The Roundup: Artifact Announced, Letters From Incarcerated Gamers, Mortal Kombat Retrospective, Esports In Olympics, DeepMind AI, and Your Brain On Videogames

By Jonathan G. Lee Hey! Jon here, bringing you another Circle Roundup. This week’s Roundup features some great thought pieces and discussions. Make sure you read this one on your lunch break with a nice salad and a drink. And with that, the Roundup! Joshua Rivera had a debate with his colleague Scott Meslow over…

The Roundup: Game of the Year, FF XV, Unexpected Joy & Yonder!

(I will totally play a Stranger Things x Final Fantasy crossover. There needs to be an serendipitous elevator encounter between the Duffer Brothers and Phil Rogers to make this happen.) Hello Circle people! It’s Jon again, back with another Circle Roundup and hoping you’ve all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Today’s Roundup is brought to you by my…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, a whole lot of Rocket League! Chris Plante answers the question of “What are video games?” in this episode of What’s Tech? In another Joystickin’ with Jorge, Jorge Jimenez enjoys the rocket-car based soccer title Rocket League. Ben Gilbert discusses Adderall use as a performance enhancing drug in eSports. Matt…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz With E3 looming, Circle members are prepping for the monstrously busy week to come. Good luck to everybody on the team! Anthony John Agnello sat down to play Fortnite, the new team based, fort-building, online experience from Epic Games. Ben Gilbert argues that, amidst Sony and Microsoft’s battle for VR dominance, Sony is…