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Microsoft has shuttered its Victoria, British Columbia studio after two years of operation, affecting at least 30 positions. Microsoft told British Columbia's Times Colonist the decision was made to "centralize development" in its Vancouver studios. "This was not an easy decision, but one guided...

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A new Namco Bandai studio in Vancouver has opened its doors and will focus on development of social games for mobile and online. The Vancouver office, which Namco chose to open over Montreal and Toronto due to its abundance of digital artists and engineers in the area, currently employs around 3...

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The biggest news of the day made its way out of Microsoft's Redmond headquarters a few hours ago, but there's plenty more to see just 150 miles to the north in Vancouver, British Columbia. SID's Display Week exhibition kicked off this morning, giving us an opportunity to get hands-on with some pre...

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Namco Bandai Studios Vancouver Inc. will open its doors to the ever-growing Canadian gaming development scene this June, British Columbia's Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training has announced. The studio will develop "online social games," though nothing else is known regarding the studio's...

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In the absence of GDC Canada (the first, and last, installment took place in 2010), a group of Vancouver developers have decided to throw their own conference. The Full Indie Summit is a collaborative effort by the Full Indie Group and VBlank's Brian Provinciano (no stranger to taking on massive or...

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While Montreal and Toronto experience an explosion in game development companies and jobs, thanks to tax breaks (and a successful and growing indie scene), the scene in Vancouver is less encouraging, with layoffs at Microsoft, Radical, EA, and more. CTV summarizes the recent layoffs and company clo...

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A lot of individuals are dropping land lines and using an iPhone as their sole telecommunications device, but this is (as far as we know) a first. The Opus hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia has done away with the traditional hotel room phone and is equipping guests with iPhones. The hotel ...

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The US city of Vancouver, Washington has seen its City Council adopt iPads this January in an experiment to test out the effectiveness of a paperless workflow. After two months, the touchscreen tablet is an early success as the Council has seen a 40 percent reduction in the number of printed pages...

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Vancouver, B.C. resident Mark Sandhu bought a new iPad 2 for his wife for Christmas, but when she opened the box, she found a tablet of another kind: a big chunk of clay. Sandhu took his purchase back to Canadian retailer Future Shop and complained, but the store initially thought he was trying...

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That fuzzy sensation we get when unboxing a new toy gadget is the fuel that keeps us going at Engadget. A feeling a few unlucky Canadian's were deprived of, after buying what they believed to be an iPad 2 actually turned out to be a slab of clay. In a calculated scam, crooks purchased real iPads, r...

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Wondering where your HP Slate has been all these weeks since you ordered it? Well, at least one of those precious Windows 7 tablets has taken a little detour from its supposedly enterprise-centric destiny to make a cameo appearance... as a dashboard infotainment system. HP, in its inimitable wisdom...

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