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

By Seán O'Sullivan - August 20th, 2014


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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Hands-On with Nintendo’s E3 Line Ups
Part 1

By Seán O'Sullivan - August 17th, 2014


This past E3 saw each of the “big three” firing on all six cylinders to impress upon gamers that the best is yet to come; but Nintendo’s showing was particularly successful at changing the Wii U’s prognosis from more cynical gamers (enough that a poll of IGN’s readers showed the majority rated Nintendo as “winning E3″).

Nintendo recently invited Toronto Thumbs and other Canadian outlets to a post-E3 demo session, where multiple kiosks were available to showcase the big hitters coming this holiday season and beyond for Wii U and 3DS.

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Upcoming Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 10th, 2014

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!

Upcoming Events
Nerd Noise Night 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 4th, 2014

Click the pic to check out the full poster.

If you have ever been to Fan Expo in the last few years, you surely would have heard of Nerd Noise Night. This awesome musical celebration of nerdery is an evening full of great tunes, fun people, and cool prizes. This year, there is so much awesome that is spans two nights! If you’re interested in seeing what previous Nerd Noise Nights were like, check out some of our posts! To grab tickets, go to the Facebook Event Page and pick your method of purchase!

Game On!
at Snakes & Lagers

By Evan Bergstra - August 3rd, 2014


I like finger bruising as much as the next guy, but sometimes it’s nice to put down the controller and play some real world games. When is the right time for that, you ask? Well, Mattel figures it’s anytime – and they might be onto something. I recently attended a #GameTimeTO party at Snakes & Lagers where a buddy and I dove into a few quick rounds of Mad Gab, Apples To Apples, Pictionary and the newly-launched Bounce-Off. With the company of some cheerful strangers and a pint or two, it amounted to a pretty solid evening.

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Way Post E3 Interview
Matt Ryan from Nintendo

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 27th, 2014


In a perfect world, Toronto Thumbs would be run by androids 24 hours a day, enabling us to bring you all of the best news, reviews, and interviews – all in a timely fashion. Sadly, we are all barely functional humans, complete with flaws, other duties, and vacations. So…yeah. Thankfully, some of our contacts are super understanding and awesome, like Matt Ryan from Nintendo. He was nice enough to answer some of our post-post E3 questions. Check out the answers after the jump!

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Upcoming Events
Celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 11th, 2014


When I was young, being called a “geek” wasn’t really the most positive thing. These days, though, the definition of the word “geek” seems to have evolved to something a lot more positive. In today’s world, geeks seem to be mostly respected and somewhat admired. Geeks are the ones know how to get the job done thanks to their various knowledge and semi-nerd-based attributes! So why not celebrtate? Well, luckily, July 13 is “Embrace Your Geekness Day” – a day in which we can all celebrate our geekiness. The folks at SingleHop (providers of dedicated servers and cloud hosting) have put forth a questionnaire – and while it’s definitely a plug for their own product, I thought it would be fun to answer.

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