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In Which I Respond to A Blunt Critique of Game Criticism

I’m coming at this a bit late. The post went up at that end of last week and there have been plenty of responses in the comments and those made by other critics before me. There may be little original I can add, but I prefer to take the time to calm down and get my thoughts in order. So while what I say may have been said before in my writing there may be enough original to justify it, or at least I say it in an original enough way to do that.

An Act of Non-Consequence

I’ve been on a documentary binge as of late (Thank you Netflicks) having watched 6 in the last 24 hours at the time of writing. As it so happens while watching them I noticed a correlation in the behavior of the subjects of the majority of the documentaries and players …

Where are all the War Games?

I’ve been playing Battlefield 1943 a lot lately. It’s the first shooter in a long time that I’ve played. I am usually a single player game kind of guy and usually shun multiplayer modes, unless the person is sitting right next to me. But I tried out the demo and I was hooked in the free half hour it gave me and immediately bought the unlocked game. Playing it lead me to a realization.

What Do I Do Here?

Usually I take the criticism silently and appreciatively and I still do, but after more than seven months I’m still getting the same comment. “I can’t wait to see where your going with your blog.” It is a little annoying that after all this time my blog still feels schizophrenic enough that I haven’t fallen into any sort of groove yet. I felt that I had to spend some time examining my thoughts and my opinions of critiquing in a way I have never done so before and probably should have done in the first place. I sat down and thought about what exactly where I want to go with this site.

How to Write Good Video Game Critique

(Since I am hard up for content I figured a weekly thing might be just the thing. When I described what I do here, one guy insisted that he write it. He submitted some posts and having read some of it, I now feel that this was a very bad idea. But I promised so this will be on a trial basis and will need the following: )