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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for looking at a week of half-term ahead of you and wondering what you're going to do with yourself. Interact with the child? Mm. Let's think about it while reading some of the week's best writing about videogames.Brendan Caldwell, RPS in peace, wrote about his experiences being dog piled by Final Fantasy fans. That was for an article he wrote while here, by…

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Sundays are for-- oh no. Sundays are for doing my taxes. Quick, let's procrastinate with some of the week's best games writing (and podcasts, and TikToks).Brendan Caldwell, former features editor and current RPS list goblin, launched a podcast this past week. Hey Lesson! is a podcast about asking smart people stupid questions about videogames. For example, he asks neuroscientist Dr Ofir Turel about piss mushrooms…

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for taking a trip to Aldi to stock up on mozzarella and sundried tomato pots, because those are the only thing I'd eat if they ever had more than two tubs on the shelves at a time. Ignore the sweet oil though, and instead wash down your own mouthfuls of cheese with some of the week's best writing about (mostly) games.A few years…

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for being at the beginning of a week-long holiday. These days off feel like the best idea I've ever had.At PC Gamer, Andy Kelly spoke to the developers of Paradise Killer about how they made the open world detective game.

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Sundays are for going to a socially distanced picnic, as a goodbye to parents and children from nursery before our kids all start school on Monday. What a strange time.The former staff of Deadspin have formed a new sports and culture website, called Defector. They tell the story of how they got to this point here, from the mass resignation from G/O Media to the…

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for trying to do anything other than play Picross on Switch. But then, every day is a struggle when there are Picross levels still to complete. Quick, let's round up some of the week's best writing about videogames, before I disappear into a fugue of drawing tiny pictures. At Vice, Colin Spacetwinks argues that Disco Elysium was too afraid of sincerity to be…

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Sundays are for going for a run, drinking coffee out of doors, and looking forward to a few days respite.For Polygon, Jay Castello spoke to trans streamers about why they need better discoverability tools within Twitch. This is a good example of how basic decisions of a platform holder can have sweeping consequences for communities.

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for trying to remember what Sundays are for, after a long time of Sundays not being for anything at all.John Lanchester wrote at the London Review Of Books about getting into esports in lieu of any other sport to watch during lockdown. He approaches the subject as an outsider, but with sincere interest:

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Sundays are for one last hurrah, before melting into the freelance void. I will miss you, paps. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For Polygon, Avery Helm dove into the weird, wild world of Blaseball. It reminds me of board games like Risk/ Pandemic Legacy, where the rules to something simple shift beneath your fit - except those rules are shifting for…

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Mondays are for hoping your new graphics card arrives, seen as your old one got burgled last week. I'm fine! It's fine! Burglar: caught. Videogames: written about. Here's the best writing from the last week.For UpperCut, Grace Curtis spoiled Life Sim games forever. She's managed to describe the listlessness that crept into my Stardew Valley farm so eloquently that the prospect of ever booting up…

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for swimming in the sea, as you have been doing most mornings. Nobody tell Alice O. Here's the best writing about videogames from the past week.For FanByte, Jay Castello weighed in on the 'not overly-cutesy even though it looks like it' nature of Ooblets. The RPS treehouse arrived at a similar conclusion.

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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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