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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November 18th

November 18th, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 18th)

It was a dark and stormy night. A night… for This Week in Videogame Blogging. First up, something you might’ve missed: over on Harper’s, Christopher Ketcham brings us this great feature on the antimonopolist origins of Monopoly. Elsewhere, also on the subject of games and economics, Tim Fernholz tells the story of Valve reaching out …
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November 11th

November 11th, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 11th)

Welcome to Armistice Day. Or Remembrance Day, or Veterans’ Day, you may take your pick. Whichever suits you best, it’s time for This Week in Videogame Blogging. So let’s get right into it. Medal of Honor and the War Game Writing in his regular Critical Intel column, Robert Rath laments the “brown shooter” cliché that …
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It’s November! Didn’t that happen fast? I swear those leaves were still on the trees last time I looked. Then again, I’ve written a roundup post for October’s Blogs of the Round Table, so we just have to accept that time has passed and move on to another month’s blogging. My name is Alan, and …
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November 4th

November 4th, 2012 | Posted by Cameron Kunzelman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on November 4th)

I am Cameron Kunzelman. I don’t have any gimmick. I just have links to things that were written this week. Let me tell you, as an occasional person who does this, that curating this is a special kind of hell.  Imagine a infinite row of tabs scrolling into a human eyeball forever. It is a …
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