This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Eric Swain from the entirety of 2014. From the year’s biggest releases to social and cultural issues affecting games, let’s see what had the critics talking!the most important, most memorable and most representative critical pieces of the year to give an idea of what 2014 was all about. Now, Critical Distance is proud to present the 2014 edition of This Year In Video Game Blogging!Every year, we have a section devoted to pieces that focused on the community that surrounds our medium. This year, more than ever previously, such pieces dominated the conversation. The biggest events might have been directly addressed above, but it was only one in several interlocking pieces where critics tried to break with the status quo.Based on an article he penned for Polygon from earlier this year, Tropes vs Women in Videogames producer Jonathan McIntosh produced the video “25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male” for the Feminist Frequency’s YouTube channel, getting 25 men of the videogame industry to label their privileges.Anita Sarkeesian also released her two part dissection of the Background Decoration trope, which should be considered essential viewing. A content warning,… Read full this story
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