The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz You’re a kid now, you’re a squid now… Jason Cipriano reviews Splatoon, Nintendo’s fresh, ink/squid based take on the third person shooter genre. Chris Plante is joined by Griffin McElroy to explain E3, its history, and its place in the 2015 gaming landscape. Anthony John Agnello talks song licensing, away-time, and Rock…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz An excellent Roundup this week from the hardworking folks of the Circle. Cheers! Ben Gilbert gives us a break down of the current VR landscape, discussing Google Cardboard, Gear VR, Morpheus, Oculus, and Vive. Ebenezer Samuel reviews Swords & Soldiers II, the simple, colorful, 2D, real-time strategy title for Wii U. In her…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Judging from this week’s Roundup, it looks like I’ll be picking up The Witcher 3 some time soon… Jeff Bakalar is joined by Kevin VanOrd (Gamespot) to discuss The Witcher 3 and it’s GOTY murmurings. Harold Goldberg writes his (largely favorable) thoughts on The Witcher 3, mid-way through his playthrough. It’s a…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Currently exists partially out of phase. Will be back soon… Ebenezer Samuel reviews Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios’ take on the racing simulator genre. Ben Gilbert details Nintendo’s future for mobile games, with the company planning a “quality over quantity” approach. Chelsea Stark reports on the official release date of the Oculus…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz I want everyone to give a warm welcome to Matt Gerardi, the newest member of the Critics Circle! You can check out some of his work here at the A.V. Club. You may know Nintendo’s first party studio HAL Laboratory as “those folks who make Kirby”. Not anymore! Anthony John Agnello interviews game director Yasuhiro…

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What The Games World Can Learn From The Whitney Museum

by Harold Goldberg Today heralds the opening of one of the world’s great museums, the Whitney Museum of American Art‘s new home in downtown Manhattan. I attended the museum’s inaugural press event, roaming its wondrous halls and nooks and crannies for hours. It was all so glorious, I couldn’t help but feel I present was…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Wherever you are this week, I hope the Circle’s high quality content brightens your day. (Well, except for the Silent Hills thing…) Evan Narcisse reminds us that, although Silent Hills is canceled, the amazing teaser/demo P.T. is still available on the Playstation Store…until Konami pulls it. Dan Ackerman reviews the Origin PC Eon15-X (2015), the powerful gaming laptop…