Thanks so much for your donations! Today, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is proud to present Episode 1 of Talking Games With Reggie And Harold. It’s entertaining content, but it’s also a fundraiser for our work with homeless youth in shelters in the Bronx. If you haven’t, please donate here.
Two months ago, our lives changed dramatically as we found ourselves facing a pandemic of unprecedented proportions. In a sea of uncertainty, the New York Videogame Critics Circle sought to offer a glimmer of hope and encouragement throughout NYC and beyond. With the help of the legendary Reggie Fils-Aimé, we endeavor to inspire people in a time of crisis while making a lasting impact on those whose will suffer most amid COVID-19 and its associated economic fallout.
Today, we’re proud to share that the first episode of Talking Games with Reggie and Harold is now live and available for download. Titled “Beginnings,” we explore Fils-Aimé’s early days at Nintendo of America as he shares untold stories from his time leading one of the world’s most innovative brands. Listeners will also hear from Harold Goldberg, the founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, who explains how the organization has evolved over the past decade. The hosts then talk to Henry Love of Gateway Housing about the challenges of homelessness and how videogames can leave a positive impact on young people going through difficult times.
Along with the podcast, we introduced a GoFundMe campaign to supply videogames and game consoles to children facing the challenges of homelessness in Bronx shelters. Please join us in our mission by listening to the podcast, which you can find here. You can find more information about the fundraising campaign and donate here. Selected donors will have the opportunity to ask Reggie Fils-Aimé a question and all donors get exclusive minipodcasts. All donors will have first access to purchase some of the Circle’s rare videogame memorabilia, too.
Just a note about our terrific team: our awesome music is composed by Emmy and Grammy winner Anton Sanko. Big thanks to Annie Pei, Annie Nguyen, John Azzilonna, Amber Stafford, Whitney Meers and Imad Khan. Remember to spread the word to your friends: it’s not for us, it’s for the underserved communities who are hurting right now. Enjoy the podcast!