16th August 2012

Batman to Star Wars Coming to New Edmonton Expo

mini-orbyEdmonton Expo 2012 is a new pop culture convention produced by the team behind Canada’s second largest comic-con, the Calgary Expo, and the founder of the long-running Edmonton Collectible Toy & Comic Show. The City of Champions will now host its own all-ages comic-con and unite fans of film, TV, comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi. Celebration of all things pop culture! The Edmonton Expo will also be offering workshops and panels. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

The Secret World Reveals First Raid Instance

funcomFuncom announced yesterday that a limited time trial for the company’s recently launched massively multiplayer online role-playing game  ‘The Secret World‘ is underway. The trial coincides with this week’s GamesCom show that is taking place in Cologne, Germany, where Funcom is conducting press demos and showcasing exclusive new content that will be making its way into the MMO in the coming weeks and months. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

28 Canadian Digital Media Production Companies Receive $6.9 Million In Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of more than $6.9 million to 28 innovative, interactive digital media content and software application companies that applied for funds as part of the Experimental Stream’s development and marketing programs.  More than $4 million was distributed amongst 19 projects receiving development support and more than $2 million amongst the 9 projects receiving marketing support. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Now Available on Steam

drinkbox studiosDrinkBox Studios has released Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack on Steam for PC. Having launched earlier this year on the PlayStation®Vita to critical acclaim, Mutant Blobs Attack has now hit Steam with new features and custom content. In celebration, to sweeten the deal, DrinkBox Studios has opted to put Mutant Blobs Attack on sale for only $7.19 during its first week on Steam, 10% off its normal price! That’s one heck of a lot of blob for your gaming buck. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Wild Games Studio Releases First Teaser of Day One: Garry’s Incident

Wild Game StudioWild Games Studio is proud to present its first ever teaser for the studio’s fresh new title Day one: Garry’s Incident. You will get to discover the power of Unreal 3′s gaming engine by exploring a jungle field full of detail and getting an introduction to the game’s storyline. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Village Gamer Partners With Merging Media To Offer Readers Ticket Discount

merging mediaMerging Media has launched a brand-new site for its upcoming 3rd Annual Merging Media Conference, which will take place at SFU Woodwards in Vancouver this October 24th through 26th. Come celebrate the best and brightest 360 talent and innovation at The Premiere Canadian Cross-media Showcase. We can say from experience that the event attracts cross-media thought leaders and first movers to a world-class stage. Join top innovators Facebook, Google and Keynote Starlight Runner Entertainment, “the 5th most innovative company in media” (as named by Fast Company in 2011). Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Interactive Ontario Announces X-Summit Conference

x-summitX-Summit is a two-day conference focused on the opportunities where interactive media intersect with other forms of media including television and film. The 2012 edition takes place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto on November 6 and 7 and marks the seventh year for Interactive Ontario’s cross-media conference. Early bird tickets are available now. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Digital Self Service to Target Credit Card Debt in Canada

mini-orbyUK-based digital payments specialist Telrock has launched a self service payments application, SmartCollect in Canada this week, offering customers a range of quick and discreet ways to make payments on current and overdue accounts, through a choice of digital channels. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Rdio Increases Catalogue To Over 18 Million Songs

rdioRdio has announced two landmark deals with CD Baby and TuneCore, the largest aggregators of independent music, bringing Rdio’s catalogue to over 18 million songs. CD Baby’s addition to Rdio supports the local Canadian music scene, with more than 18,000 Canadian artists across Canada’s ten provinces and three territories being added to Rdio’s groundbreaking and diverse music collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th August 2012

Shift Networks Launches On-Demand Audio Conferencing Solutions

shift networksShift Networks, a Calgary-based provider of hosted telephone solutions for small and medium sized businesses, announced today that it has launched enterprise level on-demand conferencing solutions at a price point of 20 to 80 percent less than comparable providers in the Canadian marketplace.  Shift has chosen to partner with US company ACT Conferencing, a conferencing provider that manages millions of conferencing minutes per month and provides on-demand conferencing services to companies of all sizes. Read the rest of this entry »

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