The Roundup: Facebook’s VR Future, Street Fighter Goes To The Olympics, Breakpoint Disappoints, Big Blizzard Backlash, PS5 Details, Launcher 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 critics report in from big events with looks ahead at potential futures for VR and esports. Plus, a Smash Bros. veteran finally gets his…

Kudos From The NY Public Library!

By Harold Goldberg We don’t usually tout our community service work here, although we sometimes mention what we’re doing in Manhattan, the Bronx and beyond. But I think it’s OK to have someone do it for us, especially when it’s someone smart who knows the world of community service well. The New York Public Library’s Thomas Knowlton recently sent this note to the…

The Roundup: Shooters, Oculus, Shigeru Miyamoto, and GOTY

  Season’s greetings, Circle gang! It’s Jon again with your weekly Circle Roundup. Today’s Roundup is brought to you by snow! So when you think of snow, you probably think of Christmas. And when you think of Christmas, you (hopefully) feel happy! Christmas trees, candy canes, nutcrackers, Santa Claus, and the Sticky Bandits. Snow =…

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 Currently exists partially out of phase. Will be back soon… Ebenezer Samuel reviews Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios’ take on the racing simulator genre. Ben Gilbert details Nintendo’s future for mobile games, with the company planning a “quality over quantity” approach. Chelsea Stark reports on the official release date of the Oculus…