The Art and Play of Collecting

Some scholars consider collecting to be creative play… which would explain my completionist tendencies in gaming—and Pokémon as a phenomenon.

GYGO: Everybody’s Getting Sued

In this week’s gaming news: lots of lawsuits, Overwatch still doesn’t have a playable Black woman, and a chocolate chocobo.

Character Creators, Fatness, Gender, Body Horror, and Me

When character creators are constrained by normative ideas of what a body can be, they limit players’ options for experimentation and immersion.

April Roundtable: Why Are So Many Of These Questions About Mario?

Is Mario a human man? Is Toad’s situation a hat, or his head? Why orcs hot??? These questions and more answered, definitively, for you.

GYGO: New Old Games

In this week’s news: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is on the way, Sony walks back promises to shut down old PlayStation stores, and more!

REVIEW: Playing Make Believe with Field Guide to Memory

Field Guide to Memory is a beautiful, meditative journaling game about grief, gratitude, and cryptids.

Take a Break With These 3 Short Games

Alenka Figa reviews three short games from the Itch.io anti-racism bundle. If you like quick, character-driven games, these are for you!

Confront Aliens (and Your Own Feelings) from the Comfort of a VR Mech in ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos

Like many nerds that like mechs, what Jameson really wants is to pilot a mech—which is what excited them about VR’s ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos.

Review: Best Friend Forever is a Bastion of Queer, Dog-Friendly Joy

Best Friend Forever’s bright and cheerful world of dating and dog management is a sweet respite from reality.

Review: Addo’s “Oregon Trail”-Themed Dinner is a Bizarre Highlight in a Bleak Year

A pandemic may have gravely changed Melissa Brinks’ “Oregon Trail”-themed dinner at addo, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make a good memory.

The Art and Play of Collecting

Some scholars consider collecting to be creative play… which would explain my completionist tendencies in gaming—and Pokémon as a phenomenon.

The Splorts Report: The Founding and Future of the Blaseball Wiki

Emma Kostopolus interviews the admins of the Blaseball Wiki, a project cataloging fan creations and historical events in the Blaseball fandom.

Eat Your Games: Going Under’s Jobwich

Have you ever made a Jobwich? Maddi Butler teaches you how to make Going Under’s delicacy with ingredients you probably already have! Cue sobbing.

An Inclusive Future: A Recap of Game Devs of Color Expo 2020

Elvie Mae Parian recaps this year’s Game Devs of Color Expo, including how adaption to being digital-only made it more inclusive than ever.

Isobel Shasha Talks Pupperazzi, A Wholesome Dog Photography Game

Pupperazzi, a wholesome dog photography game is coming our way… eventually. Jameson Hampton talks with Isobel Shasha of developer Sundae Month to learn more.

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