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14th May 2013

2nd Annual Feminists in Games Workshop – Vancouver

feminists in gamesFem­i­nists in Games, funded by a Cana­dian SSHRC Grant is an endeavor cre­ated with the pur­pose of assem­bling an inter­na­tional research asso­ci­a­tion of dig­i­tal media researchers from a full range of salient dis­ci­plines to begin build­ing ‘con­nec­tive tis­sue’ between and among them, so as to bet­ter under­stand the ori­gins and con­se­quences of this gen­dered dig­i­tal divide, and inter­vene in its reproduction. In the group’s second annual workshop, which will be held at the Centre For Digital Media this May 31st and June 1st, attendees will have two full days of panels, presentations and discussions on issues which impact women in technology and development. Tickets to this event are free, but space is limited. Early registration is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2013

triOS College Launches 2-Day Weekend Video Game Camps

trios collegetriOS College has announced the launch of its new weekend video game camps, aimed at getting students excited and informed about what it takes to design and develop a video game.  These two-days camps run out of the triOS College Toronto and Kitchener campuses on select weekends from May 25 to August 24, 2013, with potentially more dates to be added. Video game enthusiasts will be able to choose from two different camps: “Learning to make Games with Gamemaker” for ages 11-14 and “Game Development with Unity 3D” for ages 15-17.  Interested participants can get details and register online. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2013

EA Sports And FIFA Extend Licensing Agreement

EA SportsEA Sports™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have announced an extension of their existing licensing agreement until December 31, 2022. Under the terms of the agreement, EA Sports maintains exclusive rights to release FIFA-branded action and management videogames. In addition, EA Sports also holds exclusive rights to release the official FIFA World Cup™ videogame, as well as retaining its status as a Presenting Partner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th April 2013

triOS College Spearheads New Women In Technology Scholarships

trios collegetriOS College is pleased to announce the creation of two new scholarships “Women in Gaming” and “Women in Information Technology” aimed at encouraging females to enter the growing technology sector.  As part of the college’s ongoing commitment to promoting careers in technology, triOS has created these $5,000 scholarships to enable women to get the skills they need to pursue successful careers in the technology and video game sectors.  Candidates can apply for the scholarships starting this May.  Read the rest of this entry »

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25th April 2013

XMG Title Fashion Star Boutique Marks Major Milestone

xmg studioXMG Studio‘s hit property Fashion Star Boutique® (FSB) has reached its 100 millionth design. This milestone is achieved only several months after XMG announced FSB hitting 50 million unique designs in late December 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2013

Ortsbo And Digital Development Management Team Up To Promote Real-Time Multi-Language Communication Platform

ortsboOrtsbo, Inc., an innovator in real-time, cross-language communication experiences, announces a partnership with Digital Development Management (DDM), a Massachusetts-based consultancy and agency for video games and digital entertainment, to offer game developers and publishers the Ortsbo platform that enables cost effective in-game, real-time communication language transformation. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th April 2013

Namco Bandai To Locate New Vancouver Studio At The Centre For Digital Media

Namco Bandai GamesNamco Bandai Studios Inc. announced today from Japan that its new subsidiary, Namco Bandai Studios Vancouver Inc., will start operations in June. The studio will develop online social games and significantly boost jobs in British Columbia’s technology sector. The company has said it is important for them to develop content derived from local cultures and trends as well as those in Japan, adding that they hope to establish the organizational structure for delivering to customers across the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th April 2013

DebitWay.ca Supplying Gaming Companies A Clear Line Into Canadian Gaming Market

debitwayDebitWay.ca has announced a brand new initiative today on behalf of all Canadian gamers that will make alternative payment methods more available on the market as Canadians shift away from using credit cards and PayPal to pay for online purchases. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Visual Effects, Animation And Gaming Career Fair 2013

mini-orbyThe Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section along with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the HR Screen Council Board are pleased to announce the date for the 2nd Annual VES Vancouver Career Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The Career Fair doors will be open from 11:00am through 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20th, with students welcome to attend after 2:00pm. Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted 1200 attendees and 20 exhibitors. This year the space has been expanded to accommodate over 30 exhibitors. Attendance is free, pre-registration is suggested. Participants for this year’s Career Fair include: Read the rest of this entry »

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25th March 2013

Ontario Technology Corridor Executives Attend Game Developers Conference

Ontario Technology CorridorWhile it was a revelation when Canada shot past the UK to become one of the world’s top three hotspots for video game development in 2010, in 2013 the Ontario Technology Corridor remains among the leaders and has a new revelation for global game development studios considering Canada. The hard-charging province of Ontario is the country’s number one jurisdiction in terms of concentration of companies and overall industry momentum within Canada’s $1.7 billion, 16,000-employee video game sector. Read the rest of this entry »

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