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16th December 2013

Telefilm Canada Announces Update To Production Program Guidelines And Performance Envelope Component

Telefilm CanadaAs part of its program redesign initiative and following a series of consultations with the industry, Telefilm Canada is making changes to the Performance Envelope component of its Production Program. The Performance Envelope component will be replaced with a Fast Track stream. The main goal of this latest revision is to recognize and reward the success of production companies that have demonstrated an ability to produce feature films that have achieved a very high level of success on a regular basis by offering them access to a fast track funding process. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

BenQ EW40 Series Monitors Bring Big Screen Mobile And Cloud-Based Content

benq canadaBenQ Canada Corp. has introduced its new line of EW40 series monitors. Loaded with market-changing features aimed at turning mobile content into a full-on experience, the new vertical alignment (VA) displays feature mobile high-definition link (MHL) technology, an all-new Cinema Mode, and razor-sharp 3000:1 contrast ratios to allow for gaming, media streaming, and other external entertainment sources to be easily viewed on the 24-inch (EW2440L) and 27-inch (EW2740L) screens. Equipped with BenQ’s groundbreaking ZeroFlicker™ technology, the displays also eliminate traditional LED flicker issues, enabling seamless viewing sessions and increased user comfort.  Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces Improved And Streamlined Gross Sales And Exploitation Reports

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) informs all applicants that the Exploitation and Gross Sales Reports reports have been combined into one report. Applicants will benefit from filling out one streamlined report and will able to track its status once it has been submitted. Both reports have been simplified into an online form that will be available as of Thursday, January 2, 2014. The CMF will no longer accept hardcopy (paper) applications for this reporting period. All Exploitation and Gross Sales reports are due February 1st, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Bot Colony With Natural Language Understanding Technology Now Available

north sideBot Colony, the first game to use conversational English as the primary way to interact with characters, was launched today by Montreal game developer North Side Inc. An Open Alpha version is publicly available and can be downloaded from the Bot Colony site for $2.95. Bot Colony leverages a technological breakthrough in Natural Language Understanding (NLU), a problem scientists have been trying to solve for many years. Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is technical jargon for computer understanding of human language (English in the case of Bot Colony). The characters in Bot Colony understand what the player says, and are often able to respond in a cogent manner. North Side believes that the NLU capability of Bot Colony is superior to that of Apple’s Siri or IBM’s Watson. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins Hunter, Hunted Mode Available Today

WB Games MontrealWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the all-new “Hunter, Hunted” multiplayer mode available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, which players can access by jumping into the Batman: Arkham Origins online multiplayer mode. The “Hunter, Hunted” multiplayer mode brings the excitement of “Last Man Standing” to Batman: Arkham Origins.  The new 3v3v1 mode pits three Bane thugs, three Joker thugs, and Batman against each other to be the last team standing. With no respawns, the new “Hunter, Hunted” mode takes Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer to a whole new level of intensity with heightened tension, risk, and rewards. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th December 2013

Call To Indies And Marketers For Game Connection America 2014

game connection europeGame Connection’s “Selected Projects” is once again giving independent developers the unique opportunity to pitch their games in front of some of the gaming world’s most influential people. Until January 10th, 2014, developers worldwide can submit their projects with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade of “Best Project” at Game Connection America, March 17-19 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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