Most Popular Online Games in Canada

Most Popular Online Games in CanadaOnline gaming has become more popular than many other sources of entertainment. Millions of players around the globe test their skills (and luck) against other online gamers. Canadians are no exception, as online games have also taken roots in this North American country. In fact, a new generation of gamers emerged in Canada, marked by…

What sports, e-sports and entertainment fans are looking for

Trevor Doerksen of ePlay Digital is opening doors around the world for interactive gaming

What sports, e-sports and entertainment fans are looking forTrevor Doerksen is CEO of ePlay Digital. What is ePlay Digital and what does it do? Doerksen: ePlay is one of Calgary’s growing number of game publishers. We have created a celebrity-filled, Pokemon Go style game platform for sports, e-sports, and entertainment. We will soon launch the first location-based title from the augmented reality mobile…

Arcade-like fun can help you save money on groceries

Loblaws introduces retro online game that allows you to accumulate PC Optimum points

Arcade-like fun can help you save money on groceriesYou won’t find this game in any app store. But there is a payoff for playing. You earn 500 PC Optimum free points every day for simply practising your hauling skills while playing No Frills’ Hauler: Aisles of Glory. It’s the latest clever marketing campaign from grocery giant Loblaws, which owns the No Frills stores…

Developer of popular video game franchise setting up in Calgary

New World Interactive will open studio by May 15 in the Inglewood neighbourhood

Developer of popular video game franchise setting up in CalgaryDenver-based New World Interactive, an award-winning developer of the multimillion selling Insurgency video game franchise, will open another development studio New World North in Calgary. The new studio has a target date of opening by May 15. Jon Higgins, marketing and communications director, said the company, which also has a development team in Amsterdam, plans…

What are the best iPad Apps for adults?

Whatever your choice, you can be certain that if you have thought about it, there is an app that covers that need

What are the best iPad Apps for adults?No matter what the arguments are, the iPad is still the best of them all, and especially if you happen to have the new, 9.7-inch version that was released this April, in fact, there were several apps built specifically for that device, and we do love our apps! There have been lists upon lists of…

eSports packs stadiums worldwide

From dedicated arenas to Olympic stadiums, eSports fills them with massive crowds around the world. Find out more about its unprecedented popularity

eSports packs stadiums worldwideThere is so much more to eSports than gamers playing on consoles, computers, and mobile devices deep within the confines of their bedrooms. The numbers are irrefutable – it fills huge stadiums, some of them Olympic, in some of the world’s largest cities IRL. One of the most recent events to demonstrate clearly the crowd-pulling…

Virtual-reality gaming in perfect bite-sized portions

At places like Breakout VR, you can discover the kinds of games on the market and get a brief taste of the current state of VR without spending a bundle

Virtual-reality gaming in perfect bite-sized portionsVirtual-reality gaming has always vaguely piqued my curiosity but the technology hasn’t yet demanded my attention. Having your own virtual reality (VR) system is pricey, and there’s a visual and physical disconnect between you and anyone else in the room. I love playing games with other people, sharing the experience. Playing online with others is…

Eat, drink, play Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!, be merry

This game takes the player deep into the world of running a restaurant, with tasty challenges throughout

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Publisher/developer: Vertigo Gaming Want to experience the thrill and exhaustion of working in the restaurant industry by playing a challenging game that requires intense, constant focus? Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! is the answer. Its light-hearted presentation and rewarding, satisfying gameplay softens the edge of a really tough but wonderful game. You…

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

The formative years with our children only come once. When we make them the highest priorities in our lives, we give them the message that they’re worthwhile

Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our childrenTechnology is everywhere. But is it all good for us and – particularly – is it good for our children? The last 50 years have seen tremendous technological advancement. The 1960s television comedy Get Smart featured a mobile phone that the main character wore in his shoe. We laughed because it seemed impossible. Today, 95…

Skull and Bones the best pirate game ever?

Ubisoft’s latest game a swashbuckling masterpiece

Our long-standing love affair with the pirate life is nothing new, but it does beg the question: why do we continue to be so drawn to this particular theme? To hazard a guess, we’d say that men and women throughout the ages have always harboured a passion for adventure, thrill-seeking and exploration, and pirates are…