By Harold Goldberg
The New York Videogame Critics Circle is absolutely thrilled to have Microsoft on board for the 11th New York Games Awards on 2/1/22 at 8 pm ET. Their good help will be three-fold in scope.
First, Microsoft will offer support to our varied programs for underserved and homeless students. These include classes in games journalism, games narrative writing, play writing and scriptwriting in games. Our work also includes donating tech tools like game consoles to create game rooms at schools, college scholarships and in-person mentoring.
Secondly, Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, will make not one, but two appearances during the 11th Annual Awards show. Welcome, Phil Spencer!
Finally, our future meetings with Microsoft will include how the gaming giant can help our underserved and homeless students beyond our own programs.
We’ll keep you posted on all of these very positive developments.
For now, please welcome Microsoft to the 11th New York Games Awards. We’re so happy that Microsoft understands the empathetic, insightful work that needs to be done with our underserved youth in New York City in order to help them find the best pathways to success!
Journalist/author Harold Goldberg is the founder and president of the New York Videogame Critics Circle and the New York Game Awards.