9th November 2008

Crash is Back

Crash is Back in Another Ginormous Adventure! Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, developed by Vancouver’s Radical Entertainment, has hit store shelves worldwide and is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home video game system, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
In the deepest Crash adventure yet, Crash: Mind Over Mutant arms players with new features, including the ability not only to control enemies once they are ‘jacked,’ but to store the mutants in Crash’s pocket, upgrade them and utilise their unique powers. Players can also roam through Wumpa Island in a two-player cooperative mode with Crash’s sister Coco.
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7th November 2008

SilverBirch Appoints New President and CEO as Company Refocuses Exclusively On Gaming

TorontoSilverBirch Inc. (TSX-V: SVB), a leading digital entertainment company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin Astle as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Astle, a seasoned business and marketing strategist with extensive global experience, SilverBirch will refocus exclusively on the fast-growing gaming sector. Mr. Astle succeeds Derek van der Plaat, who resigned today as President and CEO, and as a Director of the company.

The refocused strategy leverages SilverBirch’s core strengths in gaming. The company’s primary goal will be to become a premier publisher and operator of Massive Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) as well as video games for PCs and leading console platforms. The new corporate focus will build upon the company’s existing operations including video game developer SilverBirch Studios, Netherlands-based interactive entertainment publisher Lighthouse Interactive, and a co-venture to operate licensed English language online multiplayer games. The company is also acquiring Red Mile Entertainment, publisher of console games Sin City and Heroes Over Europe, in a deal expected to close in early 2009, subject to shareholder, legal and regulatory approvals.
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7th November 2008

EA SPORTS President to Present at the BMO Capital Markets 16th Annual Interactive Entertainment Conference

BurnabyElectronic Arts Inc. today announced that Peter Moore, President of EA SPORTS, will present at the BMO Capital Markets 16th Annual Interactive Entertainment Conference on November 13, 2008 in New York, NY. at 09:00 ET. During the course of this event, Electronic Arts may disclose material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance. An audio webcast will be available on Electronic Arts website at http://investor.ea.com through November 20, 2008.

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7th November 2008

YANGAROO, A-Ware Software Integrate DMDS and MusicMaster

TorontoYANGAROO Inc., the industry’s leading secure digital media distribution company, has integrated its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) with the MusicMaster Scheduling software produced by A-Ware Software, Inc.

As a result of this integration, the more than 2,800 MusicMaster Scheduling software users at radio stations worldwide can now import new music available through YANGAROOs DMDS directly into their music library. The new music imported from DMDS also includes the related track information.

YANGAROOs DMDS is a web-based delivery system available free to the radio industry. It replaces the physical distribution of music, allowing radio stations throughout North America to receive broadcast-quality music and promotional materials digitally and securely from independent, as well as major, record labels.

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6th November 2008

Creativeworks Productions Wins Video Award for Canadian Standards Association

TorontoCreativeworks Productions Inc. is pleased to announce that their video Mobile Productions was an award winner in this year’s prestigious Crystal Vision Awards competition, honouring the best in television and film productions.

Mobile Productions was created for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. A leading developer of standards and codes, and a solutions-oriented organization, CSA provides products, services and training that help enhance public safety and health, improve the quality of life, facilitate trade and preserve the environment.
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5th November 2008

Mass Effect Wins Outstanding Cinematic

Our congratulations to the Cinematics team at BiowareMass Effect was honored with the award for the 2008 Mackie for Outstanding Achievement in Game Cinematics from the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences Film Festival in New York over the November 1st weekend.

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5th November 2008

Flarium Ltd. Releases FlashSlider 4.3

VancouverFlarium Ltd. announced today the release of FlashSlider 4.3 – easy to use tool for creating flash slideshow creation.

FlashSlider 4.3 is a tool for easy creating flash slideshows with digital images, transition effects, background music, captions and navigation buttons and publishing them to the Web.
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5th November 2008

Ubisoft Heads West

Ubisoft will be visiting Richmond Centre Mall in Richmond, BC on November 14 and 15 then heading over to the West Edmonton Mall for November 22 and 23rd. Gamers are invited to come out and experience Shaun White and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party on the Wii as well as Far Cry 2 on the Xbox 360.

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5th November 2008

Zeugma Introduces Smart Series Applications

VancouverZeugma Systems, a privately held supplier of open telecommunications solutions, today announced the Zeugma Smart Series applications that run within the highly flexible Zeugma Open Application Sandbox (OAS), which facilitates rapid, cost-effective development of new services. SmartVideo, the first application in the Smart Series, enables service providers to monetize the video traffic already traversing their networks by creating a high-quality, always-available premium internet video service that they can sell to their residential customers for an incremental fee. SmartVideo enables service providers to turn streaming internet video into a premium opt-in video experience by identifying and allocating the appropriate amount of bandwidth to video traffic, including high-definition (HD) video, yielding a viewing experience approaching that of a locally attached DVD player.

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5th November 2008

QuickPlay Media Selected as Finalist in TelcoTV Vision Awards

TorontoQuickPlay Media, the premier provider of mobile TV and video solutions, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the Service Provider Innovation category in the First Annual TelcoTV Vision Awards. The awards recognize the most innovative and visionary new products, services or applications announced in the communications industry in the past year. QuickPlay Media is being recognized for its role in powering Rogers Vision, Canadas first fully-integrated mobile video and radio service offered exclusively from the regions largest wireless provider of voice and data services, Rogers Wireless.

The past year has witnessed an unprecedented mobile evolution, which includes growing adoption of mobile TV and video services such as Rogers Vision. To be recognized for the work we have done with Rogers is a tremendous honor, said Wayne Purboo, CEO of QuickPlay Media. Looking forward, we expect more and more companies from around the globe to turn to our quick-to-deploy, flexible mobile video solutions to deliver their customers high quality entertainment experiences that match their unique interests.

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