Podcast

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…

Episode 27 – Review Comes For The Arcade

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Joining us on this month’s podcast is Zolani Stewart, fellow Critical Distance contributor and founding editor of The Arcade Review. Coming up on its first year anniversary, Arcade Review is a publication that situates itself as an arts magazine first and a…

Minisode 03 – B-grade Games

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Welcome to another minisode of the Critical Distance Confab. These minisodes are something different than our main podcast series. At the end of every month, myself and a guest, will list off a few games each that haven’t gotten the attention of…

Episode 26 – Five out of Na Pali

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This month we have a double, yet related, feature. First, in side A, I talk with Alan Williamson and Lindsey Joyce, the editor-in-chief and managing editor respectively of Five out of Ten. We chat about the creation and ongoing process of creating…

Episode 25 – The History of Everyday Games

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This month we are joined by game historian, University of Lancaster PhD candidate and editor-in-chief of Silverstring Media’s Critical Publishing arm, Zoya Street. Zoya has written two seminal books on games, Dreamcast Worlds and Delay, and is the founder of the wonderful…