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Football Manager 2014
Blue and White – EP15

By Rituro & Jorge Figueiredo - April 17th, 2014


Back in March, Rituro returned from his quest to explore the world of soccer and handed me an SD card with encrypted video files on it. Well, these have finally been decoded, and I have to profess that they are quite interesting. The videos are all about Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2014, and we in the Thumbs Control Center have chosen Episode 15 as a great launch point for those of you who wish to follow along in Rituro’s mad adventures. These videos tell the story of Rituro’s journey in the world of the game, and detail a fair number of the features of this title. Episode 15 deals with a recent patch (14.3) which was a great improvement.

Click this pic to watch the episode.

It’s not the most dynamic of viewing (I’m referring to the lack of actual soccer footage). However, it is highly informative for those of you who really enjoy management-style games.

Rituro At GottaCon 2013

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - March 25th, 2013

Click the pic to watch Rituro’s experience at GottaCon 2013.

Recently, Rituro went to GottaCon 2013. Now, as a follow-up, he has submitted this fantastic video showing some highlights from his trip. Check it out!

Little Angels

By Jorge Figueiredo - March 10th, 2012


In all of the subjects that I can think of that could be described as “touchy”, religion is close to the top of the list. The source of many arguments and misunderstandings, religion can be a joyous thing to talk about for some; painful for others. Recently, we were sent a set of DVDs from Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment called Little Angels, an animated series for preschoolers from executive producer Roma Downey. Roma is best known for her role in Touched By An Angel, and is also the president of Lightworks Media – a company dedicated to creating positive, uplifting entertainment.

While this is not typical fare for this site, I think it’s important to allow for representation of entertainment choices that some folks (especially parents) might find useful. As it happens, smallest thumb was asking questions about God anyway, making this a great opportunity to review these in the context of a young mind learning something new. I won’t get into the specifics of each episode (there are quite a few spread out over the DVDs); instead, I will talk about what this faith-based, educational series is like in general.

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Boom! Headshot.
Sniper Elite V2

By Jorge Figueiredo - January 29th, 2012


Anyone that knows my gaming personality knows that I tend to lean towards reconnaissance in first-person-shooters; in fact, I quite enjoy stealth-based third-person games like Assassin’s Creed and Batman. I never did play the original Sniper Elite; I regret my decision from time to time – but with so many other games to play, I don’t think I ever really mourned that loss properly. Of course, when I saw clips of Rebellion’s Sniper Elite V2 and I think I just found my second chance.

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Jagged Alliance: Back In Action

By Rituro - January 27th, 2012


While it pains my X-COM-worshipping bones to admit it, the days of the turn-based strategy game may well be truly over. Sure, some standouts might still remain (cases in point: the intriguing Xenonauts and Dead State), but the sign of the times is glowing in massive neon letters: speed it up. That’s not to say some games haven’t taken the “speed it up” mantra and run with it to an exciting hybrid of turn-based and real-time game-play; Flotilla and Frozen Synapse are two solid examples which have done just that – with excellent results. Still, these are new
properties; can an established, classic turn-based franchise make the leap to a modern hybrid style?

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Prepare Yourself
I’ll Let the Video Do the Talking

By Jorge Figueiredo - October 23rd, 2011

Click this image to blow your mind.

In a year that has been full of awesome trailers and clips, this is surely in the top three for me. I can’t wait until this comes out next year.

E3 2011 Coverage
Another Interesting Trailer

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 16th, 2011

I know that Rituro is drooling over this.

Kalypso Media has been picking up momentum over the last while. Their upcoming title, Airline Tycoon 2, will only add inertia to this. Seriously, this looks like something that might cause Rituro to hogtie me and throw me off a bridge to play first…

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