January Roundtable: Positive Body Diversity in Games

January Roundtable: Positive Body Diversity in Games

Games are not really known for having the greatest body diversity. But you know what? Some games are doing all right. This month, we chatted about what body diversity in games means to us, how it can be meaningful, and what, if anything, we think is enough. (more…)

The Best 2019 Games We Didn’t Play Because We Didn’t Have Time

The Best 2019 Games We Didn’t Play Because We Didn’t Have Time

Another year has come and gone, and once again our gaming backlogs have ballooned in size. Will we ever shovel our way out from beneath it? Do we really miss anything by not being up on the hype?

The answers are no and yes, respectively. We’re suffering from a serious case of year-end gaming FOMO, so, naturally, we’ve packaged our sorrow for your casual consumption. Enjoy our list of the best games of 2019 we never found time to play! (more…)

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…)