The Roundup: Destiny 2 Rolls On, Super Mario 64 Online, That New Nintendo Direct, Apple Loves Sky, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Release Date, Is Pewdiepie Killing Livestream Gaming?

By Shane Ferguson Salutations, Circlerees and Circlerettes, Shane here with another Roundup. This week we have a new Nintendo Direct Announcement, Super Mario 64 Online, and an Apple exclusive game from the developers of Journey. The Switch has been getting a lot of attention this week. With it getting a full complete version of NBA 2K18 and my birthday…

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…

Climbing Everest In New York: Inside The Explorers Club

By Harold Goldberg It’s a cold, pre-Spring night at the Explorer’s Club and the livin’ is wild. I never expected to roam freely around this private enclave on the Upper East Side. The rich, dark mahogany. The prevalent, elegant taxidermy. The very smell of history. And yak meatballs. Probably, I first heard about the Explorer’s…

Launch Day: Our Nintendo Switch Mini-Documentary

It’s here! Nintendo’s new Switch console in now available for purchase around the world. Many seem thrilled, at least generally. To that end, here’s our Nintendo Switch video coverage. Victor Kalogiannis does a yeoman’s job shooting and editing video. And John Azzilonna holds court with thoughtful, scripted voiceover. Enjoy!    

Awards: Our Richard Garriott Tribute Video!

By Harold Goldberg Just 10 days before the New York Game Awards, members of the New  York Videogame Critics Circle convened at my home. The purpose? To try, in some small way, to say something poignant about Richard Garriott, our worthy Legend Award winner. After some pizza and a gulp of moonshine, Tom’s Guide’s Sherri Smith,…