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June 2021

Welcome back, readers. Hello from Australia, where most of the country is back in lockdown. How are the rest of you doing? Something about a deadly heat dome? Apparently the Olympics are on? Okay. This Month In Videogame Vlogging highlights the most compelling critical videos about videogames from the previous calendar month. Strange Asides of...

July 18th

Welcome back, readers. With a number of sites entering the slow summer post-E3 period or taking some much needed rest, I’ve decided to just roll with having a lighter issue this week. Hope everybody is keeping safe, getting in some time outdoors, and overall doing okay! This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important...

July 11th

Welcome back, readers. And thanks for waiting. A little later this time around, but also a little longer. Lots of interviews this week, and some reviews too! I hope you find a piece or two below you can really dig into. This Week in Videogame Blogging is a roundup highlighting the most important critical writing on games from the past seven days....

July 4th

Welcome back, readers. At the time of this issue’s publication, you have a few hours (about 8?) left to pick up the Queer Games Bundle over on Itch if you’ve been meaning to but haven’t yet! Around the site, Connor’s back with the latest issue of our video roundup, so check that out if you haven’t already! This Week in Videogame Blogging is a...

May 2021

Welcome back, readers. Gosh, this is a very late video-content roundup. It’s been one of those months. Sometimes these things get away from you (in this case ‘things’ meaning ‘watching vods about videogames’, and ‘you’ meaning ‘me’). My apologies. Hopefully this has given you all a bit of extra space to appreciate Chris’s excellent collection of fantastic...

June 27th

Welcome back, readers. This week we’re plugging the Queer Games Bundle over on Itch, which brings together 200+ games from indie creators for the price of a single AAA title, and which runs for roughly a week more after this roundup’s publication. What would you like to play? Around the site, I don’t mind highlighting our extra issue for Pride Month...

June 20th

Welcome back, readers. If you happen to be looking for cool indie games to buy this weekend made by Black creators, this thread details some good starting points. This particular thread’s a year old but all the games listed are still great choices! Around the site, we put out an extra issue this week for Pride Month collecting some of our favourite...

Queer Games Criticism in 2021 (so Far)

Welcome back gaymers! Pride Month is a year-round affair here at Critical Distance–the same goes for Wrath Month–but all the same it feels timely in June to highlight some of the best damn queer-themed writing featured in our weekly roundups through the first half of 2021. So let’s do exactly that! For this issue, the cool thing I want to plug first...

June 13th

Welcome back, readers. For this issue, the cool thing I want to plug first is the TTRPG Charity Bundle for Trans Support currently being hosted over on Itch throughout the month of June. There’s some stellar talent included in this package, and I’m glad to see a focus on tabletop games, which don’t always get as much attention! Check it out of you...

Alenda Y. Chang | Keywords in Play, Episode 13

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/download/cmes65/13-alenda-y-chang.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 Alenda Y. Chang about games, ecology, literature, and environmental relations. Alenda is an Associate Professor...

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