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15th November 2013

The REEL Challenge: Movies Matter – The Big Picture Contest

CFCThe Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is calling on filmmakers across the country to show audiences the contribution movies make in our lives with The REEL Challenge: Movies Matter – The Big Picture. A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded, with a runner-up prize of $5,000. The contest runs until January 26, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th November 2013

Konami’s DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition Debuts In Edmonton Schools

KonamiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced that the company’s worldwide sensation – DanceDanceRevolution – will move its way into Edmonton schools with the Canadian debut of DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition, a PC based DanceDanceRevolution game developed specifically for schools and fitness classes. The interactive game is part of the Edmonton Catholic School District’s Transformation Initiative and will be used in classrooms as part of the Active Exergaming Project. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Pixelmatic Team Hits The Launch Button

pixelmaticFormer Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard, and Relic veterans announce the formation of Pixelmatic, a new social mobile game startup based out of Shanghai and Vancouver. The Pixelmatic team’s experience ranges from creating highly rated multimillion dollar AAA franchises to multimillion user top ranked social games. Pixelmatic’s focus is on creating “true social games” to push the current boundaries of social game conventions. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

DigiBC Holiday Party Tickets Now Available

DigiBCJoin DigiBC and BC’s Digital Media & Wireless industry for a festive evening of networking, food, drinks & entertainment. This year’s event brings you an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (with a great prize!), HootSuite office tours, live music from Champagne Republic, a digital photo booth and the ever popular oxygen bar. This year’s party will be hosted by HootSuite in their fancy new digs on East 8th in Vancouver. Early bird ticket prices are in effect until November 20th, so get your tickets now. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Jury Members Evaluate Canada’s Innovative Digital Projects

Canada Media FundA jury of eight distinguished digital media experts met in Toronto yesterday and today to evaluate innovative Canadian digital media projects that were submitted for production support as part of the Canada Media Fund’s (CMF) Experimental Stream. Successful applications are determined using a selective process in reference to an “evaluation grid”. It lists the four basic assessment criteria used by the CMF and their respective weightings for each of the three types of funding in the Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition Begins Pre-Loading For PC

beamdogBeamdog is pleased to announce that pre-loading for Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition for PC has begun ahead of its release on November 15th, 2013. The original Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn launched in September 2000, quickly becoming the most celebrated Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying video game of its time. On November 15th, gamers new and old can experience the epic continuation and conclusion of the Bhaalspawn Saga, with full high resolution support and area art remastered from the original renders. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Introducing WhatsNexx Moments

whatsnexxWhatsNexx, a North American provider of analytics and cross-channel campaign management tools, today announced the launch of version 3 of the WhatsNexx marketing suite, dubbed WhatsNexx Moments. The new user experience and extended platform allows digital marketers to build automated and seamless cross-channel customer experiences in record time, using discrete interactions and touch points as “moments”. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Faronics Announces Release Of Deep Freeze Cloud

faronicsFaronics, a Vancouver-based solutions specialist in simplifying, securing and managing multi-user computer environments, has announced the release of Deep Freeze Cloud – a cloud-managed version of its instant system restore solution. With Reboot to Restore functionality, Deep Freeze protects original workstation configurations by restoring the computer settings to their original, pristine condition with a simple reboot. By creating a “Frozen” snapshot of a workstation’s desired configuration and settings, Deep Freeze eliminates the need for IT administrators to perform manual rebuilds, re-image or troubleshoot computers every time something goes awry. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Link Kicks Off Big Discounts For The Nintendo eShop

Nintendo CanadaNintendo is offering a series of big discounts in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Starting today and running into December, select games featuring fan-favourite characters will be available for at least 30 per cent off their normal prices. Link from the Zelda series kicks off the first round of limited-time discounts on select games. Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners can visit the Nintendo eShop each Thursday to see which character’s games are next. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Announcing The Alan Sawyer Memorial Graduate Award

Alan Sawyer Memorial Graduate AwardOn June 8, 2013, the Canadian media industry lost a champion, a creator and a good friend. Alan Sawyer was a policy wonk who had an extraordinary grasp of the interconnected worlds of technology and creativity. During a varied career that embraced many platforms, he helped many of us in the Canadian media environment make sense of the changing landscape. You are invited to help celebrate the launch of the Alan Sawyer Memorial Award at the Brazen Head Irish Pub in Toronto on the evening of December 5th – swap a story, share a drink and see how you can help honour Alan’s memory by supporting the future of the work he was so passionate about. Read the rest of this entry »

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