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Event Gallery

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - September 28th, 2014

Click the pic to see the gallery. There are a lot of photos.

For those who missed out on the X14 event (or for those who wish to relive it), please feel free to peruse this gallery. Thumber Evan took all of these fantastic photos, so if you see him, be sure to give him two Toronto Thumbs up!

This is our final entry for our X14 series. All available X14 articles can be found by clicking this link.

Interview With Jon Knoles

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 19th, 2014


I really loved Forza Horizon when it came out almost 2 years ago. At X14, the Xbox media preview event, along with the normal stand-up game stations, there was a nice living room-like setup with some gaming stations loaded up with Forza Horizon 2. I sat down and played it for a while, and had even more fun than I did when I tried it at Fan Expo last month. Later on, I got to hang out with Jon Knoles from Turn 10 Studios and chat a little bit about the game.

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Evan’s Recap

By Evan Bergstra - September 18th, 2014


I’m always pretty happy to be invited somewhere and be fed snacks and beer while being treated to something I would have paid for. You can imagine, then, that the X14 Xbox Media Showcase wasn’t exactly a chore for me. On September 10th I showed up to what is usually a meat-market type of nightclub that had been delightfully transformed into a slick, dark, Xbox-branded playground for gamers. At least 50 consoles were set up around the space and there were dozens of games to play. I only had a couple of hours to soak it all up so there were plenty of great titles I missed, but this was my overall takeaway.

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By Jorge Figueiredo - September 10th, 2014


Today a few of us were invited to check out the media portion of Microsoft’s console gaming holiday show, X14. There were a ton of games to play and lots of people to talk to about games. Did I mention games? Anyhoo, the three of us busied ourselves checking things out and conducting interviews. There was a lot of stuff to process (and some of the things are still under wraps) so we will be slowly pushing out articles about X14 over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Big hugs to Microsoft for the invitation!

All available X14 articles can be found by clicking this link.

Fan Expo Canada 2014

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 1st, 2014


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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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 4th, 2014


The Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series is (in my humble opinion) one of the best fighting games that you can play. It’s a pretty lofty claim, especially in the face of such greats like the Street Fighter series and the Mortal Kombat franchise (to name a few) – but the fine folks at CyberConnect2 continue to push the boundaries in terms of depth and fun, making for a better experience with each game (which is amazing, considering that the first game in the series is still really enjoyable to play). The next title in the series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, promises to be the best chapter yet, and includes even more playable characters and cool features than any previous version.

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 8th, 2014


There will always be videogames based on war. Whether real or fictional, war carries with it so many stories and resulting emotions that it is hard to deny the entertainment value. This may sound like a very horrible thing to say – but it is the truth. A good friend of mine is an enthusiast of wars – not in the sense that he condones them, but more because he thinks that honoring the sacrifice of the brave men and women who laid their lives on the line is important1. I feel that Ubisoft Montpellier’s Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a game that does the same thing that my friend does, albeit in a different way.

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