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Arts & Entertainment

Director of Ubisoft Canadian studios resigns amid allegations against employees

Yannit Mallat, the director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, resigned from his position effective immediately on Saturday evening, according to a press release from the video game developer and publisher.  “The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against »

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Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology

Game studio in Ontario making audio based video game

For as long as video games have existed, people have marveled over their graphics, and art styles. However, one independent Canadian development studio is making a game in which there are no visuals, only sound.  The game, called The Vale, »

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Arts & Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Research may link exercise to improved video game performance

A Canadian researcher from McGill University recently conducted a study that suggests that exercise can improve performance in video games. A group of young players were asked to play the popular online video game, League of Legends for 20 minutes »

Arts & Entertainment

Almost all young males in Canada play video games: survey

In Canada, a remarkable 96 per cent of young men between the ages of 18 and 34 play video games, according to the market research firm, Mintel. And 80 per cent of women in that age category play too. Across »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Playing 3D video games good for older adults’ brains: study

Playing 3D video games like Super Mario 64 could stave off mild cognitive impairment and perhaps even prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to a new Canadian study. The findings of the study by Université de Montréal (UdeM) psychology »

Health

Playing action video games may be bad for your brain, study finds

Playing first-person shooter video games video can have a negative impact on your brain, according to a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. The study by Canadian researchers Dr. Véronique Bohbot of Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal and Dr. Greg »

Society

11-year-old boy leads Ontario police on wild chase after game of Grand Theft Auto

Ontario Provincial Police say no charges will be laid against an 11-year-old boy who led officers on a wild chase on a major highway north of Toronto after playing a violent video game. Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP’s Highway »

Society

Predators use video games to lure kids

Police in the western city of Winnipeg have investigated seven new cases recently of predators luring children through online gaming. They say they are notified of new cases each month and they think that’s only the tip of the iceberg. »