24th October 2008

Meridian4 Heads To France

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – October 24, 2008 – The boys at Meridian4 are packing their bags and making their way to Lyon to attend the Game Connection event being held from November 5th to the 7th. They are seeking out developers with unique, fun and addictive titles to publish in North America and around the world.

“The Game Connection in Lyon last year helped us obtain several titles that may have never seen the light of day. We are always amazed at the amount of talent and imagination that exists around the world in the form of small and independent developers.” said Andy Sher, CEO at Meridian4. “It’s a shame that some really exciting games never get published and never get into gamers’ hands. We hope to seek out those titles and make them available to the gaming community.”

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24th October 2008

Army of Two Going To The Big Screen


Leading Videogame Publisher Electronic Arts and Universal Pictures Join Forces to Bring EAs Top-Selling New Franchise ARMY OF TWO to the Big Screen

Scott Stuber to Produce Film With EA; Scott Z. Burns to Write Screenplay

Montreal – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that the company has closed a deal with Universal Pictures to bring EAs new franchise and top-selling videogame, ARMY OF TWO, to the big screen.

Scott Stuber, through his Stuber Productions shingle, will produce the film along with EA, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, who recently co-wrote the blockbuster THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, has signed on to adapt the game for the screen. Universal Pictures, Stuber Productions and EA are planning to begin production of the film in 2009.

ARMY OF TWO, which has grossed over $100 million(a) in sales since its release in March 2008, is the second film project that EA has set in motion as part of an aggressive strategy to move its IP across more entertainment platforms. The company is also currently developing THE SIMS at 20th Century Fox with producer John Davis.

ARMY OF TWO is a great project that has already attracted top name talent, and we’re glad to be working with Electronic Arts on making this hit game into a film franchise, said Donna Langley, President of Production at Universal Pictures.

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23rd October 2008

Public sector lotteries moving into online gaming activities

Canadian-based Lotto IP, a company focused on developing and licensing intellectual property rights surrounding a variety of gaming and lottery processes, has announced the development of a new business method which it says may revolutionize the social and economic impacts of the online gaming sector. The company is marketing the product under the trade name Game With Us™ (GWU).

In the current North American environment, U.S. state and Canadian provincial legislatures are forbidden by federal regulation from organizing and conducting interstate online gaming sites. However they are permitted to conduct intrastate online gaming—under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). GWU allows States to operate online sites while ensuring appropriate and jurisdictionally specific revenue flows, oversight and taxation.

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23rd October 2008

Softimage Acquired by Autodesk

Acquisition to Accelerate Autodesk?s Games Strategy; Complements Digital Entertainment and Visual Communications Offering; Lets Artists Choose their Passion

Montreal – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Autodesk to acquire substantially all of the assets of Avid’s Softimage business unit for approximately $35 million.

Softimage was founded in 1986 by Daniel Langlois and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Softimage develops 3D technology for the film, television and games markets. Its flagship product is SOFTIMAGE|XSI, an extensible 3D animation software solution used by leading media and entertainment companies, including Digital Domain, Ubisoft, SEGA Corporation, CAPCOM, Animal Logic and The Mill. Autodesk Media & Entertainment provides animation, visual effects, editing/finishing and color grading solutions for the 3D market, including entertainment and design industries.

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19th October 2008

NFB Celebrates World Animation Day with Tour

October 28 is World Animation Day – and Canada is getting animated. The National Film Board is celebrating this special day with a 13-city tour of Get Animated!, a series of free public screenings from the NFB’s Oscar-winning animation studios. Get Animated! will showcase amazing new creations from Canada’s public producer, for young and old, from October 22 to November 9, 2008.

After celebrating the 65th anniversary of NFB animation, National Film Board studios have found a fresh burst of energy, producing works that have garnered international acclaim, including a record-setting 70th Academy Award nomination last year – more than any production company or organization outside Hollywood – as well as awards across Canada and around the world. Get Animated! is part of a broader commitment at Canada’s public producer and distributor to ensure that Canadians from coast to coast have access to outstanding NFB productions.

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15th October 2008

Former US-DHS Cyber-Security Director Joins Wurldtech

Renowned Digital Security Luminary & Cyber-Terrorism Expert Perry A. Pederson Joins Wurldtech™ To Direct Applied Research Activities & Facilitate International Public/Private Partnerships To Improve The Safety, Security & Reliability Of Global Critical Infrastructure

Vancouver, BC, Canada – October 15, 2008 – Wurldtech™ Security Technologies, a leading provider of cyber risk and compliance management solutions for industrial automation industries worldwide, today announced that Mr. Perry A. Pederson, former Director for the Control Systems Security Program at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), has joined the management team as Vice-President of Wurldtech™ Labs, the applied research and cyber threat intelligence division of the company.

In this newly created role, Mr. Pederson will oversee applied research contracts, manage technology partnerships, direct the Achilles™ Certification Program and expand cyber threat intelligence efforts. He will also lead international strategic initiatives to develop public/private partnerships designed to improve stakeholder communication and cooperatively address the evolving cyber-security challenges faced by the entire industrial automation industry.

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15th October 2008

Online Tool Launched For Business Valuation

Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 15, 2008 – ValueThisBusiness.com announced today the launch of their online business valuation tool. The website service is ideal for anyone in the USA or Canada interested in business valuation and helps answer the question, “How much is a specific business worth?”.
Traditional Business Valuation tends to be an expensive, time consuming and complex process that is often difficult to comprehend. In just a few clicks, this internet service offers individual business valuations which take into account the “real world” business sold facts that reflect the recent buying and selling business marketplace. ValueThisBusiness.com’s extensive database is based on substantial research and actual sold comparables from research groups, valuation experts, and sold listing results of Business Brokers and M&A specialists from across North America. All data is kept current and is based on thousands of transactions from 2004 to present.
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14th October 2008

New COO Joins Tecagora Solutions

Victoria – Tecagora Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Yida Mao as Chief Operations Officer of the company. With the recent release of Tecagora’s Snapact Photo Manager and Snapact Photo Sharing Community, Mao’s appointment is anticipated to catapult Snapact into the digital imaging and photo sharing marketplace as a strong contender.

Prior to joining Tecagora, Mr. Mao held influential roles with other successful technology companies in Victoria, most recently as Vice President Technology and Product Development. With a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Victoria, Mao possesses over a decade of leading and managing R&D operations for several rapidly growing technology companies. The software technologies and services produced under Mao’s leadership and guidance have reached millions of consumers worldwide.
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14th October 2008

Arcade Novelties Aims to Score Big with Retro Game Apparel

As consumer demand for retro style remains high, Canadian company launches first-ever online store dedicated to classic game brand merchandise

Toronto, Ontario (MMD Newswire) October 14, 2008 — Arcade Novelties announced today the launch of its new online store to coincide with the release of its new retro arcade-themed line of clothing and accessories. The shop specializes in casual apparel, home and office décor products and gift items featuring authentic pinball and arcade game artwork.

Many baby boomers will undoubtedly already be familiar with the designs found on the company’s products. “We grew up with these games in coffee shops, restaurants, bowling alleys, pool halls…they were everywhere” says Dave Pauk, President of Arcade Novelties. “First and foremost, our goal was to provide a range of products that appealed to diehard fans, but we also wanted to celebrate the incredible, timeless artwork found on these games by creating greater awareness to a much broader audience”.

While confident that the consumer appetite for retro styled products is at an all-time high within this powerful buying group, Mr. Pauk also believes these images will transcend generations and appeal to a younger audience as well.

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10th October 2008

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences salutes the NFB in Washington

To honour half a century of Oscar® nominations , 12 wins and more than 65 years of valuable work in short film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to the NFB in a special event on October 23. Organized with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, the evening will be hosted by animation critic and historian Charles Solomon with an introduction by Academy President Sid Ganis.

The evening will feature a panel discussion with Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the NFB, Tom Perlmutter, producer Marcy Page and director Torill Kove, whose film The Danish Poet/Le poète danois won the Oscar® for Best Short Animation in 2007. Several films, including Neighbours/Voisins (1952), Walking/En marchant (1969), Bob’s Birthday/L’anniversaire de Bob (1993), Ryan (2004) and The Danish Poet/Le poète danois (2006), will be screened.

The event takes place in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives.

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