Winners celebrated at the 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

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Far Cry 3 from Ubisoft leads with six awards

April 20, 2013 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Canadian Videogame Awards were handed out in Vancouver this evening, with Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 taking home six awards including Game of the Year and the Future Shop Fans’ Choice Award. Mass Effect 3 from Bioware took home three awards including Best Console Game and Mark of the Ninja, Assassin’s Creed III and Sound Shapes each won two awards. Best Social/Casual Game went to Funcom’s The Secret World. All the awards were for work developed in Canada and released in 2012.

“The sheer concentration of quality games produced in 2012 was utterly mind-boggling. Small or large, independently produced or developed by teams of hundreds, the nominees this year truly represent the diversity in the Canadian videogame industry,” said Victor Lucas, executive producer of The Electric Playground and CVA co-founder, “congratulations to all of the winners and nominees tonight – you should be immensely proud of the amazing work you have created!”

A two-hour special of the Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to air on Citytv on April 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm, and on G4 Canada on April 28, 2013.

Here is the full list of all the winners and nominees:

Game of the Year: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
  • Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Console Game: Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • FIFA Soccer 13 (EA Sports)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
  • Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.)

Best Downloadable Game: Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)

  • Incredipede (Northway Games)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • MechWarrior Online (Piranha Games/Infinite Games Publishing)
  • Shank 2 (Klei Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Waveform (Eden Industries)

Best Game on the Go: Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition (Beamdog)
  • My Singing Monsters (Big Blue Bubble)
  • Shellrazer (Slick Entertainment)
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • The Bard’s Tale (Square One Games/inXile Entertainment)

Best Social/Casual Game: The Secret World (Funcom Games/Electronic Arts)

  • i saw her standing there (krangGAMES)
  • Jurassic Park Builder (Ludia)
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Rubber Tacos (Sava Transmedia/Zygna)
  • The Secret World (Funcom Games/Electronic Arts)

Best Animation: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Prototype 2 (Radical Entertainment/Activision)
  • Shank 2 (Klei Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.)

Best Audio: Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Incredipede (Northway Games)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • My Singing Monsters (Big Blue Bubble)
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Game Design: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Game Innovation: Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Waveform (Eden Industries)

Best Indie Game: Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)

  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Shank 2 (Klei Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Waveform (Eden Industries)

Best New Character: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft) – Vaas

  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft) – Vaas
  • Nun Attack (Frima Studio) – The Nun Squad!
  • Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment) – Quico
  • Prototype 2 (Radical Entertainment/Activision) – James Heller
  • Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.) – Wei Shen

Best Original Music: Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts) – Leaving Earth

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal) – Main Theme Song
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts) – Leaving Earth
  • Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment) – Liberation
  • Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.) – Sleeping Dogs Score
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment) – Cities

Best Technology: Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • MechWarrior Online (Piranha Games/Infinite Games Publishing)
  • Prototype 2 (Radical Entertainment/Activision)
  • SSX (EA Sports)

Best Visual Arts: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Incredipede (Northway Games)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

Best Writing: Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
  • Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.)

Future Shop Fans’ Choice Award: Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Batman Arkham City Armored Edition (WB Games Montreal)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)
  • Papo & Yo (Minority Media/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Prototype 2 (Radical Entertainment/Activision)
  • Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games/Square Enix Ltd.)
  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Waveform (Eden Industries)

The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions and held in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver™. The producers are joined by a national committee of developers, leaders, and associations from the Canadian interactive entertainment industry.

The CVA’s are presented by Future Shop and sponsored by Microsoft, Sony PlayStation, Eidos-Montréal, WB Games Canada, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, United Front Games, Capcom, Canada Media Fund, Annex Pro, G-List and officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, and DigiBC.

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NEW FAR CRY 3 PATCH INCLUDES FAN REQUESTED FEATURES

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London, uk – March 6, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft announced the release of a new patch for Far Cry® 3, introducing a number of new features requested by players on both single player and multiplayer modes. The patch is now live for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Based on community feedback gathered by the Far Cry 3 team, the features added or tweaked by this patch are an on-going effort to respond to players and give them more reasons to re-visit Rook Islands, to improve their skills with tougher challenges, and to re-discover the Far Cry 3 world. These new elements include:

SINGLE PLAYER:
–      Outposts reset: after the end of the game, players can choose to reset the liberated outposts to face the challenge to take them over again
–      A new difficulty setting: Players who have completed the campaign can restart the adventure on MASTER difficulty, with more challenging enemies and dangerous wildlife

MULTIPLAYER
–      Map Beta Test: Map makers can now start a beta test to monitor how their map is being played using the new spectate feature and regular players are enabled to provide better feedback to help map makers improve their projects.
–      Maps by author: Players will be able to show all the maps created by an author
–      Idle kick: The feature that kicks out idle players during a MP match is removed from custom and private matches
–      The Skip map voting system has been improved with more visibility and time to cast the vote
–      A new mini-game called The Grid has been added to the Outpost website and smartphone apps.

For more information about Far Cry 3, please visit: http://far-cry.ubi.com/far-cry-3/en-gb/home/index.aspx

Far Cry 3 Patch 1.03 Now Live on Xbox 360

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Multiplayer

– Fixed several crashes
– Fixed bug where user was unable to jump on certain surfaces
– Fixed bug where players could become invisible
– Fixed bug with 3D weapon images in Decoding menu
– Fixed bug where weapons could disappear after completing objectives in Co-op
– Fixed bug where users could get stuck in Loadout screen in Co-op
– Removed “Reloading” shout after user shoots the bow
– Fixed issue with overlapping UI elements when playing split-screen
– Fixed bug where split-screen users could get stuck in black screen after a cinematic
– Parties will no longer be allowed to numerically unbalance games
– Improved and fixed several issues with host migration
– Connection degradation will now properly trigger a host migration
– Fixed several bugs with Loadout menu
– Fixed bug that could display a profile restriction message when trying to join a lobby
– Fixed bug where users could get stuck in 3rd person in Custom games
– Fixed bug with Flamethrower not doing any damage in certain circumstances
– Fixed bug where “Player is on the way” tag could stick to downed players
– Fixed bug where clients could remain on black screen if host left the game
– Fixed bug where Fire Arrows did not do fire damage
– Fixed bug where Long Distance Kill was not awarded
– Fixed bug where Tag Assist was not awarded
– Fixed bug where Killcam wasn’t shown in certain circumstances
– Fixed bug where Survival Instinct was not cancelled properly
– Fixed bug where Psych gas could get dropped in the wrong place
– Fixed bug where Psych gas could affect players outside of the deployment area
– Fixed bug where users could get stuck when killed by Poison gas
– Fixed bug where other player’s footstep sounds sometimes did not play behind you
– Fixed bug where sound could get muffled when being revived
– Fixed bug where user could get de-synced if killed in mid-air

Map Editor

– Added information for Player Map playlists
– Improved available space for Player map names in lobby
– Fixed bug where User made maps wasn’t downloaded properly in lobby
– Fixed bug that made the user stuck when igniting Firestorm nodes on certain maps

Single Player

– Fixed issue with accessing the camera and the throwing rocks.
– Fixed issue with accessing weapons. The user weapon inventory will be restored as soon by entering in a safehouse or by fast travelling.
– Users that have miss the Relic located in Dr. Earnhardt cave will have the relic recover.
– Fixed the bug with the weapon models staying on screen / stuck on the character arm.
– The leaderboard is now updating correctly even after if the user is disconnecting/reconnecting the ethernet cable
– The objective is now properly updated after Jason burns the weed fields.
– New options the hide the HUD are now available in the option menu.
– Add support for downloadable content.
– Fixed the issue when the user was becoming invincible after failing mission ‘Black Gold’ several times.
– The Phonecall from Hurk (ULC missions) is no longer overlapping the brief of the ‘Piece of the past’ mission.
– Fixed the game crashes happening when the user reconnect to Ubisoft servers using an account that has unlocked any MP item.
– Fixed the issue when Sam was no longer in the jeep’s turret after placing two bomb and being kill several time in ‘Black Gold’ mission.
– Sam is no longer getting stuck when the user destroy an enemy car.
– Fixed the buttons issue related to the Lefty Stick Controls scheme.

Far Cry 3 – Deluxe Bundle DLC

ONLY 800 Points !

Find out more: http://bit.ly/UZP0yS
Longing for more insanity in Far Cry 3? The new Deluxe DLC Bundle gives you just that: Six single-player missions, four rare animals to hunt, a bow and flare gun for multiplayer, and all other previously released retail bonuses in the Monkey Business Pack, The Lost Expeditions, The Warrior Pack and the Predator Pack.

Far Cry 3 Outpost app video [UK]

Visit the outpost website and download the mobile app! http://farcryoutpost.ubi.com

Discover the new Far Cry 3 free app specifically made to help you to prepare for Coop and MP anytime and everywhere!

With this Far Cry 3 mobile app for Multiplayer and Co-op, players can decode the encrypted data found during game sessions to earn advanced Weapon mods and customize their Loadouts on the go.

Far Cry outpost also allows players to track their progress through the daily and weekly challenges, check out their stats and compare with their friends, and keep track of the maps created via the in game map editor.

With the Outpost App, bring the insanity everywhere!

Far Cry 3, the monster action game praised by media, is now available! Join the fight for freedom!

Far Cry 3 Revealed Trailer [North America]

VIDEO INDEX
1. Intro – 0:07
2. Island Factions – 0:49
3. Locations – 2:27
4. Guns & Weapons – 3:08
5. Outposts & Towers – 4:19
6. Animals & Hunting – 5:00
7. Crafting & Skills – 5:25
8. Extreme Travel – 6:43
9. Mini-Games – 7:13
10. Competitive Multiplayer – 7:38
11. Co-Op Campaign – 8:32
12. Welcome to the Rook Islands – 9:21

See why IGN calls it “one of the best shooters I’ve ever played” and EGMNOW.com says it’s “a once-in-a-generation-experience.” In this video, witness how Far Cry 3 is redefining the modern day shooter with a whirlwind tour of the epic storyline, the relentless shooter action and its open, vibrant game world. In stores December 4.

REVIEWS
10/10 – “A once-in-a-generation experience” — EGMNOW.com
9/10 — “One of the best shooters I’ve ever played” — IGN
9/10 — “One adventure you won’t want to miss” — Game Informer
9/10 — “One of the best games of the year” — Polygon
9/10 — “Like Skyrim with guns” — Machinima
4.5/5 — Games Radar
4.5/5 — GameSpy

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Far Cry 3: The Coop trailer [UK]

Discover the Far Cry 3 Coop mode, based on a whole new campaign!

Six months earlier, four survivors set out on their own campaign for revenge… They have been sold into slavery to Vaas by their own captain, all their savings have been stolen… Now it’s time for payback!

Follow Callum, the Scottish thug, Tisha, the ex-solider, Leonard the crooked cop and Mikhail, the Russian hitman in a new adventure on Rook Islands.

2 players split-screen and up to 4 players online on Xbox 360 and PS3, up to 4 players online on PC.

Far Cry 3: Island Map Editor [UK]

Discover the Far Cry 3 island map editor in which you can create, shape, share and play your very own island for free.

Access to a large variety of tools: buildings, landscapes elements, weather or time and learn how to create your island and customize it. Create your own insanity with Far Cry 3 map editor!

Far Cry 3 will be in stores on the 29th of November in Europe and Australia and on the 30th of November in the United-Kingdom. Preorder now to get crazy unlockables!

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Far Cry 3 Weapons Trailer (HD)

Rain bullets on your enemies in Far Cry 3 with an arsenal of customizable weapons and combat abilities. Whether ambushing enemies with deadly SMGs, executing close-quarter takedowns, or setting the jungle ablaze with a flame thrower, you can get that perfect kill with your own personal touch of chaos. Shoot first, ask questions later.

Far Cry 3 : Multiplayer trailer [UK]


Experience the Far Cry 3 multiplayer mode, carefully designed to take the gaming experience to insane and deadly extremes. From Barrel Bombs to Psyche Gas and Battlecry: all is good to smash your opponent. Check out Far Cry 3 unique multiplayer games modes: Firestorm and Transmission, focused on team play and survival of the maddest… Welcome on Far Cry 3 multiplayer: shoot first, talk later.

Far Cry 3 will be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC the 29th of November 2012.

Far Cry 3: E3 2012 Teaser [UK]

Step into insanity this E3 as Far Cry 3 takes you into the depths of your psyche in this lawless and disturbed jungle island. Watch the Ubisoft E3 Press Conference live on June 4th at 11pm GMT for the mind-blowing new reveal

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