23rd October 2012

Toon Boom 2012 Halloween Animation Contest

Toon BoomStep aside ghouls, ghosts and phantasms, the Pumpkins are afoot! All dressed in their spookiest finery, extravagant, exotic and flamboyant, the Pumpkins make their way to the Haunted Halloween Ball, where Toon Boom is hosting its annual Halloween Animation Contest. Using a free copy of Flip Boom Doodle, dress up your eeriest Pumpkin in its creepiest clothes and make it dance at the macabre Haunted Halloween Ball. Animators of all skill levels and ages are invited to create their own dancing Pumpkin! Winners will receive an iPad or a copy of Toon Boom Studio. Contest closes on October 31st, voting begins on November 1st and winners will be announced on November 6th. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2012

LightSpeed And Braintree Announce Partnership Agreement

lightspeed retailMontreal’s LightSpeed, a leading software company that helps retailers reinvent in-store shopping, and Chicago’s Braintree, the fastest growing payments platform for online and mobile commerce, today announced a partnership agreement to launch a flexible monthly payment option for retailers. A first for the retail industry, this new Monthly Maintenance Plan, is designed to help retailers manage their overall cost structure, with a level of flexibility that frees up cash flow.

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22nd October 2012

Final Week To Enter Pixton Comics’ Beat It Bullies Contest

pixtonMost new parents feel pretty helpless and worry about their ability to protect their child from the slings and arrows the world is bound to throw at them. Clive and Daina, parents of a 4 ½ month old baby boy are no different. Like most of us, they were shocked, saddened, and deeply disturbed by the story of Amanda Todd, the girl who was driven to commit suicide when she could no longer cope with the torment of the bullies who harassed and threatened her. Unlike the rest of us though, Clive and Daina, founders of Pixton Comics, can actually effect change by reaching out directly to that age group of children most at risk of being bullied. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2012

EPX Games Announces Night Whisper Lane Game Play Trailer

spooky orbyEPX Games has released a Night Whisper Lane gameplay footage trailer, updating previous trailers, which consisted of screenshots and renders. The studio is currently awaiting Apple’s review before the game launches sometime this week for iOS devices. Night Whisper Lane is the first authentic Survival Horror gaming experience specifically designed for iOS that merges classic “Point and Click” gameplay with a “Turn-Based Battle System” to help you fend off whatever evil awaits you in this seemingly endless labyrinth. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd October 2012

Ubisoft and New Regency Announce Assassin’s Creed Movie Partnership

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® and New Regency have announced that they are partnering on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed® film. The partnership with New Regency comes hot on the heels of Ubisoft Motion Pictures attaching distinguished actor Michael Fassbender to the Assassin’s Creed film.  Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will develop the Assassin’s Creed film in close collaboration with New Regency. The development of a screenplay is beginning immediately and the project is being fast tracked as the creative pieces come together, while allowing Ubisoft to maintain control of key elements of the movie’s creative direction. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Construction Of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

legoland discovery centre torontoWith the release of 50 000 LEGO bricks from a front-end loader, global leisure corporation Merlin Entertainments marked the official groundbreaking of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto, which is located at GTA shopping and entertainment destination Vaughan Mills, which is owned and operated by Ivanhoé Cambridge. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Steven Del Duca, MPP for Vaughan, the Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan, James Burleigh, Divisional Director, Midway Developments, Merlin Entertainments, and George Fiddler, Senior Vice President, Retail, Central North America, Ivanhoé Cambridge. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Splatalot Catapults Into Season 2 With YTV’s Celebrity Splatdown Special

YTVYTV‘s popular physical game show Splatalot from marblemedia is kicking off its second season (26 x 30′) on Saturday, November 3 at 6 p.m. ET/PT with YTV’s Celebrity Splatdown, a one-hour special featuring an epic battle between the casts of Life with Boys and Mr. Young. YTV on-air personality Andy (Crunch) provides colour commentary as the roaming reporter, a.ka. “Man on the Moat” interviewing celebrity contestants during this hilarious, high adrenaline premiere. Fans can follow and live tweet with cast members using the #splatdown hashtag leading up to and during the 6 p.m. East Coast and West Coast telecasts. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Console and Handheld Gaming Software Global Strategic Business Report Now Available

research and marketsThis report from Research And Markets analyzes the worldwide markets for Console and Handheld Gaming Software in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Ludia And FremantleMedia Enterprises Bring The Price Is Right Slots To The App Store

LudiaInteractive entertainment company Ludia Inc. and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced today the launch of The Price Is Right Slots App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Based on the longest-running game show in television history, players across North America can now experience an original and interactive free slot machine game on their mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th October 2012

Reaction To The CRTC Rejection Of Bell – Astral Transaction

Bell CanadaBCE Inc. (Bell) announced last evening that the corporation will request that the federal Cabinet intervene in the CRTC‘s decision to reject Bell’s acquisition of Astral Media. Bell is appalled that the CRTC would come to a decision that so negatively impacts Canadian consumers and the national broadcast industry, contravenes its own policy and is tainted by behind-the-scenes lobbying by Bell’s cable rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

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