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ARCADE FIRE #14: January 5 – January 10th

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. The first week of the new year is now behind us and we’re gearing up to…

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ARCADE FIRE #12: December 8 – December 13th

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. For anyone above the age of 30, growing up, and realizing that you’re an adult is…

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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 As we approach the holidays, Circle members have been hard at work bringing you reviews, news, and the latest happenings in games! Jorge Jimenez reviewed the hotly-anticipated Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, over on Dualshockers. Jeff Bakalar also reviewed the game over on CNET. Craig Goldstein talked with police to compile a list of law…

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The Insight: Was I The George Plimpton of Madden Football?

In which an ardent, young writer channels the ghost of George Plimpton, co-founder of the The Paris Review and legendary participatory journalist. Here’s what he learned. by Jason Tabrys I discovered one thing quickly. Eric “Problem” Wright, Zach Farley and Steve Gibbons clearly have a lot of fun when they play Madden Football, a game that…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, we have features, interviews, videos, explainers, and reviews, all from the lovely members of the Critics Circle. Harold Goldberg published his long-in-the-making, 5000-word cover story on League of Legends, eSports, and Cloud9 HyperX over at Playboy Magazine. Alex Navarro sat down with Vinny Caravella for another GiantBomb quick look, this time for Duck…