GYGO: MAGfest and Flash Are Dead As We Know Them

GYGO: MAGfest and Flash Are Dead As We Know Them

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a restful and relaxing last few days of the absolute trash fire that was 2020 and are now enjoying a kind beginning to 2021. I spent the past few weeks playing about as many mystery games as I could get my grubby little hands on—which was many, thanks to the Steam winter sale. Some of my favorites were The Painscreek Killings, a gentle investigation game that initially reminded me of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture but with a major twist at the end, and The Flower Collectors, a short but incredibly engaging murder mystery set amidst political turmoil in 1977 Spain. Have you been playing anything good lately? Let us know on Twitter! Now, as for the news this week… (more…)

December Roundtable: Games That Got Us Through 2020

December Roundtable: Games That Got Us Through 2020

Wow, it’s December 2020! The Year of Eternal March is somehow drawing to a close, and we can only hope that things will be brighter in 2021. We’ve all no doubt found our own ways to make it through this uniquely difficult time, but as this is a gaming site, let’s talk about the games getting us through it.

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Eat Your Games: Going Under’s Jobwich

Eat Your Games: Going Under’s Jobwich

As someone who has been working in some capacity for well over a decade, there’s little to unite the various jobs—food service, floral design, administrative—I’ve held over the years.

Except one thing: The Sandwich of Desperation. (more…)

GYGO: MAGfest and Flash Are Dead As We Know Them

GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

Howdy gamers, and welcome to Sidequest’s roundup of all the news that made us go “…what?” in games this week. But first, what have you been up to lately? I took some much-needed time off over Thanksgiving and got way too into Picross. I also started my first Assassin’s Creed game (Assassin’s Creed II) and took a couple of hours to fall totally in love with the gorgeous and atmospheric game If Found. But, okay, you’re here to read about Cyberpunk 2077 for the thousandth time, right? Well, read on.

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November Roundtable: Gaming at Family Gatherings

November Roundtable: Gaming at Family Gatherings

Believe it or not, we’ve entered the holiday season. Though family gatherings will likely be different this year, we’re bringing you some practical advice for socializing through games because that’s what we do best. (more…)