December 8th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

October 20th

Welcome back, readers. As far as topical stuff goes, well, the Blizzard mess keeps trundling along, and I have no doubt that words on this matter will feature in future roundups. Not just yet though–the story still presents a moving target and…

October 13th

Welcome back readers. If you’re even casually interested in reading a weekly collection of critical discourse on games, there’s a non-trivial chance that you’re also aware by now that Blizzard did something notable this week not in thinking of its bottom line…

October 6th

Welcome back, readers. I can’t tell whether it’s more to do with the uptick in coverage on spooky games, the sudden drop in temperature in my area, or the flurry of seasonal Twitter handles in my timeline, but Fall feels like it’s…