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18th October 2013

BenQ Announces Sponsorship Of Pro Gaming Team Evil Geniuses

benq canadaVisual display solutions provider and LED gaming monitor expert BenQ America Corp. has announced a partnership with Evil Geniuses (EG), a world-leading pro gaming team and new media agency. The partnership will equip the pro gamers at EG with the latest display solutions from BenQ’s gaming-centric XL and RL series of monitors built specifically for eSports, and will further the team’s ability to travel the world competing in the most famed gaming tournaments.  Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Download Pirate Legends Free For A Limited Time On iOS

superhippoInternational developer Superhippo gives buccaneers and aspiring sea captains a new reason to set sail, announcing today that Pirate Legends is available for free on iOS devices. Traverse the Seven Seas as you fend off attacks from the British navy, cannibal tribes and even the undead. For a limited time, download Pirate Legends for free from the iTunes App Store. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

The Cost Of Video Gaming In Canada

Orby - Proud to be CanadianWith a console in 61% of households, Canada’s gaming industry is the third largest in the world – and with $1.7 billion spent annually, consumers are shelling out to get in on the action, according to Secor Consulting Group’s Canada’s Entertainment Software Industry In 2011 report. A RateSupermarket.ca poll finds 37.6% of respondents allocate a portion of their budget to video games – with 16.4% admitting to buying an average of 15 new games each year. The study illustrates the affordability of upcoming Generation 8 consoles such as the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, along with their Generation 7 counterparts. Titled The Cost of Video Gaming In Canada, the infographic shown below depicts an average depreciation of console cost of $311.95 from launch date to present day, and indicates which new console offers the best bang for gaming bucks. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Deconstructing Elysium: Image Engine Takes Visual Effects Into The Future

spark cgJoin the Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter as Spark CG proudly presents an evening session on “Elysium” by the Image Engine team. The presentation, which takes place on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Vancouver International Film Centre, will be followed by a technical preview by Side Effects Software. Beginning at 7:00pm, the presentation will focus on a key droid sequence and highlight how multiple departments came together to create one of the film’s most dynamic scenes. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

2014 Applications Open For Startup Canada Communities

startup canadaHealthy and vibrant entrepreneurial communities at a local level are the heart of supporting and driving the growth of startups.  Startup Canada Communities is a pan-Canadian network to provide entrepreneurs with a single doorway to enter their local entrepreneur community to access mentors, space, funding and support to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders online and on the ground. This initiative is a response to the call-to-action from more than 20,000 entrepreneurs in 40 communities who made their voices heard during the Startup Canada National Tour last year, calling for stronger, more connected and more active local startup communities to accelerate entrepreneur success. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Haunting Melissa Is A Horror Movie Made For Your iPhone

movie orbyHollywood next-generation production company Hooked Digital Media has premiered Haunting Melissa, a horror story shot in Calgary. The mobile movie is now available exclusively on iTunes for iOS devices – the first chapter is a free download. Designed specifically for a new generation of connected viewers, Haunting Melissa reinvents storytelling to engage audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats. The Haunting Melissa App takes viewers into the world of Melissa, a teenage girl who believes her recently deceased mother is haunting her. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th October 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins TV Spot Released

WB Games MontrealWith just over a week until the launch of Batman: Arkham Origins, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the game’s TV spot and confirmed the mobile game is available now in the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod. The Batman: Arkham Origins spot will be running on broadcast TV from 22nd October.  The emotional piece depicts the transformation from Bruce Wayne’s dark childhood to his position as the feared crime-fighting hero. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

DigiBC Presents The Animation Show of Shows Hosted By CapU Bosa Centre For Film And Animation

DigiBCDigiBC is proud to present The Animation Show of Shows, a travelling selection of the year’s best animated short films, curated and presented by Ron Diamond, founder of California-based Acme Filmworks. The show’s mission is to bring exciting, groundbreaking animated short films to big screens around the world. Celebrating its 15th year, the tour will stop in Vancouver, with the event being hosted by Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

The Long Dark Completes Successful Kickstarter Campaign

hinterlandOn October 16, 2013, almost 7,000 backers pledged their support for The Long DarkHinterland Games‘ first-person, post-disaster survival simulation through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The Long Dark surpassed its $200,000 goal and raised $256,217 (CAN). Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

The Grand Seduction At 24th Annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

St.John's IWFFThe Grand Seduction, one of the year’s most talked-about Canadian films, will open the 24th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. The film will be presented as part of the Eye on Canada program, a new national promotional initiative by Telefilm Canada, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Canadian Media Production Association. The Eye on Canada program aims to increase awareness of, and interest in, the success of Canadian audiovisual content, and to promote pride in the industry across the country and around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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