Well, Shawn Elliott didn't mention the Critical-Gaming blog specifically. However, the comments he made in the latest Gamsutra podcast on GDCRadio are in line with exactly what's been going on here at the blog for almost a year now.
Among the things he mentions in that podcast and others are...
- reviewing/writing about games after reflecting on the experience that was hopefully done away from pressing time constraints
- writing about games with a thesis instead of creating buyers guides
- finding a unique angle to write from that's as meaningful as it is personal
- making a bridge between literary critical theory to talk about video games
- using the structures and unique metaphors of other practices/disciplines/art forms to approach game writing and game design.
- taking small investigative ventures probing some aspect of the gaming culture
- writing cross game analyses
- being responsible/held accountable for one's writing. Taking a stance and arguing points.
- developing and applying a critical eye to video games
Good luck Shawn Elliott. It's good to know we're fighting the same fight.