Anonymous asked: Does it bother you?
It bothers the FUCK out of me.
Lady Gaga vs Pokémon - Applause
Spirit Canoe - Symbols of the West
Critical Distance is a fantastic resource for developers, games writers of all kinds, and players who might sometimes want to engage with games in a deeper way. I’m not especially academically minded, but I find it particularly useful for keeping abreast of trends (and dramas!) in games criticism (and general criticism) that I would otherwise miss entirely.
Good quality critical games writing is deeply unappreciated. Within academia, it can be painfully slow and shackled by historical structures (that’s the academy for you, I’m afraid) and outside academia it makes pretty much no money.
I’m really happy to spend far less than a magazine subscription each month to ensure the future of a publication that does so much good.
I’d love to see more of my favourite sites open a Patreon portal.
Very proud of my ex-wife for being invited to give a TEDxSydney presentation.
Exasperated by her typical choice of a particularly sulky, artistically filtered headshot.
That’s my Nicole all right, all those things.
Do not click through to the source if you are strongly affected by images of animals in distress.