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The Restart: Streets of Rage

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.

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

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.

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.

PAX East: A Photoblog

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.

News Shelf: 25/01/13

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.

Far Cry 3 Review

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.

Assassin’s Creed III Review

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.

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Review

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation features multiple locations and a new, compelling female protagonist. But a litany of glitches and bugs will test even the most ardent fans of the parkour-and-daggers series.