Come Hang: Our Barcade Brooklyn Event

Remember to come out tomorrow night to the very first New York Videogame Critics Circle Community Event. It’s at Barcade Brooklyn, 388 Union Avenue, on Tuesday, July 31, starting at 7 p.m. I’ll even bring one of the rare first editions of “All Your Base Are Belong to Us,”  my narrative history of videogames, to…

Will NBA Baller Beats Hit Or Miss?

I have to admit I was somewhat suspicious about attending an event for Majesco Entertainment’s “NBA Baller Beats.” While Majesco has been a game publisher since 1986, they didn’t know how to market Tim Schafer’s brilliant adventure game, “Psychonauts.” And they didn’t sink enough money into “Advent Rising” or “BloodRayne” for the developers to finish…

Adam Rosenberg: Is Free To Play The New Cool?

A funny thing happened at GDC this year. I noticed it before even touching down inSan Francisco. As I booked my week-long gauntlet of previews and interviews, a trend emerged: many of the games I was carving out time to check out at were of the free-to-play variety. “Nuts to that,” I thought at the…