Posts by Eric Weiss

Thought Bubble: Starved and Alone on the PS4

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.

Thought Bubble: Tom Clancy’s Legacy of Violence

Ubisoft Toronto knocked one out of the park with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist. But in the real world, violence, guns and the military's portrayal in popular media remains a complicated topic. Eric investigates where the two intersect.

Assassin’s Creed IV: A Pirate’s Life For Me

THOUGHT BUBBLE: Eric digs deep into Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and finds life lessons about work ethic, libertarianism, Occupy Wall Street and commercialism. Is the pirate-Assassin's lifestyle the most satisfying kind out there?

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Preview

Ubisoft brought out the palm trees, Jolly Rogers and bottles of rum for a preview of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Read Eric's initial impressions of the latest game in Ubisoft's flagship series.

Gamercamp set to honour TOJam

Gamercamp will celebrate the Toronto Independent Game Jam at the inaugural Gamercamp Honours Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1. Do you have any stories about TOJam? Share them using the Twitter hashtag #TOJamXOXO!

Fan Expo 2013: A Geek at the Sports Show

When Fan Expo announced that it was adding sports to the lineup for 2013, it dredged up old stereotypes about jocks battling nerds for schoolyard supremacy. Eric Weiss decided to find out whether the mere presence of baseball cards would attract drunken bleacher bums like All You Can Eat Wings Night at Hooters.

The Fan Expo Gaming Recap

Fan Expo stormed through Toronto to the tune of an estimated 100,000 people over the weekend, and Dork Shelf was there to take in all the sights, sounds, and cosplay on display. Here are a few quick gaming-themed notes from the show floor.

Interview: Kimberly Voll is a Gamer

“I don’t want to be a male online. I just want to be me.” Vancouver's Kimberly Voll hopes to bring change with this weekend's game jam, iamagamer, featuring strong female protagonists.