The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Looks like it’s time for me to take my leave. It certainly has been a pleasure now hasn’t it? Until we meet again… YouTube Gaming, Googles game streaming service and competitor to Twitch, launched this week. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Samit Sarkar has you covered. Jeremy Voss gets…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Surprising no one, I could not get a ticket to tomorrow’s League games. Hopefully you were luckier than I. Who knows, maybe you’ll bump into Harold Goldberg while you’re there! Ben Gilbert gives a break down of tomorrow’s League of Legends series happening right here in Madison Square Garden. Chelsea Stark debuts…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz As always, the Circle’s got your back with a variety of news and review for this week. Evan Narcisse reviews Galak-Z, the throwback spaceship shooter roguelike by developer 17-BIT. Mike Futter has details on a report by the American Psychological Association linking video game players to higher levels of aggression and desensitization.…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Happy Gamescom, everyone! 2016 is looking to be a good year for game releases. Dan Ackerman gives his impressions of the the new Gamescom Intel CPU chips, codenamed Skylake. Matt Gerardi breaks down all the new Microsoft games shown this week at Gamescom, including Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break. Remember how…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz A big thanks to those who came out for our community event this week! We all had a great time. Scott Stein reviews Samsung Gear VR, the first-out-the-gate VR machine powered by the Samsung Galaxy S6. Jason Cipriano reviews Game Freak’s Tembo the Badass Elephant, in which Tembo the elephant must stop an armed…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, a whole lot of Rocket League! Chris Plante answers the question of “What are video games?” in this episode of What’s Tech? In another Joystickin’ with Jorge, Jorge Jimenez enjoys the rocket-car based soccer title Rocket League. Ben Gilbert discusses Adderall use as a performance enhancing drug in eSports. Matt…

Circle Community Party 7/28. Come One, Come All!!!

by Harold Goldberg It’s happening again: one of our rare (but popular) public events! The New York Videogame Critics Circle summer community party takes place on Tuesday, July 28th, 7 p.m. at Barcade New York, 148 West 24th Street. You’ll get meet many of our members folks like John Azzilonna, Samit Sarkar  and Evan Narcisse.…