21st November 2014

Majority Of Canadians Back Continued Support Of Canada’s Video Game Industry

ESACA majority of Canadians support continued public investment in Canada’s video game industry according to new research published by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). In the new Essential Facts 2014 PDF report produced by the NPD Group for ESAC, 71% of Canadians say that governments have a role to play in choosing which industries will drive the economy of the future. What’s more, 55% of Canadians believe that the video game industry has an overall positive impact on the Canadian economy, and 62% also believe that it is an innovative sector which is helping to shape the Canadian economy of the future. Envisioning the opportunity that lies ahead, a strong majority (67%) also believe that the video game industry provides good opportunities for young people currently planning their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st November 2014

Unleash New Evolutions In Pokémon Omega Ruby And Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo CanadaSoaring high in the skies on the back of a majestic Pokémon, discovering the mysterious origins of Mega Evolution and releasing the primal powers of Legendary Pokémon. These are only a few of the new franchise features that players can experience for the first time in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, both launching exclusively for the portable Nintendo 3DS video game system on November 21. With new Mega Evolutions of favourite Pokémon characters, new areas to explore and new ways to travel, fans who fell in love with the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games will feel like they are embarking on their adventure through the Hoenn region for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th November 2014

Corus Partners With Fingerprint To Develop Global Mobile Entertainment Platform For Preschoolers

Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment announced today that it has partnered with Fingerprint, a San Francisco-based mobile technology company, to create a mobile entertainment platform for kids aged two to seven. Set to launch globally in 2015, the platform will offer preschoolers a safe, fun and branded environment to enjoy videos, games, music and eBooks featuring their favourite Nelvana characters Max & Ruby, Little Bear, Franklin, The Berenstain Bears and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Seven Renowned Jury Members Evaluate Canada’s Innovative Digital Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) is pleased to announce the distinguished digital media experts who made up the CMF’s Experimental Jury. Jury members evaluated innovative Canadian digital media projects for the past two days. Projects evaluated were submitted for the second round of production support as part of the CMF’s Experimental Stream. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And amiibo Take This Holiday Season By Storm

Nintendo CanadaThis holiday season is all about Mario. And Link. And Yoshi. And Samus. And Kirby. And … well, a lot of classic video game characters. That’s because Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the first round of amiibo figures, Nintendo’s first foray into the toys-to-life category, are both launching on November 21, right in time for the holiday shopping season. Nintendo’s favourite characters are going to be everywhere, whether on the battlefields of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, on store shelves as must-have amiibo figures or at the top of everyone’s holiday wish lists. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Hootsuite Announces The Love List

HootSuiteHootSuite has launched The Love List, a recurring monthly report which ranks more than 450 of the world’s top brands on which are seeing the most love on social media. The Love List uses data provided by uberVU via Hootsuite, a robust listening, social monitoring, and advanced analytics solution, to pull in hundreds of millions of publicly available social media posts. Brands are ranked in order on The Love List using three key data points, including the total number of brand mentions received, the sentiment score for the particular brand and the percentage of social conversations about the brand containing the word “love” over a month period of time. Using this formula, each brand is assigned a score between one and 100. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th November 2014

Sofia The First: The Curse Of Princess Ivy Premieres November 29 On Disney Junior

Disney JuniorA spell is cast over Disney Junior this November with the premiere of the one-hour animated special Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy. Debuting Saturday, November 29 at 6 p.m. ET the star-studded family event features the voice of film, television and Broadway actress Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) as the wicked Princess Ivy, who is set out to rule Enchancia, as well as Mandy Moore, who reprises her role as Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled. In anticipation of the exciting adventure, Disney Junior will be playing Classic Disney Princess-themed episodes of Sofia the First from November 24 – November 28 at 6 p.m. ET daily. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2014

Watch Dogs For Wii U Finally On Store Shelves

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has announced that Watch Dogs™, the top-selling new franchise from Ubisoft, is finally available for the Wii U™ system . The game is available as of today in North America, and will be available on November 21 in the UK. Watch Dogs will take advantage of the Wii U specific hardware with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features Off-TV Play, letting gamers continue to play Watch Dogs solely on the Wii U GamePad. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2014

Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Is Out Now

Relic EntertainmentSEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. are pleased to announce that Relic Entertainment’s Company of Heroes 2™: Ardennes Assault is available to purchase online today with an MSRP of $39.99/£29.99/€39.99. Based around the Battle of the Bulge, which Churchill called “arguably the most important victory in American military history,” players will take on 18 all-new single player scenarios as they attempt to drive the advancing German forces out of the Ardennes region and lead their heroes on a path to glory. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th November 2014

Far Cry 4 Available Around The World Today

ubisoft canadaUbisoft has announced that Far Cry® 4, sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012 (based on Metacritic as of 12/18/2012), is now available worldwide on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Arena Master, the Far Cry 4 Companion App, is now available on IOS and Android, both for tablets and smartphones. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios Far Cry 4 invites the player to experience the most expansive and immersive Far Cry ever, in an entirely new, massive open world. Read the rest of this entry »

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