Events


Events
Chilling With Sony Mobile

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 22nd, 2014

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Not too long ago, I was invited to hang out with Sony Mobile to check out some of their new hand-held devices. So, I made my way over to where they were holding the Touch & Try Event, and was lucky enough to have arrived before everyone else! I sat down with Rob, a product representative from Sony Mobile, to check out a few of their new products – including a demonstration of Playstation 4 Remote Play on some of those very devices!

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Interviews
Ludia
Dragons: Rise of Berk

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 19th, 2014

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One of the nominees at this year’s Canadian Videogame Awards was Ludia, a Montreal-based developer. Their handheld title, Dragons: Rise of Berk (iOS and Android), went on to win the Fans’ Choice Award for 2014 – and deservedly so.

We are still working on our review of the game (the battle mode was just recently released); in the mean time, we posed some questions to some of the staff at Ludia and they provided us with some answers! Big thanks to Coralie Munier (Producer), Fred Bibet (VP of Production), Mike Kitt (Game Designer), Terry Maranda (Lead 2D Artist), and Matthew Macaskill (Community).

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Events
Sonos Year-End Event

By Evan Bergstra - December 10th, 2014

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Usually when a brand or PR company throws a little holiday party for media, partners, friends, etc. it’s not worth reporting because that’s not really the point. It’s common for companies to host this sort of thing, not to walk us through new products or announce next year’s releases, but as a simple thank-you to everyone that they work with throughout the year.

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Events
2014 Canadian Video Game Awards
Dorkshelf’s Interview with Victor Lucas

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 5th, 2014

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During the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards, we teamed up with Dorkshelf to increase the amount of coverage that we could attain. So, while I was interviewing some of the voice actors and Evan was photo-documenting the event, Jonathan Ore (Dorkshelf) was chatting it up with the main man himself, Victor Lucas. You can check out the text version of that interview here.

And for the audio version, you can go here (although, you’ll have to dig through the file to find the interview).

All available CVA 2014 articles can be found by clicking this link.


Date Night
Braaaaains Edition
Brain: The Inside Story (Ontario Science Centre)

By Seán O'Sullivan - December 1st, 2014

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My wife loves brains. It’s a strange affectation. Mention a brain in casual conversation with her and she’s likely to blurt out that she once held a human brain (referencing her glory days in grad school where she got to prod at cadavers). As soon as I saw the invite for the preview of the new Brain exhibit running at the Ontario Science Centre from now until March 29, 2015, I knew my fate was sealed for that night.

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Events
House of Belkin

By Evan Bergstra - November 30th, 2014

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Check out what’s cookin’ at the house of Belkin.

The relationship between your phone and the world around you is evolving, and where the convenience factor of the device was once that you didn’t need access to a computer to send an email, it can now adjust the temperature of your gumbo in real-time from the office; or in the case of the recent House of Belkin event, a very fine chili. A Belkin rep walked us through the latest and greatest the company has to offer in wireless products for your home, and I’ll give you a brief recap of what I learned.

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TORONTO THUMBS PODCAST
Season 2, Episode 19
The 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - November 29th, 2014

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The 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards. Click the pic to see the interview gallery.

This year’s Canadian Videogame Awards was held on November 21st in Toronto, Ontario. Rather than the typical red carpet procedure, we got to freely mingle and chat with folks in the VIP area. Needless to say, there were a lot of interesting people to talk to – but there was not enough time to chat with everyone. Thankfully, we did manage to find some old friends (and new ones) to chat with. To extend our reach and make the most of our experience, we teamed up with Jonathan Ore from Dork Shelf.

So sit back and listen to our podcast, in which we chat with the likes of: Kate Drummond, Shaun Hatton, Cristina Rosato, Victor Lucas, Jim Watson, Roger Craig Smith, and Mark Meer. For the sake of visual reference, click on the image above to see a gallery containing each of our interview subjects. Most of them are selfies (because that’s what the kids are doing these days), and were evidence of a great time had by all.

Subscribe to our podcast feed to know about new podcasts as soon as they’re published. You can also find us in the iTunes store. Just search for “Toronto Thumbs”, grab your favourite snack and beverage, and give us a listen!

You can check out the full video footage from the Canadian Video Game Awards via EP’s Twitch page here.

All available CVA 2014 articles can be found by clicking this link.

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