Three years after its initial release, Will O'Neill's Actual Sunlight remains a harrowing depiction of depression.
Despite a few brilliant moments, Alone With You too often sags beneath the weight of repetitive gameplay.
Eric sits down with Toronto game developer Benjamin Rivers to discuss the new sci-fi romance adventure Alone With You.
Media Molecule's Tearaway, a brilliant platformer with a unique papercraft landscape, hasn't been seen by enough people in part thanks to the PS Vita's lagging sales performance. Megan reminds everyone why it's worth playing in her 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.
We spoke with Matt Levitan, director of marketing and public relations for PlayStation Canada, about Sony’s strategy for the upcoming holiday season.
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.
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.
Toronto’s Jonathan Mak and Shaw-Han Liem have finally released Sound Shapes, their attempt to further blur the line between video games and music. We’ve already spoken with them about how the project materialized and heard about Mak’s possibly surprising opinions about building a game with traditional platforming at its core. But how does the game actually… shape up?
Before you get any ideas that this handheld adventure game is a collection of weird gravity-based puzzles, take note: Gravity Rush is a surprisingly deep and nuanced game that takes place in a brilliantly realized world the likes of any classic Japanese RPG.
We had the chance to speak with game designer Jon Mak and musician Shaw-Han Liem earlier this summer, to discuss their new game Sound Shapes. While an extremely loud demo of Dyad played behind us, we talked about their process, Mak's hatred of platformers, the game's musical backbone, and much more.
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.
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.