February Roundtable: Shipping, Romance, and Boats

February Roundtable: Shipping, Romance, and Boats

It’s February! The most romantic of months, if you are invested in holidays and not a stone-cold cynic like I am. I’m kidding, I love romance and mush, especially when it’s in games and therefore not forced upon me by greeting card companies and Target’s candy aisle.

Here at Sidequest, some of us love the mushy, lovey-dovey stuff, some of us don’t, and some of us want to talk about boats. Naturally, this month’s topic of discussion is shipping, so let’s get into it!

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Rich in Friends: Finding All 900 Koroks in Breath of the Wild

Rich in Friends: Finding All 900 Koroks in Breath of the Wild

Sidequest complete: after over a year of playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I finally found every Korok in the game.

I started playing Breath of the Wild in the summer of 2017, just a few months after it was released, and right around the one-year anniversary of graduating from my master’s program. Since graduating, I had only been able to find part-time and temporary work at a couple jobs (one of which was in my field, at least!). I was poor financially but rich in free time… especially during the day, when my roommate went to her full-time job and left her Nintendo Switch unattended! (Don’t worry, my roommate was cool with me making my own account on her Switch and playing games when she wasn’t around). (more…)

We Are the Music Makers: What We Listen to While Gaming

We Are the Music Makers: What We Listen to While Gaming

The first time I heard No Man’s Sky referred to as a “podcast game,” I felt my entire life change. I’m a notorious multitasker, and the idea that I could both play something and catch up on one of the numerous podcasts I’m behind on at the same time was revelatory.

Now, to be fair, I’ve never actually sat down to play No Man’s Sky while listening to podcasts. But as I was thinking about this, and all the other things I do while playing games, I realized that there’s a not insignificant part of my gaming history intertwined with the music I was listening to while playing. So, as always, I asked the Sidequest crew what they thought! (more…)

6 Hyper-Specific Gaming Gift Guides for Last-Minute Shoppers

6 Hyper-Specific Gaming Gift Guides for Last-Minute Shoppers

If you’re anything like me, there’s less than a week until Christmas and you’ve purchased exactly one gift. Good news! We here at Sidequest have rounded up some fantastic gift guides for the gamers in your life, and none of that boring “top games of the year” or “Best Buy gift card” stuff. Let our staff show you how to really impress this holiday season! (more…)