GYGO: Crime and Punishment

GYGO: Crime and Punishment

Howdy-ho, gamerinos! What have you been playing this week? I took the weekend to emotionally recover from playing The Last of Us: Left Behind, and if The Last of Us 2 is even half as emotional I’ll be crying about Ellie and Joel well into 2021. Death Stranding was also big news this week, and I have guiltily and furtively set aside the rest of my to-play pile and am downloading as I write.

Aside from Death Stranding, here’s what else made the news this week. (more…)

Review: Journeying Into Madness With Bloodborne: The Veil, Torn Asunder

Review: Journeying Into Madness With Bloodborne: The Veil, Torn Asunder



Like most FromSoftware games, if there’s a single word that describes Bloodborne the game, it would probably be “punishing.” It’s set in the Gothic, Victorian city of Yharnam, where Hunters roam, seeking the source of a mysterious infection that’s turning the city’s residents to beasts. Naturally, though, the beasts and the gods watching over Yharnam don’t make it easy to do so. (more…)

GYGO: Niantic Knows, Blizzard Backlash, and a New Console

GYGO: Niantic Knows, Blizzard Backlash, and a New Console

Howdy, gamers! What games have we been playing lately? I haven’t been playing much, but I’m thinking about jumping back into Bloodborne (you’re in the know, right?) after catching up on the comic adaptation written by Bloodborne enthusiast Aleš Kot. Aside from that, I’ve also been trying to collect all of the adorable Halloween costume variants and ghost-types running rampant in Pokémon Go. (more…)

I Have Seen Hell and it is Nickelodeon Kart Racers

I Have Seen Hell and it is Nickelodeon Kart Racers

The one thing I could never have predicted about adulthood is just how often I would relive my childhood. At this point, it’s a recursive loop of remakes and reboots, cash grabs disguised as nostalgia.
And a few weeks ago, it led me directly into the uncanny valley. The uncanny valley has fewer textures than I thought it would. (more…)

This Month In Yikes: May 2019

This Month In Yikes: May 2019

Welcome to This Month in Yikes, a new column where we round up the worst behavior of the month in a single column. From sales gone awry to the evergreen issue of harassment in video games, May felt especially long and fraught with drama.

We began and ended May with some news from Gearbox that dotted the spectrum from strange to terrible. Here’s the rundown on that and everything else that occurred in the middle of the Randy Pitchford sandwich. (more…)