The 9th Annual New York Video Game Awards

On Tuesday in New York City gamers from around the world joined together for the 9th Annual New York VideoGame Awards.

Inside Manhattan’s SVA Theatre the award show took place hosted by Devin Delliquanti, a writer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is put on by the New York VideoGame Critics Circle, a non-profit organization founded by journalist Harold Goldberg for all types of people who play games from those in the industry love and writing about them.

Some of the things they do.

DreamYard Project at DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx: Offering mentoring, internships, workshops, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underserved students.

Journalism classes at The Henry Street Settlement: The New York Videogame Critics Circle brings games education to community events as well.

Mentoring at, and consulting for, Older Adult Technology Services (O.A.T.S.), at their Senior Planet tech center in Manhattan’s Chelsea-area.

The New York Public Library system and American Museum of Natural History panels: Talks and discussions about jobs in games, games history and how games bring people together.

The guest of honor was former Nintendo president, Reggie Fils-Aime who received a touching tribute following his reitrement from Nintendo in February of last year.

The show was giving recognition to last year’s best games and the contributions they’ve made. Although if you ask me the real show-stealer was the guy dressed in a duck costume who looked familiar to the one in the Untitled Goose Game.

If you weren’t able to make it in person it’s available to watch online here.

Full List of Winners: 2020 New York Videogame Awards

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year:
The Outer Worlds

Andrew Yoon Legend Award:
Reggie Fils-Aimé

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World:
Outer Wilds

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing:
Disco Elysium

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game:
Minecraft Earth

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game:
Sayonara Wild Hearts

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game:
Luigi’s Mansion 3

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game:
Sayonara Wild Hearts

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game:
Disco Elysium

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake:
Resident Evil 2

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game:
Courtney Hope as Jesse in Control

Captain Award for Best Rookie Esports Team:
FPX (League of Legends)

Joltin’ Joe Award: Best Esports Player of the Year:
Arslan Ash

Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism:
Khee Hoon Chan