Posts by Dork Shelf Staff

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.

Podcast 3: Steak Sandwich (Take 3)

Jeff, Will, and Lucas deliver an hour of meaty aural content that's sure to set your heart racing. The dorks start off by talking about the games and comics they've been consuming, then discuss the nature and appeal of adaptations. Will speaks of the Johnny Mnemonic that could have been, Lucas wants to know why we revisit stuff, and Jeff can salvage X-Men: The Last Stand. The podcast is back and beefier than ever.

Podcast 2: Buying Games, Canadian Content, and Poirot’s Moustache

We're back this week with another podcast. Jeff, Will, and Lucas discuss how they go about deciding to purchase video games, the role of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and advertising in creating Canadian shows and making it difficult for Canadians to watch foreign shows, and Hercule Poirot—supercop.

Adventure Gaming: Tim Schafer is Host Master

Tim Schafer, known for his work on adventure games such as Full Throttle and Grim Fandango, is now the star of his own point-and-click adventure game: Host Master and the Conquest of Humor. The game follows Schafer as he prepares some last-minute jokes to give as host of the 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards. It’s […]

Max Payne 3 Announced

Rockstar Games has announced that they are to release a third game in the Max Payne series later this winter. The so-far-subtitle-free Max Payne 3 is to take place several years after the events of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, in a city other than New York. Max looks to be much […]

Podcast 1: The Watchmen

Jeff, Will, and our friends Kiara, Rajiv, and Kevin Smith—no, not that one: the other one—discuss Watchmen the movie, the graphic novel, and the new video game. Did Zack Snyder manage to be faithful to the comic? Would it have been better as a television series directed by Terry Gilliam? Will Kevin ever learn how to pick a lock? The dorks answer these and other questions in just under an hour.

BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams Teaser Site Launched

A new teaser site for BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams, There’s Something in the Sea, has been making the rounds online. It features a few documents concerning the kidnapping of a little girl by a red-eyed monster. The site follows a teaser trailer that came on the disc of BioShock for the PlayStation 3. Sea […]