This Week in Videogame Blogging

June 3rd

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This Week in Video Game Blogging we take a more theory-oriented and sensitive turn. The main themes in writings produced this week revolve around how video games adapt and appropriate styles and genres; how we perform our identity and gender as game-players…

May 27th

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It’s a lovely week for games criticism, with poignant examinations of grief and in-depth study of strategy among other delights. This is our roundup of The Week in Videogame Blogging (and other forms of criticism). Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom…

May 20th

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True to fashion, first day on the job and I’m late. Hey everyone, I’m Austin, I’m a new contributor filling in this week for Zoyander, if you wanna know more about me, click on some of this stuff! But we have no…

May 13th

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In this week’s roundup, there are some fascinating questions about how and why to look at games critically, as well as writing on accessibility, narrative, and interactive systems! Mindsets This week brought us three pieces that highlight the importance and variety of…

May 6th

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The history of literature and politics blends with the history of games this week, as a number of critics examine games’ relationships to cultural works from across time. Meanwhile, God of War continues to inspire critical reflections, and developers are finding new…

April 29th

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This week’s writing on games picks up on gendered dynamics, dad games, and religion. Settle in for another roundup of This Week in Videogame Blogging. Ad hoc In writing on games and history, we have on piece on how to keep games…

April 22nd

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How does sound affect videogame storytelling and the effect that games have on our emotions? This latest roundup features a fantastic section on soundtracks, as well as writing on sexism, social movements, and criticism itself. Yakuza This week brought a slew of…

April 15th

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Videogames: where frustration and inconvenience can be enjoyable. This week’s roundup features writing on the design and portrayal of economic systems, emotional loops, and physical structures for human bodies. Fathers First, this week brought us three pieces about dad games, children, and…

April 8th

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This week’s roundup features writing on the Far Cry games’ ambivalence, and reflections the uncomfortable ways games make us relate to our own minds. But first, This Week in Videogame Blogging brings you some examinations of how we relate to the economic…

April 1st

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Discussion about guns and unionization looms large in games criticism this week. This roundup features the most important writing on these topics and more – but first, I want to bring your attention to something special that we published this week. Dark…