September 12, 2012 (Toronto) – National Post’s FP Tech Desk is pleased to announce the launch of gaming Web channel, Post Arcade. Covering all things gaming, Post Arcade is led by FP Tech Desk editor Matt Hartley and features reviews and analysis from celebrated video game writer Chad Sapieha, author of the Controller Freak blog, as well as lead game expert Daniel Kaszor, author of the weekly Download Code column on FP Tech Desk. Additional content includes the latest industry news and game reviews as well as exclusive insider columns from the country’s top gaming studios working to develop video games.
“The Canadian gaming industry is an important industry not only from a creative perspective but a business one too that deserves to be recognized and celebrated,” said Douglas Kelly, Publisher, National Post. “We have built a great brand in FP Tech Desk with 3.3 million page views monthly and introducing Post Arcade to our tech-savvy and video game playing audience is a natural fit.”
With Canada being the third largest producer of video games in the world — trailing only the United States and Japan – and currently employing approximately 16,000 people across the country, contributing an estimated $1.7-billion in activity to the Canadian economy*, Post Arcade is dedicated to becoming the online home for Canadian gamers with its thoughtful reviews, insightful analysis and important news from the industry.
"Video games are serious business," said Matt Hartley, Editor of the FP Tech Desk. "Video games have evolved to become an important cultural industry on par with cinema or the music industry, populated by characters who have become a part of our shared cultural heritage. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that employs thousands of people across Canada. We're incredibly excited to launch Post Arcade and look forward to hearing feedback from Canadian gamers and game developers."
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*Source: The Entertainment Software Association of Canada