This Year in Videogame Blogging: 2021

An entire epoch of games criticism has come and gone in the time since this site first came into existence nearly 13 years ago. It’s difficult, now, to even access the emotional state we had back then, the optimism of unfettered possibilities…

New Call for Critical Compilations!

Pitches are now closed! Thanks everyone who submitted! Listen, 2020 might go down as a deeply terrible year for many reasons, but we’re still here, and if you’re reading this, we assume so are you. Critical Distance has always been about showcasing…

This Year in Videogame Blogging: 2019

What a year it’s been! Ordinarily Eric Swain would be leading our annual mega-roundup of the best of the best games criticism, analysis and commentary, but this year you have none other than Kris Ligman, former senior curator and current financial director,…

Calling for Critical Compilations!

CALL FOR PITCHES NOW CLOSED Thank you to everyone who submitted! If you weren’t one of our five Critical Compilations this time, we’ll be reaching out the next time we open a CFP! Hey! Did you know Critical Distance is turning 10…

Critical Distance is for Game Developers Too

“Game criticism has nothing to teach game developers.” This is a sentiment I’ve heard frequently from devs in the eight years I’ve been writing about games. It’s not universally-held, of course — many devs find tremendous value in criticism and higher-end analysis;…

We Are Hiring a New Senior Curator!

Hi everyone! Kris here. As many of you heard just moments ago via our Patreon newsletter, we are putting out an open call for a new Senior Curator. That’s right: my job. I am shifting my role here at Critical Distance to…

October 11th

Hello everyone. Are you having a good Sunday? I was just beginning to celebrate the cooler temperatures when suddenly my city was struck with another heat wave, so at the very least I hope you’re having a slightly more temperate weekend than…

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Our new Resources for Writers page

Here at Critical Distance, we often field questions from young and aspiring writers on where to go to get their work published. Obviously, you’re always able to go to a place like WordPress, Blogspot or Tumblr to start your own blog (send…