The Roundup: Games For Change Edition

By Danny Castillo                                            It wasn’t an in-person experience this year. Last week’s Games for Change 2020 festival, under the guidance of Susanna Pollack, became an online experience due to the coronavirus. And the result was impressive. These three days of talks and games with a message proved not only that there are some great…

First Impressions: Inside The Sea of Thieves Final Beta

  By Shane Ferguson Don’t be fooled by Sea of Thieves’ charm. Underneath its child-like, cartoon surface is an intricate team strategy game. Within this first-person action adventure game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios, players explore the online open-world in a pirate ship, embark on quests, collect loot and engage in combat. But the…

Awards! Here Are All The NY Game Awards Nominees!

New York Videogame Critics Circle announces 7th Annual New York Game Award Nominees and Honors Bethesda’s Todd Howard with Legend Award New York City, January 4, 2018 – The New York Videogame Critics Circle will host the seventh annual New York Game Awards, honoring the top in video gaming on January 24 at Manhattan’s Abrons Playhouse. From…

The Roundup: Legendary Pokemon Giveaway, Overwatch Deathmatch, Zoe Quinn NYC Reading, Microsoft Mixed-Reality VR, Sex Trafficking Game Raises Awareness

By Shane Ferguson Greetings Circlers, Shane here to wrap up August with your final Roundup of the month. It’s been a great week (and month) for gamers. And on the horizon, September is looking even better. This week our Circle presents a special announcement, in depth reviews and Pokemon news! Before we begin, we would…

The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

By Lucy Ungaro It’s that time of year again, which means that this week The Circle is bringing you massive amounts of E3 coverage, and of course, some indie news as well, because we cover the whole videogame spectrum in these here parts.  First, our Steven Petite covered all of the big E3 pressers and reveals for The…

The E3 Moment: Microsoft Ups Its Game!

By Steven Petite   Heading into E3, Microsoft was a publisher that seemed to be losing its identity. Perhaps this has been amplified by the growing consensus that, not three years into the current console lifecycle, the Xbox One has already “lost” to the PlayStation 4. Sony’s console is more powerful and user friendly and…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz E3 2015 edition! Samit Sarkar and Brian Crecente detail The Last Guardian’s move from PS3 to PS4 in an interview with president of Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida. Jeff Bakalar delivers CNET’s best of E3 slideshow. Chris Plante has his impressions of Guerrilla Games’ new IP, Horizon Zero Dawn. Jorge Jimenez experiences Halo…