Dork Shelf was out in full force for last week’s PlayStation Holiday Preview Event. In part two, Jon Ore, Eric Weiss, and Zack Kotzer continue our rundown with quick-hit thoughts and first impressions for Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Devil May Cry, and The Unfinished Swan.
Tokyo Game Show (TGS), the biggest games exhibition in Japan, generated most of the headlines late this week. While most note that the Japanese games industry has shrunk over the last few years, especially in comparison to the growth of developers and studios in North America, the home of Sony, Nintendo and other creators still puts on an impressive show every year. Let’s take a look at some of the notable TGS headlines (and others) at the News Shelf.
Dork Shelf doesn’t usually go knee-deep into the news world of video games, because let’s not kid ourselves – you’ve got a multitude of other sites to refresh on a 45-minute cycle. But we're building Dork Shelf into your must-read nexus for everything nerd, so here’s the first installment of our weekly gaming roundup. This week we've got the release of more PSOne games on the Vita, the release of They Bleed Pixels and Home on Steam, Metal Gear Solid movie and game news, and a super rad trailer for Super TIME Force.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the PlayStation Vita at a Sony event in Toronto, but I’ve avoided the standard review/preview because I honestly don’t feel like I have anything noteworthy to contribute. I do, however, have a few thoughts about the Vita’s prospects and – to put it bluntly – I have my doubts about the handheld’s viability as a platform.