The upcoming rhythm-based tower defense shooter from Pop Sandbox is a showcase for Canadian music and Toronto game development talent.
Given Roger Ebert’s well-publicized opinions about gaming’s (lack of) potential as an art form, some might find it strange to eulogize him in the context of video games. Personally, I think it’s important. While the many accounts of his unrivaled contributions to film are obviously well-deserved, Ebert had far more to offer the world than a couple of thumbs up or down.
This month's Hot Docs Doc Soup entry The Trouble in the Peace certainly paints a pretty and swift moving picture of gas pipeline corruption in the Peace River section of B.C. and Alberta, but while it doesn't lack heart, it's definitely lacking in substance. Also, strangely enough, it comes with a tie-in video game that might deliver the message better than the film can.