Hey all, welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, that person that always says they’re gonna start streaming more, but never finds the time. Since my last turn on GYGO I’ve officially joined the cult of Hollow Knight, which is no surprise. I’ve always loved cute insects and atmospheric platformers. I’ve also started gamifying my Japanese studies, which really just means I use an app that gives me a satisfying chime when I answer a question right. Say what you want, I’ve only skipped three days this past month.
Anyway, here’s the news.
EverQuest Co-Creator Passes Away
From the EverQuest Teams,
We are devastated to hear of the passing of Brad McQuaid and are eternally grateful for the EverQuest Universe he was instrumental in creating. His effect on all of us is immeasurable & life-changing.
Continue your great quest, Aradune.
— EverQuest (@everquest) November 20, 2019
Brad McQuaid, known as Aradune online, passed away this week. He was known for playing a vital role in the creation of classic MMO EverQuest, and more recently for working on Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. Current staff of both games took to official Twitter channels to express their grief.
New Half-Life Game Announced
In the year of our lord 2019, Valve has announced the development of Half-Life: Alyx, a VR spinoff game in the Half-Life franchise. The announcement comes following a leak stating that it would be revealed on the 21st anniversary of Half-Life’s release. PC Gamer has a great list of information on the game.
Personally I was never able to get into Half-Life, but I’m excited for those that were! Not to mention what this could mean for future Portal games….
Disguised Toast Signs Exclusive Deal with Facebook Gaming
It's Jeremy 'Disguised Toast' Wang and he donated $20k. pic.twitter.com/rNJM4R0v4m
— Saved You A Click Video Games (@SavedYouAClickV) November 22, 2019
Jeremy Wang, known by his online handle Disguised Toast, signed an exclusive streaming deal with Facebook Gaming. Wang is a well-known streamer in the Hearthstone community and has also been known to stream League of Legends and Apex Legends. His first month of donations while on Facebook Gaming will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In Other News…
- Steam Remote’s Couch Co-Op Function Is Out of Beta
- EA Sends a Distressing Email to Origin Users
- Some Amazing (and Cheap) Death Stranding Cosplays
- World of Warcraft’s Deathbear Won’t Make it into Vanilla, but Maybe Hearthstone
- Games Are All About (Prison) Escapism
- Sword and Shield Is The Fastest-Selling Pokémon Game to Date
a good reminder to gamedevs that the angry gamers yelling online don't even remotely represent the majority of people who actually play your stuff https://t.co/yUviYvSSFD
— Aura🥨🥨🥨 (@MOOMANiBE) November 21, 2019
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Frequently orders too much food at restaurants. Tweets @unnnez.