3rd June 2014

Falling Skies Game To Land This Autumn

Falling SkiesWhen aliens invade the Earth, who will rise up to save humankind? Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, today announced it will bring the popular -and made in BC- TNT sci-fi drama Falling Skies to video game consoles Nintendo Wii U™, PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and digital downloads available on Steam, PSN® and Xbox Live this autumn.  The tactical strategy RPG will be set in the tense, gritty world of the critically acclaimed series from Amblin Television. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Nintendo Brings The Thrill Of E3 To Everyone With Live Online Events

Nintendo CanadaNintendo goes “Live @ E3” next week with four big events that deliver real-time fun directly to fans. Get ready to enjoy the year’s biggest video game convention live from anywhere in the world.  On June 10, Nintendo will air the Nintendo Digital Event at 9 a.m. PT via Nintendo’s E3 page. Fans will enjoy breaking news about great gaming experiences on the way for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014 and beyond. Immediately following the Digital Event, Nintendo Minute: Live @ E3 offers a post-show recap packed with even more game information. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Family Channel Unleashes Three Big Ticket Summer Concerts Presented By LEGO Friends

Family ChannelGrab your shades because Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer campaign is looking bright with the announcement of not one, not two, but three Big Ticket Summer Concerts. Presented by LEGO Friends, this summer’s can’t-miss concert tour will make stops in Halifax (Friday, August 22; Halifax Metro Centre), Toronto (Saturday, August 23; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) and Edmonton (Monday, August 25; Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) featuring a show-stopping lineup headlined by Australian pop sensation, Cody Simpson. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Watch Dogs Sets New Industry Sales Record For Launch Of A New IP

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that ongoing record sales for Watch Dogs, which has sold-through more than 4 million copies in its first week, positioning it as the best-selling new IP at launch across the video game industry*. Having already broken sales records in the first 24 hours following its release, Watch Dogs is now the company’s best-selling game ever in week one**. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

BC Government Grants Available For Developing Artists

Province of BCArts and culture organizations and developing artists can now apply for funding assistance through the BC Art Council’s Early Career Development Program. The program supports early career artists wanting to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency or mentorship. The provincially funded program supports the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Shaftesbury and Youth Culture Launch Generation C-Focused Digital Agency shift2

shaftesbury films incFurthering its growth as a multiplatform content leader, Shaftesbury has partnered with millennial agency Youth Culture to launch new digital agency shift2, a co-venture between the two companies. shift2 will create, manage and market digital content targeting Generation C on YouTube.  The new agency will specialize in creating and managing custom YouTube content for brands across reality, how-to and scripted programming. In addition to creating digital content, shift2 will employ proprietary YouTube software to research and develop targeted content-driven campaigns, optimize audience engagement and deliver measurable results. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Mario Kart 8 Sells Over 1.2 million Units Worldwide Over First Weekend

Nintendo CanadaMomentum is spelled M-A-R-I-O K-A-R-T, and the Mario Kart 8 game for the Wii U console just launched around the world to global acclaim, earning some of the strongest review scores in franchise history, including becoming the 14th Wii U game to launch in North America with a Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Nintendo reported today that the game sold more than 1.2 million* total units across Japan, Europe and the Americas during its first weekend on the market.** Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Healthy Me Week Comes To Family Channel, Disney Junior And Disney XD As They Encourage Active Lifestyles Amongst Youth

Family ChannelFamily Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are emphasizing the importance of balanced lifestyles this week as part of the national Healthy Me Week campaign, an initiative promoting physical activity and proper nutrition for Canadian families. Partnering with Companies Committed to Kids (formerly Concerned Children’s Advertisers), NBA Canada, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and print and broadcast media across the country, the three kids networks will play host to a wide range of programming that empower viewers and their families to develop healthy habits to improve their lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Production Financing For 13 English-Language Lower-Budget Feature Film Projects

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada has announced its support for the production of 13 English-language lower-budget feature film projects (budgets of less than 2.5 million dollars) through the Canada Feature Film Fund. The total allocation for the selected projects for the fourth quarter of 2013-2014 is more than $3.5 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Tomodachi Life For Nintendo 3DS Sets Your Mii Population Loose On Hilarious Adventures

Nintendo CanadaWhen Tomodachi Life is on, all bets are off. You, your friends and family – alongside some of the coolest people you can imagine – can star as Mii characters in this madcap hand-held adventure launching June 6 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The only difference will be that now you will watch their lives unfold in sillier, entirely spontaneous and hilariously dramatic ways. Read the rest of this entry »

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