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

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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February Roundtable: Companions

February Roundtable: Companions

It’s February, the month of ~love~, but love is broad and you know we love to interpret words loosely around here. So, we’re talking companions! What makes them fun? What makes them annoying? Why did 2000s Bioware only know how to write one human sci-fi man? Let’s find out together.

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

GYGO: IGDA Allegedly Mishandles Conduct Complaints

Content note: mentions of harassment and abuse, toxic workplace environments, queerphobia and transphobia.

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and it’s been A Week. While I’m dealing with grief, mega-fatigue, and depression, this week’s gaming news almost feels lighthearted even though we’re still dealing with harassment and abuse in the industry, fuckin’ NFTs, and a reminder that our global queer fam continues to fight against oppression!

Please do at least one nice thing for yourself today and get some fresh air, even if it’s just by opening a window for five minutes. (more…)

January Roundtable: Looking Forward to 2022

January Roundtable: Looking Forward to 2022

Usually we try to have a clear theme here in our monthly roundtables, but you know what? New year, new us, as they say. Instead of focusing on one thing or another, we’re just looking forward. What do we see on the horizon? What are we hoping to see on the horizon? What are we settling in with in this cold and cozy month? (more…)