Presenter Alert: Book of Numbers’ Joshua Cohen

The New York Videogame Critics Circle is proud to announce that noted literary novelist Joshua Cohen will present the Herman Melville Award for Best Writing at the New York Game Awards on February 9. When “Book of Numbers,” Cohen’s most recent work, was reviewed in The New York Times, critic Mark Sarvas wrote, “Comparisons to…

The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

by Lucy Ungaro This week, you guessed it: it’s Fallout 4 mania! Half of the pieces I’ll be sharing from the Circle will be Fallout 4 related because, well, Fallout 4. Do we need another reason? Rise of the Tomb Raider takes up the rest of the Circle news–two great games, one week! My promised Life is Strange Episode 5 review is up. Check…

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…

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48 Hours Inside The Phantom Pain

In which the journalist spends what amounts to two full days within the vast, fuscous world that is Metal Gear Solid V. by Jonathan G. Lee Where on earth is it? You can’t find the FU.S. satellite of Konami on Google Maps, which is ironic, because it’s right next to the YouTube Space LA. But…

Photos! New York Videogame Awards

Photographer Edward Inzauto graciously approached us after the New York Videogame Awards to say he had taken candid shots throughout the event, which reached nearly 135,000 viewers on Twitch. So here’s Mr. Inzauto’s look at the festivities at Villain in Brooklyn — everything from the show onstage to the reactions in the audience to the…