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On Deadword

Deadword‘s homepage reads: Launched in 1995, Word.com was one of the first-ever online magazines. In an era when the word “blog” hadn’t yet come into existence, Word captured individual voices telling honest, funny, weird, sad, and strange tales with a … Continue reading

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A Collection of Criticism About Gone Home

So Gone Home is 400% more interesting to me than Bioshock Infinite, but I did that collection of criticism about Infinite a while back, so here we are again. I’ll be updating this every time I read something that I think is interesting about the … Continue reading

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I Am In The New Five Out of Ten

The newest Five Out of Ten Magazine is out today. Edited by Alan Williamson, Five Out of Ten is a magazine of video game criticism written for a general audience of people who, you know, care about that thing. Important … Continue reading

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Announcement: Talking About Video Games in a Group

So a couple weeks ago Maddy Myers and I said that we would make a Google Group where  video game writers could get together and talk about the craft of video game writing. Why do people write like they do? … Continue reading

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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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On Game Centered Criticism

So I woke up yesterday morning and did some work and then read Twitter. There were some tweets that Patricia Hernandez made about games and games criticism. So I wrote some tweets and she responded to them and we had … Continue reading

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Pat Holleman Writes on Authorial Intent

I don’t have a whole lot to write today–I had some big hang-outs with a friend that started at 9am, which hasn’t left me a whole lot of time to do internetting and the kind of hard-hitting journalism/complaining that you … Continue reading

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