The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Did you really think we were done talking about 2014 just because it’s 2015?! How very wrong you were. This week, Members go all in with their Games of 2014 lists. Stu Horvath, Jeremy Voss, Jill Scharr, and Team Unwinnable pick their favorite games of 2014. Sara Clemens picks her top 5…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Read about last week’s gaming happenings from the best in the East! Russ Frushtick makes his debut on The New York Times with his piece on the 10 player arcade game Killer Queen. Over on Kotaku, Evan Narcisse gave his review of the completely over the top action-spectacle Bayonetta 2. Ebenezer Samuel reviewed…

Tuesday! Brooklyn Barcade Event, 7/30/13, 7 p.m.

It’s Saturday morning. Outside, the sun over the river is like Kanye’s finest gold. But I’m distracted, looking forward to Tuesday night. I’m looking forward to Tuesday night because we all get together, a community of proud nerds because honorary member Daniel Radosh of the Daily Show is intelligent and funny and droll because former Rockstar…

The Best: Journalism Panels at PAX East

by Jill Scharr We’re big fans of Penny Arcade’s PAX conventions–they’re known for being friendly, open and inclusive, with panels on diverse topics, everything from sexuality to tabletop games to games journalism.  This year, the games journalism panels themselves covered a range of topics, from freelancing to breaking into IGN. Here’s a rundown of the…

PS4 Boom or Bust: New Circle Video Program!

Was Sony’s PlayStation 4 presentation last week in Manhattan a boom or a bust? Jill Scharr, the Circle’s senior associate editor, and Victor Kaliogiannis, our videographer, have put together this excellent, nearly 25-minute video program. Here’s you’ll find deep, immediate post-presentation insight from Kotaku’s Evan Narcisse, Newsarama’s Lucas Siegel, Engadget’s Ben Gilbert and author/Circle founder…

Our First Community Event Is 7/31/12!

July 31 at 7 p.m., a night that will live in infamy. Or famy, even. We hope you will join your favorite videogame writers for all things games at Brooklyn’s Barcade next Tuesday night. The Barcade is located at 388 Union Avenue. We’ll be there for our first community event for at least three hours.…