Monthly Archives: December 2012

On Killing is Harmless

I recently had the concept of “sandwich criticism” explained to me. It goes something like this: you open a critique of a paper, or anything really, with a positive note. That’s the bottom slice of bread. They to proceed to … Continue reading

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Lived Nonhuman Ethics

My core concern, both academically and also personally, is working through the question of what it means to be ethical to nonhumans. Most often that takes the form of the human ethical relationship to animals. That said, my ethical concerns … Continue reading

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Released: Funeral

You can click the image to skip all this reading and just go play Funeral. A few months ago I ran a Kickstarter to fund myself. Or, well, it was to fund a “game” that I had been trying to work … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy IX: Destruction

This essay is part of my Final Fantasy IX series of articles. This is the first scene of mass destruction we are presented with in Final Fantasy IX. It is the eidolon Atomos being summoned to destroy the citystate of Lindblum. You can … Continue reading

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Interview with Theron Jacobs

I conducted this email with Theron Jacobs over email. You can find him on twitter @TPHD Cameron: signal–noise–signal Theron: PERSONALLY, I IDENTIFY WITH NOISE C: So Theron, you’re a poet. There is a camp of video game studies that makes … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy IX: Collecting

This is the inaugural post in a short series that I am going to be doing about Final Fantasy IX. As you may know, I have been playing the PSX-era Final Fantasy games in order to give them a fresh look. From nostalgia-wrapped Final … Continue reading

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On Bifo’s The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance

IF YOU ARE COMING HERE FROM FACEBOOK, CAN YOU PLEASE COMMENT AND TELL ME WHY THERE IS SO MUCH TRAFFIC COMING FROM THERE TO THIS POST? I have also written about Bifo’s The Soul At Work and Ironic Ethics. I finished the last … Continue reading

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Dylan Trigg on Agoraphobia

Like Vincent, I too am a victim of agoraphobia. In our shared disdain for ugly architecture, vertiginous hills and strange bodily afflictions, Vincent and I are kindred spirits, separated by time but united by neurosis. As with Vincent, it has … Continue reading

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Replicating Myself in Saints Row 3

So this is my Boss in Saint’s Row 3. I don’t have a big point to make here. I just came off of a five day writing binge, so this blog is going to suffer for a few days. Oh well. … Continue reading

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Brendan Keogh and I in Conversation About Games Criticism

So over on Facebook, Brendan and I had a short conversation about games crit. The topic of “games in themselves” came up, which Brendan understands in this way:  Well, I think the term “in themselves” implies an idea of looking … Continue reading

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