Awards: Our Richard Garriott Tribute Video!

By Harold Goldberg

Just 10 days before the New York Game Awards, members of the New  York Videogame Critics Circle convened at my home. The purpose? To try, in some small way, to say something poignant about Richard Garriott, our worthy Legend Award winner. After some pizza and a gulp of moonshine, Tom’s Guide’s Sherri Smith, CNET’s Dan Ackerman, Spike’s Jason Cipriano, the Washington Post’s Chris Byrd and I each had a few things to say about the well-known Ultima creator and astronaut.

Our Victor Kalogiannis shot the footage, and then carefully edited our stories and anecdotes into a short, cogent documentary. The moving result was shown at last week’s New York Game Awards. It’s now archived on YouTube. If you missed the Awards or were with us and just want to see it again, here it is below. Thanks again to Richard Garriott for accepting the Award in person and for staying to mingle and sign autographs afterwards.




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