January 31st

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

Welcome to the Church of This Week In Videogame Blogging. I’ve prepared a special sermon once again, oh ye faithful. SnakeLinkSonic wrote last week about the connection between Star Wars and Metal Gear. You didn’t see that one coming did you? You probably also didn’t see Duncan Fyfe returning to videogame writing, and with a …
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January 24th

January 24th, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 24th)

It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to go. Mercifully closer is This Week in Videogame Blogging, which just happens to be right here. Jenn Frank of Infinite Lives writes one of the best explications of the importance of feminist readings of videogames in ‘Videogame feminist of the decade; or, when “You” …
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“You confront the Abstract Art and its cohorts.” EarthBound was released in North America on June 1st, 1995. In other words, it was mainly played in the mid-90s by young Generation-Y gamers approaching adolescence (Maybe acquired on Christmas ’95, or a birthday in ’96). As such, the game is difficult to create a Critical Compilation …
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January 17th

January 17th, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 17th)

Let us ponder together the mysteries of the week in videogame blogging, but first something I missed reading last week. And it’s Ian Bogost writing about the potential for fruitful exploration of classic consoles and expired platforms by developing new titles for them via, for example, the Virtual Console and XBLA’s Game Room. Bogost says, …
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January 10th

January 10th, 2010 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on January 10th)

And we’re back, with the first instalment of This Week In Videogame Blogging for 2010. Straight to it as there’s a lot to get through, having been off-air for some time, and quite a bit of it has been sent in by readers. It is much appreciated. Grayson Davis has two good reads from the …
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