GYGO: Get Your Pride Flags On in Gears 5

Pride flags in Gears 5, questions about Steam’s (lack of) curation policy, and more in this week’s news round-up!

My First Game: Harvest Moon – Back To Nature (1999)

Wilona W. shares her experience with growing up with — and out of — Harvest Moon: Back to Nature.

GYGO: Abuse Allegations and Telltale’s Semi-Revival

Multiple people came forward about abuse in the games industry this week, and LCG Entertainment has brought Telltale Games back from the dead.

August Roundtable: Hangin’ Out With Friends

As we come to the end of summer, the Sidequest crew considers an important question: what games are deserving of the beach episode treatment?

GYGO: Riot Settles Suit and Ion Fury Pedals Back Promises

Riot Games settles its year-long lawsuit and Ion Fury backs out of promises to LGBTQ+ gamers. Emily Durham brings you this week’s GYGO and TWIC.

Affection: A Touching Lesson in Vulnerability

Affection is a tabletop game about asking and answering difficult questions, encouraging players to get vulnerable with one another.

Jackalope’s “Cyberpunk: Night City” Made Me Cry Real (in Character) Tears

Night City, Jackalope’s latest massive LARP, gave Jameson Hampton the chance to experience love, redemption, and tragedy in an immersive Cyberpunk world.

Life is Strange #5: Waves Introduces an Intriguing Alternate Universe

Life is Strange #5: Waves brings readers into a Life is Strange AU where Max, Chloe, and Rachel Amber are all living together, but just can’t shake mystery.

Feather is a Relaxing, if Brief, Meditation

Feather is a calming diversion from the realities of everyday life, but the brief experience might just not be worth the price tag.

Life is Strange Volume 1: Dust Explores the Consequences of the Game’s Choices

Life is Strange Volume 1: Dust sees Max and Chloe repairing their lives after the game’s events, bringing us back into the magical world of Arcadia Bay.

Creating a New Normal: A Recap of the Game Devs of Color Expo 2019

Elvie Mae Parian recaps this year’s Game Devs of Color Expo, including some of the wonderful games exhibited at the event.

Let Me Tell You About My OC: I Want To Be An Elven Princess

Kate Lyons shares the story behind Belegerwen Daeris, an elven princess who helped her rekindle her love of writing after writer’s block.

Jackalope’s “Cyberpunk: Night City” Made Me Cry Real (in Character) Tears

Night City, Jackalope’s latest massive LARP, gave Jameson Hampton the chance to experience love, redemption, and tragedy in an immersive Cyberpunk world.

Grow Up: Marvel’s Spider-Man Proves We Need Real YA Games

Marvel’s Spider-Man is a delightful game about a young adult learning to be a better person, but despite that, it’s not actually YA.

Gamer Mom vs The YouTubes

Wendy Browne shares the ways that YouTube allows her to be the cool gamer mom she wants to be, even as her kids become teenagers.

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