Community Event! 8/6, Barcade Manhattan

Each summer, the New York Videogame Critics Circle holds a rollicking community event. We’re happy to announce that this year, it’s at the newly opened Barcade New York on August 6 at 6:30 p.m. at 148 West 24th Street. We don’t often invite the community to our regular meetings (probably because of the great amount of…

Book Week: Inside The Frenzy of Game Journalism

by Harold Goldberg Recently, Polygon’s Colin F. Campbell wrote Piranha Frenzy, a full-length novel that’s a labor or love. Within this taut fiction about what’s it’s like to be a videogame journalist, Campbell offers a motley mix of characters. There’s an older guy/mentor who raises his eyebrows at youthful idiocy tempered with younger folks with…

Winners & Rebroadcast: 3rd Annual Critics Circle Awards

During a rousing evening full of sly, cutting, rapid fire jokes from Daniel Radosh (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), we presented our nine Critics Circle Awards. Game developers arrived on the cold Brooklyn evening from the U.S., Canada and Switzerland. In addition to a wild and lively Radosh, the audience was treated to appearances…

Polygon’s Samit Sakar: Madden Exhibit Curator

It’s a rarity that one of our members is asked to curate a museum exhibit. But that’s just what’s happened with Polygon’s Samit Sarkar. He curated and penned the excellent Madden exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. There to talk about the show, and about Madden’s 25 year history, were NFL…

The Roundup: The Circle Speaks

By: Sarah Awad Kick off 2014 with some diverse and insightful writing about this year’s past, and what’s coming up next… Jeff Bakalar’s 404 Podcast takes us to the future  Unwinnable’s Stu Horvath has the best board games of 2013  Jason Schreier has some news about The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky via Kotaku Mashable’s Chelsea…