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2nd December 2013

Build Custom Airships Out Of Anything In Windforge

snowed in studiosAs a denizen of the airborne world of Cordeus, you travel places by way of airships you build entirely from scratch. This means building a deck with whatever you can find-wood, metal, rocks or even giant animal corpses-adding engines and propellers and taking to the skies in your own custom-built vessel. But the skies are far from friendly, and enemies like pirates and krakens threaten to destroy your creations piece-by-piece until nothing but your grappling hook can save you from plummeting to your doom.  Enter Windforge, a 2D side-scrolling, independent sandbox title in the works by Ottawa-based Snowed In Studios. Until now the company has survived on contract work, contributing to AAA titles such as EA’s The Sims 3 and Eidos Interactive’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and now, for the first time, Snowed In seeks to fund its own independent title by turning to Kickstarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd November 2013

Toronto Celebrates The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo CanadaOn this past Saturday, November 16th, over 600 fans joined Nintendo of Canada to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Toronto, which launches today for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. In addition to getting to play the game before it hits stores, fans were treated to a live art performance by local artist Adam Gorham, who created a mural of Link, as a new ability in the game is the power to transform into a drawing. There were also photo opportunities with professional costumer and character actor Li Kovacs, who was dressed as Link from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Ubisoft Launches Watch Dogs Live Phase 2

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has extended the Watch Dogs Live campaign into the new year to amplify awareness and anticipation for the 2014 release of Watch_Dogs. The hit hacking app, available for free for both iOS and Android devices, will feature more weekly challenges and prizes, including a new grand prize of a trip for four to Chicago, the setting of the game. The campaign extension will also include an additional live stunt leaving three to be completed before the promotion ends this Spring. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

Three Huge Franchises Equals One Epic Nintendo Launch Day

Nintendo CanadaFor any Nintendo fan, November 22 is going to be one of the best days of the year. On Friday, three new games in three extraordinary franchises are launching on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and Mario Party: Island Tour, also for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, are all launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. The games feature Nintendo characters and experiences that can’t be played anywhere else, and demonstrate how Nintendo is bringing value and variety to everyone for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Gets Early Access On Steam

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, the humorous hack-n’-slash-meets-tower-defence PC title from Ubisoft Montreal, is now available on Steam through the Early Access program. 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

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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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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4th November 2013

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Freedom Cry Features Original Music Score By Olivier Deriviere

ubisoft canadaCelebrated French composer  Olivier Deriviere (Remember Me,  Alone In The Dark) has created a unique musical score for  Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Freedom Cry, the latest chapter in Ubisoft‘s historical action-adventure open world video game series. Set in the Caribbean at the dawn of the 18th Century, Freedom Cry is a stand-alone story about Adéwalé, a former slave-turned-assassin who attempts to save his enslaved people in Haiti. To immerse players in the game, Deriviere’s sweeping emotional score features performances by a world-class symphony orchestra as well as live drums, a cappella soloists and choir performed in the tradition of Afro-Haitian ancestral music. The  Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Freedom Cry Original Soundtrack will be available for digital download on iTunes and other digital music sites to precede the release of the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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