14th November 2013

Startup Canada Launches New Task Force

startup canadaStartup Canada has provided a voice for entrepreneurs from coast-to-coast since May 2012, and today, that voice is strengthened with the launch of the Startup Canada Task Force. Startup Canada is a national, entrepreneur-led and volunteer-run organization working to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. Its newest initiative, the Startup Canada Task Force, brings together key organizations in the national entrepreneurship ecosystem to increase the number of startups in Canada and accelerate their growth. It will do this by streamlining support for entrepreneurs through collaborative public education and government relations efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces New Funded Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a contribution of over $1.6M to three television productions and related websites as part of the Aboriginal Program’s second round of funding. The Aboriginal Program is designed to support independent Aboriginal production in Canada. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Sumthing Else Music Works Presents The Dead Rising 3 Soundtrack

Xbox CanadaSumthing Else Music Works, a New York based record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the Dead Rising® 3 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Capcom’s new generation open-world zombie action video game available exclusively on Xbox One. The Dead Rising® series is one of the most popular zombie game franchises, with more than 5.4 million units sold worldwide to date. The Dead Rising 3 Original Soundtrack will be available digitally at iTunes, Amazon.com and other music sites on November 19, 2013. An expanded 99-track version of the album will be available exclusively from the Sumthing web site. As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Capcom are giving away 10 tracks, downloadable from the Sumthing site. A two disc physical edition of the album will be released on November 26, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Nintendo Bringing Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse to Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo CanadaA December system update for the Nintendo 3DS portable system will allow users to combine their Nintendo eShop account balance for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo announced the news during a Nintendo Direct video released earlier today. After the Nintendo 3DS system update, users can register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Mario and Sonic Go for the Gold in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Nintendo CanadaWith the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, fast approaching, Mario™ and Sonic have been training extra hard to make sure they are ready for the biggest competition of the year. The two iconic video game characters are teaming up with their friends in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™ launching on November 15 for the Wii U™ console. In the game, some of the most loved characters from the Mario and Sonic universes like Mario, Sonic, Princess Peach™ and Tails compete in Olympic Winter Events like snowboard slopestyle, which is making its debut in both the game and the real-life Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as over-the-top Dream Events that can only exist in the world of video games. And for the first time in the Mario & Sonic series, players with a broadband Internet connection can compete in select events online against other players around the world, earning points for their home countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Vancouver Israeli Tech Club To Hold Debut Meetup Event

Vancouver Israeli Tech Club Meetup GroupFounded by Yaron Bazaz, Eran Elizur and Ronen Tanne, the Vancouver Israeli Tech Club is set to hold its inaugural Meetup event on December 3rd at the SFU Segal Building in Vancouver. This event is sponsored by the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University, which opened a Vancouver office earlier this year. The group will meet to showcase new tech ventures, discuss and help local Israeli-led start-ups.  Founders of several ventures will demo their products, answer questions and ask for assistance in recruiting, professional services, investments and public exposure.  Casual networking will take place before and after the demos. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2013

All New LEGO Friends Available for Nintendo 3DS

Warner Brothers Interactive EntertainmentWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the LEGO Group, and TT Games in partnership with Burnaby’s Hellbent Games has launched LEGO® Friends for the Nintendo 3DS™ to major retailers worldwide.   The latest LEGO videogame adventure is based on the popular LEGO Friends collection of building sets, providing a fun adventure that allows players to express their imagination and creativity.  Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2013

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Arrives On PlayStation4

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the latest installment of the award-winning franchise set in the gritty and exotic Golden Age of Pirates, leaps into the next-generation of video games and is now available on PlayStation®4 in North America – rated M for Mature.  Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is the first Assassin’s Creed game leveraging the power of next generation consoles, making this the most beautiful chapter of the franchise to date. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2013

Upcoming Mentorship Events Across Canada Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

startup canadaIn celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 18-24, 2013) Startup Canada and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) are challenging startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country to sign up for events in their community in support of the 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge.  This year there are events ranging from peer mentoring and networking breakfasts, to Twitter Chats and video workshops. Whether you’re looking to gather advice, share ideas, learn new things or get inspired, there is something for everyone. Attend a mentorship event in your community such as those listed below, as a mentee or a mentor . Read the rest of this entry »

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11th November 2013

Heroes of Zulula MOAR Edition Now Available

exequor studiosIndie studio Exequor has released the long awaited reboot of Heroes of Zulula.  Dubbed the “MOAR edition”, this new version is available on both Google Play Android and the iOS App Store. Heroes of Zulula is a strategy RPG game which sees the vile Akolan declaring himself the overlord of Zulula, and his first order of business is to ban the traditional tournaments of Zulula forever. Ex-champions Grunty the Cyclop, Ledouche the Knight and Oulette the Slime join forces along with other combatants to defeat Akolan and bring the tournaments back to Zulula. Read the rest of this entry »

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