Contests


Giveaway
Fantasia: Music Evolved

By Jorge Figueiredo - November 4th, 2014

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Things are hopping here at Toronto Thumbs. The Canadian Videogame Awards are coming up and the holiday rush is here, so there are a lot of things on the go. Of course, this means that we are a little behind in some of our reviews. So let our tardiness be your gain! Want to win one of three prizes celebrating Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved? Read on!

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Passes to Gamercamp

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 10th, 2014

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Image lovingly swiped from Gamercamp (photo by Gavin Hay).

Two days ago, we posted a bit about Gamercamp. As we mentioned, this is the final Gamercamp – ever. Are you thinking that you want to take part in an awesome weekend of fun and videogame nerdery? Well, the awesome folks at Gamercamp have decided to make it easy for some of you – by allowing us to give away some passes!

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Minecraft Mastery
Book

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 12th, 2014

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Available on practically every platform now, Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the planet Earth (and probably beyond, knowing how smart the aliens are). McGraw-Hill has published a great book called Minecraft Mastery written by Matthew Monk and Simon Monk. The book (206 pages) illustrates how to utilize the capabilities of Redstone, a versatile red ore found in the game. The book shows all kinds of neat tips and tricks to help you develop your own custom mods, as well as how to do a pile of other useful things. McGraw-Hill Ryerson has been kind enough to send us a couple to give away (MSRP: $15.00), so skip past the jump to find out how to win one!

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Tropico 5
Big Cheese DLC Code

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 7th, 2014

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Earlier today, you might have seen Rituro’s review of new DLC for Tropico 5 called The Big Cheese. It looks like it wasn’t a bad addition to the game (though you can just read the review yourself to see what he had to say about it). Toronto Thumbs was lucky enough to score two codes for this, and we’d like to give away the extra!

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POPSCOPE Prototype Model

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 3rd, 2014

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Last week, we reviewed a prototype for POPSCOPE, a neat selfie-aid and tripod all rolled into one (Kickstarter page here). Rugged and useful, the POPSCOPE is pretty cool product – even more so when you consider that the units that we were sent to check out were not even a final build.

We at Toronto Thumbs love to share goodness with our readers; and so, with the permission of the creators of the POPSCOPE, we are going to give one away!

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Dr. Cabbie
World Premiere Screening

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 26th, 2014

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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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Contests
Ben Heck’s
Minecraft Logic Blocks

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 1st, 2014


Making Minecraft into reality – Part 1.

We often tweet about some of the works of Ben Heck (Benjamin Heckendorn), who is a wizard when it comes to modding consoles. He has done so much, creating all kinds of interesting modifications to existing consoles – including creating a one-handed XBox 360 control for a serviceman injured in Iraq. Well, one of his latest feats of awesomeness involves creating actual logic blocks – like the ones found in Minecraft. That’s right – real life Minecraft! What’s more is that you have a chance to win some of these!

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