This Week in Videogame Blogging

May 8th

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This week as I read games blogging from around the web, I’m thinking about how games criticism reflects the many uses of software as tools and contexts for cultural practices.  A game can be like a pair of shoes that you slip on…

May 1st

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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…

April 24th

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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…

April 17th

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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…

April 10th

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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…

April 3rd

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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…

March 27th

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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…

March 20th

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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…

March 13th

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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…

March 6th

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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…