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…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz It’s been a while, but we’re back! A quick reminder that if you missed the Awards, you can still check it out on our Twitch channel. But this is The Roundup! Jeff Bakalar and John Azzilonna review The Order: 1886. Both laud the games graphical fidelity but are dissapointed by other aspects of the…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week’s Roundup comes to you with a heavy heart. Evan Narcisse gives his impressions of Gravity Ghost, the Super Mario Galaxy-esk physics puzzle platformer by Erin Robinson. With the recent release of Grim Fandango Remastered, Dan Ackerman is one step closer to having all his “out of print” PC classics back in…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Celebrations all around to you, your family and friends! With plenty of Yuletide carols and Hanukkah songs being sung, we wanted to bring the best and brightest from our esteemed Circle members! Polygon’s Besties, Griffin McElroy, Russ Frushtick, Chris Plante, and Justin McElroy, reunite for one last podcast. This time they talk…

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ARCADE FIRE #10: November 24 – November 29th

By Kevin L. Clark Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us. You may be stuffed full of turkey and other tryptophan-like substances, but that does not stop…

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The Insight: Game Preservation & The Dying Cartridge

By Harry Rabinowitz “Can I take a look?” Rebecca asks me, gesturing towards the blue-screening copy of Mega Man III. “Sure.” I open the lid of the Nintendo Entertainment System, a piece of equipment a little under a decade older than me, caress the cartridge of Mega Man III out of the system and pass…