27th February 2009

Corel Painter 11 Unveiled

CorelOttawa Corel Corporation has introduced Corel® Painter™ 11, the newest edition of the world’s leading painting and illustration software. With more than 40 new and enhanced features, Painter 11 provides the most inventive drawing and painting tools available, making it the ultimate art studio for those ready to expand their definition of creativity.

Since its inception, Corel Painter has set the standard for painting and illustration software. WithPainter 11 Painter 11, artists can now expand their digital toolset with the most advanced painting and natural media tools available. New pressure-sensitive brushes allow hand and brush to fluidly work as one, producing brushstrokes that are unrivaled in texture and precision. Enhanced drawing tools and customizable media allow users to create distinct art every time.

“The cornerstone of Painter’s success has always been our loyal user community. During the development cycle for Painter 11, we listened closely and carefully to what these talented artists were saying about our product – the features they loved and the new features they needed as they worked with Painter on a day-to-day basis,” said Rob MacDonald, Product Manager for Corel Painter. “With Painter 11, we’ve successfully addressed many of the key areas our users highlighted while also delivering some exciting new features that will further expand artists’ creative options.”

Changing What’s Possible in Art
In developing the newest version of Corel Painter, the Corel team focused on four key areas:

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27th February 2009

The Adventure Company to Publish Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper for Windows

The Adventure CompanyTorontoThe Adventure Company, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software in North America, has announced it will publish the Adventure Game Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper for Windows® in North America. The game is developed by Frogwares, the creators of the award-winning adventure game Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and is scheduled to release in April 2009.

“We are extremely pleased to continue publishing one of the best franchises out there in Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripperadventure gaming,” said Byron Gaum, Global Product Marketing Manager at The Adventure Company. “Frogwares and Focus Home Interactive have brought us some of the finest adventure titles in recent years. We think this pairing of the world’s greatest sleuth and the infamous killer will be another standout release in the adventure gaming genre.”

Sherlock Holmes, one of the world’s best known detectives is matched up with the most dangerous serial killer in England’s history, Jack the Ripper. The Year is 1888, London has been overtaken by a series of gruesome murders and police are left baffled, with no leads. The murders continue and Sherlock Holmes steps up to the case, setting out on a terrifying adventure to seek out the identity of Jack the Ripper.

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27th February 2009

Video Games Live Announces More Canadian Dates

Video Games LiveVideo Games Live has announced more Canadian performance dates for 2009.  Video Games Live is a great journey down gaming’s nostalgia lane, it’s a fun and entertaining way to introduce our children to the world of symphonic music. Village Gamer highly recommends the production as worthy family entertainment.

New Dates:

A second performance date has been added for Kitchener, ON:

Kitchener, ON – March 13 and 14 2009 – Centre In The Square with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Winnipeg, MB – July 6 and 8 2009 – Centennial Concert Hall

Video Games Live has promised forthcoming tour dates for:

Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

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