27th November 2013

Maker Moms Triumph At Startup Weekend Toronto

mini-orbyGriflens, the new startup that hopes to spark a playground craze, are the winners of Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto. Their team beat out stiff competition from ten other innovative hardware startup ideas to win the contest that empowers entrepreneurs to launch businesses in a single weekend. They impressed judges with their 3D printed story beads that combine to tell an interactive online story that changes depending on which beads you have in your collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Introducing Astrobase Command By Jellyfish Games

jellyfish gamesMontreal-based startup game studio Jellyfish Games has announced their new game, Astrobase Command. The game uses groundbreaking AI to treat characters within the game world as people. You can go anywhere and do anything, and the choices you make have real consequences because everything is controlled by the AI-Storyteller. The game encourages attachment and emotional investment in personality driven characters, an Astrobase Command, you feel like you’re inside your favorite sci-fi TV shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2013

Ubisoft Launches Watch Dogs Live Phase 2

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has extended the Watch Dogs Live campaign into the new year to amplify awareness and anticipation for the 2014 release of Watch_Dogs. The hit hacking app, available for free for both iOS and Android devices, will feature more weekly challenges and prizes, including a new grand prize of a trip for four to Chicago, the setting of the game. The campaign extension will also include an additional live stunt leaving three to be completed before the promotion ends this Spring. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

SkyDrive Integration For Game DVR Upload On Xbox One

Xbox CanadaSince Microsoft first announced Game DVR and Upload features for Xbox One, they’ve seen lots of interest from gamers on how these features will help them capture their best gaming moments. When you bring your Xbox One home this week, you will find it easy to record your clips and personalize them for your Xbox Live friends to see. And Microsoft is happy to reveal a new feature they’ve been hard at work on down in Redmond. Thanks to SkyDrive on Xbox One, you can save your edited game clips directly to the cloud and share the way you want to share without any restrictions or limitations. Xbox One is the only console that allows you to take your clips to any social network, video upload site or professional editing tool. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

Three Huge Franchises Equals One Epic Nintendo Launch Day

Nintendo CanadaFor any Nintendo fan, November 22 is going to be one of the best days of the year. On Friday, three new games in three extraordinary franchises are launching on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Super Mario 3D World for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and Mario Party: Island Tour, also for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, are all launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. The games feature Nintendo characters and experiences that can’t be played anywhere else, and demonstrate how Nintendo is bringing value and variety to everyone for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2013

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Gets Early Access On Steam

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, the humorous hack-n’-slash-meets-tower-defence PC title from Ubisoft Montreal, is now available on Steam through the Early Access program. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th November 2013

Xbox One Celebration Continues In Toronto

Xbox CanadaThe colossal Xbox One that has already visited Vancouver and Montreal has appeared for a third time – this time at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto. The larger-than-life console – part of the project known as One Source – brings together the Canadian Xbox Live community to celebrate the launch of Xbox One. By pledging with their gamertags, fans can unlock amazing one-of-a-kind experiences and rewards like the “Dead Rising 3”-inspired zombie uprising in Vancouver and the heart-pounding “Forza Motorsport 5” speed drives at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve chin Montreal. Every gamertag pledged will contribute to unlocking these experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition Begins Pre-Loading For PC

beamdogBeamdog is pleased to announce that pre-loading for Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition for PC has begun ahead of its release on November 15th, 2013. The original Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn launched in September 2000, quickly becoming the most celebrated Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying video game of its time. On November 15th, gamers new and old can experience the epic continuation and conclusion of the Bhaalspawn Saga, with full high resolution support and area art remastered from the original renders. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces New Funded Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a contribution of over $1.6M to three television productions and related websites as part of the Aboriginal Program’s second round of funding. The Aboriginal Program is designed to support independent Aboriginal production in Canada. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2013

Sumthing Else Music Works Presents The Dead Rising 3 Soundtrack

Xbox CanadaSumthing Else Music Works, a New York based record label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, proudly presents the Dead Rising® 3 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from Capcom’s new generation open-world zombie action video game available exclusively on Xbox One. The Dead Rising® series is one of the most popular zombie game franchises, with more than 5.4 million units sold worldwide to date. The Dead Rising 3 Original Soundtrack will be available digitally at iTunes, Amazon.com and other music sites on November 19, 2013. An expanded 99-track version of the album will be available exclusively from the Sumthing web site. As a bonus, Sumthing Else and Capcom are giving away 10 tracks, downloadable from the Sumthing site. A two disc physical edition of the album will be released on November 26, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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