Reviews
Hexiled Word Challenge

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 19th, 2014

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I spend a fair amount of time playing Words With Friends. It’s a neat Scrabble clone that allows me to stretch my brain muscles a bit – but the down side of the game is that I need to wait for other people to take their turns. Enter Triplezero’s free-to-play word game called Hexiled Word Challenge. Hexiled is more like Boggle than Scrabble, and is easy to pick up and play. As an added bonus, it is a single-player game – so I don’t have to wait for anyone! The game-play is sound, the production is great and it is addictive – to a point.

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Reviews
Batman: Assault on Arkham
Blu-Ray

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 18th, 2014

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Batman: Assault on Arkham is an interesting prospect for a number of reasons. First of all, it is based (loosely) on Rocksteady’s Arkham series. Secondly, Batman isn’t really the main character. No, this film follows the misadventures of a band of criminals trying to do a job while attempting to steer clear of “the Bat”. With plenty of action, humour and a few raunchy moments, this adaptation of the “Suicide Squad” (from DC Comics’ “New 52″ series) is a lot of fun to watch. Be warned, though; this DC Universe animated original plays like a Gotham villain’s version of The Hangover – a kid’s movie this a’int.

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Events
Hands-On with Nintendo’s E3 Line Ups
Part 1

By Seán O'Sullivan - August 17th, 2014

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This past E3 saw each of the “big three” firing on all six cylinders to impress upon gamers that the best is yet to come; but Nintendo’s showing was particularly successful at changing the Wii U’s prognosis from more cynical gamers (enough that a poll of IGN’s readers showed the majority rated Nintendo as “winning E3″).

Nintendo recently invited Toronto Thumbs and other Canadian outlets to a post-E3 demo session, where multiple kiosks were available to showcase the big hitters coming this holiday season and beyond for Wii U and 3DS.

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Toys
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Rocket Raccoon Warbird Vehicle

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 16th, 2014

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Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy, takes place in the vastness of space, so it’s no surprise that the movie features a number of different spacecraft. One of these ships belongs to the feisty and skilled pilot, Rocket Raccoon. Hasbro sent us the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Warbird Vehicle to try on for size. Smallest Thumbs and I enjoyed playing with this particular toy, and have a few things to report after the jump.

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Reviews
One Piece: Unlimited World Red

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 15th, 2014

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I have never really been a fan of the One Piece anime series. Odd as this may sound from a Naruto nut: I have always found One Piece to be somewhat zany and over the top – and while I have found it amusing, I have not really. Ever committed to follow the series. So, it was with great trepidation that I approached Ganbarion’s action/adventure One Piece: Unlimited World Red for the Nintendo 3DS; of course, this caution was misplaced, as the title is definitely more fun than I expected. More brawler than RPG, One Piece: Unlimited World is a fairly standard adventure game that does a good job of entertaining existing fans while being accessible enough to conscript new blood, provided they have the patience for the formula.

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Toys
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Big Blastin’ Rocket Raccoon Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 14th, 2014

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Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in theatres, shining a spotlight on an old favourite from comic book land. In the story, the shortest member of the crew, Rocket Raccoon, is a gun-totin’ intelligent pilot and strategist who is not afraid to mix it up. Hasbro sent us one of their latest toys, the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Big Blastin’ Rocket Raccoon Figure, to review. Smallest Thumbs and I took a look at this electronic toy and we have come up with a break down to what it’s all about.

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How Much Do I OUYA?
Review
So Many Me

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 13th, 2014

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If you were one of the folks who jumped on the OUYA train, this particular post will be of interest to you. Extend Studio has released a clever little platformer for the cubed wonder called So Many Me. The cute art style and the cartoon-like dialogue hide a challenging and addictive puzzling mechanic that is sure to please even the most discerning players of this genre.

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