video games

Left 4 Dead 2 Intro Cinematic Leaks, is Awesome

Valve Software just can’t seem to keep the lid on these things!  The intro cinematic for Left 4 Dead 2 has leaked on to… *gasp* …the internet. The game is the sequel to Valve’s extremely popular co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead. I think it’s a sneaky way to get publicity, but it works right?  […]

Impressions: Tekken 6

I had a chance to go hands on with Namco-Bandai’s latest entry into the Tekken series at the recent Playstation Holiday Preview Event.  Tekken 6 is the seventh installment (if you include Tekken Tag Tournament) of the fighting franchise is the first truly next gen entry.  The game continues the story of the King of […]

Impressions: Aliens vs. Predator

I got to see Aliens vs. Predator at Sony’s holiday preview. The game is being developed by Rebellion and published by Sega. It is Rebellion’s third first-person shooter with the title Aliens vs. Predator: the first was released for the Atari Jaguar in 1994, the second for the PC in 1999. You play as either […]

Impressions: The Saboteur

The Saboteur is an upcoming, single-player, open-world action game developed by Pandemic Studios (Destroy All Humans!, Mercenaries 2) and published by Electronic Arts. You play Sean Devlin, an Irish race-car driver caught in France as it’s invaded by the Nazis. Sean gets tangled up with the resistance in the pursuit of a MacGuffin which his […]

Footage from Bottle Rocket’s cancelled Flash Game

No, I don’t mean an Adobe Flash based game, I’m talking about the DC Comics character The Flash.  A former employee of Bottle Rocket Entertainment has posted some footage from a very early build of their cancelled video game starring the Scarlet Speedster.  While the game was only 6 months into development when it was […]

10 Things I’d Do With Samus’ Power Suit

Like, if I bought it or something.  Or found it in my garage. 10. Swing to work: No more long walks for me.   As long as I live in the shadow of condominiums, I could use my grapple beam like Spider-Man uses webslingers – that is, to hurtle through the city 50 feet up like […]

10 Reasons Link is Terrible Roommate

Link, We Need Some New Rules if We’re Going to Keep Living Together… 10. Using the hook shot to do everything is really annoying.  Just get up and get it.  Our apartment isn’t that big.  It takes you, like, ten minutes to get the fridge door open with that thing and then another five to […]

FanExpo 2009 Starts This Weekend

FanExpo, the largest fan con in Canada returns to Toronto August 28th-30th.  Dork Shelf will be there!  FanExpo is essentially an amalgam of five smaller conventions dedicated to comic books, science fiction, horror, gaming and anime.  If you are a Canadian dork, FanExpo is the place to be this weekend.

8-Bit Trip: Video Game Homage Animated with Lego

The Swedish electronica duo Rymdreglage put together an amazing music video combining two of my childhood obsessions: video games and Lego.  8-Bit Trip features nods to Tetris, Mario, Pac-Man and more. Like any stop-animation, the video would have been insanely time consuming to produce.  It allegedly took upwards of 1500 hours to animate! Be sure […]

Gamegasm: Next Gen Aliens

Game on, man, game on! A few months ago, when I was thinking to myself, “Hey, when are they going to make another game for the movie franchise Aliens?”  I found the website http://www2.sega.com/aliens/.  For those who haven’t been keeping up with current events, so to speak, a new Aliens: Colonial Marines game was set […]

Id Shows Off Rage at QuakeCon

Is there a Freud joke to be made out of that title? North America’s largest LAN party, QuakeCon, is in full swing this week in Texas.  QuakeCon features multiplayer gaming tournaments, but it is also a chance for the host, id Software to show off their latest products.  Rage is the new game being shown by id […]

Castle Vacancy: Mario World 1-1

So What Other Castle is the Princess Actually in Anyway? 10. Lego Castle: And who wouldn’t? I mean, face it, Mario, your castle is diminutive and two-dimensional. If she hadn’t bolted, princess would be Princess Hunchback. Lego is 3-D, opposable hand-cups, and you get to choose any assortment of hats you want. Movin’ up! 9. […]

Podcast 9: Bearded Sharks

In this "mantastic" episode Lucas, Will, Jeff, and Joel find themselves trapped in a cage deep underwater, assaulted from all sides by the desperate later seasons of The Simpsons. The dorks talk about how Matt Groening's show has changed over time, about what they've been consuming, and some hot news from the worlds of film, video games, and email spam.

Review: Bit.Trip Core

Bit.Trip Core, the second in Gaijin Games’ Bit.Trip series, is a rhythm game recently released for the Wii. It combines the scrolling notes of Guitar Hero and old-school twitch action games to great effect, presenting a challenging game in a fresh-yet-retro style. Each song is represented by many fast moving blocks that fly across the […]

Star Wars: What if Obi-Wan had used Force Speed?

As many Star Wars fans know, Jedi are able to manipulate the force in many ways.  One of those ways is using the force to move extremely fast: force speed they call it.  The climactic three-way (hot) battle from The Phantom Menace would have been a perfect time for Obi-Wan Kenobi to use the force […]