As 2012 comes to a close and we look forward to 2013, we at Critical Distance look back at all the great writing from this year. We dug deep through the 1080 links from all the 2012 entries of TWIVGB, narrowing it down before also checking the 150 additional articles you, the readers, submitted to …
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And here it is. After much loss of sleep and sanity the 2012 end of year podcast has finally arrived. After last year’s hopefulness of things being better, on one front 2012 proved to be an even worse year than its predecessor. And on the other hand, proved to be one of the best years …
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December 23rd

December 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (3 Comments)

We’re approaching the end of 2012 and, alas, our intro gimmicks are running thin. Thanks to all our readers for another great year. We’ll be back next week with our year-end roundup, but for now, please join me in ringing in the final This Week in Videogame Blogging of 2012. DO YOU HEAR WHAT I …
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December 16th

December 16th, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 16th)

Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of only three Sundays left to 2012. Let’s start your morning off right with This Week in Videogame Blogging, shall we? AMERICA, F*CK YEAH Capping off his recent feature on text-based war games, John Brindle shares a roundup of his extended interviews with high-profile interactive fiction authors …
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Now Accepting Submissions for TYIVGB 2012 Edition

December 16th, 2012 | Posted by Eric Swain in Announcement: - (Comments Off on Now Accepting Submissions for TYIVGB 2012 Edition)

I’m getting around to this aspect of the process far later than I really wanted to. Like last year, we are opening submissions for our annual This Year In Videogame Blogging feature. We’ve had good success in the past and while I’m still trying to make this better, one of the things that went oh so right …
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It’s late and my tailbone smarts from sitting in this chair so long. I’d like to get to bed before sunrise at least once this December, so let’s cut the fluff and get to the stuff: it’s This Week in Videogame Blogging! WINTER WRAP-UP, WINTER WRAP-UP Michael Abbott kicks off what is sure to be …
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November Roundup

December 7th, 2012 | Posted by Alan Williamson in Blogs of the Round Table: - (Comments Off on November Roundup)

It’s winter! Or at least, it is where I am. As we enter one of the coldest winters in British history (according the hyperbolic mainstream media), it’s hard to think our southern hemispheric friends will be enjoying the sunshine and not lamenting its absence.Whether you’re curled up by a roaring fireplace or lazing by a …
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December 2nd

December 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on December 2nd)

A little later than we expected, but here we are! Thank you for your patience while the French-Canadian down in Engineering sorted out the dilithium crystals or whatever it is that keeps the U.S.S. Critical Distance running. We’re ready to go, so full speed ahead, Mr. Sulu. Engage! This Week in Videogame Blogging CLXXXIII: Return …
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November 25th

November 25th, 2012 | Posted by Eric Swain in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 25th)

I spent my week watching the Desert Bus for Hope 6 charity drive, which finished up this week. The Desert Bus crew managed to raise $442,204.15 over the course of 152 non-stop hours for Child’s Play. If there was ever a sign of goodness in the world, it’s the sight of so many people willingly …
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Spec Ops: The Line

November 20th, 2012 | Posted by Brendan Keogh in Critical Compilation: - (7 Comments)

Depending on who you ask, Yager’s military-themed cover-shooter Spec Ops: The Line is either the most exciting game of recent time, or the most disappointing. Some argue that it is incredibly insightful and provoking, challenging many of the most rigid and ingrained conventions of videogames generally and military shooters specifically. Others argue that its own …
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