2009

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99 Free Games from 2009

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[Editors Note: ‘AAA’ games are big, long, and not worth the money – so says Christopher Hyde in this lengthy critique of the mainstream commercial games industry. In one sense, it’s a very practical demonstration of the wealth of excellent games being produced…

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Ten Years of Penny Arcade

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Compiling a tribute compilation of the past ten years of Penny Arcade is not an exact science. My first impulse was to organize everything by chronological order, but because so many of the comics are topical that format rapidly falls apart. How…

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Help fly Ben to GDC!

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Ben Abraham, the editor-in-chief of Critical Distance, has been prolific through the video game blogosphere for the last couple of years, through his individual work, his discussions in others’ blogs and fora, and his work here on Critical Distance highlighting others’ writings. …

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November 22

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In the middle of the torrent of newly released games, Andrew Smale, aka gatmog, writes instead about the six-month old game Prototype in a post titled, “Prototype: With Great Power Comes No Responsibility”. His thesis – that “Prototype is advertised as a…

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November 8th

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This Week In Videogame Blogging would like to acknowledge the useful contribution of everyone who’s been sending links to the critical distance twitter account. It’s been very helpful so please keep ‘em coming! By the time I’d written last weeks post, a…

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