July Roundtable: Summer Barbecue (With Our Faves)

July Roundtable: Summer Barbecue (With Our Faves)

It’s summer here in the Northern Hemisphere! Time for lake swimming, marshmallow toasting, and the ever-important summer barbecue. Oh, and games. Don’t forget the games.

When we brainstormed this month’s topic, we came up with a few different ideas: astronomy, astrology, the dog days of summer, dogs… hot dogs… and barbecuing. Which leads to two important questions that will form the backbone—but not the entirety—of this month’s spicy, grilled discussion.

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GYGO: Handhelds on Deck and Last Judgment?

GYGO: Handhelds on Deck and Last Judgment?

Howdy and welcome to Get Your Game On! I, Maddi, can hardly believe we’re more than halfway through July, yet here I am with another installment of the week’s video game news. Recently I’ve been catching up on manga, books, and television rather than playing games, but I’m still saving a few minutes here and there (as always) for Picross. What have you been playing lately? Let us know on Twitter, or, if you’re a Sidequest Patron at the Sega Genesis tier or higher, come make recommendations in our Discord! Speaking of Sega, here’s what you might have missed in video games last week. (more…)

GYGO: Handhelds on Deck and Last Judgment?

GYGO: Controversy and Chill (Games)

Howdy and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Maddi, and since last we met I have started playing the life-changing Yakuza 0. My early-game thoughts are that I would do anything for Kazuma Kiryu and his kind, gentle eyes. As always, I’m sitting on a significant pile of unplayed games, but I’m looking forward to adding to it as the games announced at E3 start coming out. (I’m particularly excited for Sable and that Japanese Breakfast score!)

E3 was still stealing most of the game news headlines last week, but here’s everything else you might have missed! (more…)

GYGO: Handhelds on Deck and Last Judgment?

GYGO: The Game Band Plays On

Hello and welcome to Get Your Game On! I’m Maddi, and I am already melting in the wake of summer-like temperatures here on the East Coast. Naturally, I’m staying cool by hanging out inside and playing video games. I’m (very) slowly making my way through Nier: Replicant as well as a new set of nonograms in Picross S2. What have you been playing lately? Let us know on Twitter, or, if you’re a Patron at the NES tier or higher, come tell us about it in our Discord! Now, here’s some cool news from the past week. (more…)

GYGO: Handhelds on Deck and Last Judgment?

GYGO: New Old Games

Howdy and welcome to Get Your Game On! I’m Maddi, and I’m very temporally confused because it’s the end April and for the second year in a row I am playing Nier: Replicant, except this year I’m playing the updated release that just came out. While the original Nier was one of my favorite gaming experiences ever, the new version is incredibly gorgeous so far, and I’m enjoying the updated visuals and soundtrack. (And if you subscribe to Sidequest’s Patreon at the Nintendo Entertainment System tier, you can check out my liveblog along with other fun content in Sidequest’s Discord server!) Speaking of new old games, here’s this week’s news. (more…)