Our First Podcast! Terror-Filled Halloween Games From The New York Videogame Critics Circle


By Harold Goldberg

I’m really thrilled to present our first New York Videogame Critics Circle Podcast. It’s got a Halloween theme.

How did this happen? After one of our recent panels, CNET’s Dan Ackerman said, “This was a lot of fun. Why don’t we do a podcast?”

Sherri Smith, who also was present for that panel discussion, became very enthusiastic. “Are you kidding? Let’s do it!”

I said, “Definitely. It’ll be fun.”

Dan graciously offered to record it and engineer it after hours at CNET HQ in Manhattan. We recorded it last week.

Man, did we have a blast talking about scary games from present and past. Beyond games even talked about books and Halloween costumes.

In the future, we hope to have a Critics Circle member as a guest for each podcast. That’s over three dozen people. So we’re sure to a lively, creative discussions going forward.

In the Halloweeen Podcast, you’ll hear us converse about:

Current Game

Super Mario Odyssey’s creepier levels,
Evil Within 2
Wolfenstein II: New Colossus
Resident Evil 7

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Classic Games:

Resident Evil 2
The 7th Guest
Resident Evil 2 (which Ackerman reveals helped him get a job in games journalism)
Fatal Frame


Soft and Cuddly by Jarett Kobak (about Britain’s scariest game)
The Tetris Effect, Dan’s Book
All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How 50 Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture, Harold’s Book.

Non-Profit Work

You’ll hear us touch upon our work in the community with students at the DreamYard Prep School and older adults at the Senior Planet Exploration Center.

Until next time!


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