The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By Harry Rabinowitz

IGF, AGDQ, CES, OS VR, our members have all the acronyms for you in this week’s Roundup!

Mike Futter brings you the list of finalists for the 2015 Independent Games Festival. The list shares some similarities to our very own New York Game Award nominees!

Jason Schreier’s been watching Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, which raised over $1.5 million towards the Prevent Cancer Foundation last week. Here’s a 21 minute Pokemon Blue speed-run, an invisible Tetris run, a 28 minute Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels speed-run, and the first three dungeons of Ocarina of Time played blindfolded.

Chelsea Stark has some good news for all you MS-Dos fans. The Internet Archive recently released 2,400 MS-Dos games you can play in your browser. For all you MS-Dos newbies out there, that’s short for Microsoft Disk Operating System from back in the 80s.

At the Consumer Electronics Show, Chris Plante takes a look at the Open-Source VR device by Razer, dubbed OS VR.

Also at CES, Ben Gilbert reviews the current state of Oculus VR and the ever-present question of “When is this thing going to be a consumer product?”

Post-CES, Scott Stein has his overall impressions of VR now, VR in the future, and the long road between the two.

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