icycalm

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I am the world's greatest videogame theorist and critic. There is no second best: there's only me. Read some of my essays and you'll see: https://culture.vg/features/art-theory.html

Videogame criticism and theory don't have to be stupid. Just because millions of people play MOBAs doesn't mean they aren't crap games, and just because some hipster says that his walking simulator "has meaning" doesn't mean that Grand Theft Auto III isn't a masterpiece or that Ubisoft doesn't make some of the best and coolest games today.

We can do better than that. The artform can do better. And it is my mission to see to it that it does.

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