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: The Games Industry Is Still Racist

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…)

GYGO Cosy: New Cosy Games for 2024

GYGO Cosy: Cosy Gaming News for the Soul

Howdy, I’m Zainabb and I’m here to bring you this month’s cosiest gaming news in the first of Sidequest’s reimagined GYGO! Honestly, at the moment, I am pretty much only playing cosy games because I’m exhausted all the time and I appreciate the way that cosy games frequently allow me to turn off my brain and feel comforted. (more…)

October Roundtable: Horror Game Settings We Might Survive

October Roundtable: Horror Game Settings We Might Survive

Gaming lets us experience a number of different worlds and settings totally inaccessible to us in real life. Sometimes those worlds are pleasant escapes. Sometimes they’re oppressive, threatening hellscapes. In this, the spookiest of months, it’s the latter that’s our focus—the gnarliest, nastiest (and also our favorite) settings and premises that we nonetheless think we can survive. For this month’s roundtable we’re nominating a few horror settings we might be able to sneak and trick our way through—and how we’re going to accomplish that—and our patrons (which can include you for just $5 per month!) will be voting on who, if any of us, will be surviving our journey. (more…)