Tag: Video game criticism

  • Stop Hiding Behind Culture

    Stop Hiding Behind Culture



    The “defense” of culture stalls diversity. It’s the argument people make when they excuse a game that fosters the industry’s series of male-driven story lines. These story lines almost always feature a protagonist in some period of history where “it wouldn’t make sense” to have a representative amount of non-white, non-male people. Pushing Limits This…

  • Why Video Game Criticism Exists

    Why Video Game Criticism Exists

    As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, two of the three definitions of the word, “criticism” address the art of critiquing a work of art or literature. The first known usage of the word appeared in Thomas Dekker’s A Knight’s Conjuring (1607), according to the 1971 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The art of critique…