Toronto – Incubator Games has released new concept art for their upcoming puzzle-RPG Tribes of Mexica. In a unique effort geared towards public involvement, the studio has unveiled artwork which could represent a possible stylistic direction for the game. Incubator Games encourages site visitors to cast their vote on the styles and possibly influence future visual developments for Tribes of Mexica.
Montreal – An all-new campaign map pack called ‘Chapters of Deceit’ for the third-person co-op shooter Army Of Two™: The 40th Day has been announced by EA Montreal. Available for download on Xbox LIVE™ and the PlayStation®Network on April 1, 2010 for $9.99 or 800 Xbox LIVE points, players will return to war-torn Shanghai where they will encounter more destruction, more devastation and enemies determined to bring the city to the brink of ruin.
Army Of Two: The 40th Day – Chapters of Deceit features two all-new co-op campaign maps. In the new chapters, players stumble upon information that could lead to ending the invasion by Jonah and his 40th Day Initiative army. However, they quickly learn that everyone is out for themselves and to trust no one but their partner. Army Of Two: The 40th Day is rated “M” by the ESRB.
Vancouver – Relic Entertainment has released a developer profile for the Sorcerer, a Chaos multiplayer hero. According to the profile, the Sorcerer is a follower of Tzeentch, the Dark God known as the Changer of Ways. These psykers are unlike those of most other factions. The Sorcerer wields death and destruction with all the fireworks and power you’d imagine from a servant of the Dark Gods. His powers can break enemy formations, his shrines fire bolts of energy that damage enemy units, and they can hide friendly units from enemy sight if Heretics are worshipping at the shrine. The Sorcerer’s tricks and abilities are many – you can check them out on the Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising dev blog.
Vancouver – DigiBC has just released details for a full day seminar whose topic is Social Networking in Transmedia Hollywood: A Strategic Master Class. The seminar will take place from 9am – 5pm on March 18th at The Emily Carr Motion Capture & Visualization Studio. Featuring Los Angeles-based Social Media Specialists Mr. Darcy Jouan, Ms. Shira Lazar, Mr. Gregory Markel and Peter Huh, this session will focus on discussions and audience feedback on Transmedia trends and challenges faced by Traditional Media producers using social media techniques to cross over into the Interactive Online space. Tickets for this event are $40.00 for DigiBC members and $60.00 for non-members. Space for this seminar is limited, so early registration is recommended.
Vancouver – Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. has deployed Canada’s first 4G WiMAX network that is bringing high-speed wireless broadband service to the city. This deployment is part of the first phase of a WiMAX network announced by Craig Wireless and Motorola in September 2009. When complete later this year, the Craig Wireless network is expected to serve over one million people in and around Vancouver.
“Being able to demonstrate 4G wireless broadband this month really adds to the excitement of launching our WiMAX service here in Vancouver,” said T. Boyd Craig, founder and co-CEO of Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. “With the eyes of the world on Vancouver we’re excited to showcase how individuals and businesses will be able to access the Internet wirelessly at true broadband speeds using this revolutionary technology.”
Craig Wireless is carrying out WiMAX demonstrations in Vancouver for select members of the media, visitors and competitors which shows how this next-generation, world-leading broadband solution can redefine consumer interaction with the Internet. With a WiMAX Modem or a high-performance, plug-and-play USB dongle, these individuals are experiencing the superior connectivity and convenience of wireless broadband in their hotels, offices and at select venues in Vancouver.
Ottawa – CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, the newest addition to Corel’s award-winning package of professional graphics applications is now available for pre-order. With more than fifty new and enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 includes major enhancements to asset management, color management, web graphics, a wide variety of learning resources and more content than ever before. The trial and electronic download versions are available today and the product will start shipping before the end of March in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch.
In developing the newest version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, the Corel team focused on five areas that were ranked as key priorities by their users:
Corel CONNECT Simplifies Workflow
The new Corel® CONNECT is a brand new application that synchronizes with both CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ to provide quick access to content on a computer, network, or disc. In addition, industry-leading support for more than 100 commonly used file formats ensures users can easily collaborate and exchange files with clients and colleagues. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite also continues its tradition of providing one of the broadest selections of fonts, clip-art, and other collateral available, including:
– 10,000 clipart
– 1,000 high-resolution, royalty-free photos
– 1,000 fonts
– 2,000 vehicle templates
– 350 design templates
New & Enhanced Tools Enable Even More Precision and Experimentation
These features include a B-Spline tool, updated artistic media, scalable arrowheads, enhanced Connector and Dimension tools, and the new Segment Dimension tool. The Mesh Fill tool has also been significantly improved to help users design multi-colored filled objects with more fluid color transitions. New web graphics tools enable users to work in bitmap mode directly within CorelDRAW, viewing detailed pixels, and the ability to preview their work before publishing online.
Reinvented Color Management System Ensures Accuracy and Accelerates Project Completion
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 represents a complete change in approach to color management, assuring users accurate color representation. The new Document (CorelDRAW) and Image (Corel PHOTO-PAINT) dockers allow users to save project-specific colors and to reuse colors from a previous project. In addition, eyedroppers have been added to several color dialog boxes, color palettes, and color pickers, providing more convenient color sampling opportunities.
Easy Output to Multiple Formats
With industry-leading file format compatibility, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 offers the flexibility today’s designers need for outputting their work. The same design may be needed for Web banners, printed ads or brochures, and t-shirts, billboards or digital signs. In addition, the inclusion of SwiSH miniMax helps users create Web animations for Web production more easily than ever before.
Full-Color Guidebook and Video Tutorials Provide Insights and Inspiration
It’s easier than ever to get started with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, regardless of your experience level. The new full color, hard-cover guidebook provides techniques and tips for users of all skill levels and offers a unique opportunity to learn from professional designers who use the suite in industries including fashion and jewelry design, book illustration, vehicle wrapping, and product packaging. The suite also comes with more than two hours of video tutorials.
“CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a vital part of my day-to-day workflow. With the numerous enhancements introduced in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, I now have an even more powerful tool to help me complete projects accurately and efficiently,” said Michal Polák, owner of FRANCISDRAKE design studio. “It’s clear that the Corel development team really listened to its users and worked with them to create the best CorelDRAW Graphics Suite yet.”
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 includes CorelDRAW, an intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application; Corel PHOTO-PAINT, a professional image-editing application; Corel® PowerTRACE®, a utility to quickly and accurately convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics, and Corel® CAPTURE™, a one-click screen capture utility. New to the suite is Corel CONNECT, a full-screen browser that lets users search the suite’s digital content and/or their computer or local network to quickly find the perfect complement for a design. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 also includes many supporting applications, a wide variety of content, and in-depth training resources.