October 23, 2017

YouTube API will allow video games to more easily stream in-game content

What's YouTube doing at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco? Talking about integration with video games, obviously. More specifically, the company is hoping to expand an idea we first noticed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, whereby users could easily stream in-game content to YouTube. Clearly, the company worked in concert with … [Read more...]

BC Ferries demands more of your money

The arrival of April Fools' Day this year may see an end to the Harmonized Sales Tax, but ferry travellers in BC can expect to pay at least four per cent more. Rates are going up, but Deborah Marshall with BC Ferries says frequent users will still be able to access discounts. "What we call the 'BC Ferries experience card' to give residents of … [Read more...]

Two More “Iron Man 3” Suits Revealed

The official Facebook page for Disney and Marvel's "Iron Man 3" has released photos of two armor designs that will feature in the upcoming sequel. The first, Mark XXXIII, is an enhanced energy suit called "Silver Centurion". The second is the Mark XL, a hyper velocity suit called "Shotgun." Dark Horizons - News … [Read more...]

4 More Outstanding Day Trips from Paris

There are endless things to do in Paris, yes, but there are also endlessly charming and worthwhile destinations to escape to just an hour away. Spend a day (or weekend!) in one of these top picks. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Four More Join “Divergent” Adaptation

Aaron Eckhart ("The Dark Knight"), Ray Stevenson ("Rome"), Miles Teller ("21 and Over") and Theo James ("Golden Boy") are all reportedly hopping onboard the upcoming adaptation of Veronica Roth's young adult dystopian novel "Divergent" at Summit Entertainment. The story is set in a society divided into five factions that each represent a … [Read more...]

TV/film industry spent more in BC last year

The TV and film industry spent 1.2 billion dollars in BC last year, a 27 million dollar increase over the previous year. But Community, Sport and Cultural Development minister Bill Bennett says he shares the industry's concern about declining production this year, and he's not ruling out some kind of government help if things get worse.  "If … [Read more...]

City to get much more music but not on the radio

Vancouver City Councillors have approved a pilot project that aims to see more arts and cultural events held in smaller venues The two year pilot project essentially paves the way for organizers of underground concerts to actually get permits for their events. It would allow smaller venues such as coffee shops, warehouses and art galleries to hold … [Read more...]

33 more riot suspects face charges

Criminal charges have been approved and sworn against 33 more people allegedly linked to the Stanley Cup riot. 23 more adults and 10 more young people are now facing charges. The person facing the highest number of counts is Jeffrey Russel Jean Milne, with nine counts altogether. His charges include one count of taking part in a riot, four counts … [Read more...]

More “Evil Dead” Sequel, Reboot Talk

Fede Alvarez's "Evil Dead" remake debuted at SXSW over the weekend, with early reviews generally positive from the kind of crowd that a film like this is designed for. All reviews, even the hesitant ones, are commenting on the sheer amount of gore and violence on display. Will the good buzz from the fest carry over to general audiences? We'll … [Read more...]

Labour groups, childcare advocates rally for more affordable childcare

Labour groups and childcare advocates posted notes pushing for more affordable early childcare on Premier Christy Clark's constituency office. Stephanie Smith with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union explains the reason for Saturday's protest. "It's about promoting the 10 dollar a day plan which would provide accessible, affordable, … [Read more...]