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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for juggling while slacklining. This isn't even my final form, etc. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For his blog, Nico Tuason chronicled the ten years that have passed since he started making videogames, right from his very first animation. It's remarkable to see so much of someone's life laid out like this, with pivots into parenting, promising egg tart…

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Sundays are for socially distancing at the park while mucking about on your housemate's slackline, and realising that slacklines were the main thing your life was missing. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week. This is a little old now but more than a little important, so: here's Imran Khan's Kotaku piece on why video games have to reckon with how they…

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The Papers are a bit different this week. The ongoing protests in America, and now elsewhere, have resulted in the widespread and overdue realisation that many people (me amongst them) need to improve their understanding of structural racism, and to take steps to help that go beyond tokenistic support. Below you'll find various resources, aimed at white and non-Black allies, that I hope you'll find…

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Sundays are for honing your juggling skills. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For Paste, Natalie Flores wrote about how If Found subverts the concept of erasure into an empowering, self-directed practice. This gave me chills, in a good way.

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Sundays are for trying not to complain about how lockdown makes writing these intros much harder, because that would be ridiculously callous and self-centred. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For his blog, designer Robert Yang distilled the good and the bad from Gears Tactics and Horizon's Gate into succinct design lessons. There's some sharp analysis here, even though it's only written…

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Sundays are for continuing to exist. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For The Ringer, Ben Lindberg dove into the history of female videogame protagonists, touching on myriad forces that shaped (and still shape) developer decisions about representation. It's a valuable, well-researched, and impressively thorough piece.

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Sundays are for finally getting on top of your violin practice. Some would say taking up the violin during lockdown is inconsiderate, but I can't hear them over the sound of my god awful screeching. Here's the best recent writing about videogames. (It's a good crop this week!)For Bullet Points Monthly, Jon Bailes used the Final Fantasy VII Remake to argue for the dismantling of…

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Sundays are mainly for videogames, nowadays, aren't they? Don't worry, you can spice things up by reading the best writing about them from the past week.For Kotaku, Siddhartha Bajracharya wrote about his experiences working as a doctor during the current crisis, and the strangeness of devoting his evenings to The Division 2. It's a heavy read, but packed with valuable insight into what life is…

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Sundays are for, yep, staying at home. It's OK, though, as there are videogames there. And the best writing about them from the past week, which you can find assembled below.RE:BIND have published Skeleton's take on the Final Fantasy 7 remake. And there are few things I care less about than the Final Fantasy 7 remake, which is why you should listen to me when…

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Sundays are for continuing to continue continuing staying at home. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For her blog, Emilie M. Reed took apart Western assumptions about visual novels. It's a cracking piece, examining the central tenets of the genre in the context of people's uncharitable interpretations. It's also a review of Hashihime Of The Old Book Town.

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Sundays are for continuing to continue staying at home. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For PC Gamer, Luke Winkie spoke to a dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic children. I teared up a little, and that is rare.

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Sundays are for continuing to stay inside. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.In a remarkable piece for Vice, Jess Morrissette laid out the toxicity-endorsing marketing practices of companies in the early 2000s. The headline is a little overstated, seen as Morrissette does recognise the mutually reinforcing relationship between players who brought toxicity and the companies who capitalised on it.

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Sundays are for staying at home. Now that I am once again the proud owner of a functional clavicle, they're also for reading the best writing about videogames. Sorry about the break! For Vice, Duncan Fyfe looked into how Mastermind, a childhood board game I remember playing at my Grandma's, was sold as a sexy distraction from "the many abuses of 'big' governments". Fyfe's piece…

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Sundays are for joining the bourgeoi-ski in Austria. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week, which will hopefully keep until I'm back. For TechRadar, Vic Hood spoke with the inventors of Simlish. She even spoke Simlish with the inventors of Simlish, which is delightful to imagine. As are the many hours the inventors originally spent angrily gibbering about wine.

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Sundays are for convincing your housemates to play The Quest For El Dorado with you again. Board games are way better than videogames, but here you are, reading the best writing about them from the past week. Sucker.For Polygon, Simone de Rochefort struggled to fish while roleplaying as Ernest Hemingway in Stardew Valley. This is the best kind of videogame criticism: the kind that teaches…

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Sundays are for starting violin lessons. Seriously. You should all be very glad you don't live near me. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week. For Vice, Cameron Kunzelman took a look at a book where an academic tries to figure out what indie games are. In this confusing and ever-changing world, it is easy to forget that indie games are the…

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Sundays are for finally figuring out how much money your pals owe you, after recoiling from the task for the past six months. Never buy Edinburgh Fringe tickets for your friends, kids. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week. For PC Gamer, Chris Livingston convinced Santa from Sim 4 to move into his horrible raccoon house. I'm a bit late to the…

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Sundays are for buying drywall filler, then hoping it will hide the holes you weren't supposed to make before Monday's inspectors can subtract an unreasonable amount from your deposit. Hurray for renting! Hurray for the best writing about videogames from the past week.For The New Yorker, Jamil Jan Kochai wrote about playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It's a reality bleeding, perspective-broadening masterpiece.…

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Sundays are for whinging about your winter lurgy, and once again rounding up the best writing about video games from the past week. I'll offset the whinging by quickly mentioning how I much I enjoy doing this: there are so many stupendously talented writers out there, and it always warms my heart when it turns out they appreciate being featured here. Even when all I…

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