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A blog about videogames and what they do to the people who play them.

Ides of March

More than four years ago, in her article, The Language of Videogames, Elizabeth Ryerson wrote:

…a substantial critical discussion of a medium brings with it a more enlightened public sphere, which also brings more interesting and new uses of that medium into the world. This really doesn’t exist right now for videogames.

Since 2011 several projects and publications have filled in that discursive void. We might even say that Ryerson’s reproach no longer applies to videogame criticism — or at least, not to the great body of work which has been written in English.

When it comes to criticism written in Spanish, however, Reyrson’s reproach and many more still ring true. Surely there are exceptions, but the necessity to have more profound conversations about videogames is sorely felt, and it is constantly searching for spaces in which to bloom.

It is in the face of this necessity that we have created Matajuegos, a blog about videogames and the impact they have on those who play them and on the societies to which they belong. Continue reading Ides of March