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October 7th

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All of the party people are at Indiecade, so I am here to deliver some video game writing to you. My name is Cameron Kunzelman. I like video games. I like criticism. I like short, declarative sentences. I am not good at this….

Blogs of the Round Table Returns!

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Hello Critically Distanced Fans, Blogs of the Round Table is back. “But wait!” I hear you cry. “You’re not Ben Abraham!” Despite many attempts to impersonate Ben over the years and frame him for various crimes, it is true: I am not….

Help send Mattie Brice to GDC

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So you may remember a certain campaign run about this time two years ago to fly me all the way from the other side of the world to GDC in San Francisco. Well, this year David Carlton & co. have teamed up…

99 Free Games from 2009

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[Editors Note: ‘AAA’ games are big, long, and not worth the money – so says Christopher Hyde in this lengthy critique of the mainstream commercial games industry. In one sense, it’s a very practical demonstration of the wealth of excellent games being produced…

Help fly Ben to GDC!

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Ben Abraham, the editor-in-chief of Critical Distance, has been prolific through the video game blogosphere for the last couple of years, through his individual work, his discussions in others’ blogs and fora, and his work here on Critical Distance highlighting others’ writings. …

Finding Gold in the Wasteland

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When Valve started to put ‘director commentary’ into their games, it opened the conversation of game design to a wider audience. Personally, it allowed me to enjoy the game even more than my first playthrough. It’s a wonderful bonus, and I’m very…

October 4th

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Straight into This Week In Videogame Blogging with some links to stuff I missed last week. Peter Kirn of create digital music interviews indie game ‘Osmos’ creators. Michel McBride talks audio-visuals and the game Audiosurf: a sure-fire way to get this author’s…

An Open Invitation to Contribute

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Critical Distance is a community driven blog and as such we rely on contributors for our posts. Until now we have solicited contributions by invitation only; however we would now like to open it up and invite anyone with an interest in…