We catch up with Canadian filmmaker Jean-Simon Chartier about his latest documentary, Playing Hard, an in-depth, behind-the-scenes, warts-and-all look at the production of a blockbuster sized video game, which premieres at Hot Docs this week.
On Saturday night the red carpet was rolled out at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the fourth annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs). The gala event drew some of the biggest videogame developers and publishers in the country including Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and United Front Games, but also had a strong indie presence with Klei Entertainment scoring nominations in 10 of the 15 award categories for Mark of the Ninja.
Thanks to our talented filmmakers, locations, and studios, Toronto has become a major destination for film production, but game development is starting to be a big deal as well, and that is at least partially thanks to Ubisoft Toronto’s new state-of-the-art performance capture studio that is now being used to develop Splinter Cell Blacklist.
This fall, on October 30, 2012, Ubisoft will launch Assassin’s Creed III, taking the title’s latest hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, into the heart of the American Revolutionary War.
Starting on Wednesday, February 15, and running until March 7, Xbox Live Arcade will be launching a new downloadable title every week as part of their House Party promotion that will include games from Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios, THQ and Ubisoft.
For those of you still stumbling around looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, here are a few suggestions that may come in handy for that special adult gamer in your life. Including some of the best video games released this year, these titles are sure to please the person in your life who just can’t tear themselves away from their console.
From music and shooters to action and racing, here are a few suggestions this holiday season.
The city of Toronto has played a lot of parts over the years, including some major roles in the movie business, but thanks to a recent announcement by the government of Ontario and Ubisoft, we’re about to tread some new ground.
Now that I’ve completed the game, I have to ask the question that’s been on my mind for weeks: how …
Ubisoft Creative Director Patrice Désilets Last night was Ubisoft’s big launch for their new game Assassin’s Creed, and while I …