GYGO Race & Racism: Colonialism in Games Is Alive and Well in 2024

GYGO Race & Racism: Colonialism in Games Is Alive and Well in 2024

Hi friends, Zainabb here! I’m flaring up badly so tell me why I thought it was time for another instalment of race- and racism-related news in gaming? I’m keeping this intro short so I can finally nap and maybe play some Baldur’s Gate 3 with my dwindling spare time. Please drink some water (or similarly hydrating beverage) and take care of yourself. (more…)

January Roundtable: Newbie Hour

January Roundtable: Newbie Hour

It’s January, the month for new beginnings! Or, in the case of this roundtable, a month for beginnings that may or may not be old.

This month, we’re taking a look at being a novice gamer, whatever that might mean to us as individuals. Maybe we were practically birthed with a controller in our hands, or maybe we’ve never picked up a controller at all. Maybe our childhood games were thinly veiled LARPs or TTRPGs, or maybe we’ve never rolled a die in our lives. Let’s find out. (more…)

GYGO Cosy: New Cosy Games for 2024

GYGO Cosy: New Cosy Games for 2024

Howdy pals, it’s Zainabb here with this month’s cosy gaming news, ideal for the sudden cold weather we’re having in the UK. I hope your new year has started with plenty of cosiness, whatever that looks like for you. All I want to do is collapse into about 400 cushions and play games on my Steam Deck while watching horror films—so that’s what I’m going to do this weekend! (more…)

December Roundtable: 2023 Gaming Reflections

December Roundtable: 2023 Gaming Reflections

The video game crash of 1983 is probably what comes to mind when you think about terrible years for games. But might I suggest: 2023? (more…)

GYGO Race & Racism: Colonialism in Games Is Alive and Well in 2024

GYGO Race: The Games Industry Is Still Racist

Hi friends, it’s Zainabb, here this month to bring you race- and racism-related news in gaming. My aim is to highlight structural racism within the games industry, but also to spotlight Black and brown folks’ incredible work and the ways we’re resisting that milky white gaze. (more…)