PlayStation Holiday Preview

Dork Shelf was out in full force for last week’s PlayStation Holiday Preview Event. Eric Weiss and Zack Kotzer begin our rundown with quick-hit thoughts and first impressions for Assassin’s Creed III, God of War: Ascension, Hitman: Absolution and more.

The Newsroom Preview

After a notable 5-year absence from television, made even more notable by a well-deserved Academy Award win for The Social Network screenplay, Aaron Sorkin returns this Sunday to HBO with his new show The Newsroom. Ian MacIntyre previews the first three episodes of Sorkin's fast-paced and highly political new TV series.

Dyad Preview

With its pulsing palette of neon streaks of light and adaptive soft-techno soundtrack, Shawn McGrath's Dyad looks a little out-of-place when compared to other Sony offerings such as Starhawk or Resistance: Burning Skies. But its unique flavour and psychedelic presentation are exactly what makes it stand out from the crowd.

Gravity Rush Preview

Gravity Rush boasts gorgeous visuals, beautiful comic-book/anime style cutscenes, and an intuitive touchscreen world-map, and could be just the kind of game Sony needs to promote in order to entice gamers to pick up a Vita.

Game of Thrones: The Game Preview

In many ways, GoT:TG has more in common with George Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books than the HBO drama. Still, the developers managed to work in the likenesses of some of the characters from the show offering a little continuity between the game and the HBO series.

Papo & Yo Preview

During PlayStation's 2012 Spring Showcase we had a chance to talk with Charles-William Bibaud, Line Producer on Papo & Yo, about the development of the game, its unique narrative, and the challenges of trying to translate lived experiences into an interactive medium.

Sony PlayStation Spring Showcase Impressions

Sony showed off its best wares for the upcoming summer season, including its front-line exclusive games leading up to next month’s E3. First, we’re taking a look at three of Sony’s marquee titles for the next quarter of 2012: Starhawk, Sorcery and Resistance: Burning Skies.

Free Comic Book Day:
A Survival Guide

Free Comic Book Day is upon us! Lucky for you, we're here to help make it all worth it by pointing you spendthrift nerds in the right direction. Like your personal Comic Book saviours we'll guide you through the weekend with a complete list of Toronto's best comic-related hot spots and ‘must see’ events.

TCAF Preview:
Guy Delisle

With Wizard World Toronto Comic Con out of the way and four long months until Toronto's FanExpo, all roads lead to TCAF (The Toronto Comic Arts Festival). One of the major releases at this year’s festival is iconic artist Guy Delisle's newest work, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City. Unfamiliar with Delisle? Let me fill you in.

Hot Docs 2012 Preview: Most Anticipated

Since we can't possibly cover all 180+ films at this year's HotDocs festival before it kicks off this coming Thursday, our Film and Performing Arts Editor dishes on what films we are most looking forward to catching once the festival hits.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Preview

The much anticipated second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones debuts this weekend on HBO Canada. We’ve seen the first four episodes of the upcoming season, and there’s a lot that fans of the novels and the series will be happy about for this second go around.

Canadian Music Fest 2012 Picks

All throughout Toronto, musicians, music fans and journalists are gearing up for Canadian Music Week 2012. Starting on Wednesday, we'll pretend like our schedules are as gruelling as they were for those who went to South by Southwest last week. It takes some work going through the schedule to figure out what's worth your time, so let me do it for you. Here are my picks for this year’s Canadian Music Week.

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition Preview

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition opened yesterday in Toronto, and runs for he next eight days at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Dork Shelf was lucky enough to get a guided tour on Thursday, and we were pretty impressed by all of the costumes, props, and weaponry from HBO's fantasy series that were on display.

Forza Motorsport 4 Preview

At the Forza Motorsport 4 launch event in Toronto we got a hands-on demo of the game. Forza Motorsport 4, from Turn 10 and Microsoft Studios, offers a myriad of new gameplay, customization, and community options that are sure to entice any racing fan. However, the event highlighted the variety of controllers a player can use to control the vehicles in the game. We had the chance to try out three of the game’s major controller options: Driving with Kinect, using Microsoft’s new Wireless Speed Wheel, and playing with the standard Xbox 360 controller.

Gears of War 3 Preview

At the recent Gears of War 3 launch event in Toronto we had the opportunity to play about two and a half hours of the Gears of War 3 singleplayer campaign. The few hours we played of Gears 3 were filled with intense battles, huge bosses, new enemies, and a decent variety of gameplay. We certainly enjoyed our time with the game and cannot wait to play through the whole singleplayer campaign.