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 […]

Team Fortress 2: Meet the Spy

Valve‘s popular multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2 is one of the online games most played to this day because new content is constantly being produced for it. TF2 is to be updated again soon, adding new weapons and new abilities for Sniper and Spy classes. It wouldn’t be a Team Fortress 2 update without a new […]

Batman: Arkham Asylum Pulls No Punches

We here at Dork Shelf are very much looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The new game from Eidos and Rocksteady Studios puts the player in the role of Batman, as he attempts to foil the Joker’s bid to take control of Gotham City’s institute for the criminally insane: Arkham Asylum.  Everyone knows that […]

Hot Docs 2009 Picks

The 2009 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival starts next week in Toronto. Showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from Canada and around the world, Hot Docs is playing some truly great stuff this year. Dork Shelf has compiled a list of the films that we’re planning to see at this years festival and the picks are […]

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Characters Revealed

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 ,the sequel to Activision’s 2006 hit game Marvel Ultimate Alliance is due out this Fall.  The game follows the recent Civil War storyline that rocked the main Marvel universe.  The U.S. government enacts a superhuman registration act after an incident caused by a third-rate Superhero team results in the death of […]

Wii Emulator Makes Nintendo Titles Hi-Def

With high definition gaming from Nintendo looking increasingly unlikely in this current console generation, some intrepid designers have created a work around. The Wii and GameCube emulator Dolphin allows users to play legally (or illegally) copied Wii and GameCube games on their PC’s. Although you need some pretty hefty hardware to emulate the games well, Dolphin […]