Scholarships: Here Are The Poems That Inspired The Award-Winning Games Created By The High School Students We Mentor!

By Harold Goldberg We have a variety of ways to give back at the New York Videogame Critics Circle. And, as a multicultural arts education-oriented nonprofit organization, we continually look to fostering creativity in others when we plan our work. Our yearly scholarship contest, for instance, focuses upon game narrative. Before we announce the winners,…

Breaking: Our Critics Circle Journalism Mentoring Program Takes A Giant Step Forward With A Daily Summer Course!

  By Harold Goldberg It’s been many years in the making. But yesterday in a spacious, new classroom in the Bronx, the New York Videogame Critics Circle and The DreamYard Project began a daily journalism course for underserved high school students. The DreamYard created this artful, warm temporary space while a larger Bronx game center…

The Issue of Blowhards Doing GDC Talks

By Harold Goldberg While I think it’s a real honor to go to and cover the Game Developers Conference, I found one bothersome character trait coming through in personalities who led almost all of the education and narrative-oriented talks I was privileged enough to attend. It’s too much ego. One of the tenets of the…

Rockstar Games Pays A Visit To The DreamYard School

By Harold Goldberg Call it Rockstar Day. On Monday, the New York Videogame Critics Circle brought Simon Ramsey, Rockstar Games’ Head of Communications, to mentor at the DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx. (The Circle has a history of mentoring students there.) As many journalists know, Rockstar keeps a very low profile across the board. Yet…