• A new future for videogame consoles?

    Is it too late? Are videogame consoles dead? They certainly have lost much of their impact. And they are no longer the key to wide success or profitability. What happened? Many things I’m sure. But one thing, in my opinion, especially. Game consoles refused to make a medium out of videogames. They had everything going [...]

  • The task of videogames criticism

    This is an elaboration of statements made in a Twitter exchange with Lana Polansky, following up on her splendid article In Defence of Criticism: The Close Reading. The task of videogame critics is to recognize and elevate culturally important games. They need to point out to the audience that Dear Esther is more important artistically [...]