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Ubisoft has reached a deal to absorb 48 members of Longtail Studios Quebec into its own Quebec City studio, reports French-language outlet Le Soleil (Google translation). The acquisition will also result in a reported 5–6 staff layoffs and effectively closes Longtail's Quebec branch, though it...

November 3rd 2010 at 9:10pm 0 Comments
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is the latest company to take advantage of Canada's talent (and yummy, yummy tax incentives) for game developers and publishers. GameFocus reports that WBIE (WBI-oui?) will open a new studio in Montreal that will be lead by division president Martin Tremblay a...

March 22nd 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're looking for a UMD version of Half-Minute Hero in Quebec, stop trying. A Destructoid reader looking for the game was surprised it had skipped a release altogether in the Canadian province -- and it's all thanks to the law. "Canadian distribution is always tricky because of the bilingual la...

October 29th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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So we've been doing these Creative contests to give away their shiny new World of Warcraft-branded wireless gaming headsets for a few months now. But if you haven't won one yet, worry not: today, we're giving away five headsets to one lucky instance-running group out there, so you can all talk to e...

October 22nd 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Word got out earlier today that Funcom is establishing a new game development studio in Montréal. If your French is up to snuff, you can read all about it on Les Affaires, but Funcom was quick to make an announcement of their expansion plans. According to their official release, the new studi...

September 1st 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Don't forget -- we're just a few days away from the end of the month, which means we're going to be wrapping up the first month of our new Guild of the Month contest. If you think your guild is overly exceptional, really original, or just generally awesome, let us know about it: we're asking for 20...

March 26th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Cogeco Cable already added TSN2 HD (among other stations) in the Ontario market, but now folks located in Quebec can finally be on level ground. Starting this week, the carrier will begin broadcasting TSN2 HD (slot 542) and Canal Indigo HD (slot 500), and there's also the SD version of TELETOON (slo...

December 7th 2008 at 7:11pm 0 Comments
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Keeping the HD news from up North flowing is Vidéotron, which has just announced its plans to revamp its HD lineup. The Quebec-servicing cable provider has been able to get its illico digital television service out to over a million households, and it's vowing to "continue its digital termin...

April 16th 2008 at 2:39am 0 Comments