The Roundup: Mario + Halloween = One Crazy Week!

By Kimari Rennis Greetings, fellow Circle members! I am Kimari Rennis, and I will be delivering this week’s Roundup.  There’s a lot of Mario in the air this week! That’s because Super Mario Odyssey seems to be getting the best reviews of any Mario game – ever. Plus, it’s Halloween-time. There’s just so much going…

The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

by Lucy Ungaro BOO! Did I scare you? If so, you’re welcome! I’m here to help you fill your quota of Halloween frights and videogame news, all at once. The Circle has some things to say about Halloween this week, and we’ll cement the theme with news on one of the biggest current horror games. Me?…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Happy Hallow… post-Halloween week!  Circle members have been busy with all things spooky as well as bringing you the most important content around! Stu Horvath reflected on Halloween, his childhood, Costume Quest, and, once again, being the “enemy of fun”. Also in Halloween spirit, Jorge Jimenez hosted the “Horrorcast” Dualshockers podcast, with special guest Jill…

ARCADE FIRE #6: October 27 – November 1st

By Kevin L. Clark Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us. With Halloween soon approaching, we here at the New York Videogame Critics Circle might not be…

The Halloween Bonus of Undead Nightmare

A while back, I spent many, many hours with Sam Houser at Rockstar Games. We talked about, well, everything under the sun for a narrative history of videogames that will be published next April. Houser’s mind is imbued with a wonderfully extreme, dedicated passion for games and an abiding, maven-like hunger to understand American popular…