylor-Kidd Blvdunit 1
Kingston, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Cornwall Square St2162
(613) 930-2264
1 Water Street Eastunit 21
Cornwall, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm
Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sun 11am-5pm

Riocan Niagara St1755
(905) 371-8248
7190 Morrison Stste C5
Niagara Falls, ON
Hours
Mon-Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 9:30am-6pm
Sun 12am-5pm

Lambton Mall St0898
(519) 542-0920
1380 London Roadspace #139
Sarnia, ON
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:30am-9pm
Sun 11am-5pm

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December 1, 2005 By Scott Wasser

Ready for another rousing round of Donkey Kong, I dig the game cartridge from a box and pull the Nintendo Entertainment System out of the closet. Then the console goes onto the coffee table. Its power cord must reach the wall, its A/V cable the television, and its wired controllers the couch. This means moving the coffee table 7 inches closer to my 25-inch Zenith.

With the console in place and the Donkey Kong cartridge in its slot, I pull out an RF converter/adapter to link the Nintendo system to the Zenith’s antenna input. Squeezing between the wall and the television stand, I grope behind the Zenith with one hand, contort my body and my other arm like a Cirque du Soleil acrobat, and make the connection.

That was 20 years ago. Today, controllers are wireless and RF adapters are as scarce as suits and ties are at a beach volleyball contest. Sure, plenty of Sony PlayStations still perch precariously on coffee tables, but video game consoles and PCs are increasingly becoming integral components in home theaters, not mere toys to be dragged out of a closet for a few hours of playtime.

Making Gaming Better
Clockwise from upper left: Voodoo PC’s Aria media center PC in its bright-red, home-theater-friendly chassis; Sony’s EyeToy video game camera system for PlayStation 2; Gyration’s wireless mouse, which works without a hard surface; and Monster Cable’s premium-quality component video/stereo audio cable for Xbox. (Click images to enlarge)
“We set up gaming for every home theater we put in,” says Marilyn Sanford, president of Vancouver, British Columbia, custom installer La Scala. “We really believe that gaming is a fundamental growth area for entertainment in the home.”

Rich Green, founder of Palo Alto, Calif., custom installer Rich Green Ink, takes it a step further. “Gaming is the future of our industry,” says Green who, like Sanford, is a member of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) board of directors and its Certification Council chairman. Even ultra-high-end audio/video equipment maker Goldmund agrees: “Video games are now installed in most of our systems,” says company president Michel Reverchon. “Not so much for the person who buys the system, but so other family members can enjoy the system, too.”

While Green strongly believes that a dedicated gaming room is the best choice for most families, he concedes that, “You can effectively combine gaming into a home theater environment.” After consulting with Green and others in the home entertainment and gaming industries, we developed a seven-step to-do list for introducing video games into your home theater.Select Your Screen
Any television technology works fine for gaming, although Green warns that flat-panel LCDs can have a hard time handling fast-motion games if their pixel refresh rate is too slow. He recommends refresh rates of 16 milliseconds or faster. Sanford, meanwhile, warns...

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