New York Videogame Critics Circle

New York Videogame Critics Circle The New York Video Game Critics' Circle is a multicultural group that advocates for game writers and journalists.

Even when we're apart, we're all in this together! On this week's episode of Talking Games with Reggie and Harold, the h...
05/26/2020

Even when we're apart, we're all in this together! On this week's episode of Talking Games with Reggie and Harold, the hosts talk to Microsoft's EVP of Gaming and Head of Xbox Phil Spencer about the importance of collaboration in the gaming community. Stream it here:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-946381740-186386082/phil-spencer-on-talking-games-with-reggie-and-harold-episode-2

Apple Podcasts:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-york-videogame-critics-circle-podcast/id1445039345

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/show/3CEs85a3sCpQorzmjo2gdC

Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/new-york-videogame-critics-circle-podcast

COVID-19's devastating impact will be heightened in vulnerable communities. Join Reggie and me in our New York Videogame...
05/14/2020
Talking Games With Reggie & Harold

COVID-19's devastating impact will be heightened in vulnerable communities. Join Reggie and me in our New York Videogame Critics Circle efforts to use games to educate and inspire young people during this crisis. Donate to our GoFundMe & support our podcast, debuting Monday, May 18! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/talking-games-with-reggie-and-harold https://pic.twitter.com/U200yqnCUB

Help us help homeless students! "Talking Games with Reggie and Harold" will be a unique seven-part podcast with former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aim and award-winning author/journalist Harold Goldberg. Donations will benefit the New York Videogame Critics Circle nonprofit's...

Big News! Reggie Fils-Aimé and I are developing a seven-part podcast to start in mid-May! Called "Talking Games With Reg...
04/29/2020
Talking Games With Reggie & Harold

Big News! Reggie Fils-Aimé and I are developing a seven-part podcast to start in mid-May! Called "Talking Games With Reggie And Harold," this New York Videogame Critics Circle charity fundraiser will help homeless students. Here's where you can donate and learn more! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/talking-games-with-reggie-and-harold

Help us help homeless students! "Talking Games with Reggie and Harold" will be a unique seven-part podcast with former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aim and award-winning author/journalist Harold Goldberg. Donations will benefit the New York Videogame Critics Circle nonprofit's...

Read! Our New York Videogame Critics Circle nonprofit has a Lower East Side Critics Circle satellite and this 15 year ol...
02/19/2020
The Insight: It's Not Just About Violence. A 15 Year Old Writer Muses Upon Life In Grand Theft Auto IV

Read! Our New York Videogame Critics Circle nonprofit has a Lower East Side Critics Circle satellite and this 15 year old did a terrific job with one of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto offerings! https://nygamecritics.com/2020/02/19/the-insight-its-not-just-about-violence-a-15-year-old-writer-muses-upon-life-in-grand-theft-auto-iv/

By Mayia Moore Grand Theft Auto IV, part of the landmark GTA franchise, is a crime fighting action game that adds story-lines and simulations that are essential to the game’s vibe. Led by the recen…

The New York Videogame Critics Circle and I are happy to join Roxanne Gay, Ken Burns, Anja Scholze, Garth Brooks, Hugh G...
01/17/2020
Words With Friends Rings in the New Decade with Social Campaign #WordsWithVision

The New York Videogame Critics Circle and I are happy to join Roxanne Gay, Ken Burns, Anja Scholze, Garth Brooks, Hugh Grant and others in this social justice-oriented Words With Vision campaign. My word is "Justice" and we'll tell you why in the coming days. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/words-friends-rings-decade-social-140000516.html

Words With Friends Rings in a New Decade with Social Campaign, WordsWithVision

We're so thrilled to have Maddie Rice perform again at the New York Game Awards! https://nygamecritics.com/2020/01/13/aw...
01/13/2020
Awards! Musician Maddie Rice Will Return To New York Game Awards For Another Inspired Performance

We're so thrilled to have Maddie Rice perform again at the New York Game Awards! https://nygamecritics.com/2020/01/13/awards-musician-maddie-rice-will-return-to-new-york-game-awards-for-another-inspired-performance/

By Hunter Fenollol Following last year’s breathtaking set that featured songs nominated for The Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a video game, musician Maddie Rice, who frequently plays guitar…

Here are all the nominees for the New York Videogame Critics Circle's 9th Annual NY Game Awards on 1/21/20 at SVA Theatr...
01/02/2020
Awards! Here Are All The Nominees For The 9th New York Game Awards!

Here are all the nominees for the New York Videogame Critics Circle's 9th Annual NY Game Awards on 1/21/20 at SVA Theatre! That's when we'll announce the lucky winners! https://nygamecritics.com/2020/01/02/awards-here-are-all-the-nominees-for-the-9th-new-york-game-awards/

Get Your Tickets Here! New York City, January 2, 2020 – The New York Videogame Critics Circle will host the 9th Annual New York Game Awards, honoring the best in video gaming on January 21 at SVA T…

NYVGCC has only 15 New York Game Awardstickets left for selfies with Reggie. Get them soon before they sell out! https:/...
12/05/2019
Awards! You Can Meet & Greet Legend Winner Reggie Fils-Aimé On 1/21/20!

NYVGCC has only 15 New York Game Awards
tickets left for selfies with Reggie. Get them soon before they sell out! https://nygamecritics.com/2019/12/04/awards-you-can-meet-greet-legend-winner-reggie-fils-aime-on-1-21-20/

Two Special Ticket Tiers Now Include A Meet & Greet with Reggie Fils-Aimé! Get a Selfie with Reggie Fils-Aimé at the 9th Annual New York Game Awards Ceremony: Tickets Here! Join the New York Vi…

10/26/2019

Be Here Tuesday, People. Big, Big News!

10/16/2019

Big New York Game Awards news next week, folks!

I am so honored, moved and humbled to announce that Reggie Fils-Aimé will be joining the Board of Directors of our New Y...
09/18/2019
Breaking: The Legendary Reggie Fils-Aimé Joins Our Board Of Directors!

I am so honored, moved and humbled to announce that Reggie Fils-Aimé will be joining the Board of Directors of our New York Videogame Critics Circle. The Circle moves onward and upward - in order to help others! #NYVGCC #Reggie #Legendary https://nygamecritics.com/2019/09/18/breaking-the-legendary-reggie-fils-aime-joins-our-board-of-directors/

Reggie Fils-Aimé visits DreamYard Preparatory School in the Bronx where members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle mentor students & teach courses. Photo by Sarah Ingram. Industry Legend …

It was so cool! The Bronx high school students we mentor got to meet the excellent @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN @Tribeca the other w...
05/06/2019
The Moment: That Day We All Met The Great Hideo Kojima!

It was so cool! The Bronx high school students we mentor got to meet the excellent @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN @Tribeca the other week. Here's how it happened! https://nygamecritics.com/2019/05/06/the-moment-that-day-we-all-met-the-great-hideo-kojima/

By Harold Goldberg In its way, it was a mere moment, but it was also a dream come true. The New York Videogame Critics Circle was able to bring the students we mentor from two Bronx schools to the …

It's an excellent morning to work on the New York Game Awards! Our official program looks great, doesn't it? Thanks to J...
01/19/2019

It's an excellent morning to work on the New York Game Awards! Our official program looks great, doesn't it? Thanks to John Azzilonna for the Retro-Meets-Manhattan design work!

Heaven's Vault will be another World Premiere Trailer for next Tuesday's New York Game Awards at SVA Theatre. (I've seen...
01/16/2019
Awards World Premiere Trailer: Heaven’s Vault From The Makers Of 80 Days!

Heaven's Vault will be another World Premiere Trailer for next Tuesday's New York Game Awards at SVA Theatre. (I've seen it. It's beautiful!) https://nygamecritics.com/2019/01/15/awards-world-premiere-trailer-heavens-vault-from-the-makers-of-80-days/

The New York Game Awards is stoked to present a World Premiere Trailer for Heaven’s Vault from inkle, the U.K. studio created by two talented game creators from Cambridge who were compelled t…

The NY GameAwards & New York Videogame Critics Circle are proud to announce the premiere of the "Treachery In Beatdown C...
01/11/2019
Awards World Premiere Trailer: Treachery In Beatdown City By Shawn Alexander Allen!

The NY GameAwards & New York Videogame Critics Circle are proud to announce the premiere of the "Treachery In Beatdown City" trailer from Shawn Alexander Allen at our 1/22/19 show at SVA Theatre. What's that about a rap collaboration? Attend: Then you'll know! https://nygamecritics.com/2019/01/11/awards-world-premiere-trailer-treachery-in-beatdown-city-by-shawn-alexander-allen/

We’re thrilled! Our first New York Game Awards World Premiere Trailer will be a full, action-packed, satire-spiced endeavor. It’s the long-awaited Treachery In Beatdown City from New Yo…

Here all the nominees for the 8th Annual NY Game Awards on 1/22. Congrats to each and every one https://nygamecritics.co...
01/03/2019
New York Game Awards: All The Nominees Announced For Our 1/22/19 Celebration!

Here all the nominees for the 8th Annual NY Game Awards on 1/22. Congrats to each and every one https://nygamecritics.com/2019/01/03/new-york-game-awards-all-the-nominees-announced-for-our-1-22-19-celebration/

New York Videogame Critics Circle Announces 8th Annual New York Game Awards Nominees and Honors Industry Great Jade Raymond with Legend Award New York City, January 3, 2019 – The New York Videogame…

Word is out! Jade Raymond will receive our Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the New York Game Awards on 1/22 at SVA Theatre. ...
01/02/2019
‘Assassin’s Creed’s’ Jade Raymond to Receive Legend Award

Word is out! Jade Raymond will receive our Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the New York Game Awards on 1/22 at SVA Theatre. Big thanks to Brian Crecente and Variety for spreading the word. https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/jade-raymond-award-1203097496/

Games industry stalwart Jade Raymond, best known for her work on Ubisoft game franchises “Assassin’s Creed” and “Watch Dogs,” will be presented with the Andrew Yoon Le…

NY Game Awards! We're giving away an @Xbox One game code to everyone who buys two (2) tickets to our NY Game Awards on 1...
11/15/2018
8th Annual New York Game Awards + After Party + Free Drinks + Meet & Greet!

NY Game Awards! We're giving away an @Xbox One game code to everyone who buys two (2) tickets to our NY Game Awards on 1/22/19 show between now and Cyber Monday (while supplies last). Plus, tickets are tax deductible! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-new-york-game-awards-after-party-free-drinks-meet-greet-tickets-48981973401

Mark your calendars for January 22, 2019 at 8 pm (pre-show: 7:30 pm)! The New York Videogame Critics Circle, a 501c3 non-profit group of 40 multicultural journalists, is delighted to announce the 8th Annual New York Game Awards Ceremony to be held at SVA Theater in Manhattan. The show celebrates the...

Save! Today is the Last Day to get Early Bird tickets for the 8th Annual @NYGameAwards on 1/22. When we reveal our aweso...
10/22/2018
8th Annual New York Game Awards + After Party + Free Drinks + Meet & Greet!

Save! Today is the Last Day to get Early Bird tickets for the 8th Annual @NYGameAwards on 1/22. When we reveal our awesome lineup of guests, you'll be glad you bought them early! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-new-york-game-awards-after-party-free-drinks-meet-greet-tickets-48981973401?aff=eac2

Mark your calendars for January 22, 2019 at 8 pm (pre-show: 7:30 pm)! The New York Videogame Critics Circle, a 501c3 non-profit group of 40 multicultural journalists, is delighted to announce the 8th Annual New York Game Awards Ceremony to be held at the SVA Theater in Manhattan. The show celebrates...

Come to our panel (Games of the Year!!!) at the PlayNYC Mainstage today, 8/11, at 4:50 pm with Dan Ackerman Sherri L. Sm...
08/11/2018
Big Circle Panel Today! Play NYC MainStage, 8/11, 4:50 PM!

Come to our panel (Games of the Year!!!) at the PlayNYC Mainstage today, 8/11, at 4:50 pm with Dan Ackerman Sherri L. Smith, Kimari Rennis & me, too. https://nygamecritics.com/2018/08/10/big-circle-panel-tomorrow-play-nyc-mainstage-8-11-450-pm/

  God of War? Monster Hunter? Red Dead 2? Which is or will be your absolute favorite? Today, we’ll have a lively panel at Play NYC MainStage, 311 W. 34th Street, on the Games of the Year…

Come to my Games for Change Festival talk this Thursday afternoon at Parsons! My 1st public PowerPoint presentation has ...
06/26/2018
Circle Founder Harold Goldberg To Speak On 6/28 At Games For Change Festival

Come to my Games for Change Festival talk this Thursday afternoon at Parsons! My 1st public PowerPoint presentation has humor. But it's a serious subject indeed: “When Journalists Educate With Games: How and Why the New York Videogame Critics Circle Mentors Students and Older Adults.” https://nygamecritics.com/2018/06/26/circle-founder-harold-goldberg-to-speak-on-6-28-at-games-for-change-festival/

Harold Goldberg, author, journalist and New York Videogame Critics Circle founder, will speak at the Games for Changes Festival this Thursday, June 28th at 3:15 p.m. The topic is “When Journa…

It's Official! The New York Videogame Critics Circle is now an officially recognized non-profit organization! https://ny...
05/23/2018
It’s Official! The New York Videogame Critics Circle Is Now A Non-Profit Organization

It's Official! The New York Videogame Critics Circle is now an officially recognized non-profit organization! https://nygamecritics.com/2018/05/23/its-official-the-new-york-videogame-critics-circle-is-now-a-non-profit-organization/

By Harold Goldberg Today, I’m proud to announce that the New York Videogame Critics Circle is an officially recognized non-profit organization. It’s been a long road. Just as we’v…

01/31/2018
Game of the Year goes to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

One of the highlights of the New York Game Awards was the kind words of Nintendo's Mr. Aonuma. Yes, he graciously accepted the Game of the Year Award for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But he also lauded the New York Videogame Circle for its work in the community.

We're so honored that Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon will be presenting our Knickerbocker Award for Best G...
01/17/2018
Awards! Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon Will Present Our Journalism Award

We're so honored that Fast Company Executive Editor Noah Robischon will be presenting our Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism at the NY Game Awards on 1/24!
https://nygamecritics.com/2018/01/17/awards-fast-company-executive-editor-noah-robischon-will-present-our-journalism-award/

By Harold Goldberg One of the New York Game Awards in which we take most pride is the Knickerbocker Award For Best Games Journalism. Eschewing the world of clickbait, non-stories, puffery and recyc…

Awards! We're really happy to announce that Shilpa Ray, @shilparayisgod, will play the NY Game Awards on 1/24. She's com...
01/11/2018
Awards! Shilpa Ray Will Perform At The New York Game Awards!

Awards! We're really happy to announce that Shilpa Ray, @shilparayisgod, will play the NY Game Awards on 1/24. She's completely awesome. Just listen to the video within this story. https://nygamecritics.com/2018/01/11/awards-shilpa-ray-will-perform-at-the-new-york-game-awards/

By Harold Goldberg When I first heard Shilpa Ray, the awesome Lower East Side musician who once worked the door at Pianos, I wanted to be a music critic again. I felt that because her music encapsu…

One of our most important awards is our Best Journalism awards. Here, we detail the New York Game Awards nominees for Be...
01/09/2018
Awards: Who’ll Receive The Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism?

One of our most important awards is our Best Journalism awards. Here, we detail the New York Game Awards nominees for Best Journalism. https://nygamecritics.com/2018/01/09/awards-wholl-receive-the-knickerbocker-award-for-best-games-journalism/

By Nick Capozzoli The New York Videogame Critics Circle is proud to present its third annual Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism, part of the New York Game Awards on January 24th. The Jou…

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