28th March 2014

Ubisoft Answers A Few Questions About Watch_Dogs

ubisoft canadaUbisoft invites you to dive into the Chicago playground with a new ingame-captured trailer, showing the depth and diversity of the upcoming Watch_Dogs title, which is scheduled for release on May 27, 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (with the Wii U release coming some time later this year…I hope). Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

ESAC Releases Parental Control How-To Videos For Consoles And Mobile Devices

ESACThere’s an abundance of content available for video game consoles and mobile devices – parents can sometimes feel a little overwhelmed. Parental control features on consoles and devices can help parents limit age-inappropriate content for their kids and restrict unwanted in-app purchases.  The Entertainment Software Association of Canada has partnered with tech experts Marc Saltzman and Carl-Edwin Michel to produce a new series of informative videos that help parents manage video games and other content in the home. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

The Fine Young Capitalists Launch Women In Video Games Initiative

mini-orbyVia Press Release: In 2011 the Video Game Industry took in over $16 billion dollars, but despite women representing 45% percent of the game playing audience they directed less than 2% of the Games. In combination with the production company Autobotika, The Fine Young Capitalists, a Canadian-Colombian initiative, is running their first production round, allowing any woman to have a crack at creating a video game. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

Kitfox Releases Shattered Planet To iOS

kitfox gamesMontreal indie studio Kitfox Games, an Execution Labs-supported startup, invites you to enter the world of the Shattered Planet, where the player becomes a clone sent to explore a dangerous, ever-changing planet in the name of science. You’ll want to explore and experiment to find as many new species and technologies as you can before you (inevitably) die a horrible death. Available globally in iTunes as a free download, Shattered Planet is scheduled to be available for Android by April 10th. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2014

Lionsgate To Receive Distinction Honour At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe BANFF World Media Festival has announced that global entertainment producer Lionsgate will be the Company of Distinction honored at this year’s Festival, being held from June 8 – 11, 2014 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in Banff.  As the Company of Distinction, executives, producers and talent from Lionsgate will be featured during the four-day Festival in different facets of the event.  The Company of Distinction program, which was introduced in 2013 with CBS Corporation, allows the Festival to pay homage each year to a company demonstrating significant leadership in the world of screen-based entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2014

TechU.me Announces New Funding For Mentorship Program

ONFEThe Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) today hosted an Apps Showcase to show off the accomplishments of high school students taking part in the TechU.me Mentor Program.  The program’s industry and education partners – IBM, Adobe, and the four local school boards – were also on hand to announce new funding for the next phase of the program. TechU.me pairs elementary and high school students with industry mentors to develop mobile apps. In building these partnerships, TechU.me transforms student creativity into fundamental skills needed in the digital age – skills that will help these students succeed in their future careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2014

New Generation Of Google Glassware Unveiled By CFC Media Lab And Mind Pirate

CFCWearable technology promises to be the next big thing, but where are all the apps? The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and wearable technology company, Mind Pirate, today announced five innovative, diverse, genre-defining apps that are available now for download onto Google Glass and other mobile devices. The apps, which range from immersive gameplay controlled by the nod of a head to real time video and photo effects, were the result of the recently concluded four-month long wearable accelerator created by the CFC Media Lab and Mind Pirate. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

True Detective Creator Nic Pizzolatto To Deliver Master Class At Banff World Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce that Nic Pizzolatto will present a Master Class at the 35th annual BANFF, being held June 8-11, 2014.  Pizzolatto is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Writer of True Detective, the HBO anthology series that recently completed its first season to much critical acclaim. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

Canadian Museum Of Nature Launches New Database With 710K Natural History Records

Canadian Museum of NatureThe Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada’s national museum of natural history, has launched a free scientific database featuring open access to more than 710,000 records of plants, animals, fossils, and minerals that are part of the museum’s national collections. The searchable online resource is accessible through the museum’s web site, and the digitized records represent about one-quarter (or 22%) of the museum’s estimated 3.2 million “cataloguable units” of biological and geological material. Overall, the museum estimates it manages more than 10.5 million individual specimens that have been acquired over more than 150 years. The collections, which cover Canada and other parts of the world, are stored and curated at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th March 2014

No Material Change for Oculus VisonTech Inc

oculus vision techIn light of yesterday’s announcement that Facebook has purchased the Oculus Rift’s developers, Vancouver’s Oculus VisionTech Inc. advises that there is no material change in the affairs of the Company and the Company is not associated with the recently announced transaction involving Facebook Inc. and Oculus VR Inc. Oculus VisionTech Inc (Oculus) designs and markets technology for delivery of digital media. Oculus developed its MediaEscort, MediaSentinel and SmartMark digital watermarking products and technologies to provide a robust means for producers and distributors to invisibly protect their content.

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