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…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Happy Hallow… post-Halloween week!  Circle members have been busy with all things spooky as well as bringing you the most important content around! Stu Horvath reflected on Halloween, his childhood, Costume Quest, and, once again, being the “enemy of fun”. Also in Halloween spirit, Jorge Jimenez hosted the “Horrorcast” Dualshockers podcast, with special guest Jill…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz With “review season” under way, Circle members have been playing games.  A lot of games! Here are some of our members’ stories in this week’s Roundup! Jeremy Voss started playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. About an hour in, he gives us his initial thoughts on his blog Shouts From The Couch. Chris…

Breaking: Nintendo’s 2DS: Yay or Nay?

By Harold Goldberg A few moments ago, Nintendo officially released some heretofore unannounced plans for this holiday season, a new handheld device called the 2ds. As part of this announcement, Nintendo had me over to their offices to see the 2DS in action. With a release date of October 12 and a price of $130,…