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16th June 2015

Nintendo Transforms Iconic Franchises To Give Players Unique Gaming Experiences

Nintendo CanadaThis year Mario reaches an impressive milestone in video gaming: 30 years as a leading man in Nintendo’s timeless dedicated website series. At E3, Nintendo celebrates Mario’s longevity with a new installment in the franchise called Super Mario Maker, one of many games at the show that transforms familiar characters and their games with unique new looks, styles and game-play features. Players will see new installments of beloved franchises like Star Fox, Yoshi, Animal Crossing, Mario & Luigi, Xenoblade and Metroid, and enjoy the reimagining of Bowser and Donkey Kong as Skylanders figures that also have amiibo functionality with compatible Nintendo games. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2015

ESAC Student Videogame Competition Winners Announced

ESACA team from the Vancouver Film School (VFS) has taken first place in the Entertainment Software Association of Canada’s (ESAC) first annual Student Video Game Competition. The VFS team, comprised of Melvin Kwan, Justin Ostensen, Charles Park and Brian Yich, has emerged as the victor in a strong pool of competitors representing schools from across Canada and all genres of video games. Their game, Zeta Busters, a strategy RPG, will be shown at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles from June 16-18, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2015

Nintendo Announces New Games In A Nintendo Direct Micro Video Presentation

Nintendo CanadaNintendo’s Digital Event video presentation for E3 2015 might be only a couple weeks away, but Nintendo is jumping at the chance to get started early on some of its new announcements. A special Nintendo Direct Micro video is now live, and is not short on new reveals and further details about previously announced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. If you don’t want to spoil any of the fun surprises for yourself, stop reading now and watch the full 17-minute video presentation in its entirety. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th April 2015

Warhammer 40 000 Space Marine Updated With Steam Trading Cards And A Big Sale

Relic EntertainmentRelic Entertainment has announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has been newly updated to include Steam Trading Cards, and to celebrate players can purchase Space Marine and the Space Marine Collection for 75% off on Steam from April 27-May 4 at 10AM PST. From now on as players progress through the campaign and multiplayer modes they’ll unlock cards, badges, Steam profile backgrounds, and more! Players can also head to the updated Space Marine website to sign up for updates regarding future promotions and announcements. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2015

TinyMob Games Launches The iGauntlet For Tiny Realms

tinymobgamesTinyMob Games has launched iGauntlet for Tiny Realms, the single most convenient way to play the award-winning fantasy real-time strategy game for mobile. This one-of-a-kind peripheral enables you to safely dock your mobile device to your arm whatever the occasion. Now you never need miss a battle whether attending a convention in full cosplay or actually slaying your enemies on the blood-soaked battlefield of your ancestral kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2015

Nintendo Details Upcoming Wii U And Nintendo 3DS Games

Nintendo CanadaWith so much information, it would be easy to dismiss the latest Nintendo Direct presentation as an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank. But the latest Nintendo Direct is definitely no joke. The next evolution of amiibo? It’s happening! Lucas from Mother 3 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS? He’s joining the battle! The debut of a 200cc speed class in Mario Kart 8? Yup! A new line of Yoshi amiibo figures made of actual yarn? Oh yeah. A home-designing Animal Crossing game? Launching this year! Splatoon launching on May 29 and more details about Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World and the new game in the Fire Emblem series? It’s all accurate! Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2015

Battle Aliens Using A Star-Spangled Strike Team In Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo CanadaDeveloped by Intelligent Systems, the creators of the beloved Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series, the single- and multiplayer turn-based strategy game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on March 13. The game places players on the front lines of a series of intricately designed battlefields and requires them to use both brains and brawn to emerge from battle victorious. Players are thrust into the boots of some of the most original and unexpected playable characters ever assembled in a Nintendo video game. These agents of S.T.E.A.M. (Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace) are composed of literature- and folklore-inspired icons like John Henry, Tiger Lily, Tom Sawyer, Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many more – all led by Abraham Lincoln. Players who dive into the action on New Nintendo 3DS XL can even take advantage of the new system’s enhanced controls and creative amiibo functionality. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2015

Join The Cold Water Cowboys In A New Interactive Strategy Game

PapernyNew from Vancouver studio Switch United is an interactive companion feature for Paperny Entertainment‘s Cold Water Cowboys, returning to Discovery for Season 2 on March 10th. Atlantic Empire is an immersive multiplayer HTML5 gaming experience that captures the essence of a high-stakes Newfoundland fishing adventure with a combination of both strategy and skill-based gameplay, including in-depth information about show characters and locations. Using map-based gameplay, players customize their harbours and their fishing operations, reaping as much crab, herring and mackerel as they can in order to build their fishing dynasty. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2015

Total War: Rome II And Company Of Heroes 2 Go Head To Head In An Anti-Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

SEGASEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd present the rematch of the heavyweight strategy gaming contest they said could never happen, with Total War™: ROME II and Company of Heroes 2™ communities going head to head in the second annual ‘Make War Not Love’ competition. This Valentine’s Day weekend, the two communities will compete in consecutive three hour rounds. Every in-game victory will count towards that side’s tally for the round and the community that wins the most rounds will earn some free DLC for players of the respective game. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2015

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Launches On PC

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that the Open Beta tag on The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot has been lifted, signaling the game’s official launch. Throughout the beta period, the free-to-play Hack and Slash action game established its direction and added many new features including crafting, open creation, barricades, new traps, rare creatures and clans to continuously grow and improve the game. Gamers can grab the game over at the Steam Store as a Free To Play title (paid DLC available, click on image below), with 36 Steam Achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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