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November 29th

Welcome back, readers. In lieu of my usual, broad reminders that systemic violence and injustice remain a stark reality for Black and Brown folks regardless of who the incoming and outgoing establishment politicans may be at any given point, this week I’m going to be more specific and encourage you to follow and support Twitch streamer ZombaeKillz,...

October 2020

Welcome back, readers. Are we all still here? *Exhales* Okay, good. Between the annually mandated pivot-to-horror and a lot of people otherwise having something just dang interesting to say, October’s been a bountiful month for essays about videogames on youtube. I watched a lot, included many. My thanks again to everyone who sent in recommendations....

November 22nd

Welcome back readers. First, as usual, the most important stuff: Check out the ways in which you can support protests against anti-Black and Brown police violence in the US and abroad. Legal Fund for organizers fighting commercial exploitation of Haudenosaunee lands. Apologies for the late update this week. I got a little caught up tying...

November 15th

Welcome back readers. First the most important stuff: Check out the ways in which you can support protests against anti-Black and Brown police violence in the US and abroad. Legal Fund for organizers fighting commercial exploitation of Haudenosaunee lands. Around the site this week, we’ve got a new episode of Keywords In Play, this time...

Lindsay Grace | Keywords in Play, Episode 8

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/download/ht6fys/08-lindsay-grace.mp3 Download “Keywords in Play” is an interview series about game research supported by Critical Distance and the Digital Games Research Association. This episode we speak with Lindsay Grace about love and affection in games. Lindsay is Knight Chair in Interactive Media and an associate...

November 8th

Welcome back readers. Hey, cheers to you, really, for having the energy to click on our latest issue after the week it’s been. Hope you’ve had the chance to catch your breath after this extended (inter)national nightmare of the last four years. At the same time, I’ve personally borne witness to no structural changes or political shifts that indicate...

November 1st

Welcome back readers. Ok, so these links are reruns from last week, but the causes they relate to remain undiminished in their importance, and I understand and appreciate the danger of their being drowned out in, uh, next week’s impending news cycle. Please check them out if you have time and energy to give: Check out the ways in which you can...

September 2020

Welcome back, readers. My apologies about the lateness of September’s gaming youtube directory. I had it basically ready two weeks back, at the ‘normal time’, but then formatting and posting it became, for some reason or another – like everything else in this temporally soupy mess of geographically dislocated late 2020 waking fever dream – inexplicably...

October 25th

Welcome back readers. First, the most important stuff: Check out the ways in which you can support protests against anti-Black and Brown police violence in the US and abroad. Thread collating ways you can support Mi’kmaw fisheries. Legal Fund for organizers fighting commercial exploitation of Haudenosaunee lands. Two new updates from...

Announcing: the Bitsy essay jam

The essay is a flexible format that allows its author to communicate, work through, and explore thoughts without traditional formal barriers. The content of essays can be personal, literary, historical, philosophical, aesthetic, and is often a combination of many topics, perspectives, and approaches to writing. Bitsy is a flexible and accessible game...

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