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Toronto Thumbs: Turns 4!

By Jorge Figueiredo - November 14th, 2011


Four years ago, Shaun Hatton started this review site. His original goal was to have a site where we reviewed nothing but delicious candy; however, game reviews were much easier on our teeth. While there have been a few changes over the years, Toronto Thumbs has always been interested in providing you our take on what we play. Framed as a conversation starters, our reviews are not so much about numbers as they are about how we feel.

I wanted to thank our current staff and everyone that reads and contributes somehow for everything. Without you all, this site would really just be me talking about Assassin’s Creed and Naruto.

Seezon’s Greets
A Message

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 25th, 2010


The current trend is to not actually give any specific kind of Holiday greeting, opting instead to be as general as possible so as not to upset anyone. Screw that noise.

I celebrate Christmas. When I say “Merry Christmas”, it is almost like I am giving you a hug; a hug from the core of my being. The math is simple:

Merry Christmas = My Best To You

So, Merry Christmas to all of our readers. If you have a specific greeting you want to share, post it in the comments! Share the warmth of the season, y’all!

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

By Jorge Figueiredo - December 9th, 2010

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For folks playing Golden Sun: Dark Dawn that want to know how the new descendant characters relate to each other: take heart! We at Toronto Thumbs have quested to find this chart that breaks down how everyone is related (even across iterations of the game)!

Feel free to click on the picture above to enlighten yourselves!

Shout Out
Play Till Doomsday

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 1st, 2010


Fancy yourself a smartypants? Have you heard about Play Till Doomsday? No? Well I guess you’re not as clever as you thought. PTD is the blog portion of a transmedia initiative that looks at digital games as culturally significant entities; it explores games, play and culture by combining the ideas of academia with the practical experience of gamers.

The site is maintained by our very smart friend A. Brady Curlew. I highly recommend you click on the link at the end of this blurb and go learn yourself some stuffs!

Click here to get smarter! ยป

We Got Game

By Jorge Figueiredo - September 27th, 2010

The beginning of a very interesting discussion.

At IN10, after lunch, a few of my friends from GameNorth and I attended a talk entitled “We Got Game”: a discussion about various trends (business models, publishing, marketing, etc.) that are changing all of the different gaming worlds, from casual to hardcore. It was an interesting presentation that surprised a few of us. I am going to focus on the first part, which I found the most interesting…

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Christmas Every Time

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 25th, 2010


Growing up with technology gains one a reputation; labeled as ‘nerds’ and ‘geeks’, we trudge on, keeping up with technology with almost mythic levels of dogged determination. We shrug the name-calling aside; orn as is more often the case these days, we accept these labels, opting to wear them as badges of honour.

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How Are We Doing?

By Jorge Figueiredo - May 5th, 2010


So it has been a little while now, and I have noticed that the comments have all but disappeared, even though readership seems to be actually increasing. I am interested to know how we are doing as a site; what is working; what we can do better; are there really too few photos of Jackson on here?

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