The sixth annual Gottacon gaming convention blends the casual and the competitive when it kicks off in Victoria this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Archive, Memoria Technica is one of the dozens of video games appearing at this weekend's Bit Bazaar Winter Market.
Our Gamercamp video interview with veteran Assassin's Creed scribe Jill Murray.
Nintendo is falling behind with a holiday lineup that nobody will be talking about, writes Eric. Is its consistency worth the predictability?
The Gamercamp Honours Ceremony told the story of one manic weekend that helped spawn an entire gaming community.
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 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!
Kate Drummond, the voice of Grim in Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Blacklist and a former grade school teacher, is uniquely qualified to speak to issues concerning video games, violence, and children’s education.
Eric explains why Valve's trio of new announcements - Steam Machines, Steam OS and the Steam Controller - might not live up to expectations of reinventing the video game console landscape.
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.
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.
“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.
The verdict is in. Sony won, Microsoft lost, Nintendo stayed the course and we can all go home because Jack Tretton dropped the microphone. If only it were that simple.
Benjamin Rivers may have released his hit horror adventure game Home last year, but the work has been far from over for this Toronto-based indie developer.