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24th April 2014

The NFB Returns To Annecy Animation Festival With Nine Films

nfbAt the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which takes place from June 9 to 14, 2014, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present a rich selection of innovative films showcasing the talents of animation filmmakers from here and elsewhere. This year’s program boasts no less than nine short films produced or co-produced by the NFB: seven of them are in competition, six are receiving world-premiere screenings, and four are international co-productions. The NFB is extremely pleased to play a part in the worldwide renown of Canadian animated films. Animation has always had pride of place at the NFB, and is the genre par excellence through which audiences can discover the daring creativity of some of today’s finest filmmakers. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

Ludia Sends Pako King: Dreamworks Adventures Bouncing Onto Facebook

Ludia Ludia Inc. has announced the launch of Pako King™: DreamWorks Adventures on the Facebook platform. Pako King™ is a never before seen blend of game favorites like pachinko, pinball and breakout, all seamlessly fused with your favorite characters and worlds from DreamWorks Animation. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

The Black Watchmen – A New Breed Of Alternate Reality Games

human equationAlternate reality games, or ARGs, have always been an important part of ‘The Secret World‘, Funcom‘s modern-day massively multiplayer game of myths, legends and conspiracies. Ever since the game was initially announced through puzzles, clues and mysteries, the community following the game have had the opportunity to put their investigational skills to the test through a series of these alternate reality games tied to ‘The Secret World’ in a variety of ways. The keenly aware (which is always a good thing to be if you are planning on solving these things), have most likely already noticed the murmurings of a new ARG taking shape.  Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

Canada Set To Make Waves On La Croisette

Telefilm CanadaOn the heels of last week’s historic moment in which the Cannes Film Festival announced David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars (sales agent: eOne Films International), Atom Egoyan’s The Captive (sales agent: eOne Films International) and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy (sales agent: Seville International) will all screen in Competition in Cannes, Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that additional Canadian films and filmmakers are set to make waves in Cannes. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th April 2014

New Watch Dogs Video Features Commented Multi-Player Walkthrough

ubisoft canadaUbisoft invites you to check out Watch_Dogs‘ groundbreaking multiplayer modes where everything and everyone is connected. Learn how Watch Dogs is blurring the line between single and multiplayer, and get a glimpse into three distinct and exciting modes including Online Hacking Contracts, ctOS Mobile Companion App, and Competitive Decryption Combat. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart Story Add-On Now Live

WB Games MontrealWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released Cold, Cold Heart, the action-packed story add-on for Batman: Arkham Origins. Set on New Year’s Eve,Cold, Cold Heart sheds light on the tragic origin story of Mr. Freeze and players will discover how he earned his place as one of Gotham City’s greatest villains.Cold, Cold Heart is available today for purchase on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live Games Store and STEAM for $9.99 and also for players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass and are connected to the Internet.  Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition Launching October 7

BiowareEA BioWare™ has announced that the highly-anticipated, epic role-playing game, Dragon Age™: Inquisition will be available in stores and for digital download on October 7 in North America and October 10 in Europe. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, the expansive, beautiful world of Thedas is being torn apart by a massive, mysterious breach in the sky. Players must assume the role of the Inquisitor and lead a team of legendary heroes to uncover the truth behind the impending devastation. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

New York Comes Knocking For BC Women In Technology

B.C. Ministry of International TradeThe B.C. Ministry of International Trade is partnering with the BC Innovation Council and the Canadian Consulate (New York) to offer B.C. women in technology the opportunity to access the lucrative New York City market via its Canadian Technology Accelerator program. This one-day Vancouver event will target women-led or -managed B.C. companies with a technology product that may include mobile apps, e-commerce for fashion-retail, analytics, cloud computing, ad-technology, and gaming. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

SkyWave Launches Dual Satellite-Cellular HSPA Device

skywaveOttawa-based SkyWave Mobile Communications, a global provider of satellite based communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today announced the availability of HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) with IDP 700 satellite-cellular terminals. This option ensures the most cost-effective communications network can be accessed without sacrificing coverage or connectivity to essential data. The satellite-cellular terminals provide a quick and smart way to connect people and assets anywhere in the world. SkyWave’s IDP 700 series terminals are designed for tracking vehicles moving between urban and remote areas. They also provide dual or redundant backup systems to ensure functionality in the event of failure, mishap, or change in operational conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra Selected For Directors’ Fortnight At Cannes

nfbThe prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ Guild (Société des Réalisateurs de Films, SRF), the Directors’ Fortnight will take place from May 15–25, 2014. Based on skilfully assembled archival footage and animated sequences, Jutra is an ingenious portrait of the great Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra, director of Mon oncle Antoine. Pursuing the process she began in 2006 with McLaren’s Negatives, Saint-Pierre has created a new animated documentary in which she encapsulates the career of a filmmaking legend with finesse and originality. Read the rest of this entry »

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