The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Your Critic’s Circle and Roundup host have been busy doing very different things, with the Circle delivering quality writing (as always), and your faithful host attending this year’s Spring Fighter. As a follow up to last week’s story, Chelsea Stark gives us the Games for Change nominees and voter’s ballot. Ebenezer Samuel…

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…

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 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…