Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fate of the World: An Epistemological Review

My work leads me to discover some very strange games. After Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus, I’d like to offer you another epistemological review of one such games. By epistemological, I mean that I won’t necessarily be following the traditional formalisms of … Continue reading

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Introducing the Journal of Games Criticism

I’m happy to announce that the Journal of Games Criticism‘s first issue is published at http://gamescriticism.org. Many of us here at Higher Level Gamer are editorial board members for JGC and have been working hard to release this first issue (even while … Continue reading

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Apologia for the Gaming Community

The strategic moment for any outsider who wants validity for their passion is to make them—the insiders, the stake-holders, the gate keepers—come to you, not the opposite way around. The task of gaining acceptance is essentially what makes the apologia … Continue reading

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Game Criticism Conference

You might have noticed that mention of a video game criticism conference in the works a few posts ago. Well, it’s a real thing now! Critical Proximity is a game criticism conference in San Francisco on March 16th (the Sunday … Continue reading

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Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus: An Epistemological Review

I return after the holiday season with a confession: I’m not, strictly speaking, a game studies scholar. Rather, I’ve been dabbling and stumbling professionally in this particular academic arena for close to a decade, now. Formally, I’m trained as a … Continue reading

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