The Roundup: Mario + Halloween = One Crazy Week!

By Kimari Rennis Greetings, fellow Circle members! I am Kimari Rennis, and I will be delivering this week’s Roundup.  There’s a lot of Mario in the air this week! That’s because Super Mario Odyssey seems to be getting the best reviews of any Mario game – ever. Plus, it’s Halloween-time. There’s just so much going…

The Roundup: The Circle & Beyond

By Lucy Ungaro Hello, Circle critics, videogamers and scholars, and welcome to the Roundup–Lucy edition. I will be taking up the mantle for these weekly portals into the gaming world. It’s new and improved with a a special mix of cultural topics outside of our Circle. Without further ado, let’s round up!  First off, who else…

Presenter Alert: Revolution’s Tim Guinee

I’m truly excited to announce that Tim Guinee, the renowned stage, television and feature film actor, will be presenting at the New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards on February 5th at NYU-Poly’s Pfizer Auditorium. This year and last, Tim’s had a recurring role as Ben Matheson in J. J. Abrams’ NBC-TV show, “Revolution.” It’s one…

Performance Alert: Schaffer The Darklord

I’m quite happy to announce that the always-satirical Schaffer The Darklord will be performing at the New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards on February 5, 2013 at NYU’s Pfizer Auditorium. Here’s how it happened. When we convene for meetings, Schaffer’s work is often a topic of conversation, and when we began to plan the Awards, his…