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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…

Episode 29 – Shoot Them!

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This month we turn our attention to the anthology book Shooter. Edited by Patrick Lindsey and Reid McCarter, the book brings together 15 essays and a forward by Clint Hocking, placing a wide variety of shooter video games in a historical and…

Episode 28 – Uninterviewable

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Continuing our themed series on videogame critical publications, this month we turn our lonely eyes toward Unwinnable, which last year launched a weekly e-zine component. Editor-in-chief Stu Horvath was gracious enough to join me to talk about Unwinnable, Unwinnable Weekly and all…