7th November 2013

Eon Altar Launches Kickstarter Campaign

flying helmet gamesVancouver’s Flying Helmet Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its cooperative role-playing adventure title Eon Altar, a project that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games into a Tabletop Video Game. Five friends fight through dungeons to uncover ancient secrets and compete for glory and wealth. Using personal handsets to control your character’s actions, with a tablet to adventure through dungeons as a group, players undertake a cinematic journey unlike anything ever before in a tabletop setting. The studio hopes to meet their goal of  $300 000.00 in 31 days; at press time, they had raised just over $12 000.00. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th November 2013

Xbox One Headquarters Opens In Toronto

Xbox CanadaXbox continues to unlock the Xbox One experience for fans in the lead-up to the November 22nd launch with the opening of Xbox One Headquarters in Toronto, giving fans the opportunity to try the new console and some of the most eagerly anticipated launch titles before they are available to take home. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th November 2013

PC Financial And TD Announce Ugo

ugoPC Financial and TD have announced Ugo™, Canada’s first open mobile wallet to combine multiple payment and loyalty programs in one convenient and secure mobile solution. Canada’s largest retailer, Loblaw Companies Limited has joined as its first retail partner and also brings the PC Plus loyalty program into the wallet. Ugo™ will provide Canadians with a more convenient, value-add way to shop and transact with their favourite retailers by allowing users to replace cards from their physical wallet with a simple and secure mobile payment method that automatically links to loyalty programs. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th November 2013

OpenText To Unveil Project Red Oxygen At Enterprise World 2013

OpenTextEnterprise Information Management (EIM) developer OpenText™ will be kicking off its annual OpenText Enterprise World 2013 conference, November 17-21, 2013, in Orlando, Florida where thought leaders from around the world will converge to discuss the future of EIM. OpenText CEO, Mark J. Barrenechea, will deliver the opening keynote address where he will unveil the company’s much anticipated Project Red Oxygen – the first choreographed release of software in the company’s history that will enable CIOs to transform every line of business by better equipping them to compete in the new information economy. 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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4th November 2013

New Gameplay Trailer For Monsters Rising

nine tail studiosVancouver’s Nine Tail Studios has released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming debut title Monsters Rising for iOS. Redefining real time action-strategy with gesture gameplay in a way that could only be done on the iPad, Monsters Rising lets you embark on a monstrous campaign of chaos and mayhem. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th November 2013

EA Announces Jon ‘Bones’ Jones As One Of Two Fighters To Appear On EA Sports UFC Cover

EA SportsSixteen fighters. One cover. Who joins Jones? Electronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) have announced that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, the youngest champion in UFC history, will be one of two fighters to appear on the EA Sports UFC cover. The second fighter will be selected by fans in the EA Sports UFC Cover Vote presented by MetroPCS. The 16 fighters featured in the cover vote include current UFC champions and top contenders, such as Georges St-Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Anthony Pettis, Chris Weidman, Johny Hendricks, Jose Aldo, Alexander Gustafsson, Miesha Tate, and more. Fans can cast their vote now to ensure their favorite fighter gets to share in the cover spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st November 2013

Giant Xbox One Powered Up And Released Zombies

Xbox CanadaThe giant Xbox One I told you about earlier this week powered up last evening (I was at work beating the quarterly Fuel Tax report into submission and couldn’t make the event) and onlookers at the corner of Nelson and Seymour in Vancouver were witness to a seasonal treat – a live action appearance of new character Nick Ramos from Capcom Vancouver‘s upcoming Dead Rising 3 title and a horde of zombies. The defending crowd was armed with an array of weapons to beat back the horde and they did just that, and they did it with gusto! In the spirit of Halloween, Dead Rising 3 also released a new trailer to celebrate. The trailer encapsulates the reckless carnage of the hotly anticipated open-world zombie action game. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2013

Baldur’s Gate II Enhanced Edition Developers Share New Art And Music

beamdogPrior to Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition’s release on November 15th, Beamdog, Atari and Overhaul Games have announced the release of concept art for new playable character Hexxat, as well as 12 new screenshots and three new music samples from the game, which you can find on the game’s official ‘media‘ page. The original Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, launched in September 2000, quickly becoming the most celebrated Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying video game of its time. On November 15th, 2013, gamers new and old can experience the epic continuation and conclusion of the Bhaalspawn Saga, with full HD resolution support and area art remastered from the original renders. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2013

Xbox Unveils Colossal Xbox One Console To Celebrate The Biggest Launch In Xbox History

Xbox CanadaEarlier today a larger-than-life Xbox One appeared in downtown Vancouver to kick off the national celebration of the Xbox One launch. By coming together, the Canadian Xbox Live community can power on and unlock incredible one-of-a-kind experiences and rewards by pledging their gamertags to the project known as One Source. Every gamertag pledged will contribute to unlocking these experiences – starting this week in Vancouver. Read the rest of this entry »

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