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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Toys
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Rocket Raccoon Action Mask

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 12th, 2014

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is currently being enjoyed by scores of people in theatres all over the place. I know that more than a few exuberant parents have already taken their children to see this1 – but besides that, many kids have probably seen posters or trailer footage of one of the coolest characters in the flick: Rocket Raccoon. Hasbro sent us the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action Mask, which should make make-believe time a bit more entertaining for all of those would-be defenders of the universe.

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News
Football Manager 2015 Announced

By Rituro - August 11th, 2014

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Finally, at long last, Sports Interactive has graced the world with precious, precious dates regarding Football Manager 2015. Now, I know that might seem like a bit of an overstatement considering that a yearly FM game is about as guaranteed as the yearly iterations of Madden, FIFA or Call of Duty. We know a new game is coming, people might say, so what all the hype? To those people, I say, “Shut your pie holes, you insolent whelps! They’re talking about Football Manager!”

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Second Glance
Tomodachi Life
Smallest Thumbs’ Point of View

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 10th, 2014

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Back in June, Thumber Se├ín O’Sullivan spoke very highly of Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life for the Nintendo 3DS. Since then, Smallest Thumbs has taken the game for a spin and really enjoys it, hinting that this game might be a great choice for kids with a 3DS that are looking for an experience that steps out of the usual formula that seems to make up many games for children.

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Upcoming Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 10th, 2014

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Image from Fan Expo Canada 2013.

We are part way into August and for those of you who are unaware, Fan Expo Canada will be taking place at the end of the month. From August 28-31, general nerdery will converge on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. What is Fan Expo? Well, it is an event where you can meet your favourite comic book artists, see a wide variety of celebs (from various genres), check out some of the latest videogames, participate in panels, and much, much more! For more information, check out the Fan Expo Canada webpage. Toronto Thumbs will be there in a limited capacity this year, but we will do our best to get you some interesting tidbits!


Fashionably Late Reviews
Tropico 5

By Rituro - August 9th, 2014


Click here to play the video review of Tropico 5.

Sunshine, lush tropical forests, a gleaming presidential palace, acres of slummy shacks and tenements interspersed with banana and tobacco plantations…is there anything quite like life as a Caribbean dictator? Probably not, which is a very good thing. Also a very good thing? Haemimont’s third kick at the Tropico can, Tropico 5. Check out my video review to see what I liked and didn’t like in the latest edition.


Reviews
Sherlock: The Network

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 8th, 2014

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If you have never watched the BBC hit Sherlock, you are missing out on one of the best incarnations of Sherlock Holmes ever. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson) portray the famous consulting detective and assistant in a way that is simply pure magic. The show’s brilliant writing and great production value make it an exceedingly entertaining venture, and even though each episode is 90 minutes in length (three seasons – three episodes per season), they go by very quickly, and can be watched multiple times (to catch the things that you might have missed). There are more episodes of Sherlock on the way, but they’re not due for a while yet – in the mean time, The Project Factory has created an awesome game for iOS and Android devices that will help keep you sane during the wait. Welcome to Sherlock: The Network.

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