The Roundup: The Circle, Gamescom & Beyond

By Jonathan G. Lee Hello friends! Jon here with another week of The Circle Round Up. Am I the only person that’s been enjoying this rain? I love rain. In fact, when I’m writing, I don’t play background music, I play background rain. When it’s pouring, I’ll even open my window a crack so I…

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…

Photos! New York Videogame Awards

Photographer Edward Inzauto graciously approached us after the New York Videogame Awards to say he had taken candid shots throughout the event, which reached nearly 135,000 viewers on Twitch. So here’s Mr. Inzauto’s look at the festivities at Villain in Brooklyn — everything from the show onstage to the reactions in the audience to the…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz New games, old games, future games, canceled games, indie games, game patches and all things game in this week’s Roundup! Jill Scharr was at the No Quarter showcase last Friday playing five very unique indie games. Evan Narcisse was also in attendance, writing extensively on Slam City Oracles. Blizzard cancels project Titan, their…