Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 28th, 2014


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!

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Cool Kickstarters

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 28th, 2014


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.

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The Phantom PI Mission Apparition

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 27th, 2014


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.

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Dr. Cabbie
World Premiere Screening

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 26th, 2014

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!

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The Ontario Science Centre
ScienceROCKS! (Adults Only Event)

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 25th, 2014


Can you imagine being at the Ontario Science Centre, strolling around, looking at some of the newer exhibits. Now, imagine that it’s night time; live bands are playing, there is yummy food being served and you have a drink in your hand. Sounds pretty awesome, eh? Well, this is what fellow Thumber Se├ín O’Sullivan (Sully) and I were doing last week when we were invited to ScienceROCKS! at the Ontario Science Centre, a 19+ event celebrating New Technology and Music. It was a great time with lots of fun people and presentations – a nice way to shake up the routine.

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Isaac Forman

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 24th, 2014


Recently, I reviewed a clever word puzzler called Hexiled Word Challenge. I was pretty impressed with the game and was lucky enough to have Isaac Forman (one half of the development team at Triplezero, from Adelaide, South Australia) answer some questions about the game. Check it out!

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The Last of Us: Remastered

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 23rd, 2014


The Last of Us is one of the best games for the Playstation 3, and it was definitely one of my favourites. When the Playstation 4 arrived in stores, there was some surprise that there was no immediately available PS4 version of Naughty Dog’s hit about life after the end of the world as we know it. Well, the wait is over as The Last of Us: Remastered is available for purchase, merging the horsepower of Sony’s latest gaming console with the emotional power of one of the best console experiences of all time.

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