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The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

By Jonathan G. Lee Greetings! Jon here with your weekly Circle Roundup. Did you know General George Patton was an Olympian? He placed 5th in the pentathlon for the 1912 Olympics. Perhaps more relevant to us, that same year Pierre de Coubertin (the founder of the modern day Olympic Games) introduced an arts competition. The gold…

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Breaking: Circle Community Event: July 25!

Come hang with the New York Videogame Critics Circle at our Annual Community Event on July 25 at 7 p.m. at Barcade New York in Chelsea. You’ll meet the majority of our members! Who are all cool! And there’ll be a contest giveaway or two that WILL BE OUR BIGGEST EVER! Best of all, it’s…

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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 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…

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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…

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The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

By Lucy Ungaro After a brief lull, welcome back to The Roundup! This week, we’ve got a whole lot of Uncharted news for you, and even some drama to go along with it. Also, appearances from Doom, Civilization, The Last Guardian, and, perhaps unfortunately, politics.  Mike Thomsen recently wrote a rather controversial review of Uncharted 4 for The Washington Post. It’s biting, humorous,…