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Report: Wii U basic $199 at Walmart Canada next week

The basic version of Nintendo's Wii U console will be just $199 at Walmart locations in Canada starting Friday, August 2, according to a retailer ad that sprouted up online. The ad notes that the sale counts for online purchases. Walmart isn't the only Canadian retailer with discounts on Wii U...

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iamagamer's first game jam focused on creating female protagonists

From July 12 through 14, Vancouver will play host to game jam organizer iamagamer's first event – a 48 hour jam focused on crafting original games with female protagonists. "This unprecedented event will dispute the prevailing opinion that video games are for guys and that games with...

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Precursor Games distancing itself from co-founder following child pornography arrest

Precursor Games writer, game designer and artist Ken McCulloch has been arrested by Niagara Regional Police on child pornography possession and distribution charges, Bullet News Niagara reports. Police confiscated a "significant" amount of computer hardware after exercising a search warrant on a...

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Kickstarter coming to Canada this summer

Canadian developers looking to crowdfund their gaming projects on Kickstarter will finally be able to do that soon, as the funding platform announced via Twitter that its service will be open to Canada this summer. Kickstarter is currently only available for US- and UK-based project creators,...

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Report: Patrice Desilets suing Ubisoft for $400,000, option to buy 1666 rights

Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2 creative director Patrice Desilets, formerly of Ubisoft, THQ and then Ubisoft again, has filed suit against Ubisoft seeking back pay, damages and the opportunity to buy the rights to 1666, according to a report by Canadian outlet La Presse. Desilets is...

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Canadian economy nets $2.3 billion from games industry

At the Ottawa International Game Conference last week, Entertainment Software Association of Canada president and CEO Jayson Hilchie revealed that the video game industry added around $2.3 billion to Canada's national GDP throughout 2012. Hilchie explains that the industry has seen significant...

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Report: Silicon Knights closes office, unloads assets

Something shady is going on in the province of Ontario with Silicon Knights and the full story is still shaking out. Yesterday it was reported that Precursor Games, which is working on the curiously funded Shadow of the Eternals – a "spiritual successor" to Silicon Knights' Eternal Darkness:...

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PSN class action settled in Canada, users can claim benefits

While payouts are still pending the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Sony has settled in a class action lawsuit over the PSN hack and outage in 2011. If you were affected by the outage (i.e. if you had a PSN, Qriocity, or SOE account in 2011, and you're in Canada) you can fill out a claim form...

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'Full Indie Summit' brings Vancouver dev industry together

In the absence of GDC Canada (the first, and last, installment took place in 2010), a group of Vancouver developers have decided to throw their own conference. The Full Indie Summit is a collaborative effort by the Full Indie Group and VBlank's Brian Provinciano (no stranger to taking on massive...

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Wii Mini sells 35,700 units in Canada across first two months

If you're wondering who would buy a Wii Mini, the answer is 35,700 Canadians - so far. Speaking to Nintendo World Report, Nintendo of Canada revealed the wee Wii's sales numbers up to January 31, which represent approximately the first two months' worth. "The Canadian market has reacted positively...

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