November Roundtable: Food and Cooking in Games

November Roundtable: Food and Cooking in Games

We’re getting into hibernating season up here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it’s time for feasting. The crops are ready for harvesting. The cornucopia is assembled. What are we eating (in games)?

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GYGO: Discord Users Say No-Fucking-Thanks’ to NFT Integration

GYGO: Discord Users Say No-Fucking-Thanks’ to NFT Integration

Welcome to GYGO, our weekly news roundup, hosted by me, your humble editor in chief with a sinus infection! I bring the sinus infection up only because it means I’ve had less energy and more dizziness than usual, which means I’ve been wanting to spend my time playing games that simply do not ask a lot of me. Thankfully, the last game I pulled out of my game jar was The Lost Art of Innkeeping, which you also have if you purchased the itch.io anti-racism bundle last year. It’s a delightful little innkeeping sim, but what I really love is that I literally just have to click on things. I click to move. I click to interact. I can play it while holding a cup of sinus relief tea under my nose because all I have to do is move my mouse and click with the other hand. I can play it without issues on my definitely-not-for-gaming laptop. Is this… the perfect game? Time well tell.

Anyhow, let’s get into less than perfect things, because gaming news is always happening and it’s never all that great. (more…)

October Roundtable: Minigames

October Roundtable: Minigames

Not to dredge up the memory of an ancient meme from before the dawn of time, but we all like games, right? Sometimes we like games so much that we play games in our games. Gaming while we’re gaming.

It’s kind of a strange phenomenon, but minigames are everywhere, so we’re talking about them! (more…)

September Roundtable: Beginnings

September Roundtable: Beginnings

September often feels like the year is winding down, but, if you’re anything like Sidequest’s editor in chief, it’s also one of the most exciting times of the year. No, not because pumpkin spice is here. No, it’s not even because Halloween is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to pick up “seasonal decor” that just becomes year-round decor. It’s because it’s the beginning of the school year, and nothing fills us (okay, me) with joy like new pencils and books and a bunch of learning to do.

But we already did a back to school roundtable, so we’re not talking about school. We’re talking about beginnings. What makes a good beginning? What makes a bad beginning? Let’s find out.

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