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EA Canada mixes it up with the pros, and video game players are the winners

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Calgary Flames' Dion Phaneuf takes a shot on Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding during a motion capture session in Burnaby, B.C., September 9, 2008. The NHL 09 video game was launched today and motion capture of six NHL hockey players was done on the ice surface by Electronic Arts staff. Jeff Vinnick-Electronic Arts

Jeff Vinnick

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Calgary Flames' defenceman Dion Phaneuf shoots the puck during a motion capture event for a video game in Burnaby, British Columbia, September 9, 2008.

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Former boxing champions Sugar Ray Leonard (C) and Lennox Lewis (R) work out with current middleweight champion Ronald "Winky" Wright during an EA Sports press event announcing that production has begun on their new video game Fight Night 4 at their studios May 7, 2008 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Wright is suited up in an outfit used to record motion capture for video games. The video game is expected to be released in 2009.

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Maurice Edu of the MLS Toronto FC does a free kick during a motion capture session for FIFA Soccer 09 at the Electronic Arts studios in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, on July 10, 2008. The video game is scheduled for worldwide release in October 2009.

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A screenshot from the upcoming EA release NBA 2009

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San Jose Sharks' Jeremy Roenick skates with the puck during a motion capture session in Burnaby, B.C., September 9, 2008. The NHL 09 video game was launched today and motion capture of six NHL hockey players was done on the ice surface by Electronic Arts staff.

Jeff Vinnick

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Calgary Flames' Dion Phaneuf (R) and San Jose Sharks' Jeremy Roenick exchange playful punches as they fight during a motion capture session in Burnaby, B.C., September 9, 2008. The NHL 09 video game was launched today and motion capture of six NHL hockey players was done on the ice surface by Electronic Arts staff.

Jeff Vinnick

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