Examples of Good Video Game Criticism
I’d like to link to a few examples of good video game criticism to illustrate that there is good criticism out there. You just need to find it.
One is a panel on the philosophy of gaming by a few smart men at ConBravo. Starting with the perennial question (Are video games art?), they peruse through all sorts of game criticism.
One of those smart men, Dan Olson, hosts one of my favorite web shows, Folding Ideas. A video of his on narrative violence of video games is well worth watching.
Finally, a video by Kyle “Oancitzen” Kallgren looks at the video game exhibit at the Smithsonian and discusses the art of video games.