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Canada: Today is the day you can get a free DSi XL


Mar 28
// Matthew Razak
If you were considering getting a DSi XL -- even for just a single, momentary second -- and you live in, near or around Canada then you should probably pick up five relatively new games you aren't playing anymore and head to ...
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Final Fantasy band nixes name in fear of Square banhammer


Dec 19
// Joseph Leray
If you've ever listened to the Arcade Fire, Beirut, Stars, or any number of alternative Canadian bands, you've heard Final Fantasy's work. At least, you heard what used to be Final Fantasy: violinist, composer, and indie-pop ...
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Sorry Canada, no Half-Minute Hero for you


Oct 28
// Jim Sterling
Apparently, if your game doesn't have French in it, Quebec won't let you sell it. This is probably something our millions of Quebec readers already knew, but one of them, Destructoid reader Mike, was unaware and has been disa...
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Canadian government funding indie games development


Aug 11
// Joseph Leray
You and I both know that every person that has ever said, "If [so and so] gets elected, I'm moving to Canada!" is lying. Well, it seems that Canada is starting to call our bluff, doing everything it can to attract g...
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P.E.I. goes to bat for Longtail Studios with tax breaks


Jul 09
// Joseph Leray
Two Canadian provinces, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, have agreed to a bare-knuckle brawl to the death, both hoping to curry the favor of Longtail Studios, an iPhone and Wii developer based in New York. Twenty-three L...
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THQ hates Canada


Apr 09
// Aerox
Ok, not really. I'm sure THQ loves Canada just as equally as the rest of the world. However, it turns out that a whole bunch of copies of Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor shipped up in Canada with incomplete instruction book...
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Killzone 2 ads pulled in Toronto because OMG VIOLENCE!


Mar 12
// Jim Sterling
Sony has pulled a number of bus shelter ads promoting Killzone 2 following complaints concerning their "violent" imagery. It's been proven that viewing pictures of things that may represent fictional violent acts in...
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Oh, Canada: Beyond Good & Evil is a cheese pack-in


Feb 20
// Dale North
I love me some string cheese. I'm not sure why it peels like that, but I totally dig it as a midday blogger snack. And I dig Beyond Good & Evil. Though it's not the newest game around, and I think it was largely overlooke...
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EA's new Canadian studio gets a red light


Dec 12
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts' misfortune continues, as the former dominatrix of the games industry has announced that plans have been scrapped for new studio in Vancouver, Canada.Citing lower-than-expected revenue figures and ongoing glob...
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Sex or videogames? Canadian women answer!


Oct 17
// Jim Sterling
If you love rampant sex, then you might not want to visit Canada during the launch of a big game. A recent survey has concluded that more women than men would choose interactive entertainment over good old fashioned intercour...
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Kids microwave cat, get banned from playing videogames ... wait, what?


Sep 06
// Jim Sterling
I know some of you are sick of the "videogamers who do crimes" angle, but this one's just a bit too eyebrow-raising not to post. It involves a cat, a microwave and two teenagers who wanted to combine the former with...
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Best Buy Canada gets into the used games market


Jun 17
// Qais Fulton
Best Buy Canada, recognizing the obscene profits to be made by reselling used games, has decided to adopt the practice at its subsidiary Future Shop stores. The Globe and Mail goes on to tell us what we're already intimately ...
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Canadian cops hop on the GTA IV stupid wagon


Apr 25
// Jim Sterling
Probably feeling left out as the world's biggest moron parade marches by without them, the Calgary police department has come out to say that Grand Theft Auto IV is a "grave concern" and is worried about children be...
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GDC 08: Fable 2 gameplay and details. Also, co-op


Feb 21
// Dale North
 Lionhead Studio's Peter Molyneux came to the Microsoft keynote at the 2008 GDC packing new Fable 2 footage and details on cooperative gamplay.  Molyneux first showed off a new money making minigame for Fable 2. Wha...
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jPod: the best gaming show you aren't watching


Jan 23
// Faith
I wish all my "there's nothing good on TV" moments ended with finding a new and amazing TV show to watch, instead of my usual giving up and watching another Simpsons episode that you've seen a hundred times over.Las...
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Videogame Addiction debate on CHCH: Canadian television knows I exist


Jan 08
// Faith
Appearing on Attack of the Show via webcam was the coolest moment in this little geek's life, so imagine the uncontrollable happy dance I did when a local Canadian TV station contacted me to appear as an expert (shows what...
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Don't taze me bro: Megaman machinima scolds Vancouver airport security


Jan 03
// Niero Desu
Tweedman would dig this: A Mega Man 2 machinist has responded to last year's Vancouver airport security shitstorm. You may vaguely recall the incident: A Polish immigrant and airport authorities had a failure to communicate w...
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Rock Band hit Canadian stores yesterday ... we got 8 units?!


Dec 21
// Faith
So, yesterday Rock Band was finally released in Canada, due to the fact Electronic Arts and Harmonix had to push our release date back twice. [Editor's note: Harmonix has insisted that initial announced North American date di...
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Who needs drugs when you have videogames?


Dec 17
// Dale North
We recently told you how videogames are being used to cure migrane headaches, and now it looks like a similar approach is being taken to chronic pain.It seems that virtual reality can offer as much relief as pain meds, and a ...
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XBL Video Marketplace finally graces those outside the US with its presence


Dec 10
// Jim Sterling
Well, this has been a very long time coming. The Xbox Live Video Marketplace has been a practical joke almost everywhere except the United States for ages, but Major Nelson has today confirmed that those of us outside the US ...
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Video Games Live heads north in 2008


Dec 10
// Faith
Video Games Live was so well received in the Great White North that they're heading back for a second helping of beaver tails, Tim Horton's coffee and the CFL.Starting in February 8th, 2008, VGL will be kicking off its tour o...
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The city that Tetris built: Canadian edition


Nov 27
// Faith
I wish that fixing up the buildings of Toronto, Canada was really as easy as this; summer construction would go a lot quicker, too. Ryerson University student Julian Cardozo created a neat video while messing around with Ado...
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Mario more recognized than the Canadian Prime Minister


Nov 13
// Colette Bennett
Wow, talk about an insult to the Canadian government. According to a recent survey commissioned by Nintendo of Canada, more people recognize Mario than Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister. Even more interesting is tha...
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BioWare ranked top 10 Canadian employer, EA vows to cut oxygen rations


Oct 18
// Earnest Cavalli
Next Gen has an article citing the Financial Post's decision to name BioWare to their top 10 list of finest employers in Canada. The Canadian publication's list draws from a pool of every company in Canada seeking those selec...
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DLC services shaft Canada, Canada plans swift military response


Oct 10
// Earnest Cavalli
According to this article in Ars Technica, Canada's burgeoning economy is causing headaches for gamers in the Great White North. Apparently the rise of the Canadian dollar hasn't been matched by the various download services ...
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Booze Cruise teaches the evils of drunk driving


Oct 07
// Dale North
The Washington Post tells us about a Canadian-developed video game that aims to demonstrate what it's like to drive drunk.Developer Jim Parker, a digital-media professor at the University of Calgary, says that the goal is to ...
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Canadian Wal-Mart rolling back prices on PlayStation 3


Sep 30
// Faith
Today, I am proud to be a Canadian. Not only is our dollar on par with the American dollar, after 30 years, but our Wal-Mart is currently selling PlayStation 3 systems cheaper than the US Wal-Mart is. Long live the mountie!Ri...
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Destructoid interview: Pure Pwnage


Sep 30
// David Houghton
If you haven't seen Pure Pwnage yet, - and frankly you have very little excuse at this stage - stop reading this right now, head over to the site, and come back and resume once you've watched all fourteen episodes. Go on. You...
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X'07: Hunting down Canadian videogame bloggers


Aug 31
// Faith
Forgive me Niero for saying this, but … there is only one thing I hate about writing for Destructoid and that is the fact that I am the one and only writer from Canada. It’s incredibly lonely up here when I hav...
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Microsoft X'07: Games + a power outage + an open bar = best event ever


Aug 29
// Faith
Let me start off by saying Microsoft sure knows how to throw a great open bar… I mean media event. X07, Microsoft’s holiday preview event was so full of awesomesauce that the cops had to show up. Seriously, they ...

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