Twitter 2020 stats show a big rise in esports conversations in Canada

Twitter has for some time been a hub for enthusiasts, media, and professionals to discuss the ever-changing landscape of video games. In 2020, the conversations surrounding esports continued on a steady rise, especially in Canada. In 2020, more than two billion tweets surrounding video games were sent across the world. 59 percent of Canadian gamers […]

Interview with Immortals Fenyx Rising’s Elias Toufexis

Elias Toufexis is a seasoned actor and performer who first broke into the video game industry as a voice actor in 2008 when he was cast as Gabriel Nowak in Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. For over a decade, Toufexis’ voice could be heard in many critically acclaimed franchises. He’s been cast in numerous Assassin’s […]

Canadian Game Awards spotlight – interview with DangerouslyFunny

Stardew Valley DangerouslyFunny

DangerouslyFunny, a content creator based in Vancouver, BC, first began uploading YouTube videos in 2016. Running off the growing success of Stardew Valley, DangerouslyFunny began uploading helpful tip videos. These Stardew Valley-centric uploads then slowly began transitioning to easy grind tutorials and over-the-top crop growing showcases. Thus, DangerouslyFunny began carving his niche in what’s only […]

Ubisoft appoints Istvan Tajnay as new Managing Director of Toronto studio

Today, Ubisoft has announced that Ubisoft Toronto managing director Alexandre Parizeau will be stepping down from his role. Replacing Parizeau is Ubisoft Berlin’s former studio manager Istvan Tajnay. Parizeau has worked at Ubisoft Toronto for the better part of a decade. His time with the studio began in 2010 when he served as a senior […]

Canadian Game Awards spotlight – interview with Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken

Image courtesy of of HLTV

Photo of Russel Van Dulken courtesy of HLTV. Growing up in Kelowna, BC, Russel Van Dulken aka Twistzz pursued a career as a professional player from an early age. He ultimately broke into a semi-professional gig once he landed his first position on Tectonic in 2015. This catapulted Twistzz career, and two years later he […]

Canadian Game Awards spotlight – interview with Dauntless’ Jesse Houston

Phoenix Labs created its free-to-play action game Dauntless in 2014, and throughout the years, the Vancouver-based studio founded by Riot Games alums Jesse Houston, Sean Bender and Robin Mayne has expanded and brought on talented individuals from studios like BioWare, Capcom, Blizzard, and others. Dauntless was an ambitious title for the studio. While working as […]

ESAC study offers insights into Canadians’ gaming habits during the pandemic

This article was originally published by SQUAD on Nov. 19, 2020. The Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has released a new study that shows data on adult and teen gamers in Canada. Every two years, ESAC conducts a report to show new trends from consumers in the games industry. The Real Canadian Gamer – […]