The Roundup: Games For Change Edition

By Danny Castillo                                            It wasn’t an in-person experience this year. Last week’s Games for Change 2020 festival, under the guidance of Susanna Pollack, became an online experience due to the coronavirus. And the result was impressive. These three days of talks and games with a message proved not only that there are some great…

The Roundup: The Industry Responds To Protests, A Young Writer Finds Strength In Treachery In Beatdown City, And More

By Matt Gerardi Welcome back to The Roundup, the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s weekly look at our members’ writing and news from around the world of videogames. With protests against racial injustice and police brutality emerging around the world, there are obviously more important things to be discussing and supporting at this time than…

The Roundup: A New Kind Of VR Escape Room, NYU’s Failed VR Experiment, The Story Behind Intel’s CPU Code Names, And More!

By Matt Gerardi Welcome back to The Roundup, the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s weekly look at our members’ writing and news from around the world of videogames. This week, our writers recount their run-ins with some interesting VR experiments, introduce us to Amazon’s first big videogame release, and get the skinny on all those…

The Roundup: Remaking Final Fantasy VII, A Look At The PS5 Controller, How An NYC Electronics Maker Started Building Medical Supplies, And More!

By Matt Gerardi Welcome back to The Roundup, the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s weekly look at our members’ writing and news from around the world of videogames. This week, our writers look at the 20-year gap between Final Fantasy VII and its ambitious remake, dissect the design of the new PlayStation 5 controller, take…