Sneak Peek: Postgame.5 – Hard Casual (or, A 2020 Retrospective)

Sneak Peek: Postgame.5 – Hard Casual (or, A 2020 Retrospective)

Welcome to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. We’ll be posting short excerpts from the podcast to the site as we release new episodes—if they grab you, consider tossing us a couple bucks a month to hear the full episodes!
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Sneak Peek: Postgame.3 – You Gave the Baby a Knife

Sneak Peek: Postgame.3 – You Gave the Baby a Knife

Welcome to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. We’ll be posting short excerpts from the podcast to the site as we release new episodes—if they grab you, consider tossing us a couple bucks a month to hear the full episodes! (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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Review: Best Friend Forever is a Bastion of Queer, Dog-Friendly Joy

Review: Best Friend Forever is a Bastion of Queer, Dog-Friendly Joy

My first encounter with Starcolt’s Best Friend Forever was in a dog bed. Their PAX West booth was decked out with a comfy, cozy array of brightly colored pillows and dog accessories, as well as (if I remember right) a jarful of pink Starbursts. The vibe was right for this combination dog management and dating sim, and I’m delighted to say that, on final release, that vibe is still present throughout. (more…)

Review: Addo’s “Oregon Trail”-Themed Dinner is a Bizarre Highlight in a Bleak Year

Review: Addo’s “Oregon Trail”-Themed Dinner is a Bizarre Highlight in a Bleak Year

Way back in the halcyon days of 2019, I booked a video game-themed dinner reservation. Eric Rivera, chef and owner of addo:incubator (a Seattle-area restaurant with quirky, experimental menu choices that hosts pop-up events and other unique meals), planned to host a series of dinners themed around The Oregon Trail. (more…)