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Behind the Curtain
Reclaiming Reclaim
Inspiration From a Review

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - September 20th, 2014

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Toronto Thumbs has been around for a while now, and we have always tried to be a fun site to read. We strive for honestly, and our approach to reviews is to pretend that we are sitting down and talking to a friend about something that we played. If we liked it, we say why we liked it; if we don’t, we say what we feel is wrong and how we think it can be fixed. While, at times, our frustration may get the better of us, we do try to be as professional as humanly possible. Invariably, we often get feedback on reviews that we write, and we though it would be interesting (with permission from our contacts) to share what can be a positive experience.

This first entry in the Behind the Curtain column was inspired by an exchange between one of our writers (Dave McLean) and the person representing No-Pact’s iOS title, Reclaim. Dave wasn’t happy with the game, but I feel that the follow up discussion was constructive. The conversation has been converted to fit into a dialogue format.

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Interviews
Howard Feldman
Museum of Computer Adventure Game History

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 17th, 2012

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All photos and pics lovingly pilfered from Howard’s site.

A friend of mine turned me onto the Museum of Computer Adventure Game History, a neat online resource curated by Howard Feldman. Howard has an impressive collection of computer adventure games and books; but he goes one step further by showing you the boxes and the contents using up-close-and-personal photographs. We recently caught up with Howard and asked him a few questions about his site.

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From the Thumbs
CVA Contest Winners

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - September 15th, 2012

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Trent Finney is a happy Konami camper!

Occassionally, we hold contests and giveaways – various goodies are always filtering through our shop and we really like to share things with our readers when we can! A while back, Rituro went to the CVAs and got some nice swag – most of which he couldn’t use (Rituro is a stalwart PC and DS guy). So what did he do? He put it up on the site for grabs!

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Industry and Community
Verold

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 6th, 2012

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Verold’s humble office space.

Verold is a haven of collaboration. Situated just north of Yonge St and Bloor St in downtown Toronto, Canada – unassumingly on the second floor of a building that looks like every other one on the block, the folks at Verold are hard at work making 3D content universally accessible using Verold Studio. Verold hosts a number of indie projects on their site in gallery form, hoping to shine a light on local talent.

I had the chance to sit down with Jad Yaghi (CEO and Co-Founder), Leslie Bradt (Marketing Communications Manager), and Ross McKegney (CTO) about their operation.

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Events
Pursued Their Passion

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 30th, 2012

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A few weeks ago, Ricky hung out with some very passionate people that Samsung was sending abroad to represent Canada by carrying the Olympic torch. Each of the nine participants were chosen because of their outstanding good works in and around the community; these folks make a big difference at home and around the world. I had the opportunity to meet up with three of them at a block party for the Olympians this past week. These awesome people had the opportunity to carry the torch through Edinburgh, Scotland – and I was lucky enough to have a few minutes with each of them to chat about their experience.

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