Episode 31 – Back to the 2015

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Welcome back to another Critical Distance Confab podcast, End of the Year edition! 2015 is almost behind us, so just lean back and listen as myself and a couple of colleagues skim over some of the major discussions that came up during the year.

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Eric Swain: The Game Critique

Kris Ligman: Dire Critic

Alan Williamson: Five out of Ten

Riley MacLeod: Twitter


Colorblind: On The Witcher 3, Rust and gaming’s race problem by Tauriq Moosa

Battlefield: Hardline Review: Cop Out by Austin Walker

Undertale is Tearing GameFAQs Apart by Patricia Hernandez

Hideo Kojima is the Jonathan Franzen of Videogames by Kevin Nguyen

Punk Games by Zoe Quinn

We are not colonists by Gita Jackson

The queer masculinity of stealth games by Riley MacLeod

Video Games’ Blackness Problem by Evan Narcisse et al

Peter Molyneux Interview by John Walker

The vast, unplayable history of videogames by Gita Jackson

Should I Stay or Should I Go: How to Stay Afloat in the Games Media by Luke Winkie

Opening Theme: ‘Close’ by The Alpha Conspiracy

Closing Theme: ‘Wishing Never’ by The Alpha Conspiracy