Gaming

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

New Board Game Tries To Succeed In World Of Angry Birds, Candy Crush

John F. Gray | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

In a city where "game" is most often prefaced with the word "video," Vancouver's Giant Monster Games is going retro. They're rolling the dice on a Kickstarter campaign to bring Kingdom Bots to board game fans.

It's Time to Encourage And Nurture Our Youngest Scientists

Carlo Montemagno | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Carlo Montemagno

While the return on investment is easy to identify, explaining nanotechnology to little ones isn't always as straightforward. We work in a complex field and it is difficult for both children and adults to understand something they can't see or touch.

Escape From Terrifying Locked Rooms For 'Fun'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A new gaming facility in B.C. offers players the chance to escape from locked rooms by solving puzzles and riddles within 45 minutes. It's certainly a...

Fort McMoney: A Documentary Game That's Quickly Becoming a Reality

David Dufresne | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
David Dufresne

This week, the third episode of our documentary game came to life and exceeded all our expectations. And this week, tens of thousands of players the w...

Fort McMoney: Make Your Worldview Triumph!

David Dufresne | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
David Dufresne

In a few days, Fort McMoney will finally emerge after more than two years of gestation. The experience is going to plunge you into the heart of the black gold rush and let you explore the city, interact with its residents, and address questions to oil industry bosses and environmental activists. The Fort McMoney experience will be a kind of web-era platform for direct democracy. The winner, if there is one, will be the battle of ideas.

What Was Inside The Giant Xbox?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A giant Xbox One landed in a downtown Vancouver parking lot yesterday. Part of a Microsoft Canada marketing strategy, the giant console's contents ...

LOOK: Huge Xbox One Shows Up In Parking Lot

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Go big, or go home. Right? That may have been what the marketing team at Microsoft Canada had in mind when they dropped a giant replica of the next...

Canadian Video Gamers Descend On Montreal

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Twenty-year-old Henry Zheng is spending eight or nine hours on a bus so he can play video games in Montreal this weekend.If he plays well, h...

A Parent's Primer To Minecraft

Jeni Marinucci | Posted 09.19.2013 | Canada Living
Jeni Marinucci

Do you have a child between the ages of seven and "I-stopped-counting-after-the-third"? Did you also make the huge mistake of giving them access to electricity? Do they shout random terms like "Butter!" and "Creeper Lava Diamond Pig"? If you answered "yes," to any of these questions then it is likely you know my pain: Minecraft Mania.

Sexism and Silence in the Literary Community

Jon Paul Fiorentino | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Living
Jon Paul Fiorentino

There are so many reasons a literary community remains silent when faced with the unpleasant business of sexism or misogyny: many writers fear the repercussions of speaking out because many of the people who get away with both blatant and subtle forms of hate are also in positions of relative power in the literary community.

Canadian Program Launches Hot New Creative Startups

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Andrea Carson Barker

A hugely innovative project of the CFC's MediaLab, ideaBOOST is billed as "a business and creative development lab" designed to help small companies navigate the entertainment and technology startup market by mentoring them with industry leaders across North America.

Joy Sticks, Controllers And Zombies: Life As Gamer In 2013

Ryan Doherty | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta
Ryan Doherty

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years or so, video games have become BIG business around the world. Consider this. Call Of Duty MW3, last year's best selling game, earned $3 billion dollars in sales in it's first week. Three Billion, and in seven days no less. The biggest movie of the year (The Avengers, fyi) took almost a month to collect that amount, and at cheaper prices then $59.99 for a new game.

The Canadian Program Giving Creative Startups a Boost

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Business
Andrea Carson Barker

Last week, the Canadian Film Centre's CFC Media Lab launched a fantastic new program called ideaBOOST, designed to assist artists and companies exploring the frontier in digital entertainment. IdeaBOOST brings industry into the equation, and I think that's what makes it such an impressive concept. Here are several that sounded particularly exciting.

Why Being a Woman Working in the Gaming Biz Gets Ugly

Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Living
Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch

Just when I think I've come to place of being comfortable in the video game industry, something happens that has made me question what I'm doing here. I'm talking about the harassment and hatred directed at feminist media critic and gamer Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is experiencing a hostility that many women in the games industry have experienced to varying degrees for many years. And it's ugly.