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EA lays off employees in Montreal, L.A.

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President of EA Labels Frank Gibeau said in a statement Thursday that the layoffs come as part of the next-gen console transition and emergence of mobile platforms for gameplay.



Canadian screen industry boosts production volume to $5.9 billion: report

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Profile 2012: An Economic Report on the Screen-based Production Industry in Canada reported a drop in foreign location shoots, but an increase in both Canadian TV and theatrical production.



Mercury Active acquires Riptide Games

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The digital entertainment studio will purchase Riptide’s proprietary gaming library and design and production services unit.



Sega buys Relic Entertainment as THQ Canada assets sold off

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Ubisoft also acquired the THQ Montreal studio as part of a U.S.-court directed fire sale of THQ properties.



New Sony online store available in Canada

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Purchases from the store (pictured) can include films and TV shows that can be played on Sony Media Go-equipped PCs and Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets.



CMF invests $4.2M in 19 experimental projects

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Of the 19 projects, 12 received a total of $2.9 million in development funding, and seven received a total of $1.3 million in marketing support.



Cirque du Soleil, Bell Media officially launch joint venture

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Cirque du Soleil Media will develop content for TV, film, digital and gaming platforms, leveraging Cirque’s creative bench and Bell Media’s production expertise and platforms.



Weekly roundup: Award noms, renewals and premieres

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Lionsgate’s B.C.-shot Cabin in the Woods (pictured) received a best sci-fi/horror movie category nomination in the Critics’ Choice Awards, and word comes that Film Nova Scotia is being overhauled.



Ubisoft Quebec and Toys ‘R’ Us release new Facebook game

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Game developer Ubisoft Quebec has partnered with Toys ‘R’ Us to launch Toys ‘R’ Us Towers, a new free-to-play toy store simulation game on Facebook.



Xbox Live rolling out new entertainment offerings in Canada

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The apps, which are part of a major international expansion by Microsoft’s digital media service and console, include the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, GameTrailers, CNET and VOD provider CinemaNow.

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