The Circle Interview: Creator Gabe Cuzzillo On How Ape Out Changed During 5 Years Of Development

  By Elizabeth Ballou Ape Out, independent developer Gabe Cuzzillo’s latest beat-’em-up game, is a smash hit – literally. Playing the titular ape, players smash, blast, and scramble through gauntlets of guards as they escape captivity. Isaac Espinosa, who reviewed Ape Out for the Critics Circle, wrote that the game was “sure to bring out…

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…

Inside: NYU’s Future Gamers Program

By Harold Goldberg On Saturday, I took an umbrella to the heavy rain and traveled to NYU’s Game Center where a large group of college seniors were celebrating their imminent graduations and the occasionally dismal reality that is the real world. But in a small room farther away from the festivities, about 15 high school…

The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

by Lucy Ungaro We’re back with a rainbow assortment of games. (Fallout 4 Week has passed by relatively smoothly.) So let’s get to it! Ask and you shall receive: the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is heading to the Wii U soon, and it comes with an adorable amiibo surprise. Check out the article by Chelsea Stark for more details. Speaking…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Still in that line to get your iPhone 6? Luck for you, Circle members have been busy covering everything from phones to VR to loads of games.  So relax and catch up on last week while you wait with today’s Roundup. Jeff Bakalar and Scott Stein of CNET answer all your iPhone 6 and…

Awards: How to RSVP for Free Tickets!

NEW YORK VIDEOGAME CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 5th AWARDS EVENT The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’s Daniel Radosh Hosts Free Show Full Of Stars & Surprises in Conjunction with NYU’s Game Center and Game Lab What: New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards When: February 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Where: Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, New York How Much: Free with RSVP Website: NYGameCritics.com The…