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: Mario + Halloween = One Crazy Week!

By Kimari Rennis Greetings, fellow Circle members! I am Kimari Rennis, and I will be delivering this week’s Roundup.  There’s a lot of Mario in the air this week! That’s because Super Mario Odyssey seems to be getting the best reviews of any Mario game – ever. Plus, it’s Halloween-time. There’s just so much going…

The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

By Lucy Ungaro Hello, Circle critics, videogamers and scholars, and welcome to the Roundup–Lucy edition. I will be taking up the mantle for these weekly portals into the gaming world. It’s new and improved with a a special mix of cultural topics outside of our Circle. Without further ado, let’s round up!  First off, who else…

Presenter Alert: Revolution’s Tim Guinee

I’m truly excited to announce that Tim Guinee, the renowned stage, television and feature film actor, will be presenting at the New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards on February 5th at NYU-Poly’s Pfizer Auditorium. This year and last, Tim’s had a recurring role as Ben Matheson in J. J. Abrams’ NBC-TV show, “Revolution.” It’s one…