31st October 2008

Mycoobie.com To Host World of Warcraft Contests

Toronto – Mycoobie.com is going to host a series of contests for World of Warcraft (wow) players in the light of the release of the new expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. The contests focus on the content of the new expansion but also accept the game content related to the old wow itself, in the form of screen shot, video clip, or simply experience sharing. Moreover, cash prizes are given out weekly as rewards for contest winners.

There are two choices of contents, which fall under the following contests categories:

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31st October 2008

Skate It To Be Released This November

EA’s Award-Winning Videogame Delivers All the Fun and High Energy of Skateboarding This Holiday Season

EA Montreal and Black Box, studios of Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that their award-winning Skate It videogame will hit retail stores starting November 19th in North America and November 20th in Europe for the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. With intuitive Wii remote, nunchuck and DS stylus controls and the optional use of the Wii Balance Board, Skate It delivers a fun and unique skateboarding experience for skate fans and gamers of all ages.

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31st October 2008

Ludia to Put Its Spin on “Press Your Luck”


Montreal – Interactive entertainment company Ludia Inc. will create games based on the popular television game show Press Your Luck, it was jointly announced today by Alex Thabet, Founder and CEO of Ludia Inc., and Olivier Delfosse, Senior Manager, Interactive FremantleMedia Enterprises, licensor for “Press Your Luck”. The multi-year exclusive agreement will bring the Press Your Luck game show experience to the PCs, consoles, iPods and iPhones of players worldwide.

The Press Your Luck game will retain all of the favorite elements of the classic show, rendered with a dynamic redesign, including hundreds of new trivia questions to answer, “spins” on an interactive giant game board, and the iconic Whammy providing never-before-seen animated antics. In addition, the Press Your Luck game will incorporate connected gaming elements to make it easy and entertaining for friends and family to play and interact together. Both
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30th October 2008

In Motion Technology Launches Unified Fleet and Mobile IT Management Platform

onBoard Mobility Manager provides anytime/anywhere vehicle information that helps improve efficiency, controls costs and optimizes communications

VANCOUVER – In Motion Technology, the leader in mobile networking technologies that efficiently connect and manage equipment, information and people in the field, today announced the launch of its next-generation onBoard Mobility Manager a scalable management platform that allows organizations to coordinate, track and troubleshoot vehicles, devices, and mobile networks remotely and in real time.

The onBoard Mobility Manager continuously collects and analyzes information from vehicles equipped with In Motions onBoard Mobile Gateway. The platform provides headquarters staff with a virtual dashboard of information from the field and sends alerts based on pre-set thresholds. The Mobility Manager works with standard web-browsers and displays detailed information about vehicles, networks and devices on a three dimensional map.

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30th October 2008

TransGaming Inc. To Port City of Heroes Over To Mac

Toronto – NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced a partnership with TransGaming, Inc. to bring their award-winning City of Heroes ® franchise to the Apple® Macintosh®. The game has been enabled for the Mac by TransGaming, a leading developer of portability technologies for the electronic entertainment industry. City of Heroes for Mac will be available for public beta testing with the release of the game’s thirteenth expansion, Issue 13: Power and Responsibility later this fall. The official launch will occur pre-holiday this year with a special digital-only Mac edition of City of Heroes, available across all NCsoft West consumer territories.

“Players will soon be able to join the battle of good versus evil in the most popular comic book MMO on both the PC and Mac platforms…and in the same game world,” commented Brian Clayton, executive producer of City of Heroes for NCsoft West. “Given Mac’s fame as a platform for creative people and City of Heroes’ unprecedented character customization options, I think City of Heroes is a perfect fit for the Mac gaming community.”

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30th October 2008

CRTC Paving The Way For A Digital Future

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today introduced new policies to prepare the Canadian broadcasting industry for the transition to a fully digital environment. In developing these policies, the Commission has simplified its regulation in order to foster a more coherent and well-calibrated broadcasting system.

“Following a comprehensive review, we have streamlined a number of rules and eliminated those that were no longer necessary,” said Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of the CRTC. “These measures will contribute to a more dynamic broadcasting system, which will be in a better position to respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by new media. They will also make it easier for viewers to choose the programs they want.”

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30th October 2008

Women in Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Women in Film and Television Vancouver is accepting submissions for the 4th annual film festival. The festival is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing and celebrating women in screen-based media. The festival seeks submissions in the following categories: Narrative and Documentary, Shorts and Features, New Media, Music Videos, Video Poems, and Experimental. Any genre, animated or live action, will be considered. Eligible films must have women in creative control, and films featuring female characters and stories are encouraged.

This year’s festival will be dedicated to new media and we are accepting submissions for a wide variety of projects such as visual/ audio installations, mobile films, nonlinear narration, and online projects. Two days of the festival will feature new media projects and dedicated panels and workshops discussing the future of women in the new media industry.

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30th October 2008

Upcoming Seminar At New Media BC

Vancouver – New Media BC, in partnership with the Revenue Services Group will be presenting a seminar about the SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development) tax credit and refund incentive program designed to encourage product development and innovation among Canadian businesses.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
12:00-2:00pm
577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver BC
$10 for Members / $20 for Non-Members

At this seminar, you will learn:
– If business activities that make up your day-to-day operations qualify for an SR&ED refund or tax credit
– The amount of money you can expect to receive
– How to access this funding
– When banks will accept anticipated SR&ED funding as present security
– The inside story on the CRA’s internal SR&ED refund approval process

Who should attend?
If you are interested in accessing SR&ED funding or SR&ED – secured bank financing, this seminar is relevant to you.

-Networking catered lunch is included
-Space is limited

Register Here

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30th October 2008

Video Games Live Strikes A Positive Chord In Vancouver

Last night we attended Video Games Live at The Orpheum, and while we knew from other KillaNet Community members that the show would be awesome, the only way to truly appreciate the show is to experience it first hand. We took part in the pre-show as volunteers, running the Guitar Hero 3 challenge as well as the Costume Contest. The evening was full of surprises and debuts, as music from the upcoming Need For Speed: Undercover was performed for the first time in public, including a track by Vancouver’s own indie band Splitting Adam.

Of course being in Vancouver, what would Video Games Live be without a guest appearance by Victor Lucas, who is partners with Tommy Tallarico on Electric Playground and Reviews On The Run. Victor unveiled a certificate from The Guinness Book of World Records recognizing Electric

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30th October 2008

Microïds and Dreamcatcher Announce “Syberia” on Nintendo DS

Toronto – Microïds, one of the leading adventure games producers and publishers, owner of the Syberia franchise, and Dreamcatcher, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, announce they have signed an exclusive agreement to publish and distribute the Syberia video game on Nintendo DS™ in North America.

Produced by Microïds and developed by Tetraedge Games, Syberia will be released in December 2008 and published by Dreamcatcher in North America.

Roch Roustan, Microïds’ Managing Director, comments: “We are thrilled to partner with Dreamcatcher for our adaptation of Benoît Sokal’s best-seller game on Nintendo DS. Dreamcatcher’s seasoned and passionate team will ensure Kate Walker a large exposure in the North America markets”.

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