Author Archives: Kris Ligman

About Kris Ligman

Senior curator for Critical Distance.

We Are Hiring a New Senior Curator!

November 7th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in Announcement: - (Comments Off on We Are Hiring a New Senior Curator!)

Hi everyone! Kris here. As many of you heard just moments ago via our Patreon newsletter, we are putting out an open call for a new Senior Curator. That’s right: my job. I am shifting my role here at Critical Distance to focus more time on our print anthologies, and we are looking for someone …
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October 11th

October 11th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on October 11th)

Hello everyone. Are you having a good Sunday? I was just beginning to celebrate the cooler temperatures when suddenly my city was struck with another heat wave, so at the very least I hope you’re having a slightly more temperate weekend than me. Welcome to This Week in Videogame Blogging! The Beginner’s Guide Discussion on …
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Our new Resources for Writers page

October 9th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in Announcement: - (Comments Off on Our new Resources for Writers page)

Here at Critical Distance, we often field questions from young and aspiring writers on where to go to get their work published. Obviously, you’re always able to go to a place like WordPress, Blogspot or Tumblr to start your own blog (send us a link to it if you do!), but for those wishing to …
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October 4th

October 4th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on October 4th)

Ahh, it’s finally October. Days are getting shorter, and the temperature is finally dropping enough that I have to close my windows at night. I’m sure it’ll be blazing hot for IndieCade though! It always is. Enough about the weather, though. Let’s talk about what’s happening in the world of games discourse. It’s This Week …
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September 27th

September 27th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on September 27th)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like October, and you know what that means: IndieCade and Halloween are right around the corner, and then we have a whole boring month before the ceaseless ‘end of the year’ retrospectives which populate December. Are you ready? I’m ready. Bring it on. And while you’re at it, bring …
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September 20th

September 20th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on September 20th)

Welcome to another week of top shelf videogame criticism, analysis, and commentary! We have some strong offerings for you this week, so let’s get right into them. It’s This Week in Videogame Blogging! Making Marios It’s Super Mario Bros‘s 30th anniversary this month, and the folks at AV Club’s Gameological Society got together to share …
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September 6th

September 6th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on September 6th)

I keep writing and deleting these intros, which is telling me that perhaps I’m overdue for sleep. I just couldn’t tear my eyes away from all the fresh words of this week’s roundup! So let’s get right into it. It’s This Week in Videogame Blogging! Bodies and Background At The Mary Sue, the alliterative Maddy …
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August 30th

August 30th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on August 30th)

Readers, do you know I’m sometimes mistaken for Australian? Don’t ask me why, with all the Zs and missing Us in my speech, but it happens. Anyway, right now I rather wish I were an Aussie. It’s approximately “claw my eyes out” degrees with a side of wildfires here in the Northern Hemisphere, at 11pm …
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August 16th

August 16th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on August 16th)

Where have all the flowers gone? And if your answer to that is anything but “Oklahoma!” we can never be friends. But that’s enough deep cut references out of me for one opener — let’s move ahead and get going with This Week in Videogame Blogging! Nasty, Brutish and Short Robert Rath, famous for his …
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August 9th

August 9th, 2015 | Posted by Kris Ligman in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on August 9th)

Ah, yeah, it’s getting to be that time of year. When the heat feels like a damp breath on the back of your neck and the cat is shedding enough fur to produce an entire extra cat.* There’s nothing for it except to stay hydrated — and take a long easy Sunday catching up on …
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