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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 Circle Interview: Nix Hydra

By Lucy Ungaro I recently interviewed Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky, the co-founders of a game company called Nix Hydra that makes feminine, egg-oriented, non-aggressive videogames. Their first game, Egg Baby, was a breakout hit. Now, Egg!, the sequel that releases today, promises to be “the world’s most eggstravagant pet game.” Read about how these…

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The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

by Lucy Ungaro Welcome back to the Roundup! After this blisteringly hot weekend, relax with a glass of lemonade and read about worlds with much more tolerable weather patterns.  Last week, I shared Jeremy Voss’s glowing thoughts on Uncharted 4. This week, his opinions have changed. As time passes, the glamour of Nathan Drake’s latest adventure diminishes, while Doom becomes more…

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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,…

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The Moment: The Musical Carnage of Doom

“With new blood-oozing enemies comes the reemergence of pulse-elevating music which persists until the final demon heart is crushed.” By Steven Petite One of the most widely used opening sequences in video games (and other entertainment forms) seems to be the “waking up” scene. A character wakes up to find a world in need of…

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The Insight: First Look at SuperGiant’s Hot Pyre

A week or so ago, the New York Videogame Critics Circle sent a few of its core members to the Pax East conference in Boston. Reporter John Azzilonna and videographer Victor Kalogiannis came back with a deep story about SuperGiant Games‘ upcoming Pyre, to be released in 2017. SuperGiant’s offerings, which have won various New…