GYGO: Abuse and Misconduct Accusations at Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, and More

GYGO: Abuse and Misconduct Accusations at Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, and More

Hello, I’m Zainabb and welcome to GYGO! I hope that you’re being kind to yourself and extending a hand to the most marginalised members of your communities, whether that’s through protest, community care, or buying a bunch of games. Here’s this week’s news.

Content warnings: sexual assault and racism. (more…)

February Roundtable: Representations of Culture in Games

February Roundtable: Representations of Culture in Games

In 2020, we can all agree that representation is important. Having games from different cultures with characters of different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and sexualities enriches the art form. But representation is only one hurdle to overcome—there’s more to diversity than visibility. For the month of February, the Sidequest crew is chatting about representations of culture, including what games get it right and what games have a ways to go. (more…)

November Roundtable: Let’s Talk About Travel in Games

November Roundtable: Let’s Talk About Travel in Games

Let’s talk about travel! Some of us will likely be traveling to visit family or friends, and others will be traveling through virtual spaces and the spaces of our imaginations. Travel is a bit contentious in games; in theory, they’re the perfect means to explore new worlds and do things you could or would never do in real life. In practice, travel can be a chore in bloated open worlds and same-y forests as you move between dungeons. But virtual and tabletop travel can also be a wonderful thing, as our Sidequest team can tell you! (more…)