Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

Interview with Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica and The Bridge

Dork Shelf had a chance to chat with Canadian actor Aaron Douglas at FanExpo a few months ago. Douglas, best known to audiences for his work as Chief Tyrol on the acclaimed Sci-Fi series Battlestar Galactica, had just wrapped filming on the new police-drama The Bridge when we spoke with him. We talked about his […]

Podcast 16: Spock is Dead

Will, Jeff, Lucas and Noah sit down to discuss the Oscar nomination, the return of Lost, Mass Effect 2, Star Trek Online and its effects on social lives, Iron Man's suit redesign and what people can expect from Iron Man 2.

Interview with Gareb Shamus of Wizard Entertainment

Local convention fans have been abuzz since it was announced that Wizard Entertainment had purchased the long running Paradise Toronto Comic Con. Wizard Entertainment is a well known quantity amongst dorks, not only for putting on some of North America’s largest comic conventions, but also publishing the popular Wizard and Toyfare magazines. Originally started in 2003 […]

Podcast 14: High Rise Jeans

Jeff, the thief, Will, the knight, and Lucas, the wizard, take a break from stacking boxes and dissolving in acid to talk about what they've been playing and what the new year may bring. Lucas details his least favourite Genghis Khan biopic. Jeff talks about what DC has planned for next year, what looks promising. Oh, and Will saw Avatar. Hike up those pants, listen in, and continue the discussion in the comments.

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. FROM AROUND THE WEB

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 […]

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 […]