Two Tickets to CAPCOM Live Concert Sept 29th In NYC Giveaway

I am partnering with CAPCOM to give away two tickets to their Capcom Live show, coming to NYC for the first time on 9/29 at Gramercy Theatre! It’s the official Capcom concert, featuring a live rock band and orchestra performing the soundtracks from all the biggest Capcom games including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Okami, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and many more with a giant screen and light show. To enter the giveaway, click the link below! Giveaway ends Friday, Sept 21st. Tickets available at http://www.capcomlive.com

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Speak On Video Game Addiction Discussion On Games Geek Tech

I speak about the WHO recent classification of video game addiction and what that really means.

Qutee Discussion – “Video Game Addiction: Fact or Fiction?” https://www.qutee.com/q/video-game-ad…

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently added a new “Gaming Disorder” diagnosis, described as a pathological addiction to video games. Breaking things down and offering an alternative perspective, is Psychology and Data Analytics expert in eSports and video games, as well as the founder of GirlGamerVogue.com, Narz.

In this exclusive podcast interview led by GGT Founder Adesina “Desi” Sanchez, Narz explains the psychology behind video game design, how it intersects with Positive Psychology, and offers advice to those who are dealing with an overuse of video games, as well as a less pathological view of why young people are so drawn to them.

Interview page on our site w/links to resources: http://GamesGeeksTech.com/ggt-talk-in…

And bookmark their site, http://www.GamesGeeksTech.com for more inspiring and fun stories on gaming, tech and general geekery, and for their weekly podcast segment, the GGT Talk on The Grindhouse Radio which reaches 3.5-4 million listeners weekly :).

Stay in touch with them by following us @GamesGeeksTech on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Twitch!

Tell me your thoughts on video game addiction in the comments below!

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Featured on Games Geek Tech Discussing Gaming Disorder

With this new “Gaming Disorder” diagnosis from the World Health Organization, I thought it was time to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty talking about the topic since no one seemed to be trying. Join me this week on Games Geek Tech where I offer a new perspective on video game addition using positive psychology and game design.

Tune in and listen to my 3-min break down starting around the 90-minute mark:

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/53-The-Grindhouse-Radio-27408283/episode/7-12-18-evan-ginzburg-29585514

Stay tuned for the FULL interview which will be aired here and on Games Geek Tech YouTube channel, by Thursday, July 19th.

Be sure to be a part of the intellectual conversation on video game addition on my Qutee.

My Most Epic E3 Experience Ever

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Before we get into the actual industry event, let’s start off with where I stayed with my partner in crime @ZuneGirl! My beautiful home away from home in downtown Los Angeles was nearby everything! It just so happened we were also down the street from the SONY press conference! We didn’t even need to attend it. The AirBnb included access to the pool and jacuzzi which was surrounded by foliage! See below for the view outside our window into the atrium and pool!

On the First Night..

It was honestly a blur of after parties way before the doors opened! YouTube Gaming’s after party location was incredibly beautiful but there was no open bar and no food. For such a big company, you’d think they would really make an impression?

The PUBG party was incredible with catering from all over the world and unlimited cocktails based on different landing zones in the game! I got to mingle with some incredibly talented Twitch and Mixer Streamers. I arrived at the party in style accompanied by the handsome gentleman and Mixer Partner Backdraft.

Facebook Gaming Party was quite possibly the most shocking event of the night! With Instagram booths to take the most iconic photos, Oculus Rift games available to play, unlimited drinks and food, tons of space in a giant theater in downtown Los Angeles you wonder how could it get better?

BUT IT DID! Out came the famous dance group the Jabbawockeez performing some of the most popular songs. But Facebook Gaming wasn’t done spoiling us….oh no.. They got DJ Khalid up in here! I legit lost it. 🤣

Our First Day At E3

So how does the FABulous Narz start her first day at E3? By being VIP at the Fortnite Arena! 😎 ZuneGirl and I stayed in the shade during the outside Fortnite Arena event overlooking the entire tournament. Some of the biggest celebrities like Xavier Woods, Marshmellow, Pokimane, and Ninja participated in the tournament.

The weather was literally unbearable. I can’t even imagine how the viewers or the players in the sun were handling it. Regardless, the event was streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, and Twitch accumulating over 1.5 Million max concurrent views across multiple channels! Ridiculous!

Day Turns To Night

We end up heading over to the Mixer Mixer where we see some old friends from the Mixer NYC Studio where we use to work at. We then group up and then head over to the official Fortnite After Party! Possibly the best after party at E3 and only 2nd best to Twitch Con’s 2017 after party.

What ends up happening can be easily described by the collage of photos below for your viewing pleasure. Yes, there were pinatas and toilets all over the Fortnite after party. YES, I bumped in Hai Lam. 😍

Our 2nd Day at E3

We make our way to the center for Day 2 having not set foot on the floor on the first day.  We made our way around the floor saying hi to friends and such.

Our Last Day

Honestly, the entire week went by so quickly and most of the time my phone was dead. (haha I need a portable charger…) All in all, this year E3 was by far worth every penny and effort going. I met so many contacts and amazing people it blew my mind away.

Thank you to all the Mixer staff and streamers that showed me so much compassion and love! Thank you to everyone who took time to see me during the hectic week!

Did you live E3? Hate it? What was the most exciting news you heard from the event? Do you love these types of blogs? Let me know below!

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Squids From Space Makeup + Gaming Livestream!

Had the chance to play the beta of Squids From Space and it was so much fun! Had my good friend Chelsea help with a Squids + Space makeup theme look. Thanks to the team for the support and shoutout!

Watch the archived video here !
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NYC Streamers Meetup At WeWork Organized BY Your’s Truly

Overwhelmed by the number of people that came to the event! The focus of this event is to create a social suport group for streamers in NYC by having fun and playing games. We had a VR dev company, Waypoint CafeNYC, and Twitch Streamer Cresta Star in the house! Thanks to everyone that showed up!

Visit the meetup to find out about the next event: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Esports-Meetup

New York Game Award Nominees Announced! Watch It Live Jan 24th

New York Game Award

Super excited for the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s 7th Annual New York Game Award! This year the event will be held January 4, 2018, in New York City. The event will showcase the best video games from all genres hosted by Emmy-Award winning writers from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. 

This year the New York Game Award honors Bethesda’s Todd Howard with Legend Award and build up to the winner of the Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year! Todd Hoard is known for his work in the critically acclaimed Fallout series as well as the brilliantly raved Elder Scrolls series.

Get your tickets here! I will be present at the New York Game Award so be sure to pop by and say hello!

New York Game Awards Nominees

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn

NeirAutomata

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

What Remains of Edith Finch

Wolfenstein 2: New Colossus

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Super Mario Odyssey

Player Unknown Battlegrounds

 

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

Super Mario Odyssey

ARMS

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2

Knowledge Is Power

Sonic Mania

Pinball FX3

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

A Normal Lost Phone

Framed 2

Through the Ages

Bury Me, My Love

Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

HQ Trivia

Fire Emblem Heroes

 

Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism

Matt Leone

Laura Hudson

Julie Muncy

Ajay Singh Chaudhary

Astrid Budgor

Gareth Damian Martin

Yussef Cole

 

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

Cuphead

Walden

Beat Cop

Everything

Pyre

Torment: Tides of Numenera

What Remains of Edith Finch

Night in the Woods

 

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality Game

Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Marvel Powers United VR

Polybius

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Wilson’s Heart

 

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing

What Remains of Edith Finch

Night in the Woods

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Horizon Zero Dawn

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Destiny 2

NierAutomata

 

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

Pyre

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

DropMix

Super Mario Odyssey

Persona 5

Destiny 2

 

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

Horizon Zero Dawn

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Rain World

Destiny 2

What Remains of Edith Finch

Cuphead

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

 

Tappan Zee Bridge Award for Best Remake

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

L.A. Noire: Switch and VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch and VR

Metroid: Samus Returns

The Walking Dead Collection

 

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game 

Ashly Burch as Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn

Valerie Rose Lohman: What Remains of Edith Finch

Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Brian Bloom as B.J. Blazkowicz, Wolfenstein II: TNC

Nina Franoszek as Irene Engel, Wolfenstein 2: TNC

Melina Juergens as Senua, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

 

 

Click here for more information on the New York Videogame Critics Circle, and follow the New York Videogame Critics Circle on Facebook and Twitter.

About the New York Videogame Critics Circle

Based in New York City, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a not-for-profit organization, stemming from the need for community in the oftentimes cut-throat world of journalism. This multicultural group is comprised of the finest videogame critics, designers, writers, reporters, bloggers and videographers in New York City. Members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle give back to their communities with programs like the DreamYard Project at DreamYard Prep School in the Bronx, NY, offering mentoring, internships, lectures, job information and college scholarships for intelligent, but underprivileged students. The organization also works with The Abrons Arts Center, part of the Henry Street Settlement. There, they hold the annual New York Game Awards, teach courses and bring games and education to community events. They also mentor seniors at O.A.T.S., Older Adult Technology Services, at their tech center in NYC.

It’s Official. I’m Twitch Affiliate.

I have been on Twitch for over 4 1/2 years and never could I have imagined I could get affiliate. Honestly, recent changes to their partnership programs have made it easier to understand what I needed to do to qualify. Now as an affiliate, I am super motivated to work harder (with my best buddy Cresta Star) to get partnered!

What does it mean to be Twitch Affiliate?

An affiliate is someone who has been invited by the live streaming platform Twitch to monetize their live streams. Affiliates can start earning revenue on their channels via Bits or subs. Affiliates can also earn revenue from the sale of games and in-game items that originate from their channel page. The next step for an Affiliate is to get partnered which increases the percentage of profits received from all revenue sources mentioned above.

Check out my channel and follow! Be sure to turn on notification to know when I go live! Twitch Channel: http://Twitch.tv/og1narz

What about your other channels?

I will still be on YouTube for my non-gaming stuff, vlogs, and more! Everything will come together to create a really awesome branding package where I can execute some exciting events very soon!

Twitch Con 2017 Vlog – ft. Cresta Star, LadyFox

My time at Twitch Con was AMAZING, to say the least. I had the pleasure of rooming with @CrestaStar and @LadyFox while at Long Beach and we could not have been a more perfect posi for the shenanigans that ensue! I was truly inspired by the event to really get my creative juices flowing and really take live streaming and YouTube serious.

Twitch Con 2017 – Spills, Chills, and Thrills Blog + Vlog

What can I say other than I had so much fun at Twitch Con in Long Beach.  It was my first time and I would have to say I had a blast for sure. My friends and I arrived three days earlier than the con so we spent days leading to it enjoy the sights (the weather was amazing!) and eating good food!

The weather really inspired me to find my Californian style. Compared to NYC, it was heaven! Living in NYC, winters can be such a drag wish mountains of snow and yellow slush lakes (Trust me you don’t wanna know what it is). God Bless Cali~

 

 

 

Best time was being Jaccuzzi side on periscope with my girls Cresta and LadyFox. Warning! The contents in that video might rustle some feathers. (LOL)

TWITCH CON 2017 VLOG
LONG BEACH CALI

 

 

 

 

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