The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz

27 days left until our Williamsburg-bound New York Game Awards. Speak the word, spread the hype!

Kevin L. Clark, Tanya Depass, Shareef Jackson, Catt Small and many more took a stand against police brutality with #Spawn4Good, a gaming stream marathon dedicated to raising awareness. Lead by SpawnOnMe’s Kahlief Adams, the collective accomplished their goal of raising $5,000 for the family of Staten Island, New York’s Eric Garner, while dedicating numerous games to the likes of Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and other fallen unarmed black persons. You can check out the streams here and here. For more info, check out Evan Narcisse’s Kotaku article previewing the marathon.

If you need to catch up on CES 2015, Jeff Bakalar wrapped up the event in this edition of the 404 Podcast.

Samit Sarkar reports that Ralph Baer and Al Alcorn will both be honored with the “Pioneer Award” in the upcoming DICE Awards.

Jeremy Voss is experiencing some virtual murder fatigue, the culprit this time: Far Cry 4.

Nintendo released a trailer revealing the new Fire Emblem game for 3DS. Jill Scharr breaks down the trailer in intensive detail over on her blog.

Anthony John Agnello, joined by fellow Joystiq staffers, streamed Super Mario Galaxy 2 and discussed Nintendo’s recent release of Wii games (like Galaxy 2)  for digital download on the Wii U.

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