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    TSG Asks: What game series won you back?

    It can be difficult to watch the progression of a video game franchise. Sometimes they change a lot between entries, moving away from the pillars that made people fans in the first place. A lot of times they barely change at all, becoming sterile reiterations rather than fresh new takes. Gamers themselves can develop new […] More

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    Nintendo Direct E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

    If you’re new to Top Shelf Gaming, it won’t take you long to realize we’re huge Nintendo fans. That said, the Nintendo Direct for E3 2018 was our most anticipated conference. We didn’t have a strong idea going into what was going to be announced, just that there would be a heavy emphasis on the […] More

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    Sony Press Conference E3 2018 Recap #DailyHotTake

    Sony is leading this console war and has consistently shown over the last several E3’s that they have the best exclusive games. This year, everyone expected them to finally make good on those promises and show us actual gameplay footage of games they’ve talked about for years now. Sony delivered all that and more in […] More

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    Halo 3 revisited: a timeless campaign

    When it released in 2007, Halo 3 had enormous expectations to live up to. The previous two games in the series defined the first person shooter genre on consoles in terms of single-player and multiplayer components, and many gamers looked to this third entry to do the same. On release, Halo 3 received almost universal […] More

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    Talking video game law with Paul Bruene

    The intersection between law and video games is one that’s both interesting and dynamic. It’s a fascinating crossroad of intellectual property, and unless you have attended law school you probably won’t understand all the minute details that go into it. Paul Bruene works at a large law firm in the Seattle area and while in […] More

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    R.O.B is Nintendo’s biggest mistake

    I have been playing Super Smash Bros. ever since my brother received it as a gift for his birthday in 1999. It’s a series that has grown and changed before my eyes as I’ve gone from child to adult. Some of my best memories growing up are sitting on the couch playing this franchise with […] More

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    The Game Awards 2017: A night of unrestrained passion

    Every year The Game Awards are a celebration of the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the incredible games that we play. While last year’s show put emphasis on gaming’s unsung heroes, epitomized by Overwatch’s victory as Game of the Year after a nightmarish development cycle, this year more than ever developers […] More

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    College class teaches students via video game

    Over the past several decades, video game oriented classes and majors have slowly entered college curriculum, but Texas A&M University has taken these forays into video game education one step further. For the first time, the University has introduced a course taught via video game, where the game is the college course. The game is […] More

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    The fight for Net Neutrality now includes gamers

    In the past week, the issue of Net Neutrality surged to the masses when the Federal Communications Commission (FFC) announced that it may potentially remove the laws protecting Net Neutrality in a vote on December 12. The FFC chairman, Aijit Pai, proposed to repeal the laws the Obama Administration enacted and allow Internet Service Providers […] More

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