Extensive Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Info Revealed

Bethesda Game Studios, today confirmed the upcoming release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the next installment in the award-winning Elder Scrolls series and follow up to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Under the direction of Todd Howard, Skyrim will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC worldwide on November 11, 2011.

Best of 2010: Film

2010 was quite a year for film and we like our movies around these parts, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that the Shelf’s “Best of 2010” film list comes in at a ridiculous 2200 words. True, we didn’t make contact with extraterrestrials in 2010 (Peter Hyams and Arthur C. Clarke lied!), but we did get a year full of extraordinary films. Here are our few of our favourites.

Super Mario All-Stars Wii Review

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. (which was released way back on September 15, 1985, making this just shy of three months late, if you care), Nintendo has re-released Super Mario All-Stars for the Nintendo Wii, in a lavish limited edition, 2-disc package.

TRON: Legacy Review

I didn’t really have any lofty hopes for TRON: Legacy. My generation missed the bandwagon for sci-fi action adventure movies that dominated theatres in the late 70s and early 80s. I was unburdened by childhood nostalgia, the only thing that had skewed my expectations about the film was the monstrous marketing campaign that Disney employed. This sequel – that nobody ever really asked for – is worth seeing, but only if you plan to watch it in 3D in a giant theatre with a killer sound system.

A Dork’s Guide To
Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche is upon Toronto once again. The all-night urban art extravaganza, which spans most of downtown, has some extraordinary exhibits this year, but there is also no shortage of boring and pretentious bullshit. It’s going to be cold out there tonight, so make the most it! Here are some dorky things that are well worth checking out:

The Toronto Xbox Kinect Experience

Microsoft opened The Kinect Experience this weekend in Toronto, a venue designed to show off Kinect, their new controller-free gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360. Jonathan had a chance to visited the Kinect Experience earlier this week and provided some impressions of Microsoft’s Kinect game lineup.

Monday Night Combat Review

Monday Night Combat is the fourth release in Microsoft’s 2010 Summer of Arcade series and with games like Limbo coming out of the gate so strong—it may be in contention for this year’s Game of The Year title—one may get the feeling that the Summer of Arcade can only go downhill from there. The Summer […]

Blizzard Evolution – An RTS Retrospective

Be warned: acquiring a copy of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty may cause your friends to giggle with excitement, bombard you with questions, and find reasons to come over before letting slip a diffident, “Oh, is that the Starcraft II?” This could be because it has been over ten years since the release of the […]

Deus Ex: Human Revolution E3 Trailer

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal recently released an impressive pre-rendered trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution in advance of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The game is the third in the Deus Ex franchise and the first to not be developed by Ion Storm and series creator Warren Spector. Be sure to set the […]

Dork Shelf visits T.O. Jam 2010

We paid a visit to the 2010 Toronto Independent Game Development Jam to talk with the organizers and participants at this awesome event. Got an urge to get your game on this weekend? Look no further than the 2010 Toronto Indie Game Development Showcase happening the evening of Saturday June 5th at the Imperial Pub […]

T.O. Jam 2010 Arcade is this Saturday

Got an urge to get your game on this weekend? Look no further than the 2010 Toronto Indie Game Development Showcase happening the evening of Saturday June 5th at the Imperial Pub brought to you by the fine folks at TO Jam. The evening will be a showcase for the amazing games created during the […]

Huge Turnout for Hand Eye Society Social

The Toronto gaming scene came together last week for the Hand Eye Society social. Not only was it an opportunity for the local game development, game journalism and enthusiast community to schmooze, but those in attendance were also treated to a preview of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, a collaborative project from local developer Capybara […]

Review: Bit.Trip Core

Bit.Trip Core, the second in Gaijin Games’ Bit.Trip series, is a rhythm game recently released for the Wii. It combines the scrolling notes of Guitar Hero and old-school twitch action games to great effect, presenting a challenging game in a fresh-yet-retro style. Each song is represented by many fast moving blocks that fly across the […]

What if Street Fighter II was Real?

Most people have played the arcade/Super Nintendo classic Street Fighter II at some point in their life.  Do you remember that weird bonus stage where the player was given a time limit to basically beat the crap out of car? I always thought it was really weird; but Japanese games have always been weird so […]

E3 Roundup: Day One

The Electronic Entertainment Expo—E3 kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles today.  Microsoft got the ball rolling with their press conference this morning, and they did not disappoint.  There were major game and peripheral announcements aplenty, as well as first looks and gameplay demonstrations for many sequels.  Check out all the highlights after the […]