15th July 2009

Coffee Break News From Across The Country

EA SportsEA Sports has announced that the release date for FIFA 10 will be available in stores internationally from October 2nd for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system, PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and mobile.

*Volunteer Canada has harnessed the power of social media to aid in matching corporate Canada with volunteer opportunities across the country. Through the Centre for Excellence in Corporate Community Involvement, businesses and non-profits from across the country are joining the nationwide membership of Volunteer Canada in an effort to better communicate and work together in partnership as they Volunteer Canadaexchange ideas, best practices, tools and resources.

“This online tool will build upon a solid foundation of corporations that have already engaged their employees to give back to their communities,” said Ruth MacKenzie, president of Volunteer Canada. “Through partnership and communication, we will ensure that this engagement meets the needs of non-profit organizations across the country.”

*Microsoft Canada is giving students (proof of enrollment required) a chance to win $5000.00 in tuition aide along with other great prizes. Beginning today and continuing until 11:59 EDT Wednesday September 30, 2009, students and their family members can buy any Microsoft hardware product and enter online to win.Microsoft Canada

“Microsoft Canada wants to help provide students with all the tools they need to succeed, from money that could be used for their tuition to hardware.” said Charles Chang, product manager, Microsoft Canada Hardware. “It’s a challenging time to be a student. With a shrinking, competitive job market and tough economy, there is added pressure to get a good education and increasingly limited options for funding. ”
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15th July 2009

Enzyme Labs Expands Into Madrid

Enzyme LabsSainte-Adele Enzyme Testing Labs announced today the expansion of its international state-of-the art game testing facilities, with a new facility in Madrid, Spain. This 5500 square foot addition to the current facilities increases the total size of the game testing labs to over 28 000 square feet of fully equipped and secure lab space. Enzyme already has locations in Montreal, Sainte-Adele and Tokyo.

The new facility in Madrid will specialize in multilingual linguistic testing and hardware manufacturer terminology compliance pre-certification. The facility will be staffed by an additional 85 testers, dedicated technical and project management staff and a Studio Manager.

Miguel Sepúlveda will be heading up the new Madrid studio. He is a Quality Assurance veteran certified in Testing by the British Computer Society that brings with him a wealth of experience as the new Studio Manager for Enzyme Labs new Testing facility in Madrid. Before joining Enzyme Labs, Miguel held QA management positions with Lionbridge, Vodafone and EA. As a 14 year QA veteran, Miguel specializes in large scale multilingual quality assurance projects and has managed QA for software application blockbusters in a variety of different environments such as Windows, Apple, Mobile phones and most recently on all game consoles available from the major manufacturers. “I am very excited about joining such a dynamic company and dedicated team of professionals. I look forward to expanding our relationship and presence among European video game publishers and developers by continuing to deliver the highest level of game testing services to our customers which is an Enzyme Labs trademark”, said Miguel Sepúlveda about his recent appointment.
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15th July 2009

Guinness Announces Contest For New World Records

Guinness World RecordsLondonGuinness World Records and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced an opportunity for iPhone and iPod touch owners to become a certified Guinness World Records holder. The top player of the new Guinness World Records game app “Video Game Score” challenge, who secures the most points by August 15, 2009 will be officially crowned the iPhone gaming champion and shortlisted for Guinness Gameinclusion in the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer’s Edition.

In order to participate, consumers will need to download the Guinness World Records Game from the App Store and create a GameSpy account so their score can be verified and recorded remotely. Once the app is installed players can roam the globe to find and enter anyone of 36 the solo or multi-play mini-games using a customisable avatar. To take part in the Guinness World Record contest players will need to navigate to the “Video Game Score” competition found in the Cape Canaveral area. With the press of a button, players can sync their score for each game to their GameSpy account.

Offering endless gameplay that showcases the powerful capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch, Guinness World Records features 36 entertaining game challenges based on real life world records. These digital competitions are as wacky and bizarre as they are challenging and fun. From crushing watermelons with the player’s head and plucking feathers from a turkey, to throwing a washing machine the farthest, all using the touch screen and motion sensing technologies of the iPhone and iPod touch, the fun never stops.
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