1st April 2014

Postcards From Hinterland

hinterlandThrough the magic of modern technology, I’ve just received a bundle of postcards from the creative folks over at Hinterland Studio on Vancouver Island. The Long Dark devs are excited to share a few images from their upcoming game, and they’ve also launched a new community for the game, where fans can get the first word on what’s coming down the path. In the coming months, Hinterland will be revealing even more information about The Long Dark, sharing more screens and in-game footage, and other announcements about our plans for Alpha Pre-Orders and Release information. The new images are displayed below: Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

comScore White Paper: 2014 Canada Digital Future In Focus

comscorecomScore, Inc. presents the 2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus, the company’s annual report on how the prevailing trends in web usage, online video, digital advertising, mobile, social media and e-commerce are defining the current Canadian marketplace and what these trends mean for the year ahead. Key insights from the 2014 Canada Digital Future in Focus report include: Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

Game Connection Europe Issues Call For Speakers

game connection europeHaving added over 100 conference sessions and Master Classes to its successful formula over the previous three years, Game Connection Europe is back with a brand new edition and is looking for talented and experienced professionals interested in sharing their expertise. Previous speakers include companies such as Wooga, Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Epic Games, Bigpoint, Remedy, Amazon, Google, Gree, Pixar Animation Studios, Ubisoft, EA, Sony Computer Entertainment and many more.
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1st April 2014

Canada Media Fund Announces 2014-2015 Program Budget, Guidelines And Deadlines

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced Program Guidelines for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. It also announced the Program Budget for 2014-2015 set at $368M. The breakdown of the 2014-2015 Program Budget can be viewed on the CMF website. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st March 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Announce Finalists From 2013

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe 2013 finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards were announced today in seventeen categories. The winners will be revealed at the annual event to be held on November 21, 2014 at the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Over 75 nominations for games released in 2013 were received from all parts of Canada, with ­­29 games represented in the list of finalists.  All awards are for work developed in Canada.  A body of industry experts from across the country will vote on the winners in each category. Members of the general public can get involved by casting their vote for the Fans’ Choice Award online. Voting will close April 21st. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st March 2014

Two Vancouver Game Design Programs Recognized By The Princeton Review

mini-orbyThe Princeton Review — one of the United States’ best-known education services companies — has issued its fifth annual report naming the undergraduate and graduate schools with the best programs for students to study video game design. The University of Southern California is #1 on both the undergraduate and graduate school lists (complete list is below) in the 2014 report which names 50 programs overall — 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate — in ranked order 1 to 25. The Art Institute Vancouver and Vancouver Film School were both named in the list. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st March 2014

HootSuite Launches New Chinese Apps To Further Asia Pacific Localization

HootSuiteTo broaden access for users in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, HootSuite, the world’s most widely used social relationship platform, is introducing a refreshed set of Chinese app integrations in its App Directory: Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, as well as Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo Analytics by Klarity. Built for global social business, the HootSuite App Directory makes it easy for enterprises to localize reach and engagement with over 90 free and premium apps, including Mixi, Nexalogy, Statigram and YouTube Analytics. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th March 2014

SEGA Announces Company Of Heroes 2 Standalone Multiplayer

Relic EntertainmentSEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that fans of their critically acclaimed strategy game Company of Heroes™ 2 will see a standalone multiplayer offering launching in June this year for $19.99. Each individual army will also be available as a standalone purchase for $12.99 via digital download, providing new players with a minimal entry point into the massive Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer community. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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