September 23rd

Great. Who let the Ericbot out? Do you have any idea the kind of damage he does to the carpet? Ahem… Well, now that your TWIVGB overlord is again in the captain’s chair, let’s set off for parts unknown with the best…

September 9th

It’s a quiet Sunday morning here at Critical Distance HQ. Ian is snoring on the couch. Ben is hooking up another espresso machine. Katie is having a bowl of muesli. And Eric is… probably off playing Driver: San Francisco again, if I…

September 2nd

I made you an elaborate intro, but the cat ate it. So, let’s just get right into it. It’s This Week in Videogame Blogging! On Gamasutra, Douglas Lynn draws a line between the “game” and the “game experience,” citing the latter as…

August 26th

Just the facts today, ma’am. It’s time for This Week in Videogame Blogging. Let’s start at the scene of the crime– war crimes, that is, where Ken Hannahs muses at Gameranx about the ludonarrative dissonance of modern “counter-terrorism” games actually performing the…

August 12th

There’s good reason for my glistening skin, and how I shine, and how my pores are so clean and clear. When you read This Week in Videogame Blogging, you’ll wink, and nod, and high-five each other with great enthusiasm. This is a…

July 29th

Dog days may or may not be over, but the waiting is! It’s time for This Week in Videogame Blogging! Let’s set the tone right out the gate. Amanda Lange is settling the debate here and now on whether the thing you’re…

July 22nd

I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s time for This Week in Video Game Blogging. First up for the week, Ian Bogost has reprinted his centennial retrospective on the life and work of Alan Turing. On a more personal note, Medium…

July 1st

Welcome to This Week in Videogame Blogging! It’s almost my birthday! I can’t wait anymore, so let’s see what you all got me. The first gift is from Chris Person, who brings us The Cosmology of Kyoto, the game Roger Ebert loved….

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June 24th

The Kid gets up. She checks her email. She sees the date in the corner– Sunday, it says. She knows it’s that time of the week again, and she ain’t puttin’ it off any further. It’s time, the Kid said. It’s time…

June 17th

I’m back from E3 and boy are my arms tired! …Just kidding. I live about a mile down the road from the convention center. Mainly the only thing still smarting after the expo is my faith in humanity, so thanks are due…