Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014
Ubi Workshop

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 29th, 2014

fec2014-3-1

If you ever wondered what Santa’s elves are like, just go to the Ubi Workshop booth. They are located towards the back along the edge of their parent’s (Ubisoft’s) booth footprint. While they may not have pointy ears, or work in the North Pole, they certainly know how to work magic (and frankly, be jolly). While Ubisoft is busy making immersive games, Ubi Workshop brings the games to life by creating great merchandise centered around the worlds featured within those titles.

Read the rest »


Reviews
The Golf Club

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 29th, 2014

golfclub-1

The game of golf is interesting to me. Whether watching or playing, it is a game that involves patience and skill, with repeated practice resulting in great muscle control and the ability to do some very interesting (subconscious) physics calculations. Translating golf to a console in such a way as to keep the game entertaining (without sacrificing the sense of accomplishment that comes with a great round) is probably not the easiest of tasks, but HB Studios has done a really great job of doing so in their latest game: The Golf Club.

Read the rest »


Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 29th, 2014

fec2014-2-1

If you wander around the gaming area at Fan Expo Canada 2014, be sure to look between the Xbox booth and the EB Games booth. Tucked away in the back corner is the Disney Infinity booth – and you definitely don’t want to miss that (there is a good chance you could as it is obscured by walls). We reviewed Disney Infinity last September, and we found it to be a fantastic experience. Thanks to a collectible series of figures (collect what you want), pre-constructed adventures (playsets) and a robust DIY Toy Box mode, we thought that Disney Infinity was good value for the money – and we still do. Now, as I predicted in that very review, Marvel characters have joined the Disney Infinity universe thanks to Avalanche Software’s Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Studio Gobo worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy portion).

Read the rest »


Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 28th, 2014

fec2014-1-1

The end of August brings a special time to all of us nerds in in the Great White North: Fan Expo Canada! For the next few days at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, vendors, celebs, cosplayers and about a bazillion other awesome people will converge on the downtown core to hang out and be awesome to each other!

Read the rest »


Cool Kickstarters
POPSCOPE
Selfie-Helpie

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 28th, 2014

popscope-1

The number of selfies being taken seems to grow every day, if you pay attention to social media. More often than not, self-shot photos tend to lead to awkward head positions (the downward tilt) and, consequently, duck faces. Part of the problem is that our arms are not long enough, so unless you plan on undergoing some sort of somatic mutation in order to gain the arms of an orangutan, you will need to use some sort of mechanical device to help you put a little distance between your hand-held and your face. Enter the POPSCOPE, a selfie-taker’s best friend – but also so much more useful, as you can see from its Kickstarter page.

Read the rest »


Reviews
The Phantom PI Mission Apparition

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 27th, 2014

phantompi-1

One of the nice things about tablets is the screen real estate available to the user. Touch-based games play especially well on these larger devices. So, it is no surprise that Rocket 5 Studios’ side-scrolling adventure, The Phantom PI Mission Apparition, is especially fun on the iPad. This amusing title has a cute story and is full of neat little puzzles, all of which are presented in a “point-and-click” type of format, making it an easy game to get into.

Read the rest »


Giveaway
Dr. Cabbie
World Premiere Screening

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 26th, 2014

cabbiecontest
Click this pic to watch the trailer.

With TIFF around the corner, Toronto (and a bunch of other places) are buzzing with excitement. So how would you like to go check out the world premiere screening of Dr. Cabbie on Sunday, August 31? For those who are unfamiliar with the film, the story is about a newly arrived immigrant doctor who cannot get a job in Canada and is forced to become a taxi driver. Of course, he ends up doing a lot more than just driving a cab. Does this sound like something you might like to see? What if we sweeten the pot and tell you that the cast will be there, along with a special guest? Well, one lucky winner will be able to go with a friend. All you have to do is enter after the jump!

Read the rest »