This Week in Videogame Blogging

January 5th

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Welcome back, readers, and welcome to a new year and a new decade. Things feel a little bleak right now, I know, but let’s do what we can to make the best of things, shall we? (Update Jan 6 2020: I have…

December 22nd

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Welcome back readers. No, I haven’t seen Star Wars yet, and yes, you are very, very welcome for the time I put in this week reading major pop-culture outlets for quality games writing while dodging spoilers left and right. Nobody’s allowed to…

December 15th

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Welcome back, readers. While things were a bit forward-looking last week, this time retrospectives are the name of the game, with many authors looking back on games, practices, and critiques of the past. Speaking of retrospectives, don’t forget that we are receiving…

December 8th

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Welcome back, readers. First things first: If you haven’t already seen Kris’ post on the site, it’s time for our end-of-year review, and we’re looking for your submissions and recommendations as we put everything together. Remember that both works that have and…

December 1st

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Welcome back, readers. This week there’s an emphasis on communities, and especially indie development communities and their relationship to larger-scale studio structures. I didn’t expect to be curating critical discourse on Half-Life: Alyx months before its release, but Trevor Hultner and Emily…

November 24th

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Welcome back, readers. Pok√©mon: how many ‘mons y’all got so far? I’m sitting around 30 because I’m a slow player with a lot of professional and not-so-professional commitments. A friend of mine is pushing 60, and neither of us has hit the…

November 17th

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Welcome back, readers. I’m thinking this week, as ever, about The Discourse, and specifically how narratives coalesce around games at an ever-more-careening pace, often before they’re even out and available. It feels increasingly difficult, in the early stages at least, to shut…

November 10th

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Welcome back, readers. There’s a lot going on this week! I should have come to expect that by now, given how the big releases tend to pick up around this time of year, but it’s hard to keep track of it all….

November 3rd

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Welcome back, readers. I try not to take up too much space myself in these roundups from week-to-week but this week we’ve got to talk. You ever see those tweets about how 2019 feels like it’s been roughly a million years long?…

October 27th

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Welcome back, readers. There’s lots of interesting writing on games this week, particularly from non-gaming-focused outlets. There’s also, it seems, a whole lot of big-name titles with really interesting writing coming out right now. Disco Elysium and The Outer Worlds come immediately…