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…

The Poop: 10 Notes On Assassin’s Creed: Origins

By Harold Goldberg Most of the time, it’s great to welcome a new Assassin’s Creed game into my console – because of the its often compelling mix of history with fiction. Here’s what I saw when I went hands on with Assassin’s Creed: Origins. First up was a video that set up the demo. It…

Inside The Mummies Exhibit At AMNH: Great, But Needs Games

By Harold Goldberg Recently, I attended a press preview of “The Mummies,” a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History that will linger here in New York City until next January. The exhibit travels to AMNH courtesy of Chicago’s Field Museum, so the new presentation is stunning in its depth of history, archaeology…

Photos! New York Videogame Awards

Photographer Edward Inzauto graciously approached us after the New York Videogame Awards to say he had taken candid shots throughout the event, which reached nearly 135,000 viewers on Twitch. So here’s Mr. Inzauto’s look at the festivities at Villain in Brooklyn — everything from the show onstage to the reactions in the audience to the…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Celebrations all around to you, your family and friends! With plenty of Yuletide carols and Hanukkah songs being sung, we wanted to bring the best and brightest from our esteemed Circle members! Polygon’s Besties, Griffin McElroy, Russ Frushtick, Chris Plante, and Justin McElroy, reunite for one last podcast. This time they talk…