Far Cry 2

It’s often said that game developers and critics speak two different and incompatible languages. To this attitude, Clint Hocking exists as a strong counterpoint: he’s a veteran developer known for several beloved games as well as the coiner of one of game criticism’s…

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Xenogears, Xenosaga, Xenoblade

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of the Xeno games — Xenogears, Xenosaga and Xenoblade — curated by Brian Crimmins. The Xeno games, Tetsuya Takahashi’s pet project and meta-series, are remembered as dense video games. And I don’t just…

Metroid’s Samus Aran

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of Nintendo’s series-spanning heroine Samus Aran, curated by Video Game Heart‘s Grayson Davis. Since 1986, the Metroid series has received much attention. The NES original, 1994’s Super Metroid, and 2002’s Metroid Prime are…

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Dragon Age II

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of BioWare’s critically polarizing Dragon Age II by Rollin Bishop, as part of our new series of commissioned features. Dragon Age II is a divisive video game, but not so much within critical…

Deadly Premonition

Critical Distance is proud to present this Critical Compilation of cult classic Deadly Premonition by Robert Hughes, which represents the first in our new series of commissioned features. Since its staggered transcontinental release in 2010, Deadly Premonition has been a source of…

February 1st

Critical Distance is proud to present this special guest roundup by games writer and diversity advocate Jill Murray. Hello fine readers! I’m Jill Murray, a writer you might remember from such games as Assassin’s Creed Liberation, and Your Shape Fitness Evolved: 2012….

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January 6th

You’re reading this week’s edition of This Week in Videogame Blogging, which is kind of the whole purpose of Critical Distance. I’ll be taking over curation duties from Kris Ligman this week to bring you another fresh pile of good reads for…

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July 9th

We’re late. We know. Needless to say, the hamsters had to work overtime to get this late edition of This Week in Videogame Blogging to the printers. If you’ll excuse our tardiness, you’re in store for a great deal of reading ahead…

October 23rd

Critical Distance is an attempt to curate the best videogame articles available on the web, to give you reading material that’s well worth your time. We hope to arrest your attention with what we’ve compiled in this edition of This Week in…

October 2nd

Welcome to another installment of This Week in Videogame Blogging with appearances from some of our usual suspects as well as a few newcomers. It’s been awhile since I last curated this series—since June, if you’re keeping track—so I hope you’ll enjoy…