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Roundups

We curate insightful writing on games from around the web

March 19th

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This week’s critical writing changed my understanding of how games connect to the physical world and to urban life. Let’s go on a little wander through the winding paths of online discourse. Visuals and sound Slightly stepping away from our overwhelming reliance…

March 13th

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We spend time in caves, bedrooms, and bathrooms this week as games critics discuss how to make games cute, politically relevant, and intimate. This week’s roundup comes a little late, but it’s a good one! Back to the cave We start with…

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March 5th

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This past week has been full of thoughts, on beginnings and endings, and worth reflecting on before next week starts in earnest. Hopefully your weekend has treated you as gently it could, warming and preparing you for the coming week. Particularly for those…

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Visual Essay Jam roundup

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The first Visual Essay Jam was held on itch.io over the weekend of February 10th-12th. In this short time, and only two weeks after I had come up with the idea in the first place, 25 visual essays were submitted, covering a…

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Visual Essay Jam

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Do you have an idea for a piece of game criticism you’re having trouble putting into words? Have you read a great piece of criticism recently that you want to respond to? Or is there just something that bugs you about games…

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