The Insight: UFC 3 – The Ultimate Fighting Simulator?

By Shane Ferguson While it has a few issues, UFC 3 is undoubtedly the ultimate fighting simulator of this generation thus far. On the PlayStation 4, its graphical and technical prowess make it a must-have for any UFC mega fan – or casual fan. Skin textures, stadiums and lighting look fantastic, even real at times. The expansive roster…

The Insight: WWE 2K18 Is A Game That Wins And Loses

By Shane Ferguson It’s odd. Professional wrestling and video games are in this weird marriage of strategy and chaos. In many ways, wrestling games show us how far gaming has come. Watching the evolution of wrestling games is watching the evolution of gaming and technology. If you were a kid in the 80’s and 90’s,…

South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Is It Funny Enough?

By Shane Ferguson Before I even booted up the PS4 version of South Park: The Fractured But Whole, I couldn’t help but reminisce about the pleasant surprise which was the South Park: The Stick of Truth. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. I’ve never literally laughed out loud that much playing any videogame. It felt…

Life is Strange: Episode 5 – Polarized Review

by Lucy Ungaro These are my thoughts on the final episode of Life is Strange. All those still planning on playing the game, beware–spoilers abound.  Max’s right hand moves, struggling, barely. The camera watches, leering. Her arms and legs? Duct taped to a chair. Her eyes, hollow. Drugged. She’s been drugged. That’s the way Life is Strange…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, Nintendo has decided to raid our Roundup. Phantom Dust, Final Fantasy Type-0, and TouchTone are also along for the ride. Nintendo announced its foray into the world of mobile gaming last week. Chelsea Stark analyzes what that means for Nintendo and for consumers. For some history behind Nintendo’s decision, Ben Gilbert charts…

ARCADE FIRE #13: December 22 – December 27th

By Harry Rabinowitz Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us. With 2015 rapidly approaching, many outlets have been putting together their “reviews” of the year. However, Medium,…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz The holidays are right around the corner. So, what are you getting for your family? Don’t know? Well, for now, forget about it and check out what our illustrious Circle members have been up to. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been the talk of the town, an accomplishment in and…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz If you’re like Circle member Stu Horvath, then this is the time of year where you want a quiet place to warm up and read.  What better reading material than this week’s Roundup? Jason Schreier reports on The Game Awards, a new videogame awards show being produced by Geoff Keighley. Chris Plante…