Eric Weiss

Games Editor - Eric is a Toronto-based writer, gamer, and general appreciator of geek culture.

Thought Bubble: Who Watches the Watch Dogs?

July 22, 2014

Aiden Pearce and the terror of a righteous protagonist in a game without a hero. Continue reading

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Following in Thor’s Footsteps

July 18, 2014

In the spirit of Thor, here are five male video game characters that would benefit from a change of gender. Continue reading

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The Restart: Streets of Rage

July 11, 2014

Dork Shelf is revisiting classic video games to see how well they hold up today. The new series kicks of with SEGA’s Streets of Rage, starring Blaze Fielding. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: No League of Their Own

July 7, 2014

The IeSF is now open to women, but the latest controversy is still a reminder that traditional sports does not provide the best template for digital competition. Continue reading

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Interview: Murder, He Coded

June 23, 2014

Actor Rainbow Sun Francks discusses the portrayals of gamers on TV in the latest episode of CTV’s The Listener. Continue reading

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Interview: Prepare for SPACE/OFF

June 20, 2014

SPACE/OFF co-creator merritt kopas discusses interstellar space battles, breakups, and the importance of selling your video game. Continue reading

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TOJam 9: Jamming with Children

June 16, 2014

Kim Koronya discusses the logistical challenges she faced as a new mother while participating in April’s TOJam 9. Continue reading

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TCAF Director Chris Butcher talks Comics vs. Games 3D

May 8, 2014

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s co-founder talks about once again taking over the Toronto Reference Library this weekend, and its collaborative work with video games, Comics vs. Games, now entering its third year – and the third dimension. Continue reading

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Dork Shelf is Live from TOJam 9

April 26, 2014

Dork Shelf is on-site with interviews, updates, and observations throughout the weekend. Continue reading

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TOJam 9 Descends on Toronto

April 25, 2014

Developers have three days to make a game. Dork Shelf has the details. Continue reading

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Maker’s Magic: Behind the Scenes of the TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace

April 16, 2014

Nick Pagee discusses the innovative search for art in technology at TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, an interactive playground currently on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble:
On not watching
Game of Thrones

April 3, 2014

HBO’s landmark series is one of the best things on television. Even for those who don’t watch television. Continue reading

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Interview: The Yawhg’s Damian Sommer

March 18, 2014

The Toronto developer (and IGF Nominee) comments on the unexpected two-year journey that took him from TCAF to GDC. Continue reading

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The Award-Winning digiPlaySpace returns to TIFF

March 11, 2014

The futuristic playground introduces children (and adults) to the marvels of modern interactive technology. Continue reading

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

March 5, 2014

A South Park video game with input from creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone carries weighty expectations. You enter thinking South Park: The Stick of Truth should leave an impact, that it won’t be good unless it so offends and delights your sensibilities that you won’t be able to look at other games the same way again. And that’s more or less what happens. Just not for the reasons you’re expecting. Continue reading

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Gottacon 2014 descends on Victoria

February 28, 2014

The sixth annual Gottacon gaming convention blends the casual and the competitive when it kicks off in Victoria this weekend. Continue reading

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Interview: The Video Game Show’s Kris Siddiqi

February 26, 2014

A gamer and a comedian, Second City veteran Kris Siddiqi talks about his video-game themed improv show and the benefits of dying for an audience. Continue reading

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Thought Bubble: Starved and Alone on the PS4

February 18, 2014

The PS4 is being sold with potential rather than product, and there’s still not much to play. But with subscription services like PlayStation Plus, Eric argues, the future of games isn’t looking too shabby. Continue reading

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