And so comes to pass the resurrection of the Critical Distance Confab podcast. We’ve been away for almost a year and a half.  We decided to return in a big way. We gathered our panelists to review the year 2010: the biggest stories, events and of course games of the past year. We discuss them, …
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December 26th

December 26th, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 26th)

It’s the holiday season, and as such I have a healthy dose of links for us to gorge on! No context for these ones, author and titles only – consider it an end-of-year clearing house post. We’ll be back in January sometime. Thanks to everyone for reading, and thanks to all the great bloggers and …
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December 19th

December 19th, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 19th)

I’m writing this week’s TWIVGB in Notepad, a couple days early, on my housemates laptop, as it’s the only one with an internet connection. This can only be only of the last TWIVGB’s for the year. Straight into it! Let’s start with Rob Zachny’s piece for Gamers Wth Jobs about the downside to cover mechanics: …
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December 12th

December 13th, 2010 | Posted by Eric Swain in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (1 Comments)

Another week, another This Week In Video Game Blogging, done by yours truly, the master of the shotgun style of aggregation. We begin at Popmatters Moving Pixel’s blog where early in the week Kris Ligman finishes the sites set of posts focusing on the amateur game Dungeoneer by looking at player guilt. G. Christopher Williams …
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December 5th

December 6th, 2010 | Posted by Ian Miles Cheong in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 5th)

It’s been a long and exciting year in the world of videogames. With only a few more weeks before 2010 comes to an end, we’re given a good chance to look back at the year behind us and reflect upon the titles we’ve invested in. In this week’s edition of TWIVGB, we’ll be taking a …
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November 28th

November 28th, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 28th)

This the final week of November sees perhaps the strongest cohort of posts in a long time – great posts, one and all. It’s This Week In Videogame Blogging. From a couple weeks back, Jonathan Stickles at Preparing for the Apocalypse talks Splinter Cell: Conviction, feeling that the latest entry in the series lacks its …
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November 21st

November 21st, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 21st)

With an absolute surfeit of super games writing, collected from the very smallest blog to the largest online newspaper column, it can only be: This Week in Videogame Blogging. First up, Laura Parker for Gamespot AU writes about “the need for new experiences in the AAA space” and quotes at length a number of smarty-pants …
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November 14th

November 14th, 2010 | Posted by Eric Swain in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 14th)

It’s that time of the week where we bring you the best of everything we could find from around the blogosphere. This is TWIGB. Gunthera1 on The Border House blog applauds Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial for its diversity in regards to race, gender, profession age and body type. However, Sam Machkovech writing …
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November 7th

November 7th, 2010 | Posted by Ian Miles Cheong in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 7th)

This Week in Videogame Blogging returns with a fresh new roundup of links, featuring some of the most interesting articles about videogames that the hard-working and hard-writing blogosphere has to offer. Annie Wright of GamerMelodico writes about how she felt marginalized by Kim Pine’s ending in the Scott Pilgrim game, where the writers clearly did …
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October 31st

October 31st, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on October 31st)

This week we have a plethora of interesting writing, gathered from the furthest ends of the videogame blogosphere. Let’s start with the stuff that got lost in the editors’ inbox for a few weeks: Matthew Gallant writes in to suggest we take a look at Nav Alang’s piece at his blog Scrawled in Wax. ‘A …
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