The Dork Shelf staff weighs in on the games that failed to live up to expectations.
The completely bonkers Adventures of Batman and Robin for the Sega Genesis introduced Batman via Contra.
Before Gotham, Oswald Cobblepot was a gimmick-stealing villain in Sega's movie adaptation.
The Sega-themed rock band discusses its debut album Genesis.
The Genesis classic that misguidedly sacrificed story for the sake of value.
Sonic's slow slide into irrelevance began when he first got upstaged in his own franchise.
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.
The predecessor of the Soul Calibur series, and a forgotten classic in its own right, 1995's Soul Blade for the Sony PlayStation made an indelible mark on what I look for in video games from the moment its bombastic opening theme song crashed through the screen.
As memorable as your first game love is, so too is the one that devastated you. We had to know: what’s the game that broke your heart?
And now, all the film, game, and comic news that’s fit to print. Star Wars Episode VII finds a director, THQ auctions off big name game franchises, Nintendo unveils new Wii U titles, The Sixth Gun gets an NBC pilot, and Rob Liefeld writes a screenplay.
The Wii U has finally arrived. Now that the first reviews are trickling in, we want to explore what the first crop of games tell us about the Wii U’s potential as a hardcore and mainstream gaming platform.
Jet Set Radio, an extreme in-line graffiti action game, is one of the most memorable games of Sega’s final stride on their own turf. And, oh look, now it’s in HD.
War has always been very popular theme in video games, which makes sense since guns and killing things are also very popular in games. Halo, Call of Duty, Gears of War and Battlefield have found a comfortable niche with their typically melodramatic takes on all sorts of conflict. From the box art alone, Vanquish looks an awful lot like it’s trying to add yet another 'androidgynous' protagonist to the pile, but the truth of the matter is much deeper than that.
Sega’s console dynasty, headed by Sonic and his masterful platformers on the Genesis, is long gone. The blue rodent’s high-budget 3-D games have had mixed results at best, with the occasional disaster that few franchises could ever recover from. With that in mind, Sonic Team and Dimps – designers of Sonic’s handheld “Rush” series – have come together to create Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. It’s the first part of what hopes to be a grand return to the series’ salad days.
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 […]
Game on, man, game on! A few months ago, when I was thinking to myself, “Hey, when are they going to make another game for the movie franchise Aliens?” I found the website http://www2.sega.com/aliens/. For those who haven’t been keeping up with current events, so to speak, a new Aliens: Colonial Marines game was set […]