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…

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…