Eric Weiss

Eric is a Toronto-based writer, gamer, and general appreciator of geek culture.

Maker’s Magic: Behind the Scenes of the TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace

April 16, 2014

Nick Pagee discusses the innovative search for art in technology at TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, an interactive playground currently on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble:
On not watching
Game of Thrones

April 3, 2014

HBO’s landmark series is one of the best things on television. Even for those who don’t watch television. Continue reading

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Interview: The Yawhg’s Damian Sommer

March 18, 2014

The Toronto developer (and IGF Nominee) comments on the unexpected two-year journey that took him from TCAF to GDC. Continue reading

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The Award-Winning digiPlaySpace returns to TIFF

March 11, 2014

The futuristic playground introduces children (and adults) to the marvels of modern interactive technology. Continue reading

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

March 5, 2014

A South Park video game with input from creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone carries weighty expectations. You enter thinking South Park: The Stick of Truth should leave an impact, that it won’t be good unless it so offends and delights your sensibilities that you won’t be able to look at other games the same way again. And that’s more or less what happens. Just not for the reasons you’re expecting. Continue reading

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Gottacon 2014 descends on Victoria

February 28, 2014

The sixth annual Gottacon gaming convention blends the casual and the competitive when it kicks off in Victoria this weekend. Continue reading

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Interview: The Video Game Show’s Kris Siddiqi

February 26, 2014

A gamer and a comedian, Second City veteran Kris Siddiqi talks about his video-game themed improv show and the benefits of dying for an audience. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Starved and Alone on the PS4

February 18, 2014

The PS4 is being sold with potential rather than product, and there’s still not much to play. But with subscription services like PlayStation Plus, Eric argues, the future of games isn’t looking too shabby. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Tom Clancy’s Legacy of Violence

December 18, 2013

Ubisoft Toronto knocked one out of the park with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. But in the real world, violence, guns and the military’s portrayal in popular media remains a complicated topic. Eric investigates where the two intersect. Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed IV: A Pirate’s Life For Me

December 11, 2013

THOUGHT BUBBLE: Eric digs deep into Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and finds life lessons about work ethic, libertarianism, Occupy Wall Street and commercialism. Is the pirate-Assassin’s lifestyle the most satisfying kind out there? Continue reading

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Weekend Gamer: Bit Bazaar and Archive, Memoria Technica

December 6, 2013

Archive, Memoria Technica is one of the dozens of video games appearing at this weekend’s Bit Bazaar Winter Market. Continue reading

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Gamercamp 2013: Ubisoft’s Jill Murray Talks Assassin’s Creed

November 27, 2013

Our Gamercamp video interview with veteran Assassin’s Creed scribe Jill Murray. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Where’s the Buzz…zzzz…zzzz (Nintendo 2013)

November 21, 2013

Nintendo is falling behind with a holiday lineup that nobody will be talking about, writes Eric. Is its consistency worth the predictability? Continue reading

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Gamercamp 2013: The Legacy of TOJam

November 7, 2013

The Gamercamp Honours Ceremony told the story of one manic weekend that helped spawn an entire gaming community. Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Preview

October 25, 2013

Ubisoft brought out the palm trees, Jolly Rogers and bottles of rum for a preview of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Read Eric’s initial impressions of the latest game in Ubisoft’s flagship series. Continue reading

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Gamercamp set to honour TOJam

October 18, 2013

Gamercamp will celebrate the Toronto Independent Game Jam at the inaugural Gamercamp Honours Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1. Do you have any stories about TOJam? Share them using the Twitter hashtag #TOJamXOXO! Continue reading

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Interview: Splinter Cell Blacklist’s Kate Drummond

October 11, 2013

Kate Drummond, the voice of Grim in Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and a former grade school teacher, is uniquely qualified to speak to issues concerning video games, violence, and children’s education. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Rage Against the (Steam) Machine

October 4, 2013

Eric explains why Valve’s trio of new announcements – Steam Machines, Steam OS and the Steam Controller – might not live up to expectations of reinventing the video game console landscape. Continue reading

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