Episode 10 – Winter Round-up, Winter Round-up

December 28th, 2011 | Posted by Eric Swain in Critical Distance Confab: - (Comments Off on Episode 10 – Winter Round-up, Winter Round-up)

No, you did not read that incorrectly. This is indeed episode 10. Episode 9 is in the works still. (It’s a little more evergreen of a topic.) Another year has come to a close and with it another year-end podcast to try and catalog it all. This time around we got the whole Critical Distance …
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December 25th

December 25th, 2011 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 25th)

Happy Saturnalia, gamers young and old! As you know, today is the day we celebrate the Sega Saturn, a game console too divine for mortal hands. On Saturnalia it is traditional to gather around the Sega fire pits in town squares all over the world and warm our hands on the flames of crackling, melting …
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December 18th

December 18th, 2011 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 18th)

Ahh, Sunday. I have crossed oceans of work shifts to reach you. It’s time for This Week in Videogame Blogging! The big newsworthy moment of the week deserves some equally worthy coverage. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has raised some legitimate hackles across the web, including gaming communities. Kirk Hamilton has arranged your one-stop …
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December 11th

December 12th, 2011 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 11th)

It’s cold outside, but baby, it’s warm in here. It’s time for This Week in Videogame Blogging! Before we begin this week, please read our new Terms of Service agreement. Feel free to come back once you’ve signed. (What do you mean it’s just a Gamers With Jobs post? Quit bugging me, kid.) There. First …
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Now Accepting Submissions for TYIVGB 2011 Edition

December 9th, 2011 | Posted by Eric Swain in Announcement: - (Comments Off on Now Accepting Submissions for TYIVGB 2011 Edition)

Last year I pulled off, largely in secret, Critical-Distance’s first This Year In Video Game Blogging feature looking back at the best the year had to offer. I remember that time and the pain it caused. So I’m not doing that again this year, instead I’m telling you up front we’re going to be crowd …
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December 5th

December 5th, 2011 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 5th)

The internet… the final frontier. These are the roundups of This Week in Videogame Blogging. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new blogs; to seek out new writers and new forms of content. To boldly game where no one has gamed before! …Yeah, someone’s on a Next Generation kick. Ignore me. We begin our retrospective …
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November 27th

November 27th, 2011 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 27th)

Never fear! This Week in Videogame Blogging is here! Let’s kick off this Sunday with a quick jaunt back to a piece we unfortunately overlooked from October, where SpecsandHeadphones turns those specs on the characterization of several women characters in videogames–that is, not their appearances, but what is actually written into their backstories, revealed through …
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November 20th

November 20th, 2011 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 20th)

Do you believe in life after Ben Abraham? I hope you do, because it’s time for This Week in Videogame Blogging! As Ben wrote earlier in the week, I have taken on his role as the new senior editor of TWIVGB. Let’s all give Ben another hearty round of thanks for the 2.5 years he’s …
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An Announcement

November 18th, 2011 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on An Announcement)

Hello dearly devoted readers! I’ve taken the almost unprecedented step of posting a non-TWIVGB post to let you know about some changes that are happening here at Critical Distance. There’s one main thing to appraise you of, and that is that I am handing over weekly TWIVGB duties to the extremely talented and accomplished Kris …
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November 13th

November 13th, 2011 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 13th)

A Nordic tundra. A distant figure is spotted running with great haste, all arms flailing and apparently trying to shout over the sound of the howling wind. As the figure approaches you make out “The dragon is coming! The dragon is coming!” As the figure approaches you see it is none other than your trusty …
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