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.
Our Gamercamp video interview with veteran Assassin's Creed scribe Jill Murray.
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.
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.
There's no wrong way to do PAX. Dork Shelfer Wesley Fok details how he did it his way at Penny Arcade's gaming wonderland in Boston.
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.
An open-world shooter that maniacally chuckles at its own possibilities, Far Cry 3 could very well end up being many players’ Skyrim this winter.
We spoke with Assassin's Creed 3 team historian Maxime Durand to get a better understanding about how his team weaved historical fact with fiction, in the wake of a controversial Globe and Mail editorial that argued the game "distorts history."
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.
Assassin’s Creed III is an excellent game. It might even be a great game, depending on how you define that amorphous notion of ‘greatness.’ Explaining why, however, is a trickier proposition that may depend entirely on your own idiosyncratic interpretation of Americana.