GYGO: Press Events as Far as the Eye Can See

GYGO: Press Events as Far as the Eye Can See

Hey, everyone! This week brought what I suppose could be considered a large amount of news to the gaming community. However, despite there being three major events this week—a Nintendo announcement, a Sony State of Play, and WitcherCon—the lack of bombshells left some gamers with sour tastes in their mouths. Let’s dig into the news, one major event at a time. (more…)

We Don’t Need a Flow State: Intentional Frustration in I Am Bread

We Don’t Need a Flow State: Intentional Frustration in I Am Bread

I first experienced an intentionally frustrating game when someone showed me QWOP in my freshman dorm room. I was relatively new to PC gaming, and some of my boyfriend’s rather unkind friends liked to poke fun at my lack of skill; I was probably presented with QWOP as a joke intended to frustrate me for their amusement. (more…)

GYGO: Press Events as Far as the Eye Can See

GYGO: Hardware, Software, Everywhere

Hey, everybody! This week’s news was populated once more by companies doing Big Corporate Things: some that will positively impact the gaming landscape we all find ourselves in, and some that, well, won’t. So let’s dive in first with a look at the literal circuits and batteries of the thing: (more…)

Neither/Nor: The Gender Politics of the Cyberpunk Character Creator

Neither/Nor: The Gender Politics of the Cyberpunk Character Creator

I’ve never particularly enjoyed character creation in video games. That isn’t to say I didn’t care about it and went with a preset default, because every time a character screen was presented to me, I really attempted to do my due diligence. I just always struggled with making a character that I was satisfied with and ended up with an avatar that I felt mediocre about or indifferent toward. (more…)

GYGO: Press Events as Far as the Eye Can See

GYGO: More Corporate Shenanigans

Hey, everybody! Before we get started, I wanted to direct you to a place where you can tangibly help stop the spread of hate in America against AAPI individuals. Targeted hate crimes against this community have severely spiked in recent months, and if you have the time and resources, I highly recommend donating to one of the listed organizations. (more…)