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Minisode 11 – Grab Bag of Games

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A fistful of games on the Critical Distance Confab. These minisodes highlight games that haven’t received a lot of critical attention, in the hope that one of you intrepid listeners will try one of them out and correct that oversight. The games we…

Episode 34 – Chat with Matt

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Welcome another interview here at Critical Distance! This month we interview the host of Youtube show Matt Chat: English Professor at St. Cloud State University, Matt Barton. Matt Chat is a channel focused on older games, inspired by the books he published…

Minisode 10 – Abstract Aesthetics

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More undiscussed games on the Critical Distance Confab. For those who may not know, the purpose behind these minisodes is highlight some games, 3 a piece, that haven’t got a lot criticism or any criticism at all. The hope being that it…

Episode 33 – Game OverThinker

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Welcome to another new podcast here at Critical Distance! Continuing with video-based criticism, we have one of the original videogame pundits, Bob Chipman. His Game Overthinker series began in 2008, making his one of the few early voices to set up shop on YouTube….

Episode 32 – Supplementary Grades

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Welcome to the new year of podcasts here at Critical Distance! Last year we went over publications, both books and magazines, in the critical video game sphere. Having, for the most part, run out of those we turn our eyes to different…

Episode 31 – Back to the 2015

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Welcome back to another Critical Distance Confab podcast, End of the Year edition! 2015 is almost behind us, so just lean back and listen as myself and a couple of colleagues skim over some of the major discussions that came up during…

Episode 30 – Everything’s Better Embed

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Concluding this year’s series of interviews of the authors and editors of video game criticism publications we turn our eyes to gonzo. Cara Ellison‘s Embed With Games: A Year on the Couch with Game Developers brings the long form, lifestyle gonzo journalism…

Minisode 07 – Horror Games

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Welcome to a new minisode on the Critical Distance Confab. This month we have a special Halloween edition where we will be focusing on quote/unquote horror games to highlight. As usual these are games that haven’t gotten what myself and a co-host…