Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

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 […]

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.

Podcast 12: Transformers

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jeff, Joel, Lucas and Will discuss all things Transformers. From the original 80's cartoon and comics to the toys and the recent live-action films we've got our giant shape-shifting alien robot bases well covered.

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.

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 […]

Podcast 10: TIFF Roundup

Will, Lucas, Noah, and Shelagh put on their ten-gallon critics' hats and rustle together all the films they've seen recently. Covering films from grindhouse to arthouse, the four cowpokes break down what they saw, what they liked, and why they liked it.

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 […]

Podcast 8: Bacon-Con 2009

Sarrah joins Jeff and Will for a discussion of Green Lantern, Comic-Con, James Cameron's cure for cancer, and much more. Exclusives! Events! Bothering George—and it's kosher!

Podcast 7: Cannes, Not Khan

Special guests Peter Kuplowsky, programmer at the Bloor and the After Dark Film Festival, and Noah Taylor, blogger extraordinaire, join Jeff, Lucas, and Will for a discussion of recent films and comics. Peter lets us know what he saw at The Cannes Film Festival, and Jeff talks to us about Batman and Robin #1. "Here we go!"

Up Review

Up, the new animated feature from Disney/Pixar, is buoyant, but gets heavy. It’s a cartoon adventure that doesn’t talk down to its audience, child or adult. The film begins with a young child, Carl, enthralled by newsreels of Charles Muntz, famous adventurer. Carl meets another Muntz fan, Ellie. Carl is silent and reserved, Ellie is […]

Podcast 6: Look at All Those Tentacles

The dorks are back with a sixth podcast. The Star Trek movie is discussed, as is a slew of video games. Will has been playing Broken Steel, Lucas talks about thievery, and Jeff explains how to learn more about upcoming comics through solicitations. This podcast is dedicated to one of our Italian fans. I'm not too keen on hokushu goukan myself, but I hope you find this episode is as gripping and as pleasurable as a horny cephalopod.

Zeno Clash Review

Zeno Clash is a first-person beat ‘em up game from Chilean ACE Team. It’s a wonderful game world and a satisfying simulation of hand-to-hand (foot-to-face, club-to-head) fighting. Though briefer and more challenging than many high-quality first-person games, it’s a lot of fun to play through, and, in my opinion, worth your while. You play as […]

Podcast 5: Phone Journey

Know what to expect when you go to see Wolverine—at least, what to expect from the trailers. Will, Jeff, and Lucas analyze a bevy of movies, video games, and promotional TV shows. Lucas Preys, Jeff tells us what he thinks of documentaries, and Will survives wave after wave of zombies. All this, Daredevil, and Montalbán's chest are in the fifth episode of the Dork Shelf Podcast.

G.I. Joe: Resolute soon available in Canada

The new animated G.I. Joe mini-series, G.I. Joe: Resolute, has been released and is available online—in the United States. A few clips have made their way onto YouTube, but these are not official and may be taken down. Canadians may have to wait to see the series’ official premiere on TeleToon, Friday, April 24, at […]

Podcast 4: Cat’s in the Bag

In this fourth podcast, Jeff tells us about the super important summer event that's been keeping him busy (is it X-Men Origins: Wolverine?), Will explains how Fallout is like Metal Gear, and Lucas drinks from the precious "I ♥ Jim" mug. The dorks talk about new TV shows, bemoan the shallow ethnic diversity in superhero troupes, and debate the state of computer gaming. Prepare to be informed, amused, and offended.