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October 29th

This week we continue a look at industry and cultural practices in videogames while several authors offer critical approaches to their favourite games. Visual Essays Let’s start this week with a pair of visually based pieces of criticism about turn-of-the-century JRPGs. Chrono…

August-September 2017: Oceans

Hello again to all games critics, to those still developing their sea legs and those who’ve charted the whole internet. I come to you (belatedly. Sorry) with another edition of Blogs of the Round Table. This month’s topic is pretty deep, if I…

June Roundup: Time

Although we are separated by great distances it is nice to be back in your lives, internet friends, no matter how or when you come across this edition of Blogs of the Round Table. ‘Time’ is something we implicitly care a lot about…

June 2017: ‘Time’

Hello and happy spring to all you lovely readers of Critical Distance. For those keeping score at home, I’ve been a touch discombobulated in the last few months, or as I like to describe myself: “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!” In any case, I am thankful…

February 26

This week’s roundup asks where violence fits in political discourse and how to care for yourself in a troubled environment. Interesting Times (Content Warning:discussions of violence and racism) Joking Matters YouTube’s Edgy Jokes Are Part Of A Bigger Debate In The Comedy…