Events


E3
Way Post E3 Interview
Matt Ryan from Nintendo

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 27th, 2014

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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

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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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E3
Post E3 Interview
Jeff Rivait and Nicole Fawcette from Microsoft

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 28th, 2014

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Okay. So maybe it’s not really a “post E3″ interview (since it happened during the actual event). However, I have a time machine! – ed.

During E3, I caught up with Xbox Console Manager, Jeff Rivait, and Xbox Games and Accessories Manager, Nicole Fawcette.

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E3
Day 3
Part 2 – Final Games and Wrapping Up

By Malcolm Inglis - June 21st, 2014

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Malcom’s trip comes to a close in this article. He checks out a few more games before he collapses from sweet exhaustion. Following this article, we will have a few post-E3 interviews. Thanks for reading! -ed.

In the afternoon on my last day I had two more stops to go, the first was at the Bethesda booth to check out BattleCry and The Evil Within. My last stop was with Bandai Namco.

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E3
Day 3
Part 1 – Sony

By Malcolm Inglis - June 19th, 2014

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Malcolm’s last day at E3 was just as eventful as the previous days. In this post, he recounts his experience at the Sony booth. -ed.

I was on the home stretch of E3; so far it had been an exhausting, but fun trip. Work hard and play hard – late nights with publisher and media parties and early mornings with a fully-packed schedule for the day. On the last day, I had a solid block set aside to spend time at the Sony booth to check out all of the great things that I had heard about from their press briefing.

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E3
Day 2
Part 3 – Nintendo

By Malcolm Inglis - June 18th, 2014

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Malcolm’s E3 adventures continue with a visit to the Big N. – ed.

The final stops for the day were at the Nintendo booth, and then later in a theatre for the Nintendo Developer Discussion.

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E3
Day 2
Part 1

By Malcolm Inglis - June 15th, 2014

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After a night out at a Canadian media mixer, I woke up early the next morning ready for round two of E3 (but not before consuming a much-needed caffeinated beverage).

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