Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble: Theatrical Gaming?

Can you imagine going to the theatre to play a game in tandem with the audience on a regular basis? RENGA gave life to the concept at TIFF Nexus. Dork Shelf's Eric wonders: can theatrical gaming become the next big form of live entertainment?

Thought Bubble: Running out of Steam (sales)

Barely a week has passed and I don’t even remember all the games I just bought. The Steam Summer Sale, the digital download service's most momentous sale where PC games are discounted to massive, nay, ridiculous margins, has come and gone, and gamers could neither contain their excitement nor their wallets. As my email inbox floods with successive “Thank you for your purchase” messages, it becomes increasingly clear that this shit is getting ridiculous.

Spider-Man: Never Too Old to be Young Again

I have a lot of sympathy for Spider-Man. After a remarkably successful eight-year run, hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars grossed, three major villains vanquished (along with a few minor ones to boot), and tolerating Kirsten Dunst for three whole movies, he’s finally been exposed. Peter Parker never finished high school. We know what […]

Thought Bubble: Event Fatigue

The past few years have had comic book fans go through blockbuster after blockbuster event that change things in their respective universes forever. Of course, if I were to detail the big comic book events of the past decade this piece would be about thirty pages long. I’ll forego that and allow you to peruse […]