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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October Roundup

October 31st, 2012 | Posted by Alan Williamson in Blogs of the Round Table: - (Comments Off on October Roundup)

If there’s something strange in your neighbo(u)rhood… who you gonna call? Don’t call anyone. Just stay indoors and read this month’s entries for Blogs of the Round Table until the weirdness subsides. We care about your safety. This month’s theme was Fear and Loathing in Game Spaces: “Since their inception, games have explored that most …
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October 28th

October 28th, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on October 28th)

Ahh, the most wonderful time of the year! Fall and/or spring is in the air, children are about to go door-to-door accosting their neighbors for sugary hand-outs, and the denizens of Twitter are trying to out-camp one another with (candy-)corny themed username switcheroos. So it can only be time for This Week in Videogame Blogging, …
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October 21st

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on October 21st)

WHO: You WHAT: Reading This Week in Videogame Blogging WHERE: At your computer, presumably WHEN: Right now! WHY: [OUTSIDE SYSTEM PARAMETERS] DISHONORED Joel Goodwin kicks off the week and this ginormous list by addressing Dishonored and the paradox of choice. Rab Florence hypothesizes applying the stealth fantasies of the game to his real life. John …
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October 14th

October 14th, 2012 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on October 14th)

I’m back from IndieCade! Let’s see what you all left me. It’s time once more for This Week in Videogame Blogging! First, some much-needed signal-boosting. I had the distinct pleasure of having dinner last Sunday with a certain Jim Munroe, writer of this year’s IndieCade Grand Jury Prize recipient Unmanned, and I would be remiss …
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October 7th

October 7th, 2012 | Posted by Cameron Kunzelman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on October 7th)

All of the party people are at Indiecade, so I am here to deliver some video game writing to you. My name is Cameron Kunzelman. I like video games. I like criticism. I like short, declarative sentences. I am not good at this. Anyway, video game criticism is something that is really important to me, so …
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September’s Blogs of the Round Table revival was a resounding success. Let’s do it all over again! I have a confession to make: the only thing I had written for this month’s BoRT before today was “Scary games. Discuss.” Although I could probably get away with that, I’m already on thin ice with the Critical …
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