Author Archives: Ben Abraham

Thank You Kris!

November 19th, 2013 | Posted by Ben Abraham in Announcement: - (14 Comments)

Hello readers, fans, and friends of Critical Distance! Back in 2009 when I started this little website, I had no idea what would happen. I thought, at best, it might become a moderately useful resource for the game blogging community. In the years since, Critical Distance has become something of an institution, part of the …
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April 29th

April 29th, 2012 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on April 29th)

Oh dear look who left the keys to TWIVGB on the kitchen table for me to find. Yes, in her distracted exam-cramming state, Kris left me in charge of TWIVGB once again. I’m sorry. Look, here’s a little secret I’m going to share with you: sometimes writing about videogames is… how do I put this…. …
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March 18th

March 18th, 2012 | Posted by Ben Abraham in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (1 Comments)

Guess who’s back! Back again. That’s right, Ben is back and in charge of this week’s entry in the neverending story that is This Week In Videogame Blogging. Okay so, here’s the skinny. My  week was eaten up first by jet-lag, then by the GDCflu, and then by a gig and a birthday party, so …
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Well I’ve managed to just sneak this post in before the end of the month – where the heck did it go?! No matter – let’s see what the blogosphere has cooked up in response to our theme of Love: How do games communicate love? Can they? Do they? Can we find something approaching love …
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Blogs of the Round Table: February

February 6th, 2012 | Posted by Ben Abraham in Blogs of the Round Table: - (2 Comments)

Welcome to the second month of Blogs of the Round Table, and thanks again to everyone who participated in January’s great discussions. Don’t forget that you’re more than welcome to post a response or addition to someone else’s Round Table entry, and in the past that’s been some of the most interesting stuff to come …
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Welcome to the first Blogs of the Round Table round-up post for 2012, first let’s remind ourselves of the theme we’re talking about this month. Being Other: Games, like most media, have the ability to let us explore what it’s like to be someone other than ourselves. While this experience may only encompass a character’s …
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Help send Mattie Brice to GDC

January 30th, 2012 | Posted by Ben Abraham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Help send Mattie Brice to GDC)

So you may remember a certain campaign run about this time two years ago to fly me all the way from the other side of the world to GDC in San Francisco. Well, this year David Carlton & co. have teamed up to send rising star Mattie Brice to GDC and I can’t think of …
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Announcing the return of The Blogs of the Round Table

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by Ben Abraham in Announcement: - (11 Comments)

Hello Dearly Devoted Critical-Distance Readers! So the most attentive amongst you may remember that I teased a ‘new thing’ that would be starting in January here at Critical Distance – well, it’s January and I can now announce that we are officially re-launching ‘The Blogs of the Round Table’. For those who might not have …
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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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