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Fan Expo Canada 2014
Warner Bros

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 31st, 2014

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Adjacent to the Sony booth, the Warner Bros. Booth is hard to miss. In the front corner of the booth sits a full-scale Batmobile – the version from Batman: Arkham Knight. No, you can’t get in – but you can take your picture with it. Towards the back of the booth are a few game displays, showing Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dying Light, and Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. To the right, a merchandise shop, behind which is a special “screening” room for people that want to try out Mortal Kombat X. As my time was limited, I checked out Mortal Kombat X, and played a little bit of Shadows of Mordor.

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Fan Expo Canada 2014
Games to Play

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 30th, 2014

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One of the cool things about Fan Expo is that patrons have the chance to play games that aren’t out yet. Sony, Microsoft, and Warner Brothers have displays there (more on those later). There were two standalone displays that were each dedicated to a single game. They might be of interest to you.

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Fan Expo Canada 2014
Ubi Workshop

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 29th, 2014

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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.

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Fan Expo Canada 2014
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 29th, 2014

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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).

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Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 28th, 2014

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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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The Ontario Science Centre
ScienceROCKS! (Adults Only Event)

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 25th, 2014

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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 Seán 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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Hands-On with Nintendo’s E3 Line Ups
Part 2

By Seán O'Sullivan - August 20th, 2014

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A few days ago, our intrepid Thumber, Seán O’Sullivan, attended a post E3 Nintendo event chock-full of demos and Nintendo-y goodness. His experience was too much to document in one pass, so we have a second post for you. Enjoy! – ed.

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