GYGO: An Embarrassment of Announcement Riches

GYGO: An Embarrassment of Announcement Riches

Hey, everybody! Before we get started on our fun games news, I just wanted to direct you to this directory of ways to help people devastated by the recent winter storm. If you’re able, please consider donating to help these communities. (more…)

GYGO: An Embarrassment of Announcement Riches

GYGO: All I Wanna Do Is See a Giant Woman

Hey, everyone! This week was… kinda weird, on a lot of levels. Doing my research for this weekly curatorial piece felt kind of like I was cognitively ping-ponging back and forth between being shocked, disappointed, made vaguely uncomfortable, and yet unable to pull away from the big stories of the week. So, without further ado, let’s dig in. (more…)

The Splorts Report: The Founding and Future of the Blaseball Wiki

The Splorts Report: The Founding and Future of the Blaseball Wiki

In the beginnings of Blaseball, the community was fragmented. Bits of lore, worldbuilding, and statistical analysis popped up all over the internet, and while there was a small amount of reporting being done, the vast majority of people being brought into the fold came from word-of-mouth through outlets like Discord and Twitter. And as each week passed and new fans were being introduced, the game itself moved at lightning speed, with canon characters and events being lost to the sands of time. There needed to be a place where people could gather, new fans could get information, and content creators could place their art for public consumption. And thus, the Blaseball wiki was born. I sat down with Steven Carver and Kyle Shockey, two of the current wiki admins, to discuss the site and the undertaking of running a community hub. (more…)

GYGO: An Embarrassment of Announcement Riches

GYGO: Cyber-Fried Chicken. No, Really.

Hey, everybody! Emma here with this week’s hot and finger-lickin’ good gaming news. I hope you spent this very weird holiday in whatever way was best for you. I spent my birthday and Christmas painting a very satisfying Van Gogh forgery, but now I’m back and this news has stayed warm and crispy just for me. (more…)

GYGO: An Embarrassment of Announcement Riches

GYGO: It’s Officially Awards Season, and It’s Going About How You’d Expect

So, now that we’re (thankfully) in the home stretch of 2020, publications and media conglomerates have started putting forward their votes for that age-old tradition, Game of the Year (GOTY). While yet another delay that I talked about in my last GYGO pushed Cyberpunk 2077 officially out of contention for this year’s awards slate, and the new slate of PS5 launch titles are also largely not in the running, there’s still a lot of buzz surrounding the titles that places like the Golden Joysticks and of course Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards have put up for nominations. Here’s the Game Awards slate for GOTY 2020: (more…)