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The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

by Lucy Ungaro Hi again, Circle members and followers. This past week, I promised myself I wouldn’t go crazy on the Steam summer sale, which is hilarious. One of my best purchases was a game that’s meant to teach Japanese–want to bet on whether I’ll learn anything? I’ll get back to you.  Street Fighter fans, Chelsea Stark has…

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The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

By Lucy Ungaro It’s that time of year again, which means that this week The Circle is bringing you massive amounts of E3 coverage, and of course, some indie news as well, because we cover the whole videogame spectrum in these here parts.  First, our Steven Petite covered all of the big E3 pressers and reveals for The…

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The E3 Moment – At Least EA Had Fe & T2

By Stephen Petite Fe-fi-fo-fum EA Play showed little to none—except for the reason behind this incorrectly spelled hopefully clever nod to Jack and the Beanstalk that I will address in a bit. EA went away with traditional E3 fodder to deliver an L.A. to London cross-continental stream dedicated to showcasing their upcoming games. Opening with…

The E3 Moment – Bethesda Brings Franchises Back From The Dead

By Steven Petite For the second year in a row, Bethesda demonstrated the right way to showcase current and upcoming products effectively. First impressions are very important, and Bethesda kicked off the show with a clever command prompt reveal of Quake Champions. It was only a short teaser with no actual gameplay footage, but when…

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The Moment: The Sheer Emptiness of Overwatch

by Steven Petite   The scene: the majestic remains of the Shimada Castle in Japan’s Hanamura suburb. Tight lanes and streets are decorated with the occasional lonely vehicle. Numerous open buildings feature spacious rooms at their core, a luxurious staple of Japanese architecture called the “moya.” Rooftops are visually dominating, eaves extending past walls held…

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Breaking: The Loot Crate Recall

Yesterday, we received info from Loot Crate stating that an Marvel oven mitt is unsafe and being recalled. In other words, don’t use it. Since many gamers and some Circle Critics have Loot Crate subscriptions, here’s what Loot Crate said: “Loot Crate has recently been made aware of isolated incidents with the Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt…