The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Happy Gamescom, everyone! 2016 is looking to be a good year for game releases. Dan Ackerman gives his impressions of the the new Gamescom Intel CPU chips, codenamed Skylake. Matt Gerardi breaks down all the new Microsoft games shown this week at Gamescom, including Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break. Remember how…

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The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz E3 2015 edition! Samit Sarkar and Brian Crecente detail The Last Guardian’s move from PS3 to PS4 in an interview with president of Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida. Jeff Bakalar delivers CNET’s best of E3 slideshow. Chris Plante has his impressions of Guerrilla Games’ new IP, Horizon Zero Dawn. Jorge Jimenez experiences Halo…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz I think it is safe to say that it’s officially springtime here in NYC. And with it comes warm weather, non-violent breezes, and sunny skies. I’ve never really been into any of those things, so, of course I’ve got this week’s Roundup for you! Jorge Jimenez (joined by Ryan Meitzler) talks Bloodborne, Hideo…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Have you heard about The New York Videogame Awards? Word on the street is the event is going to be pretty spectacular. Just keep an eye out for it! Anyway, here’s your weekly Roundup! Samit Sarkar reviews Destiny’s first “expansion”, The Dark Below. Mike Futter talks with art director Pete Ellis about…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz I could tell you about all the post-Thanksgiving deals Circle members have been rounding up for you all…but by the time you read this post, all those deals will be gone. Content about games is more interesting, anyway! Jeremy Voss recaps his post-Thanksgiving escapades, which mostly consisted of Dragon Age Inquisition and…

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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…

It’s Halloween: Inside 3 Creepy Sony Games

John Azzilonna and Gregg DellaRocca packed up their video gear and took it to Sony‘s recent evening of game demos on the West Side of Manhattan. Specifically, the John and Gregg focused on games that have a spooky, creepy aspect to them — to say the least. You’ll see other Critics Circle members throughout the video…