The mission structure and gameplay in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate give players unprecedented freedom to determine the protagonists' personalities.
E3 still loves a good military shooter, but 2015 gave us a glimpse at a more diverse gaming future.
Eric and Jon talk First Person Lover, Valiant Hearts, and snowmen on the latest episode of the WhaleCast.
The Dork Shelf staff weighs in on the games that failed to live up to expectations.
Assassin's Creed Unity is a video game hidden beneath a pile of intrusive microtransactions.
On the narrative tension between gameplay and setting.
Ubisoft's Paris is designed to make you feel like an Assassin.
Last week's launch event inadvertently demonstrated the potential for gaming and live performance.
The gaming press needs to stop allowing publishers to dictate the terms of engagement.
Exploring the selective application of history in Assassin's Creed: Unity.
Why doesn't independent gaming have a greater presence at Toronto's premier convention?
The ESA's annual report emphatically disproves the notion that women don't play games.
Aiden Pearce and the terror of a righteous protagonist in a game without a hero.
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.
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.
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?
This week the C_ntrollers play Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag from Ubisoft. Expect lots of YARRS and jokes about poop decks.