May Roundtable: Game Superlatives for Summer

For the May roundtable, the Sidequest team considered game superlatives—like in high school, where we theoretically nominated each other for things.

GYGO: Valorant Release, Iron Man VR, Black Ops Cold War, and More

In this week’s gaming news: the long-awaited Valorant release date, Iron Man VR is soon to land, and a new Black Ops entry takes us to the Cold War.

Found Familiar’s Coffee Pairs D&D Inspiration with Delicious Brews

Alenka Figa and Kate Lyons dove into the rich offerings of Found Familiar’s D&D coffee and found both the roasts and the art to be entirely delightful.

9 Stinky Mobile Games To Turn Your Brain Off During Quarantine

Melissa Brinks shares nine of the mobile games she’s been playing in quarantine, ranked by how bad they would smell if they smelled like anything.

GYGO: New Paper Mario Announced and Tony Hawk Gets a Remaster

In this week’s GYGO, Emily Durham announces… well, a bunch of announcements. New Paper Mario and Tony Hawk games are coming to Switch, y’all.

9 Stinky Mobile Games To Turn Your Brain Off During Quarantine

Melissa Brinks shares nine of the mobile games she’s been playing in quarantine, ranked by how bad they would smell if they smelled like anything.

Recap: Life is Strange: Strings Honors the Quiet, Character-Driven Queerness of the Game Series

Kate Lyons shares her thoughts on Life is Strange: Strings, the third volume in the comic series, which complicates the character relationships in new ways.

Review: Agatha Christie’s Death on the Cards is Fast-Paced Fun for Young Mystery Lovers

Can Agatha Christie’s Death on the Cards spin a compelling mystery? Maddi Butler is on the case.

Review: Dungeons 3 is Amusing, if Unoriginal

Is Dungeons 3 a good game or a bad game? We aren’t sure, but its uncanny resemblances to Warcraft and Diablo mean it’s certainly a game, if nothing else.

Review: Create a New World and Do it Over (and Over) Again in Mythic Ocean

Mythic Ocean is a beautiful, enticing game about new gods and reborn worlds… but Elvie Mae Parian wonders if the cute story makes up for clunky play.

Found Familiar’s Coffee Pairs D&D Inspiration with Delicious Brews

Alenka Figa and Kate Lyons dove into the rich offerings of Found Familiar’s D&D coffee and found both the roasts and the art to be entirely delightful.

Confessions of a Dodo Airlines Worker

Orville the Dodo watches villagers come and go in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and he’ll keep things running for them even when times are hard.

Gamer Mom: Animal Crossing Is Teaching My Kid Financial Literacy

Animal Crossing turned out to be an unexpected investment in my daughter’s education and future as she learns important lessons in financial literacy.

Sidequest’s Weird and Delightful Animal Crossing: New Horizons Designs

Emily Durham, E. Forney, and Nola Pfau share their wild and wonderful Animal Crossing: New Horizons designs, covering everything from delight to horror.

Playing with Loss in Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero is a game about loss, in narrative and in plot. Zora Gilbert explores how that loss helped them calm down and play the game.

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