Podcast

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…

Episode 30 – Everything’s Better Embed

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Concluding this year’s series of interviews of the authors and editors of video game criticism publications we turn our eyes to gonzo. Cara Ellison‘s Embed With Games: A Year on the Couch with Game Developers brings the long form, lifestyle gonzo journalism…

Minisode 07 – Horror Games

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Welcome to a new minisode on the Critical Distance Confab. This month we have a special Halloween edition where we will be focusing on quote/unquote horror games to highlight. As usual these are games that haven’t gotten what myself and a co-host…

Episode 29 – Shoot Them!

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This month we turn our attention to the anthology book Shooter. Edited by Patrick Lindsey and Reid McCarter, the book brings together 15 essays and a forward by Clint Hocking, placing a wide variety of shooter video games in a historical and…

Episode 28 – Uninterviewable

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Continuing our themed series on videogame critical publications, this month we turn our lonely eyes toward Unwinnable, which last year launched a weekly e-zine component. Editor-in-chief Stu Horvath was gracious enough to join me to talk about Unwinnable, Unwinnable Weekly and all…

Episode 27 – Review Comes For The Arcade

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Joining us on this month’s podcast is Zolani Stewart, fellow Critical Distance contributor and founding editor of The Arcade Review. Coming up on its first year anniversary, Arcade Review is a publication that situates itself as an arts magazine first and a…