Wii U: Our First Video Program!

Gamasutra’s Leigh Alexander. Polygon’s Chris Plante. Giant Bomb’s Alex Navarro. AOL’s Libe Goad. CNET’s Dan Ackerman. About.com’s Charles Herold. These smart folks are just six of our 25 lauded Circle members. And they appear in our first New York Videogame Critics Circle Web program, this time about the potential pluses and minuses of the Wii…

Nintendo’s Wii U Event: By The Critics

It was exciting to see the Circle out en force at the Wii U event yesterday. The event featured a more muted Reggie Fils-Aime, certainly moreso than on that fateful day when he made his debut at Nintendo of America’s president at E3.  In May, 2004, he said triumphantly,””My name is Reggie. I’m about kicking ass. I’m…

Borderlands 2: The Best Trailer Ever Made?

I come back to it every morning. This brilliantly edited snippet for Borderlands 2, a post-apocalyptic satire set for release in mid-September, is the best video game trailer of the year and one of the finest ever made. At its core, it is a superior music video, a magical mashup of the sweet, melliflous do-wop…