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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

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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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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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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10th November 2013

Retro-Style Indie Game King Voxel On Kickstarter

king voxelOttawa indie developer Phillip Meyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his retro-style indie PC game King Voxel. With $ 686.00 raised thus far, Meyer is hoping to meet his goal of $ 20 000.00 by the campaign’s end date on December 4th. King Voxel captures the magic of games like “The Legend of Zelda” but adds a world generator and lots of Volume Elements – or, voxels – with a focus on fun gameplay and replayability. King Voxel is also on Steam Greenlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th November 2013

Loud Crow Presents A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Loud Crow InteractiveThis holiday season, join Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang around the table for a (very!) unique Thanksgiving dinner. From pilgrims to popcorn, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving comes to life in this beautifully re-mastered 40th anniversary edition from Loud Crow Interactive. Released in conjunction with the American Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving magically marries a book-like feel with clever interactive elements, leaving your senses hungry for a second helping. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th October 2013

Fitness That Fits Your Life Free Wii Fit U Trial Starts November 1

Nintendo CanadaNintendo is giving Wii U owners the chance to get fit for free. Starting November 1, Wii U owners who own a Wii Balance Board accessory and have access to a broadband Internet connection will be able to download a free trial version of Wii Fit U from the Nintendo eShop. The trial software is not an abbreviated version of the game – it’s the full Wii Fit U experience. The trial will be downloadable from the Nintendo eShop between November 1st 2013 and January 31st 2014, and will work for 31 days from when it is first played. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th October 2013

My Singing Monsters Wins At GMIC 2013

Big Blue BubbleBig Blue Bubble’s hugely popular and critically-hailed My Singing Monsters is the winner of the Global Game Stars (GGS) competition at GMIC 2013, passing hundreds of other titles from around the world represented at the Silicon Valley technology conference this past Wednesday. The event kicked off Monday, October 21st, with three full days of seminars, panel discussions, and exhibitions, as well as talks from industry moguls and mobile specialists. The Global Game Stars competition was adjudicated by several major players, to include representatives from Onavo, PopCap, and Kabam, among others. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2013

Montreal Pediatric Surgeon Develops Free iOS App For First-time Surgery Patients

my first surgeryImagine you’ve just found out your six-year-old child needs surgery in a couple of weeks. Where do you begin? My First Surgery is now available on iTunes to help parents and patients better prepare for their first time in the operating room. Dr. Robert Baird, a practicing surgeon at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, saw a need for a communications tool that could help ease parents’ anxiety about the process. The interactive app breaks down each step by explaining what will happen before, during and after the surgery. Undergoing surgery is never easy for a child—or a parent– but this app will help make the entire process a little less scary. Read the rest of this entry »

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