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31st July 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins Online Component Confirmed

WB Games MontrealWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins, in development at WB Games Montreal, will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes.  The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage. The online mode will be available for the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC when the games launches worldwide this coming October. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st July 2013

EA Sports Joins F.C. Barcelona As Official Video Game Partner

EA SportsElectronic Arts Inc. and F.C. Barcelona announced today that they have agreed to a three-year partnership that will make EA Sports™ the Exclusive and Official Video Game Partner of one of the most popular and storied soccer clubs in the world. Over the course of the partnership, F.C. Barcelona and EA will develop a range of interactive activities to entertain and engage fans both at Camp Nou and around the world. At selected home matches over the course of the season, the EA Sports Dugout, a mobile gaming trailer, will be on-site so fans can play EA SPORTS games. In addition, F.C. Barcelona will receive in-game insights and data about how their fans engage with the club through EA Sports FIFA. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st July 2013

Mobile Marketing Solutions Provider Voltari Announces Expanded Presence In Canada

Voltari Corporation, a New York-based veteran in data driven solutions for smart marketing and advertising, has announced the expansion of its already robust Canadian operation. This announcement comes on the heels of several new business wins and the addition of new products to its Voltari Connect platform for brands and agencies. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st July 2013

Publisher Strategy First Announces Timelines: Assault On America

strategy firstMontreal publisher Strategy First has announced TimeLines: Assault On America from Hungarian developer 4 Flash Ent.  are proud to announce the upcoming September 2013 release of a new WW II RTS which asks the question ‘What if The Axis Powers Invaded The USA?’ Gamers are invited to find out in TimeLines: Assault On America, a real time strategy game that takes place in an alternative WW II setting.  A key moment in history is changed causing untold widespread devastating consequences. Having successfully completed the assassination of Adolph Hitler through ‘Operation Wolf’s Head’ , the USA faces a retaliatory two front Axis invasion. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th July 2013

Whistler Film Festival China Canada Gateway for Film Script Competition Application Deadline September 30th

whistler film festivalWriter – producer teams from across Canada are invited to submit their story ideas for this year’s second annual China Canada Gateway for Film® Script Competition in Whistler. Presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada, the Script Competition introduces experienced Canadian writer/producer teams to Chinese studios. Projects should be appropriate for a budget of up to $5 million. Canadian writer/producer teams are invited to submit an application and script synopsis by September 30, 2013 for consideration. 12 finalists will be announced on or before October 31, 2013.The finalists will take part in the pitch competition at the Whistler Film Festival’s Summit on December 5, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th July 2013

MIGS 2013 Welcomes Chris Avellone As Keynote Speaker

MIGSMontreal International Game Summit (MIGS) is delighted to welcome Chris Avellone from Obsidian Entertainment as keynote speaker, a wonderful first time addition for the MIGS 10th edition celebration. MIGS will rally a great number of key gaming industry players portraying over 60 conference sessions, exhibition floor, career fair, contests and activities for an expected audience of 2,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th July 2013

VTech Announces InnoTab 3S

vtech canadaVTech has announced the introduction of InnoTab® 3S, the next generation of one of the first children’s learning tablets with Wi-Fi. The tablet features VTech Kid Connect – an exclusive communication app that allows kids to be connected with their parents and friends through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication, a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter and a kid-safe web browser. In addition, access to VTech’s Learning Lodge™ app store – home to a plethora of downloadable content and curriculum for purchase – plus 20 free apps4, provides kids with a bright start on their learning journey. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th July 2013

Total Merchant Services Expands To Canada

total merchant servicesIndustry leader and ETA’s 2012 ISO of the Year, Total Merchant Services (Total), today announced the opening of its new Canadian office in Toronto, a first step in the company’s global expansion plans. The company’s expansion into Canada will be led by industry veteran Tom Dolan, who will utilize his fifteen-plus years of experience to expand Total’s services, infrastructure and partnerships. Tom Dolan highlights the key differentiators while expanding on Total’s additional offerings that separate the company from other merchant services. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th July 2013

Polar Introduces MediaVoice Native Advertising Platform

polarPolar has announced the launch of MediaVoice, their native advertising platform. Consumers are hungry for high-quality content, advertisers are looking to engage in meaningful ways with their target audiences, and publishers are in search of new revenue channels. Native advertising is rapidly emerging as a new marketing medium for advertisers to effectively reach and engage consumers. Inspired by their 6-years of experience working with over 400 publishers, Polar has been working hard to develop a platform that addresses some of the challenges seen with how native ads are being done today. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th July 2013

Big Blue Bubble And Sugarland’s Kristian Bush Create New My Singing Monsters Character

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble Inc. has joined musical forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kristian Bush of Sugarland to collaborate on a brand new character for My Singing Monsters, their award-winning and critically-acclaimed title which is currently enjoying success on multiple platforms.  Bush contributed vocals and mandolin for the ‘Shugabush,’ which was designed and animated by the talented artists at Big Blue Bubble. The collaboration began when Bush – who was introduced to the game by his 11 year old son – tweeted his affection for the game. Creator Dave Kerr responded, and the two eventually connected off-line to dream up a new fedora-wearing, mandolin-strumming character. The Shugabush will make his debut in the game on Monday, July 29. Read the rest of this entry »

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