The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz A big thanks to those who came out for our community event this week! We all had a great time. Scott Stein reviews Samsung Gear VR, the first-out-the-gate VR machine powered by the Samsung Galaxy S6. Jason Cipriano reviews Game Freak’s Tembo the Badass Elephant, in which Tembo the elephant must stop an armed…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz This week, a whole lot of Rocket League! Chris Plante answers the question of “What are video games?” in this episode of What’s Tech? In another Joystickin’ with Jorge, Jorge Jimenez enjoys the rocket-car based soccer title Rocket League. Ben Gilbert discusses Adderall use as a performance enhancing drug in eSports. Matt…

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Final Fantasy’s Best Worst Villains

by Maya Lynch  Here, the young author ruminates upon the “best worst villains” of the legendary Final Fantasy series. This story was originally Ms. Lynch’s high school senior project.       Final Fantasy is one of the most famous and longest-running video game series, having been around since 1987. One of the reasons the series…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz From us here at the New York Videogame Critics Circle, a moment of silence… Sara Clemens collects tributes to Satoru Iwata on Videodame. Chelsea Stark reports Oculus‘ acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, a tech company making VR hand tracking sensors. Ebenezer Samuel reviews God of War III Remastered. Turns out Kratos has aged pretty…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Have you heard about our upcoming community event? It’ll be here in New York City at Barcade! Check it out on Facebook. Evan Narcisse and Tina Amini discuss the Batmobile, Batman, and Arkham Knight in a couch discussion. Matt Gerardi has been playing Spectra, a runner with simple gameplay but an evolving soundtrack…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz Somehow, I was convinced to start playing Dark Souls. 30 hours later, mistakes have definitely been made. Luckily for you, the Circle doesn’t make those kinds of mistakes in this week’s Roundup! Ben Gilbert outlines one of the HoloLen’s less well known features: an extremely limited field of view. Dan Ackerman talks Nvidia G-Sink, the technology…