Critical Distance is for Game Developers Too


“Game criticism has nothing to teach game developers.” This is a sentiment I’ve heard frequently from devs in the eight years I’ve been writing about games. It’s not universally-held, of course — many devs find tremendous value in criticism and higher-end analysis;…

Everyone’s A Critic


In the eddies that have formed in the wake of the GamerGate movement, and older conversation has gained new life. In particular, there’s a great deal of new discussion surrounding the value of criticism. That discussion, particularly where it pertains to the…

New website! Part 1: search


I’m excited to be hearing so much positive feedback about the new site design. I’ve been working hard to make this into a meaningful improvement to the experience of people coming here for the first time or checking in on a regular…