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…

ARCADE FIRE #9: November 17 – November 22nd

By Harry Rabinowitz Here, we spotlight the movements, mods, and works of art within gaming culture for your ultimate enjoyment. The weekly post is your central point to see just how video games influence the world around us. With the reveal of the long-awaited Super Smash Bros. for Wii U opening cinematic, Ron Duwell begs…

Come to Our Very First Panel/Talk!

On Wednesday, December 8, at AOL Ventures, The New York Videogame Critics Circle is partnering with the excellent New York Gaming Meetup for our first panel discussion. Evan Narcisse, Tracey John, Andrew Yoon, Russ Frushtick and I will talk about the state of videogames. Then we’ll dissect the current indie games scene. It should be…

When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 5

If you’ve won in small claims court, congratulations. You feel justified, even rejuvenated. You’ve been through a lot, and  you’ve come out victorious. Or have you? Most publishers will pay you within a month of the court date. On rare occasions, however, they won’t. In that case, you’ll have to hire a City Marshall to…

When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 4

As an example for videogame journalists, I’m detailing a small claims  suit I filed against a travel magazine that was led by, in this case, a less-than-honest editor in chief. So what happened when I took the train downtown to court on a chilly spring evening? In front of a genial mediator, I pled my…

When You Don’t Get Paid, Part 3

You’re going to have to sue. At some point in your writing life, you’re going to have to sue to get paid. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. It happens to me about once every five years. The process of suing for payment in New York City’s small claims court is time consuming, but not at…