GYGO: Ubisoft Again, Carbon Neutral Gaming, and Trans Representation

GYGO: Ubisoft Again, Carbon Neutral Gaming, and Trans Representation

What’s up everyone? Hanging in there? I haven’t had much time for gaming this week but I have been immensely enjoying Martha Wells’s Murderbot Diaries in my spare time. Now, here’s what has happened since last week. (more…)

GYGO: Ubisoft Again, Carbon Neutral Gaming, and Trans Representation

GYGO: Epic vs Apple, Facebook’s Oculus, Shakeups at Lab Zero

Howdy, everyone! What have you been playing lately? As part of my gauntlet of Dad Games in 2020, I recently finished God of War. Now I’m catching up on some speedruns from Summer Games Done Quick, which raised more than $2.3 million for Doctors Without Borders last week. (I really enjoyed the Arkham City run by ShikenNuggets!) Now, here’s the other news… (more…)

GYGO: Ubisoft Again, Carbon Neutral Gaming, and Trans Representation

GYGO: US Army Backs Away From Conflict, For Once

Howdy ho, gamers, what’s the latest? Having finished Nier (finally) and The Last of Us Part II, I am on my third Dad Game of the year with God of War. So far it has been heavy on gods and light on war, but I’m sure that will change at some point. And while we’re speaking of war-adjacent things, here’s this week’s news. (more…)

No Matter His Age, the Point of Nier is Compassion, Not Tragedy

No Matter His Age, the Point of Nier is Compassion, Not Tragedy

Much like our present day and age, the original Nier (2010) is a slow-unfolding tragedy. It begins with one the player won’t initially understand: main character Nier fends off a swarm of shadowy monsters while trying to find medicine for a child named Yonah, but when he returns, her condition has worsened. Before the player finds out what happens to Yonah, the story skips ahead and we meet them again 1,312 years later in a changed world. Where the first few minutes of the game took place in a modern convenience store (albeit a very ruined one, with chunks of concrete blocking much of it), Nier and Yonah live in a comparatively low-tech village after the time skip. Gone are the concrete and metal; the quiet village where Nier and Yonah live has no machines or electricity. Despite the new setting, we soon find out Yonah is still suffering from the Black Scrawl, the incurable illness she had in the prologue. To make ends meet, Nier works odd jobs for other villagers. (more…)

GYGO: Ubisoft Again, Carbon Neutral Gaming, and Trans Representation

GYGO: Goodbye Mixer and More Allegations in Games

Howdy gamers, what’s the latest? I’ve been dipping a toe into the Itch Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality with Wide Ocean Big Jacket and Can Androids Pray. Have you been playing anything good lately? Let us know over on Twitter! Now, here’s what you missed this week. (more…)