GYGO: Support Queer, Trans, and Indigenous People This Pride Month

In this week’s gaming news, David Cage cries in court and you can support queer, trans, and BIPOC games creators with several bundles and Pride Month initiatives.

Making Friends With the Grim Reaper: Processing My Grief in The Sims

Connie Ricketts shares how The Sims serves as a safe place to both escape and process the complex, difficult feelings of grief.

GYGO: Lawsuits, Takedowns, and Through It All the NFT

In this week’s gaming news: we’re all too tired to explain NFTs, Cyberpunk lawsuit updates, and the music industry issues more Twitch takedowns.

May Roundtable: Tabletop Hijinks

Tabletop games are frequently about telling stories, and boy do we have some in our back pocket. This month, we gathered ’round to tell them!

GYGO: The Game Band Plays On

In this week’s gaming news: Blaseball developer The Game Band gets funding, Twitch adds new categories and classifications, and the TCG scene is a mess.

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.

Why I Game: Elder Scrolls Online Makes My Small World Bigger

Pandemic distancing left me feeling isolated and lonely. Elder Scrolls Online reconnected me to the wider world.

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.

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