Oculus Rift hits Canada at Game of Thrones Exhibition

by Christina Peden The general public has a chance to test out the Oculus Rift at the Game of Thrones exhibition currently taking place at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox. Visitors to the exhibit can take part in an immersive virtual reality experience called “Ascend the Wall” while wearing the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset […]

Gaming Agency ISM Opens First Canadian Office

Interactive Studio Management (ISM), one of the leading global agencies representing independent game developers, recently opened its first Canadian office in Vancouver, B.C. ISM also added Sean Murch, who headed development at EA Sports, to its list of agents. Clyde Grossman, ISM’s Managing Director, said: “Sean’s lasting industry relationships, combined with his thorough understanding of […]

Call of Duty tops video gamers most wanted list

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 tops the list of North American gamers most wanted console video game this holiday season according to a recent report by ratings giant Nielsen.

The upcoming first-person shooter video game will be the third installment in the Modern Warfare series, a direct sequel to 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the eighth Call of Duty installment.

Worldwide spending on video gaming will top $74 billion in 2011

Worldwide consumer spending on video game hardware, software and online gaming is expected to top $74 billion in 2011, up 10.4% from 2010, according to a report out today by Gartner.

The research firm predicts that by 2015 spending will reach $112 billion, up from $67 billion in 2010.

Duke Nukem Forever taking forever

Duke Nukem Forever, the sequel to the popular Duke Nukem 3D video game and a multiple winner of Wired`s Vaporware of the Year of the Award, will be delayed again.