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Episode 13 – The Raidy Bunch

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For quite a while now Lara Croft and her Tomb Raider franchise has been wallowing in irrelevance. One too many subpar games with date control scheme and sensibilities holding it down. Then, earlier this year, the reboot of Tomb Raider launched the…

Episode 11 – The Talking Dead

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And here it is. After much loss of sleep and sanity the 2012 end of year podcast has finally arrived. After last year’s hopefulness of things being better, on one front 2012 proved to be an even worse year than its predecessor….

Episode 9 – A Braid Companion

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Yes, only 6 months late Critical Distance is proud to bring you episode 9 of the CDC podcast. This time we decided to focus on an actual game: Braid came out many years ago and sparked critics to write a megaton of…

Episode 8 – A Very GDC Podcast

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So a podcast that was recorded in April about a conference in March, is finally released in May. Here we have our two part GDC podcast. We asked developers, journalists, academics and critics to join us in multiple round tables to discuss…

Episode 7 – A Post-Comment World

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It’s time for another episode of the Critical Distance Confab. Before we get into it, a little background information. Right around the last podcast a debate sprung up over Ben’s refusal to allow comments on his personal blog, finding them not worth…

Episode 6 – 2010 in Review

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And so comes to pass the resurrection of the Critical Distance Confab podcast. We’ve been away for almost a year and a half.  We decided to return in a big way. We gathered our panelists to review the year 2010: the biggest…

Episode 5 – Gender in Games

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AND WE ARE BACK! After a long hiatus the CDC Podcast has returned with a force–music and an icon. This week we talk about under privileged voices in games, specifically women in games, where all your questions will be answered and the…

Episode 4 – Genre Bending Discourse

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This episode of the CDC Podcast is extra long to make up for the missed days in releasing last week’s CDC Podcast. This week we discuss genre in videogames by starting off with the Western and eventually interrogating the role of genre…