One of the world’s fastest? EA’s FIFA 15 says Toronto FC midfielder has speed to burn

Move aside Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe. Dominic Oduro is taking his place on the world stage in the latest FIFA 15 video game ratings. The Toronto FC attacking midfielder is the fifth-fastest player in the world, according to the hit made-in-Vancouver game. Mathis Bolly of Fortuna Dusseldorf is rated the fastest, ahead of Arsenal’s … [Read more…]

Democracy and the Golden Joystick

Unless you’re a basement-dwelling geek, you’ve probably never heard of the Golden Joystick Awards, much less voted online to determine the in the video-game industry’s version of the Oscars. But you’ll be happy to know that Canada distinguished itself once again at this year’s GJAs. The huge Montreal operation of French gaming giant Ubisofit was … [Read more…]

Angry Birds’ new chief bets on Hollywood to boost flagging sales

To revive Angry Birds, the maker of the five-year-old mobile game is betting on Hollywood. Pekka Rantala, the new chief executive officer of Finland’s Rovio Entertainment Oy, is accelerating the game studio’s transformation into an entertainment company focusing on plush toys and cartoons. The strategy largely hinges on a 3-D Angry Birds movie coming out … [Read more…]