Vancouver

Contest: See THE IMPOSSIBLE Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to see an advance screening of The Impossible in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver on Wednesday, January 9th courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

Interview: ESA Canada’s Julien Lavoie

For some insight on recent Canadian gaming trends, we spoke with Julien Lavoie, the Entertainment Software Association of Canada's director of public relations. We talked about Canadian gamers and video game developers, and also touched on what the recent closures of game studios in Vancouver - notably Radical Entertainment and Rockstar Vancouver - mean for growth of the industry in Canada overall.

TCAF 2011 Review: The Next Day

In the last few years, Paul Peterson and Jason Gilmore talked to four suicide survivors, about their experiences, the lead up and the aftermath. The compilation of these talks is called The Next Day, illustrated by acclaimed artist John Porcellino, accompanied by an interactive online component co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada. So even if you can’t talk to anyone else about it, I’m sure you may be comfortable reading it.

Podcast 2: Buying Games, Canadian Content, and Poirot’s Moustache

We're back this week with another podcast. Jeff, Will, and Lucas discuss how they go about deciding to purchase video games, the role of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and advertising in creating Canadian shows and making it difficult for Canadians to watch foreign shows, and Hercule Poirot—supercop.