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May 22nd

Welcome back readers. We’ve got another smol issue lined up for you this week, as a treat, collecting work on queer masculinities, ruins, platforms, art trends, and more. This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important critical writing on games from the past seven days. Guys Bein’ Dudes We’re starting this week’s...

May 15th

Welcome back readers. We’re running a shorter issue this week, so I’m switching up our usual format again to take a more leisurely stroll through this week’s selections. This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important critical writing on games from the past seven days. TWIVGB Velvet GOTY Edition We’re starting out...

Jaroslav Švelch | Keywords in Play, Episode 20

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/g5zwvn/20-jaroslav-svelch.mp3 Download “Keywords in Play” is an interview series about game research supported by Critical Distance and the Digital Games Research Association. Jaroslav Švelch is an assistant professor at Charles University, Prague. He is the author of the recent monograph Gaming the Iron Curtain:...

May 8th

Welcome back readers, and happy Mother’s Day. . . .Look, if we’re being honest it’s been a pretty fucked up week for a lot of moms, or really anybody who likes having human rights but isn’t a white moneyed republican. Kaile reblogged a pretty steep list of local orgs and abortion funds you can donate to if you’re looking for a way to help someone...

May 1st

Welcome back, readers, and happy International Workers’ Day as well. I have no major site updates this week, so I’ll keep the preamble short and hope you enjoy this week’s thirteen cool-and-interesting selections! This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important critical writing on games from the past seven days. Idea...

April 24th

Welcome back, readers. This week’s around-the-site announcement is that the new Keywords is live! This episode’s guests are Regina Seiwald and Ed Vollans, speaking on the topic of paratexts. This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important critical writing on games from the past seven days. Hero Mode Our opening section...

Regina Seiwald and Ed Vollans – Paratexts | Keywords in Play, Episode 19

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/tthwce/19_-_regina_seiwald_and_ed_vollans8cu23.mp3 Download “Keywords in Play” is an interview series about game research supported by Critical Distance and the Digital Games Research Association. In this episode we speak with Regina Seiwald and Ed Vollans on paratexts and their forthcoming collaboration “Not...

April 17th

Welcome back, readers. First things first, thank you this week to everyone who circulated our Patreon Update or became a backer! We’ve seen a boost in support that has helped pull us out of immediate peril, and we’re incredibly grateful for that. We’d like to push this a bit further in the hopes of building up more long-term security for our work,...

Critical Distance Patreon Update

Hello readers! First, and I don’t say this often enough, I’d like to thank everybody here–readers, supporters, folks who point us in the direction of articles, who hang out on our Discord–everyone, for sticking with us over the last 13 years and counting broadly, and these last few years of pandemic times especially. We know that lots of our readers...

April 10th

Welcome back, readers. Let’s get right into it, shall we? We’ve read a bunch of cool stuff this week and I’m looking forward to sharing it! This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important critical writing on games from the past seven days. Decolonising Queer Games and Play First Person Scholar recently hosted a special...

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