January 15th

We all participate in constructing social structures, though in the real world most people don’t have a whole lot of institutional power. As many look at 2017 as a year that will demand strong resistance, some writers consider how games teach us to…

December 18th

What strategies and techniques do people use to navigate the systems of industry, politics, and computers? This week has brought us some fantastic articles about power structures, business, and justice, all in connection with games and play. “It was just business” Some great…

Final day of campaign

There’s just one more day left to take advantage of our seasonal Patreon rewards, and get free support with your writing from the folks at Haywire Magazine. Don’t forget, if you already support us at $5/month, you can upgrade to the seasonal…

December 11th

Is there a lot of nihilism in the subcultures that have grown around videogames? Many of the writers featured in this week’s roundup are considering interactive media in relation to their own feelings of disempowerment and alienation. How do we use this medium…

Everyone should have access to critical education

I wonder how many people’s New Year’s Resolution will be to improve their critical reading skills? My guess is that the number is vanishingly small. Despite having a reputation for self-indulgence, media criticism is ultimately not something that benefits you individually in…

Where to find in-depth writing on games

Last Friday, as Joe Koller was streaming Invisible, Inc for our 2016 fundraiser, he described using our archives to learn about interesting observations that had been made about the game. Despite the fact that Invisible, Inc is a relatively niche title that…

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November 27th

What kind of critical practice can be built in videogames blogging? What techniques can we use as feminists to make the best intervention into how games are made? How do we relate to dramatic political change from inside of a bubble that…