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2nd November 2012

Ontario Science Centre Hosts World’s Biggest Video Game Celebration With Canadian Premiere Of Game On 2.0

Ontario Science CentreFrom Pong to Guitar Hero, the Ontario Science Centre will host Game On 2.0, offering a hands-on exploration of video game history and culture. Visitors will experience more than 60 years of gaming entertainment and technology; from the very first commercial coin-operated game to the latest in virtual reality and 3D gaming. The world’s largest celebration of video games making its first Canadian appearance, Game On 2.0features game design, development, and production including multiplayer games, handheld devices, original concept and character art, and the history’s most influential arcade machines. (On Twitter use #GameOnScience.) Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Mobile Payments Using Smartphones Now Accepted At Tim Hortons

tim hortonsTim Hortons helped make history today, playing host to the first Canadian mobile credit card transaction. Canadian Olympic Triathlete Simon Whitfield purchased a Tim Hortons coffee at a downtown Toronto restaurant using a Rogers BlackBerry smartphone and CIBC credit card account. Now Tim Hortons guests, who are clients of CIBC and Rogers, will be able to pay for their favourite coffee, breakfast or lunch without ever opening their wallet. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Visa Canada Adds to Roster of Online Financial Literacy Games

visa canadaIn recognition of Financial Literacy Month in Canada, Visa Canada has launched Peter Pig’s Money Counter, an online educational game designed to teach children aged 4-7 the value of money. Available for free on Visa’s financial literacy Web site, Practical Money Skills, the game encourages players to grow their bank account by completing counting and sorting challenges. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Symantec Canada Presents The Cyber Readiness Challenge

symantec canadaOn Tuesday, November 6, Symantec Canada invites security professionals and ethical hackers to help further improve their security skills at the Cyber Readiness Challenge. The event will kick off with a keynote by Clint Sand, Senior Director, Security Business Practice, Symantec, followed by a live cyber attack simulation game. Designed for all aptitude levels, participants will vie for the top prize of $2,500.00 CAD. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Family Channel Supports Bullying Awareness Week With New Original Programming and Song

Family ChannelAstral’s Family Channel is marking Bullying Awareness Week with a slate of new original programming airing from November 12 – 18. This year, the network’s 10th annual Stand UP! campaign features a special programming line-up stocked with original content including a new music video, new bullying-themed celebrity interview segments and a half-hour special presentation of the 2012 Stand UP! Rally featuring Canadian popstar Victoria Duffield and YouTube sensation Mike Tompkins. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

SOCAN Survey Shows Canadians Place High Value on Canadian Music

socanA vast majority of Canadians – 85% – say that music plays an important part in their lives, and a full 90% agree that it is the musician who should receive most of the proceeds from an original song, according to a new national survey conducted by Léger Marketing on behalf of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. And when it comes to whom Canadians would most like to share dinner or a drink with, a famous Canadian musician was chosen ahead of actors, athletes or writers, with politicians also bringing up the rear. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Homegrown Mathable Adds Up To A Strategic Advantage In Fun And Games

wooky entertainmentMathable®, the acclaimed game of logic, strategy and fun from Montreal’s Wooky Entertainment, is growing exponentially.  The recognized and incredible Mathable lineup expands its offerings with the all-new exciting Mathable®game APP for IPad. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Howling Moon Games Launches KickStarter Campaign

Howling Moon GamesOntario’s Howling Moon Games, creator of Bloodlines of the Fallen: Anna’s Sacrifice, Molly Jones and House of Ooze, has launched a KickStarter fundraising campaign for its upcoming title SpaceCore, an extended tower defense game where players run a private galactic police force, taking the motto of “protect and serve” into space. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

Autodesk Releases Starforce Battlement Mobile Game

AutodeskAutodesk Inc. has announced the release of “Starforce Battlement,” a new 2D mobile tower defense game developed by the Autodesk Gameware team using the Autodesk Scaleform Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) and Autodesk 3ds Max software. Created as a proof-of-concept game, “Starforce Battlement” is an engrossing mobile experience that demonstrates the latest capabilities of the Scaleform Mobile SDK. It is available today on iOS as a free iPad download and will be available on Android devices this year. The game and all its assets, including the FMOD sound engine, are also provided to customers who purchase a Scaleform Mobile SDK license. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2012

HootSuite Launches Real-Time US Presidential Election Tracker

HootSuiteOver the last year, people within the US and across the globe have taken to social media to express their opinions and arguments regarding the two American presidential candidates. Never before has this online medium played such a decisive role in an election, as made evident by the social media spending of both the Obama and Romney campaigns. The team at HootSuite wants to bring you live updates from what are quickly becoming the most influential political battlegrounds: Twitter and Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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