The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, we have features, interviews, videos, explainers, and reviews, all from the lovely members of the Critics Circle. Harold Goldberg published his long-in-the-making, 5000-word cover story on League of Legends, eSports, and Cloud9 HyperX over at Playboy Magazine. Alex Navarro sat down with Vinny Caravella for another GiantBomb quick look, this time for Duck…

Party On: The Import of the Group Within RPGs

By comparing the culture within western and eastern RPGS, the author argues that plot in role playing games hinges not on one protagonist, but upon a motley crew of characters. by Robert Gordon In the world of role playing games, it’s the ensemble that’s key to plot formation. Though  video game characters can be motivated…