What: New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards

When: February 5, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, New York

How Much: Free


The New York Videogame Critics Circle will hold its 2 nd Annual Awards event on February 5, 2013 at NYU’s Pfizer Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is presented in cooperation with NYU’s Game Lab and NYU’s Game Center.

Harold Goldberg, the group’s founder and author of the award-winning  All Your Base Are Belong to Us (How 50 Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture), says, “Thanks to The Circle and NYU, we have a terrific show planned to honor the year’s finest, deepest games.”

Videogame luminaries from around the world will converge at the event to be written and hosted by Emmy-Award-winning Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh.

Well-known nerd core rappers MC Frontalot and Schaffer the Darklord will perform during the event.

Presenters include horror filmmakers Larry Fessenden and Graham Resnick. 

Lev Grossman, the author of  The Magician and Time magazine's book critic will also present an award. Much more information can be found at

In addition, six of the city’s best game critics and writers will convene before the event to hold court. They’ll discuss the games and trends of the past year along with what worked and what failed.

The complete event is free and open to the public, but attendees must RSVP at beginning January 22, 2013.

Finally, a free after party at NYU limited to 150 people will include a performance by Control Group. Control Group is Darren Korb’s new band. Darren wrote the music for last year’s multi-award winning game, Bastion. 

For a complete list of nominees, please go to

And here's who The Circle is, circle 2013:

About The Circle

The New York Videogame Critics Circle is a group of 25 writers from Time, NPR, The New York Times and the best blogs like and Kotaku who have come together to elevate the medium. The Circle was founded in 2011 by writers who seek to elevate the medium. .


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