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26th February 2015

New WCT Board Directors Reflects Expansion And Growth

Canadian Women in Communication and TechnologyWomen in Communications and Technology todayhave announced the appointment of seven new board members and a new executive committee. This adds exciting new input to WCT’s activities and direction, underscoring its commitment to grow and engage more women in a variety of industries whose work roles involve information, communication and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th February 2015

Experience Kirby’s Most Clay-Ful Adventure Yet In Kirby And The Rainbow Curse

Nintendo CanadaFrom having Kirby ride on hamsters to turning him into yarn, Kirby games have always experimented with inventive visual styles and unique game play. Launching for the Wii U console on February 20, the visually striking new adventure Kirby and the Rainbow Curse finds players controlling Kirby exclusively using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad controller in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. Three friends can hop in and out at any time using Wii Remote controllers to play as Waddle Dees and assist Kirby, and players can even use compatible amiibo figures once a day, per stage, to power up Kirby with special abilities. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th February 2015

New Support For BC Film And Interactive Digital Media

Province of BCBritish Columbia is expanding the Digital Animation or Visual Effects tax credit to post-production activities, and extending the Interactive Digital Media tax credit to 2018, Minister of Finance Michael de Jong announced today with the introduction of Balanced Budget 2015. As promised, the Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) tax credit will apply to labour expenditures on eligible post-production activities for productions where principal photography begins on or after March 1, 2015. 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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12th February 2015

Save The World From A Terrible Fate In The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Nintendo Canada“Dawn of the First Day. 72 Hours Remain.” With these iconic words, Link begins his suspenseful three-day journey to save the world from a crashing moon in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game, launching the same day as the New Nintendo 3DS XL system on February 13. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is a remastered and enhanced version of the classic that’s unlike any other adventure in The Legend of Zelda series, and New Nintendo 3DS XL offers the smoothest and most engrossing portable gaming experience possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2015

BC Government Moves To Modernize Information Management

Province of BCThe new Government Information Act will modernize B.C.’s approach to information management, increasing efficiency, making better use of taxpayer dollars, as well as providing better, faster access to archival government information through new digital archives. Once approved, this new legislation will replace the Document Disposal Act, which was enacted in 1936. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2015

Family Channel Orders The Music Room From The Next Step Creators Temple Street Productions

Family ChannelAfter experiencing record-breaking success with the reality tween drama The Next StepFamily Channel is teaming up with Temple Street Productions and creator Frank van Keeken on a new half-hour show, The Music Room. A tween drama featuring an entirely original soundtrack, the series follows a group of young performers who are members of an elite music program. Family has ordered 26 episodes with production slated to start this Spring.   Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

Miles From Tomorrowland Premieres February 21 On Disney Junior

Disney JuniorThis February, Disney Junior counts down to blast off with the premiere of animated adventure series Miles From Tomorrow. Debuting Saturday, February 21 at 6:55 p.m. ET, the intergalactic comedy incorporates unique space and science facts into storylines that chart the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Headlining a television event for the whole family, the Disney Pixar feature film Cars ushers in the series debut at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

ESAC Announces Student Video Game Competition

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 1st annual ESAC Student Video Game Competition. This competition will grant one winner currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution the opportunity showcase their game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this coming June as part of an all-expense paid trip. The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.   Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd February 2015

ACM SIGGRAPH Selects Vancouver 2018 Conference Chair

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Roy C. Anthony, Research & Innovation with Christie, as the SIGGRAPH 2018 Conference Chair. Anthony, who chaired the Production Sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver this past August, has been an active member and contributor to ACM SIGGRAPH for several years. Read the rest of this entry »

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