September 19th

Welcome back, readers. We’re running a shorter issue this week, albeit one that ended up being fairly tightly themed around history and memory, be it via how games depict history, or how they constitute it! But before that. . . . New…

September 12th

Welcome back, readers. The past and future feature heavily in this week’s issue as writers re-evaluate prior legacies and weigh in on future trends. No major updates around the site to discuss this week, unless I’ve somehow missed something myself as I…

September 5th

Welcome back, readers. There’s a lot of discourse this week on art–the value it creates (or doesn’t), the responsibility it bears (or doesn’t). Some of it is frankly tiring, and I don’t mean that as a value judgement. I’m grateful, however, that…

August 29th

Welcome back, readers. Before we get going, I’d just like to bring your attention to Connor’s latest video roundup! As always, the continuing support of our readers makes this work possible. This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most…

August 22nd

Welcome back, readers. It’s another quiet week around the site in a distinctly unquiet world. If you’ve been feeling angry and powerless watching the catastrophic conclusion of the American Empire’s twenty-year fuckup in Afghanistan, this would be a good place to lend…

August 15th

Welcome back, readers. We return this week, as always, with another issue of timely, valuable, offbeat, fun, difficult, and important criticism. There are no major site updates to discuss this time around, but I want to extend my thanks to the readers,…

August 8th

Welcome back, readers. Things remain a little quieter this week in the back half of summer, but we’re still here with a slate of new, urgent, and provocative critical pieces gathered here for your reading pleasure. This Week in Videogame Blogging is…

August 1st

Welcome back, readers. I don’t have any major site updates to share this week, but if you aren’t doing so already, give Uppercut a dang follow and maybe check out their Patreon. Reporting often falls slightly outside our scope at Critical Distance,…

July 25th

Welcome back, readers. If you read us regularly, you’re probably now familiar with reports of the legal proceedings filed against Activision Blizzard in response to a pervasive workplace culture of sexual abuse and harrassment. I don’t have anything new to add to…

July 18th

Welcome back, readers. With a number of sites entering the slow summer post-E3 period or taking some much needed rest, I’ve decided to just roll with having a lighter issue this week. Hope everybody is keeping safe, getting in some time outdoors,…