GYGO: PAX East Worker Dies from COVID-19 and Activision Is Sued Again

GYGO: PAX East Worker Dies from COVID-19 and Activision Is Sued Again

Content note: COVID-19, mentions of harassment and abuse.

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I’m fed up with the ableds. There’s been an awful lot of awfulness this week, in gaming and beyond, so please remember to take care of yourself. Allow loved ones to support you just as much as you support them, and step up for the most marginalised members of our communities.

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GYGO: PAX East Worker Dies from COVID-19 and Activision Is Sued Again

GYGO: Good News at Activision Blizzard (Unless You’re Unionising)

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I have sludge for brains today. This week, we have some good news that is simultaneously very bad news (thanks Activision!) and an awful lot of COVID-related bullshit. As a disabled person, let me tell you, I am tired. I’m going to take a nap and I highly recommend that you do, too. Now on with the news. (more…)

March Roundtable: Time Travel

March Roundtable: Time Travel

Time, like most things, is a construct. But never have we been more aware of that fact than in 2022, which is simultaneously three years ago and six years from now. In light of occupying a strange, shifting period, this month we’re talking about time travel in games! What games do it well? What games do it poorly? And what can we learn from its inclusion? (more…)

GYGO: PAX East Worker Dies from COVID-19 and Activision Is Sued Again

GYGO: Sony Accused (Again) of Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

Content note: mentions of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and workplace misconduct.

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and this week’s gaming news is a mixed bag. We have more allegations of trash behaviour at Sony but we also have a host of big companies halting sales or access to their products in Russia, following its invasion of Ukraine. As always, remember to take breaks from the internet if you need to, spend time (safely) with people and things that comfort you, and stay hydrated. (more…)

Review: Haulways Trucking Inc Provides A Much-Needed Escape

Review: Haulways Trucking Inc Provides A Much-Needed Escape

When I started playing Haulways Trucking Inc in December, I was interested in how playing as a long haul trucker might be a way for me to reflect on my own sense of isolation, brought on—and this may come as a surprise to many—not by lonesome cross-country drives but by a combination of being disabled and living through a pandemic in a wildly ableist society. My intention going into the game was to draw heavily on this theme, exploring how my character felt about encountering strange and scary things on the road, with nobody else to lean on and only their vehicle as reliable refuge. What I wasn’t expecting was how leaning into the game’s sense of adventure and magic also provided me with a much-needed escape from my real-life loneliness.

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