inclusivity

Who is left out of games? Who wins and who loses? And how do the boundaries shift? Inclusivity is a major topic in games criticism, and there is still much work to be done, through proactive interventions and critical reflection.

July 1st

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This week is an emotional one, with many critics taking on discussions of empathy, trauma, and cruelty toward outsiders. This Week in Videogame Blogging is our rundown of the week’s most important critical writing and video on games. Empathy Three critics looked…

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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 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…

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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 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…