Harold Goldberg

Harold Goldberg

Harold Goldberg is a journalist and author who is the founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle. His latest book is All Your Base Are Belong to Us, How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture.

10 Things You’ll Love and Hate About the Wii U

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(These pieces, 10 Things You’ll Like About The Wii U and 10 Things You’ll Dislike About The Wii U, were originally posted at NYGameCritics.com.) On Sunday, the Wii U, Nintendo’s newest game console, went on sale throughout North America. Many of our critics took the trek to Rockefeller Center to check out the event being held there. […]

Offensive Combat: Six Dang Reasons You’ll Want to Play

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(This content was originally posted on NYGameCritics.com.) It was a wild night downtown. The developers from U4ia flew into New York and made their way to the Critics Circle on Monday. Entering a dive in the East Village that we chose, they carried a big Mac monitor, a WiFi card, a Mac laptop and a […]

Wii U: Our First Video Program!

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(This content was originally posted on NY Game Critics.com.) Gamasutra’s Leigh Alexander. Polygon’s Chris Plante. Giant Bomb’s Alex Navarro. AOL’s Libe Goad. CNET’s Dan Ackerman. About.com’s Charles Herold. These smart folks are just six of our 25 lauded Circle members. And they appear in our first New York Videogame Critics Circle Web program, this time […]

Borderlands 2: The Best Trailer Ever Made?

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(This content was originally posted on NY Game Critics.) I come back to it every morning. This brilliantly edited snippet for Borderlands 2, a post-apocalyptic satire set for release next week, is the best video game trailer of the year and one of the finest ever made. At its core, it is a superior music […]

Will NBA Baller Beats Hit Or Miss?

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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 […]