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The Long Dark shows the harshness of night

In Hinterland Studio's first game, The Long Dark, players attempt to survive while stranded in the cold, harsh wilderness. Survival means not only ensuring you have enough calories stored to survive the day's grueling activity schedule, but also defending yourself from lurking predators. Runni...

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Ubisoft invests $362M in Quebec over 7 years, plans to add 500 jobs

Ubisoft is concentrating its American operations for online games in Montreal, Quebec, expecting to add 500 new jobs to the region by 2020. This investment over the next seven years focuses on online infrastructures and the expansion of Ubisoft's motion capture technologies, and it will bring Ubiso...

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Canadian Kickstarters politely begin asking for money today

Canadian developers can now tap the limitless resources of buddies and pals on Kickstarter to fund projects. As of today, The Great White North can legally receive the almighty greenback (as well as purple, blue, red and brown) from the crowdfund site. Canadian creators must be a permanent resid...

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Kickstarter open to Canada on September 9

Canadian developers can finally fund their indie projects beyond investors and Tim Hortons-based Ponzi schemes. Yes, crowdfunding site Kickstarter becomes available in the region on September 9. The platform will hold events on August 8 and 9 in Toronto, along with more in Montreal on August 12 ...

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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 s...

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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 stron...

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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 ho...

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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, thoug...

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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 loo...

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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 g...

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