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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Review

Warren Spector's passion project Epic Mickey was equal parts frustrating and charming.The 2010 cartoon platformer featured a lot of issues to muscle through, but the interesting atmosphere and the goopy paint v. thinner mechanics ensured that Spector’s time sporting a Mouseketeer cap wasn’t wasted. It also made a happy amount of money, so here’s a sequel, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, that shoehorns in co-op, singing and practically nothing else.

The Indies:
Asteroid Base

Dork Shelf is pleased to announce the launch of The Indies, a brand new monthly games feature that takes a look at up-and-coming local and national indie games and the people who made them. This month we profile Toronto's Asteroid Base, creators of the much-buzzed Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.

Gamercamp: No Quarter with Charles Pratt and Matt Parker

Here's a crazy question: What if - just what if - the current generation of indie game developers were also the future generation of indie rockers, touring the country hitting local bars and selling custom game equipment out of the back of VW vans for $15 a pop?

Assassin’s Creed III Review

Assassin’s Creed III is an excellent game. It might even be a great game, depending on how you define that amorphous notion of ‘greatness.’ Explaining why, however, is a trickier proposition that may depend entirely on your own idiosyncratic interpretation of Americana.

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Review

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation features multiple locations and a new, compelling female protagonist. But a litany of glitches and bugs will test even the most ardent fans of the parkour-and-daggers series.

Halo 4 Review

Master Chief is back, now under the banner of Halo-centric studio 343 Industries at the start of a whole new “Reclaimer” trilogy. In its return, Halo 4 may have just accomplished its duty, but does that mean it can win the war for a massive demographic's trigger fingers after being MIA for some key years?

Gamercamp Day Two Wrap Up

Another year, another Gamercamp! With the fourth iteration of the Toronto-based video game culture festival now in the can, the Shelf's Eric Weiss, Jon Ore, and Timothy Krynicki round up last night's social events and a selection of today's speakers.

Gamercamp: Dean “Rocket” Hall Interview

Our uncut 24-minute interview with DayZ creator and Gamercamp keynote speaker Dean Hall. We discuss the origins of the wildly popular zombie mod, the standalone version set to launch later this year, his first and only player kill, the trouble with the game industry, and more.

Gamercamp Day One Wrap Up

With Gamercamp 2012 now officially almost half over, the Dork Shelf team reports on day one of the Toronto-based video game culture festival. Zack Kotzer, Jonathan Ore, Eric Weiss, and Wesley Fok round up today's busy schedule.