The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, Nintendo has decided to raid our Roundup. Phantom Dust, Final Fantasy Type-0, and TouchTone are also along for the ride. Nintendo announced its foray into the world of mobile gaming last week. Chelsea Stark analyzes what that means for Nintendo and for consumers. For some history behind Nintendo’s decision, Ben Gilbert charts…

Bloodborne: What Kills You Makes You Stronger

by Harold Goldberg Playing Bloodborne, the brutal-on-the-player game from From Software in which a horrible epidemic strikes a gothic town, is either a staggering exercise in effete masochism or a grueling, never rollicking, ascent to the laddertop of success. Either way, you need to play smart, and here are some suggestions for the first few…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz In this week’s roundup, we’ve got kids games, space VR games, Greek god-fighting games, Metroidvania games, and more! Craig Goldstein collects 8 kids games that are total fun for adults, especially when you get to beat your nephews. John Azzilonna and The Awaycast talk a bit of PAX East and a lot…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz IGF, upcoming games, current games, interviews, and tech are all featured in this week’s Roundup. Circle newcomer Joshua Rivera wraps up the 2015 Independent Games Festival with a list of winners and videos. Check it out! Dan Ackerman reviews the NVIDIA Shield, “the world’s first Android TV console”. Jason Schreier has a…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz In this installment of The Roundup, we’ve got business, reviews, videos, and VR. Outside The Roundup, everybody’s packing up and heading out to the Game Developers Conference. Maybe we’ll see you there! Chris Plante talks with Polygon’s Megan Farokhmanesh about why you (yes, you) should care about GDC. Chelsea Stark takes us back…

Photos! New York Videogame Awards

Photographer Edward Inzauto graciously approached us after the New York Videogame Awards to say he had taken candid shots throughout the event, which reached nearly 135,000 viewers on Twitch. So here’s Mr. Inzauto’s look at the festivities at Villain in Brooklyn — everything from the show onstage to the reactions in the audience to the…