Fan Expo


Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014
Playstation

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 2nd, 2014

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Like Microsoft, Sony’s booth had a number of gaming stations set up for people to try out games. I took the same approach as I did with the Microsoft booth: that of an observer (for the most part) – watching the games being played from the sidelines and noting the reactions of Fan Expo goers who were trying them out. I don’t recall there being any closed door sessions – but this might be because I was distracted by the game demo taking place in the centre of the Sony booth: Drive Club.

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Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014
Xbox

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 1st, 2014

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Fan Expo is a time for gaming giants to flex their muscles and show off what they have coming down the pipe (see what I did there?) – and so I spent a little bit of time at the Microsoft booth, checking out some of their lineup for the upcoming holiday season. There were a lot of gaming stations placed around the booth, and a really great “theater” setup in the middle (which played trailers to upcoming games). As time was limited, I didn’t really get a chance to get in on the action for too many games (I don’t believe in line-jumping) – but I did get a chance to observe the games from the sidelines and gauge peoples’ reactions!

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Events
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 Shadow of Mordor.

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Events
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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Events
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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Events
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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Upcoming Events
Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 10th, 2014

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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!