More evidence of the emergence of mid-to-high brow gaming criticism, Public Beta out of the UK. Looks like they have a magazine and a book in the offing.
They're launching their effort with a call for answers to "difficult questions about video games" - belyingly basic stuff. "What is a videogame?" and "What makes a video game rubbish?" and "Where do you play games?" I'm going to take a stab at answering; mostly because I like to see new efforts to frame this medium. And it's a chance to frame a self-portrait as gamer. The call for answers is open; you can download a sheet in the right column and give their questions a stab yourself.