Hi there, readers.

It’s time to roundup some vods! This crop comes from May and June, months that definitely happened very recently, and are not just a fading memory from a bygone season!! Fortunately these videos have all aged like fine pine and it’s my pleasure to spotlight them for you in this little time capsule.

Those Months In Videogame Vlogging highlights the most compelling critical videos about videogames from the specified calendar month/s.


A dominant theme among many of this roundup’s vods is a focus on the mechanisms through which players connect to the characters and places in game-worlds, and how this connection impacts player enjoyment and the meaning taken from the experience.


This following trio of vods are all about mining the past, in one way or another.

All Sims

This last little section is really a continuation of the first, only slightly more sim-specific.

  • How Fandom Makes Or Breaks Gaming – Waypoint (29:30)

    In a wide-ranging essay and follow-up panel discussion, Dexter Thomas looks at how white male adolescents became the assumed audience of game companies in the 90s, and conversely how Black content-creators and fan communities have helped make games such as The Sims more enjoyable for a wider range of players. (Autocaptions)