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Report: Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games has closed

It seems that United Front Games, the developer behind Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Modnation Racers, and LittleBigPlanet Karting, has closed its doors in Vancouver, Canada with reports that all employees were let go some...   read


Pokemon Go fever spreads to Canada

Following its release across much of Europe yesterday, Pokémon Go is now available in Canada, developer Niantic Labs and The Pokémon Company announced today. The popular smartphone app is now playable across most of the W...   read

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Moon Hunters strikes PS4 on July 12

Moon Hunters is coming to PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe on July 12. Montréal-based indie studio Kitfox Games released the multiplayer-focused action role-playing game for PC via Steam and back in March after ...   read

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Which Pokemon is most Canadian?

The entire country of Canada has a Twitter account with a paltry 197,000 followers, which is about 115 times less followers than Kanye West has. The guy who played McLovin in Superbad almost has more Twitter followers than Canada. And Canad...   read

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Asura's Wrath developer announces new Ghibli-esque game, Montreal studio

Following in the footsteps of virtually every major game studio on the planet, Asura's Wrath developer CyberConnect2 is opening a new office in Montréal, Canada, CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama tells Famitsu. According to Matsuy...   read

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Amsterdam 1666

Ubisoft ends lawsuit with Assassin's Creed creator, hands over 1666 Amsterdam

Ubisoft and Patrice Désilets have kissed and made up. Or at least buried the hatchet. Today, the Assassin's Creed creator announced plans to withdraw legal action against Ubisoft after reaching an agreement with the publisher that wi...   read

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3 for 2 amiibo

Canadian Toys R Us buy two, get a third amiibo free promotion

Do you need a lot of amiibos for reasons you'd rather not get into? It's fine, I'm not judging. You may be interested in a promotion going on at Canadian Toys R Us is all. The Canadian end of the retail chain is offering a "buy two, get the...   read

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Gearbox Quebec

Gearbox is opening a new studio in Quebec

Mere days after Bethesda revealed plans to establish a satellite in Montréal, Gearbox Software has followed the Fallout developer's lead, announcing a new studio in nearby Québec City, Canada. The Duke Nukem: Forever and ...   read

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Destructoid partners with MIGS15

Destructoid is pleased to announce our partnership with the Montréal International Game Summit, the largest professional video game development conference on the Eastern Seaboard. We will be providing coverage from the event, which t...   read

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Sup Holmes slurps the soup with Bento Miso's Henry Faber

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Thanks to Henry for being on the...   read


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Mounties and eSports

Canadian theaters to host eSports events

Canadian theater chain Cineplex plans to start catering to the eSports crowd. Cineplex theaters will show the documentary All Work All Play: The Pursuit of Esports Glory followed by "a casual Esports competition between audience m...   read

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The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us Remastered is getting its own bundle in Canada

You probably thought you'd heard the last of The Last of Us. Well, you were wrong. And I'm sure there are still people out there who have yet to play it, after all this time -- probably in Canada. That's why Sony has announced a special Pla...   read

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Celebrate Canada Day with a Steam sale

I'll be honest, being from Scotland means I don't know about a lot about Canadian culture; I know there's some great Canadian bands (Fucked Up, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Buck 65) and I know there's also some pish ones (you know who I mea...   read


PlayStation 4 price increased in Canada

Sony has confirmed to the Toronto Sun that the prices of the PlayStation 4 will be going up effective March 15. The consoles were $399.99, but will be $449.99 going forward. The camera and Dual Shock 4 controller will also see a price hike,...   read

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Roam the wastelands with your dog in Ashen Rift

I'm a sucker for a post-apocalyptic wasteland (I grew up in Glasgow, go figure), so Ashen Rift: A man and his dog looks to be the type of game I'd like to play. Set after a cataclysmic event, a lone survivor heads to the middle of America ...   read

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7Framed has a dumb name; Why did you kill the governor?

At first I thought it was "7ramed" and my mind was completing the title, however egregious, and then I realized it was "7Framed" and I can't tell if that's better or worse. Anyway, imagine you are a waiter, working like any other day, and ...   read

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PS4 Canada

Sony: PS4 sold out in Canada in country's largest launch

The PS4 is off to as good of a start as Sony could have hoped for with over one million consoles sold in the first 24 hours of its North American launch. Those are some powerful numbers, some of which come from America's northern neighbor, ...   read


There is a giant Xbox One cult monster terrorizing Canada

Run for the hills, Vancouver readers! The Verge has captured footage of a monstrous, 40 foot long, 20 foot wide Xbox One lethargically lying about the city, demanding players "pledge" their gamertags like an obsidian Jabba the Hutt. If the ...   read

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PS3 Bundle

Sony bundles NHL 14 with azurite blue PS3 for Canada

Sony is targeting the hearts of Canada with their latest PlayStation 3 bundle package, which features the azurite blue PS3 launched earlier this month (and matching Dual Shock 3 controller), while also packing in EA Sports' NHL 14. Retailin...   read


Ubisoft creating 500 new jobs for their Quebec studios

Too often we report on studio closers, so it's always a nice chance of pace when we get to talk about new jobs. Ubisoft has announced 500 new jobs coming to its Quebec location, with an investment of $362 million USD over the next seven yea...   read

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DuckTales TPS

There's a Canada-only DuckTales iOS third-person shooter

While fans of the Disney Afternoon have been anxiously awaiting the release of DuckTales Remastered, Disney had tossed a separate DuckTales-branded game onto iOS devices. It is called DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot, and it is a third-person shoo...   read


A black 3DS XL could be coming to North America

My blue 3DS XL looks like sh*t. It has scratches and gouges on the top, back and all sides. The inside is fine (yay for clamshell designs), but the rest looks like I get in regular car wrecks or fight with zoo cats or something. I wish Nint...   read

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Watch Dogs ARG makes money spew from a Canadian ATM

An alternate reality game for Watch Dogs has surfaced, and somewhat surprisingly, it's taking place in the Great White North. Here's the deal, you crazy Canucks -- do a little bit of hacking, find an ATM, profit. A mobile app will giv...   read

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Kickstarter to allow Canada-based projects this summer

Beginning this summer, crowdfunding site Kickstarter will allow people living in Canada to directly submit their own projects without having to go through U.S.-based banks, among other hurdles. Interested parties can sign up on this page by...   read

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Nintendo E3 Canada demos

Canadian Best Buys getting Nintendo's E3 demos

As you may already be aware, Nintendo will allow the common folk to play E3 demos at select Best Buys throughout North America. We then shared a list of 89 cities in the continental United States that will play host to these games. But didn...   read

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