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The Five Hottest Games To See at PAX East

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

PAXPAX East is taking place April 11th-13th in Boston, and a massive wave of fandom is sure to follow.

The convention developed from the widely popular PAX Prime in Seattle and gives fans located on the East coast a chance to experience all the greatness that comes from this gaming convention. There is also a PAX convention in Melbourne Australia for fans in the Asia theater. (more…)

 

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Spring Means Social Media Camp in Victoria

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

social media campJohn from Accent Inns here and guess what. It’s that time of year again. Cherry blossoms are in bloom, flowers are coming back to life in local gardens and the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air (at least in Victoria BC). The coming of spring also means we have the chance to meet 700 of our closest friends. You know, those folks you friended, followed, chatted with, pinned and retweeted all winter. You’ll have the chance to meet those nice people at Social Media Camp 2014 in Victoria BC May 1-3. (more…)

 

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Call of Duty: Onslaught

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

COD-Ghosts-Onslaught_Bayview-Action-620x350Call of Duty: Ghosts gets a much needed update with the release of Onslaught, the first of four planned DLC packs for the game.  The new content requires the full version of Ghosts to play and offers up a plethora of content including four new maps, a dual mode weapon, and a new episode of the alien invasion game, Extinction.  For me Ghosts was filled with frustration on the multi play side as I found many maps were too large and encouraged camping, which as anyone who has been spawn killed numerous times in a row will tell you, leads quickly to frustration. (more…)

 

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Cycling BC’s Premier Road Race Series

Friday, April 4th, 2014

This is a repost from Cycling BC’s blog by Natasha Irvine

Left to Right: Maggie Coles-Lyster, Jasmin Glaesser & Sarah Bergen

Left to Right: Maggie Coles-Lyster, Jasmin Glaesser & Sarah Bergen

Last weekend Cycling BC launched its premier Road Race Series.  The series kicked off with the Devo Classic Stage Race in Langley, BC.  A strong field of riders came to race the unique and challenging courses provided by the Escape Velocity Cycling Club.

The BC Premier Road series is a Cycling BC initiative to bring top tier road racing back to BC.  The series is made up of 5 events where points will be tracked for series standings.  The series is inclusive for both men and women, with equal prizing and categories. (more…)

 

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Go horse or go home?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       APRIL 1, 2014

bbyEquip rooms for horses, BC hotel group says, and lower the stress of separation

VICTORIA, BC – Accent Inns is once again at the forefront of innovation in the highly-competitive world of hospitality, with the addition of one more offering to their already-specialized services: equi-accommodation, aka the provision of rooms for people and horses, together. For many years, the BC-based, family-owned hotel group catered to guests travelling with their pets, their bicycles and motorcycles. Now, horses – whether for show, racing, riding or just companionship – will be shown the same outstanding service that travellers have come to count on at Accent Inns since 1986. (more…)

 

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Kamloops Symphony – Barb’s USED BOOK & MUSIC SALE

Monday, March 31st, 2014

BookSaleMarch2014Spring Sale April 5 – 19, 2014.
Aberdeen Court – 1150 Hillside Drive
Hours 9:30 to 5:30 Monday to Saturday &
12:00 to 5:00 Sundays

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers, donors and customers, Barb’s Used Book and Music School is the Kamloops Symphony’s longest running and most successful fundraiser for more than 20 years. (more…)

 

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Cinemacon Day 1 Looks At Hercules, TMNT, Transformers and More.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

url-4Skewed and Reviewed is back at the 4th annual CinemaCon, a gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon helps jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. (more…)

 

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April is Daffodil Month

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.
Buy a daffodil pin and wear it in April to show Canadians living with cancer that they are not alone.

For more information, visit www.cancer.ca

Pins are available at every Accent Inn in BC as of Friday March 28;
Victoria, Vancouver Airport (Richmond), Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops (more…)

 

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Kamloops Symphony Presents Chamber Music

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Perfect blend

A perfect way to spend a spring evening, from the Kamloops Symphony. (more…)

 

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5 Mistakes That Game Publisher Make Over and Over

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Battlefield 4 video game by EA

Battlefield 4 video game by EA

Being a multi-billion dollar a year industry would to many be a sign that things are being done well. However for every game that does well and breaks the bank, there are scores that fail to find an audience, largely go unnoticed, or worse, cause a developer to fail.  I worked at both Monolith and Sierra as I was starting out as a film and game journalist so I have seen how this system works up close and personally for several years in addition to over 20 years as a game journalist.  With that in mind, let us look at the five biggest mistakes that game companies make that often lead to disaster. (more…)

 

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