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Microsoft closes Victoria studio, moves development to Vancouver

Microsoft has shuttered its Victoria, British Columbia studio after two years of operation, affecting at least 30 positions. Microsoft told British Columbia's Times Colonist the decision was made to "centralize development" in its Vancouver studios. "This was not an easy decision, but one guided...

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Namco Bandai opens Vancouver studio to craft social games

A new Namco Bandai studio in Vancouver has opened its doors and will focus on development of social games for mobile and online. The Vancouver office, which Namco chose to open over Montreal and Toronto due to its abundance of digital artists and engineers in the area, currently employs around 3...

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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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Namco Bandai opening Vancouver, Singapore offices in June

Namco Bandai Studios Vancouver Inc. will open its doors to the ever-growing Canadian gaming development scene this June, British Columbia's Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training has announced. The studio will develop "online social games," though nothing else is known regarding the studio's...

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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 or...

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Microsoft Vancouver is now Black Tusk Studios, building 'the next Halo'

Microsoft Studios Vancouver has been rebranded as Black Tusk Studios, and the team is tasked with creating Microsoft's "next big entertainment franchise," or as the layman says it, "the next Halo." Black Tusk has 55 employees and looks to double that number within a year; those already there have a...

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Vancouver's troubled game industry examined

While Montreal and Toronto experience an explosion in game development companies and jobs, thanks to tax breaks (and a successful and growing indie scene), the scene in Vancouver is less encouraging, with layoffs at Microsoft, Radical, EA, and more. CTV summarizes the recent layoffs and company clo...

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Report: Microsoft reduces staff at Vancouver studio, cans 'Project Columbia' for Kinect

Microsoft has confirmed that a "small" number of positions at its Vancouver-based development studio have been terminated. According to an official statement, the roles were no longer deemed necessary after development ceased on Microsoft's free-to-play Flight, which was released in February, and a...

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NHL 2K11 riding in an RV across the US this summer

Ah, the July 4th weekend. The perfect time for grilling hot dogs, setting off fireworks, jumping in the pool, and ... hockey? That's what 2K Games wants you to think about -- it's sending an NHL 2K11 recreational vehicle on the road this summer, giving you a chance to play the new game in a town ne...

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Olympics licensing director jumps the gun, reveals new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

The rumors (that we all knew were true) appear to be true: Sega's got a winter version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the way. Dennis Kim, director of licensing and merchandise for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, seemingly revealed Sega's plans to The Province. "Last year, 2008, they ...

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