video games

Video Game Inspired Paintings

Artist James Barnett has created a series of oil paintings based on popular video games, what he calls Fauxvism.  The paintings feature virtual locales from Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and Fallout 3 to name a few, amazingly interpreted in the style of Les Fauves.  Barnett navigates the game world as an artist would in […]

The Ten Most Annoying Video Game Baddies of All Time

I spent a great deal of my childhood playing video games; some would say that too much of my childhood was devoted to games, but that’s another discussion entirely.  I played what was available to me, mostly Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and PC games.  Like any avid gamer, I often ran out of lives, […]

E3 Roundup: Day Three

Day Three of the Electronic Entertainment Expo has just about come to a close in Los Angeles (Though this is technically Day Two of the official E3 Conference).  With the big three press conferences over, the rest of the convention focuses on announcements from individual developers and publishing companies. Today featured press events from THQ […]

E3: Brütal Legend Trailer

Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions was showing off his new action/adventure game Brütal Legend at E3 yesterday. The heavy-metal–themed game stars Jack Black as Eddie Riggs, a double axe wielding (both guitar and giant axe) roadie, and features such metal greats as Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and the Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne to […]

E3 Roundup: Day Two

Day Two of the Electronic Entertainment Expo is in full swing.  Today saw Nintendo and Sony hold their annual E3 Press Conferences, and it was a big day for both companies.  There were some huge game announcements, new footage from hotly anticipated games and new hardware unveiled by both Nintendo and Sony.  Read Dork Shelf’s […]

E3: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer

The first trailer for BioWare‘s upcoming massively-multiplayer game Star Wars: The Old Republic debuted at E3 today.  The Canadian developer previously developed the single player Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic role-playing games. Is it me or is that trailer almost better than all of the Star Wars prequels combined?  Regardless, I’m sure Bioware […]

E3 Roundup: Day One

The Electronic Entertainment Expo—E3 kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles today.  Microsoft got the ball rolling with their press conference this morning, and they did not disappoint.  There were major game and peripheral announcements aplenty, as well as first looks and gameplay demonstrations for many sequels.  Check out all the highlights after the […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Trailer

The sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare; one of the most well-rounded console shooters of the past decade, has its first full trailer. I’m not sure if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is technically Call of Duty 5—I doubt even developer Infinity Ward is entirely sure about that one—but I can’t wait […]

Team Fortress 2: Comic, Update and Free Weekend

Released today is the first in what I hope will be a series of comics featuring the characters from Valve Software‘s popular multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2. The comic was written and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming, the artist behind titles like Powers, Mice Templar and the new soon to be released Rapture. The Sniper vs. […]

Team Fortress 2: Meet the Spy

Valve‘s popular multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2 is one of the online games most played to this day because new content is constantly being produced for it. TF2 is to be updated again soon, adding new weapons and new abilities for Sniper and Spy classes. It wouldn’t be a Team Fortress 2 update without a new […]

Duke Nukem Forever Gameplay Footage

With the demise of 3D Realms this week, the future of Duke Nukem Forever is in doubt. 2K Games own the rights to DNF, but whether they will choose to actually finish development of the game is unknown.  Thanks to some of the artists and designers who worked on the game we’re seeing the first […]

Fallout 3: Broken Steel DLC Launch Trailer

Broken Steel, the third downloadable content pack for Bethesda Softworks immensely popular Fallout 3 will be released on May 5th.  The nature of Fallout 3‘s original ending, meant that players were not able to keep playing after the completion of the main quest, a fact that irked many.  Bethesda recognized this shortcoming and as a […]

Canada Gets Exclusive GTA IV Xbox 360 Bundle

Microsoft Canada has announced that Canada will be getting an exclusive Xbox 360 Bundle.  The Grand Theft Auto IV: Limited Anniversary Edition includes the best selling Grand Theft Auto IV and an Xbox 360 Elite console with all the fixings. The bundle will arrive in stores on May 5th and Future Shop is now taking […]

Batman: Arkham Asylum Pulls No Punches

We here at Dork Shelf are very much looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The new game from Eidos and Rocksteady Studios puts the player in the role of Batman, as he attempts to foil the Joker’s bid to take control of Gotham City’s institute for the criminally insane: Arkham Asylum.  Everyone knows that […]

Marvel vs Capcom 2 HD Remix Annouced for XBLA and PSN

Marvel vs Capcom 2, the second greatest fighting game ever (the first being Street Fighter II), returns this summer in an all new high definition version for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Marvel vs Capcom 2 was hailed by many as one of the greatest of 2D fighting games of all time.  It was […]