video games

Ten Infected Valve Should Include in Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead 2 is a game which made me a pretty happy man.  There were lots of improvements, and despite a few steps backwards, overall it was a welcome addition to the shelf.  One particular aspect most people seem to enjoy is the new infected (playable zombie characters) which include: the Wandering Witch, the Charger, […]

Interview with Nathan Vella of Capy Games, Part 2

In the second part of our interview with Nathan Vella (be sure to read part 1), president of Toronto’s Capybara Games, we talk about game publishers and Ubisoft’s new Toronto studio, as well as independent game development in Ontario.

Ubisoft Toronto Studio Location Announced

After months of rumour and speculation, Ubisoft today announced the location for its new Toronto game development studio. Ubisoft Toronto will be located at 224 Wallace Avenue in the city’s West end, just north of Bloor and Lansdowne.  The location was actually deduced by an intrepid fan yesterday thanks to some hints from Employee #1, […]

Interview with Ubisoft Toronto’s Employee #1

  We recently had the chance to sit down with Derek Lebrero, Ubisoft Toronto’s Employee #1.  As the public face of Ubisoft in Toronto we wanted to find out more about him: who he was, how he became the first employee of Ubisoft’s new studio, and what he thinks of the Toronto video game scene. […]

Interview with Nathan Vella of Capy Games, Part 1

  We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan Vella, co-founder of Toronto-based game developer Capybara Games. Capybara Games’ Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for the Nintendo DS was released in Canada yesterday, and their excellent puzzle-game Critter Crunch is available on PlayStation Network. Will, Nathan, and I met downtown at Capy’s […]

Thought Bubble: Meditations on Comics

The Thought Bubble is a place where Jeff shares his random thoughts and observations on comics and the comic book industry. Zombie Comics Is this genre is dead? Pun intended. The only zombie book I look forward to is The Walking Dead, and its not even really a zombie book. I am hoping that a […]

Old game release reminders at Old Bits

Old Bits lists games released one, two, or three years ago. These are games you may have wanted to get around to when they were released, and can now find used or at a discount. Didn’t have time or money for Prince of Persia last year, or Sam & Max: Season One two years ago? […]

Podcast 13: Inside This Glass

The triumvirate is back for this sixth prime-numbered episode, almost none of which was recorded behind glass. The dorks find themselves deluged with games, fatigued of comics events, and infected with empathy—but it's all good.

Brutal Legend Review

Zack Kotzer of the arts and culture zine Steel Bananas returns to review Tim Schafer’s heavy metal action/RTS Brütal Legend. Over the years fans have tended to let down Tim Schafer more often than not.  He delivered onto us fantastic and creative worlds, overflowing with wit and dark humour.  Each an underappreciated gem.  Now here […]

50 Awful Game Voice Acting Performances

This hilarious “Top 50” video has been making the rounds online today, it highlights some of the 50 worst voice acting performances in video game history.  Absolutely priceless.  It takes me back to a more innocent time in my game filled youth. Most of the games featured on the list are from the late 1990’s […]

Event: Gamercamp is November 21st

Attention all Toronto gamers, Gamercamp happens on November 21st.  A one-day celebration of the creativity, art, and history of video games featuring speakers, demos, and an arcade filled with rare and retro games from Canada’s first gaming museum. If you like indie games, retro games or have an interest in game design Gamercamp is the […]

10 Spore Creations That Would Make Great Movie Monsters

Until recently, I was always impressed with the diversity and ferocity of movie monsters.  Monster movies, action, horror – these genres spawned some pretty out-of-this-world and hungry creatures, including xenomorphs from Aliens, colossal crab-praying mantis’ from Cloverfield, and, of course, the giant St. Bernard from The Sandlot. Go back even further and you’ve got classics […]

Podcast 11: Zombies and Robots

Will and Lucas brave the cold and hordes of undead to talk about what they did around Hallowe'en and to look back and wonder about giant robots in computer games. Will dressed up in red and is always the first to get killed, and Lucas has been investigating and beating up armoured junkies. Will Twilight be discussed? Find out in episode one-one.

Prince of Persia Trailer

The first trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has arrived; the upcoming Disney film is adapted from the 2003 Ubisoft video game of the same name.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the least convincing Persian in the history of film, a performance made even more glaringly offensive by his affected English accent.  The […]

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Review

Zack Kotzer of the arts and culture zine Steel Bananas joins us for a guest review of the Wii sidescroller Muramasa: The Demon Blade. It’s hibernation over the summer worried Wii owners, but creative third party titles have once again awaken and shall reward the brave open minded enough to try them. I was ntroduced […]