GYGO: Collective Bargaining Wins as Army Rejoins Esports Scene

In this week’s gaming news: the Lovestruck strike ends, the Army is back at it again, and Tencent may be impacted by an executive order.

Greenlight This, You Cowards: Let’s Go On Dungeon Dives with Dungeon Wives

Kate Lyons makes the case for a co-op exploration platformer version of the adorable actual-play podcast Dungeon Wives.

Anabelle (A Tribute)

Emily Durham recounts the tale of their loved and lost favorite islander, Anabelle. (Look, the author has a type, and it’s beautiful drama queen anteaters.)

Review: I Am Not Playing Variations on Your Body

Melissa Brinks reviews the experience of not playing Variations on Your Body, a collection of pervasive games by Avery Alder.

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Indulges in Sci-Fi Action But Can’t Leave Real-World Baggage Behind

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 is an intriguing start to the new comic series, but its emphasis on capturing the experience real-world sexism drags down the action.

Review: I Am Not Playing Variations on Your Body

Melissa Brinks reviews the experience of not playing Variations on Your Body, a collection of pervasive games by Avery Alder.

Review: Horizon Zero Dawn #1 Indulges in Sci-Fi Action But Can’t Leave Real-World Baggage Behind

Horizon Zero Dawn #1 is an intriguing start to the new comic series, but its emphasis on capturing the experience real-world sexism drags down the action.

Take Your Heart (and Tear it Apart): The Moral Dilemma of Persona 5 Royal’s New Endings

December Cuccaro explains why Persona 5 Royal’s endings are an improvement because of their tough moral choices between happiness and bittersweetness.

Review: Fairyland Confidential is Dark, Dangerous Fun

Fairyland Confidential’s mixture of noir and fairy tales makes for a thrilling single-player tabletop RPG, with only a few mechanical obstacles to overcome.

Review: Dead Friend Reached Across the Veil and Brought Me Closer to the Living

Joesph Langdon shares an powerful experience had while playing Lucian Kahn’s Dead Friend, a ritual game in which players contact and embody the dead.

Greenlight This, You Cowards: Let’s Go On Dungeon Dives with Dungeon Wives

Kate Lyons makes the case for a co-op exploration platformer version of the adorable actual-play podcast Dungeon Wives.

Preview: Spiritfarer is Charming, Whimsical, and Thoughtful

Spiritfarer, the upcoming death-positive management game from Thunder Lotus, is a beautiful and heartwarming look at friendship and saying goodbye.

Let Me Tell You About My OC: Elaine Morrigan is Terrible

Elaine Morrigan is terrible. If we work hard and are very, very lucky, we may be able to grow together.

Exercising Mediocrity: Playing Skate 3 as Myself

Skate 3 is a power fantasy: it might look like skateboarding but it doesn’t feel like skateboarding. Cole Henry finds fulfillment in taking it down a notch.

Greenlight This, You Cowards: Queer Dungeoneers is My Dream Cartoon

Alenka Figa shares the reasons actual-play Dungeon World podcast Queer Dungeoneers would make an incredible fantasy cartoon like Avatar: the Last Airbender.

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