May 1st

May 1st, 2016 | Posted by Emma Kidwell in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on May 1st)

Welcome back to another roundup on critical distance! I’m Emma, here to point you in the direction of some good content. With that being said, let’s take a look at This Week in Videogame Blogging! Unsurprisingly, Dark Souls From the inclusion of an easy mode to the cycle of repetition, Dark Souls sparks multiple conversations: …
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April 24th

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on April 24th)

It seems that class politics’ time has come in games criticism, with labor issues at the forefront of analyses of both the industry and its products this week. Creators Working conditions and practices have been a major topic of discussion, with a particular focus on crunch and overwork. Don Daglow: “I’m calling bullshit on core, …
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April 17th

April 17th, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on April 17th)

Thanks for checking in for another round-up of the week’s videogame blogging! Once again, there’s a chunk of potentially triggering material at the bottom of this post, so in case you choose not to venture into those depths, I will promptly issue the reminders that would usually live in the concluding paragraph. Critical Distance is …
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April 10th

April 10th, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on April 10th)

One thing that most games share in common is the sense that they are a world apart from the lives that we ordinarily live. This week’s round-up of some of the most provocative writing on games is organised around ideas about separation and togetherness. I’m able to bring these articles together every week thanks to …
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April 3rd

April 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on April 3rd)

It’s the first blog roundup of April! Here in England, the bulbs and trees are starting to blossom and the birds with rude-sounding names have started to flutter about. The world is becoming colourful and bright once more. Due to a number of concurrent distressing events, this week saw an uptick in discussions of serious harassment …
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March 27th

March 27th, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on March 27th)

I’m almost fully recovered after a pleasant GDC, and feeling energised and inspired. This has been a particularly good week in videogame blogging. In part that’s due to the thrilling discussions coming out of an annual event that brings so many smart people into conversation with one another, but by no means is the event dominating discussions, with …
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March 20th

March 20th, 2016 | Posted by Taylor Hidalgo in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on March 20th)

There is something almost supernatural about a Sunday. It comes with a feeling of warmth, of relaxation, and happiness. Perhaps a few years ago, it would’ve been an ideal time to sit back with a newspaper, but in these modern days, perhaps it would also be wonderful to grab a tablet or phone, settle into …
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March 13th

March 13th, 2016 | Posted by Eric Swain in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on March 13th)

Our illustrious editor-in-chief is off to GDC, for a week of talks, discussions and, hopefully, not the con plague. In the meantime, I have stepped in to supply your weekly dose of links for This Week in Videogame Blogging. Masochistic Difficulty A bit of a theme appeared at PopMatters this week. G. Christopher Williams turns …
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March 6th

March 6th, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on March 6th)

Critical writing can often be about reminding the reader of something that had been pushed to the back of one’s mind. You have a body. You are looking at this through a screen. You are not completely in control of events. You are reading This Week in Videogame Blogging. Don’t forget to sit up straight Writers are …
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February 28th

February 28th, 2016 | Posted by Zoyander Street in This Week in Videogame Blogging: - (Comments Off on February 28th)
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Take your time before rushing ahead: it’s this week in videogame blogging! Superhot The release of Superhot has many reviewers drawing comparisons with action movies, not simply because of its violent content which directly draws on hit films, but because of the way that pacing and the gaze are used. Superhot review | Eurogamer.net Christian …
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