This Week in Videogame Blogging

April 7th

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Hey there, readers. Hope you’re taking care of yourselves. I hate that at this point I more-or-less expect to have a new big headline about labour abuse to talk about each week, but that’s the reality. This time it’s BioWare, and while…

March 31st

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Thanks for stopping by, readers. This week EA is the latest of the major publishers to take a turn on the layoff misery-go-round. You can bet this news is on my mind as I gather together the latest critical writing on labour…

March 24th

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Happy Sunday, readers! First of all, if you haven’t already seen it, we’ve got a new Critical Compilation this week–this time on the Mass Effect Trilogy, courtesy of Emma Kostopolus. She’s gathered a bunch of great writing on how the series intersects…

March 17th

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Hey there. This was a pretty devastating week. The terrorist attack in Christchurch has sparked some long-overdue conversations about the extent to which white supremacist ideology is coddled at almost every level of western media and culture. This time around, games–and gaming…

March 10th

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Happy Sunday, readers! So last week I used this space to essentially subtweet a major publisher that did something really stupid and toxic in a cynical attempt to grab headlines. Is it possible to do the same thing to the largest distributor…

March 3rd

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Happy Sunday, readers. Things happened this week in games. Some really, icky, bad things. Typically I leave some space at the top here to reflect on some of these things and maybe connect them to the week’s selection of writing, but if…

February 24th

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Happy Sunday readers. You’ll be very glad to know that I have braved an incalculable deluge of posts, tweets, and articles reeling at the name of Nintendo of America’s new president to bring you some quality stuff to read this week. Before…

February 17th

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So to start off my thoughts leading into this week’s roundup, what the absolute fuck, Activision? There isn’t a lot I can say here that more articulate voices haven’t already said, but a coincidence of record profits and massive layoffs is never…

February 10th

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Happy Sunday, readers! Hmm. So, in a colossally disingenuous display of both-sides-y dog-whistle journalism, some fifth-rate Gamerâ„¢ rag has apparently gathered enough recalled copies of Too Human to summon Beelzebub and try to re-awaken the Great Toxic Ones of games culture from…

February 3rd

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Why hello there, readers. I’m grateful to all of you who have taken time out of your very busy Kingdom Hearts III-playing schedules to sample some of the coolest writing on games around the web this week. It’s a week where yet…