July 5, 2014
"Games about space fascists kicking the shit out of each other just aren't having as much on an impact on contemporary discourse as they could." David Hayward (organizer of the Feral Vector game design festival) walks and talks amusingly about how thinking of video games as industry stifles video games as a creative culture. His accompanying blog post is here.
June 11, 2014
Things Game Critics Need to STFU About In which female game critics -- or game critics belonging to any of the major genders, pretty much -- are told to shut the fuck up about some stuff. Which isn't ever really that helpful an approach, I've found, but I will admit that it's certainly fun to yell sometimes, so there's that.
April 29, 2014
On video game criticism (A letter to Susan Sontag) "When it comes to cultural legitimacy, pornography and video games are close bedfellows."
June 10, 2011
This special issue of the Journal of Visual Culture devoted to articles on machinima is free to everyone until June 15th (sorry for the late notice, I just found out).
June 2, 2011
Gender, Myth and Capitalism: An Academic View of Portal 2 A cautionary tale, slathered in semiotic bullshit.