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Visual Essay Jam

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Taking a page from the book of the recently-passed art and cultural critic John Berger, in this special event we’re encouraging new approaches in the field of games criticism, by restricting participants to express their perspective only through images and brief captions.

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February 26

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This week’s roundup asks where violence fits in political discourse and how to care for yourself in a troubled environment. Interesting Times (Content Warning for discussions of violence and racism) Over at Eurogamer, Ellie Gibson muses on death and Mario Odyssey, wondering…

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February 12th

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Is ignorance bliss? What kind of things can we learn when we admit to truly knowing nothing at all? Games critics this week have been considering the problems of celebrating ignorance as well as the benefits of eschewing expertise. Getting lost First,…

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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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There’s just one more day left to take advantage of our seasonal Patreon rewards, and get free support with your writing from the folks at Haywire Magazine. Don’t forget, if you already support us at $5/month, you can upgrade to the seasonal…

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