In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, We’re Saving Everyone!

In the final battle of Final Fantasy VII: Remake we defeat Sephiroth and cast aside the shadows that swirl around. We’re standing in a familiar place: the edge of Midgar. Looking out on the horizon, you’re presented with a terrifying and hopeful world. For players returning to this place from the original Final Fantasy VII, the developers have managed to revive that feeling of grandeur because now, you may be able to change this story… (more…)

January Roundtable: Newbie Hour

January Roundtable: Newbie Hour

It’s January, the month for new beginnings! Or, in the case of this roundtable, a month for beginnings that may or may not be old.

This month, we’re taking a look at being a novice gamer, whatever that might mean to us as individuals. Maybe we were practically birthed with a controller in our hands, or maybe we’ve never picked up a controller at all. Maybe our childhood games were thinly veiled LARPs or TTRPGs, or maybe we’ve never rolled a die in our lives. Let’s find out. (more…)

December Roundtable: 2023 Gaming Reflections

December Roundtable: 2023 Gaming Reflections

The video game crash of 1983 is probably what comes to mind when you think about terrible years for games. But might I suggest: 2023? (more…)

October Roundtable: Horror Game Settings We Might Survive

October Roundtable: Horror Game Settings We Might Survive

Gaming lets us experience a number of different worlds and settings totally inaccessible to us in real life. Sometimes those worlds are pleasant escapes. Sometimes they’re oppressive, threatening hellscapes. In this, the spookiest of months, it’s the latter that’s our focus—the gnarliest, nastiest (and also our favorite) settings and premises that we nonetheless think we can survive. For this month’s roundtable we’re nominating a few horror settings we might be able to sneak and trick our way through—and how we’re going to accomplish that—and our patrons (which can include you for just $5 per month!) will be voting on who, if any of us, will be surviving our journey. (more…)

September Roundtable: Bi Pride Week!

September Roundtable: Bi Pride Week!

Mid-September is Bi Pride Week, a time to celebrate bisexual folks and bisexualities, and recognise the glory and chaos of the bi community! This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bi Week so the Sidequest squad is talking about all things bi in games. (more…)