GYGO: New Mass Effect, New Consoles, Same Old Ubisoft

GYGO: New Mass Effect, New Consoles, Same Old Ubisoft

Happy Wednesday, gamers! We’re halfway through yet another week in the seemingly endless marathon of 2020. Lately, when I’m not actively fretting about the state of the United States’ democracy, I’ve been working through my backlog, which, I’m excited to report, I may vanquish yet. Last week I finished Tacoma, as well as Going Under, one of my favorite games this year. I’ve also been playing Eliza and Sayonara Wild Hearts.

Though the U.S. election has dominated the news cycle over the past week(s), there has, in fact, also been some game news happening. Here’s what you might have missed last week. (more…)

The Last of Us Part II’s Conservative Politics Show How Far Games Have To Go

The Last of Us Part II’s Conservative Politics Show How Far Games Have To Go

Joel’s outlook on life in The Last of Us is simple: kill them before they kill you. Let the people you love motivate you to survive. Even after his death in Part II, this is a philosophy the player confronts over and over again, and one that gives the game a distinctly conservative cast. (more…)

GYGO: New Mass Effect, New Consoles, Same Old Ubisoft

GYGO: Toxic Twitch Culture and Indivisible and Crucible Shutdowns

Howdy gamers, what’s the latest? Like (seemingly) most of my Twitter timeline, I’ve been enjoying Hades, as well as Animal Crossing for those sweet, sweet fall updates. I’ve also been playing a lot of Going Under, where you play as an intern clearing the dungeons—er, offices—of failed startups in your company’s coworking space. It’s very good. Let us know what you’ve been playing over on Twitter! Now for this week’s news… (more…)

September Roundtable: Sports in Games

September Roundtable: Sports in Games

It’s always sports time, but as the weather cools down in the Northern Hemisphere, it feels like sports are everywhere. The beginning of football season is my cue to get a flu shot, and it should be yours as well, so go do that before you settle in to read our thoughts on sports in games, sports as games, and probably also splorts. (more…)