Are you an RTS nut? Are you really good at them? Do like them so much that you participate in an RTS community (forum posting, talking strategy, etc.)? Do you have a keen interest in actual military history (that is, you would be the kind of person who watches documentaries about war on History Television, for example)? Can you see the connections between the games and actual history? Then you might be the kind of person that might be cast into an upcoming History/Discovery style television series!
You can be any gender, or age, but you must be a Canadian citizen (for tax and funding purposes). You should also be charismatic, extroverted – someone who can be themselves on camera (no freezing under the lights). In terms of details, my contact cannot give too many save that it is a history documentary series which seeks to use RTS gamers to play out significant battles and illustrate various military tactics used during the modern area. Positions are paid, and the chosen ones would get to play with some high-tech military simulators.
If this is something you would be keen on, send me an e-mail with your deets and I will pass them on.
On May 2, 2011, in Canada, a general election is being held. Whether you are voting for the Evil Cyborg, the Absentee, the Tree Hugger, the Bloc-Head or the Tragically Hip: make sure to get your ass out there and vote. We need everyone that is eligible to get out to their assigned ballot station and express their opinion (anonymously, of course).
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Do you like videogames? Do you like playing, talking, living and breathing them? Well, if you do, then you probably already know about Gamercamp; if you don’t, well then, you should come to Gamercamp and find out how you can play, talk, live and breathe video games!
Gamercamp is a two-day celebration of everything videogames; complete with talks, demos and more, Gamercamp is a weekend of awesomeness. If you want to be around like-minded individuals; if you have a game you want to pitch; if you are morbidly curious to see how crazy us gamers can be, you should really attend this event!
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to Jason! If you recall, Jason was one of the winners of our DJ Hero contest last year. It turns out that Jason is even more awesome than we thought he was! Why? Let’s just say that he is the type of guy to look out for his fellow humans. Best to leave it to him to explain, but I will say this: If anyone can help him with his idea, we’re all ears!
The Personal Computer Museum, in conjunction with the City of Brantford, is holding its second annual Guitar Hero Rocks the Square in Harmony Square, downtown Brantford. The qualification round will be held at Syd Bolton’s awesome home for everything PC on Sept 18, with the competition round happening a week later; September 25.
This second year promises to be even better than the first, with modified age categories, big prizes, and just a grand ol’ time! Imagine: you would get to play this on a screen that’s 24′ by 20′ with a bunch of other GH freaks!
Now and then an interesting opportunity comes our way; whether in the form of a press release, or an announcement: if it has to do with gaming, we will talk about it (although, it might not be verbatim, because we are not parrots).
A nice lady from triOS corporation sent a request to us, inquiring about video game programmers and artists; it piqued our attention because triOS is a Private Career College in Ontario, and they seem to be actively recruiting for work as Instructors to teach their video game design and development program curriculum.
In a world where gaming is gaining more of a share of the spotlight against other forms of entertainment, events like Vortex become more and more important. Essentially, Vortex is a place where game designer hopefuls rub elbows with folks who can help make it happen. This is done through networking and education, and a little healthy competition.
I think this is a great thing. Events like this arm folks with the tools to help make their dreams a reality. Now in it’s sixth year, this multi-day conference promises to be the best yet!