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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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,...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...


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 ...

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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...


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...

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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...


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


Videogame art show parties hit New York and Toronto

[Snake and Spider-Man by Reyyy] The good people at Attract Mode have not one, but two big gallery shows for you to have. The first is No Quarter 2013, which opens this Friday at NYU's Game Center at  the Tisch School of ...

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Namco opening new studios in Vancouver, Singapore

It seems like we've been hearing nothing but studio closers happening left and right. Well there's some good news in this field as Namco Bandai is opening up a new studio in Vancouver, Canada. The British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism ...

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Preview: Sang-Froid - Tales of Werewolves

Don't know about you, but I have a real soft spot for supernatural tales set during the frontier times in North America. The mixture of exploring a new world mixed with the superstitions and myths of the time is heady stuff. Sang-...


Wii Mini online scrapped to keep down costs

Nintendo has justified the Wii Mini's lack of basic features by claiming the aim was to keep costs down. Yes, I know, a bit of a Captain Obvious response. More interesting is the extra reasoning provided by Nintendo of Canada's Matt Ryan, w...


Come see some games at Toronto's Gamercamp

[Update: This post, originally published with the headline, "Playable Splinter Cell and more at Toronto's Gamercamp," has been amended. We have received an email from Ubisoft saying Splinter Cell will not be playable at Gamercamp. Our ...


Rockstar Toronto getting a new place, Vancouver moving in

Things are a-changin' over in Rockstar Canada. Rockstar is moving their Toronto team into a much bigger studio, a part of which the Ontario government is footing the bill for (specifics of the financial details were not released). Part of t...


Indie devs and artists unite for Comics Vs. Games

If you are in Toronto this week, you might want to scoot on by the Comics vs. Games exhibition, hosted by TIFF Nexus and led by They Bleed Pixels creator Miguel Sternberg. The main draw of the event is a set of five games, each co-develope...


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