Inside All Things Logitech

By Jeffrey Mizrahi Recently, Logitech held a fancy Holiday Preview event out in SoHo. Here are my thoughts on which Logitech products you should, and shouldn’t, pick up this summer — and beyond. Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker My favorite tech item of the bunch is the UE Wonderboom Portable Bluetooth Speaker. This waterproof, ball-shaped speaker…

And The Winner Is… The 2014 IndieCade Wrap-Up

By Harry Rabinowitz Held at the Cafe Club Fais Do-Do in the City of Angels, IndieCade 2014 was another resounding success.  Todd Martens’ Los Angeles Times article framed the event nicely, saying that IndieCade proudly hosted bold, experimental new games amidst opposition in the form of #GamerGate. The award winners, which can be found in full on…

Book Week! EVE: Source Has Crazy-Ass Depth

By Harold Goldberg If you’re a fan of EVE Online, you likely know at least some of the lore. But wait. There’s more. Like the “The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia,” “EVE: Source” by CCP Games and Dave Marshall features a vast compilation of almost everything EVE – short pieces on characters, long stories about…

Party On: The Import of the Group Within RPGs

By comparing the culture within western and eastern RPGS, the author argues that plot in role playing games hinges not on one protagonist, but upon a motley crew of characters. by Robert Gordon In the world of role playing games, it’s the ensemble that’s key to plot formation. Though  video game characters can be motivated…

Rest In Peace, Steve Morgenstern

When I learned of Steve Morgenstern’s passing early today, it was a shock. Steve Morgenstern had been a fixture, until recently, of the tech and gaming scene in New York City. But I also considered him to be a friend. Although he wasn’t a Circle member and lived out on Long Island, I often invited…

The Upshot: RuneScape 3: Maybe the Peacock Knows

This is the third and final installment of the RuneScape 3 stories.  Earlier, Harold Goldberg found himself at Peckforton Castle, somewhat near Manchester, England. But what was good and what was lacking in the game itself?  BY HAROLD GOLDBERG As I stood gawking in this round, but dungeon-like environment, I spied three Jagex employees holding…