The Upshot: The Best GDC Talk Was About Empathy

By Harold Goldberg It’s a busy, occasionally frantic time. But I did have direction. My goal at the Game Developers Conference was to spread the word about the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s non-profit work with students and older adults. Along those lines, I eschewed most (not all) of the game demos this year to…

Rockstar Games Pays A Visit To The DreamYard School

By Harold Goldberg Call it Rockstar Day. On Monday, the New York Videogame Critics Circle brought Simon Ramsey, Rockstar Games’ Head of Communications, to mentor at the DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx. (The Circle has a history of mentoring students there.) As many journalists know, Rockstar keeps a very low profile across the board. Yet…