November Roundtable: Gaming at Family Gatherings

November Roundtable: Gaming at Family Gatherings

Believe it or not, we’ve entered the holiday season. Though family gatherings will likely be different this year, we’re bringing you some practical advice for socializing through games because that’s what we do best. (more…)

#BiWeek: A Roundtable about Bisexuality in Video Games

#BiWeek: A Roundtable about Bisexuality in Video Games

Mid-September doesn’t just mark a change in seasons, leaf colors, and Starbucks orders: it also means #BiWeek, a celebration of bisexuality and bi+ sexualities! This year, the Sidequest team decided to consider bisexuality in video games. (more…)

GYGO: Epic Games vs. Apple and Google, Twitch Copyright Strikes, and More

GYGO: Epic Games vs. Apple and Google, Twitch Copyright Strikes, and More

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’ve been playing Skyrim on Switch a lot, which has been a completely different experience from my hundreds of hours playing Skyrim with mods on PC. I always played Skyrim with godlike abilities including extraordinary health, really high jumping, and a spell to unlock doors and chests without lock picking. I also miss mods that introduced custom houses into the world, like modern apartments, cute treehouses, and massive palaces. Besides Skyrim, I’m also playing Stardew Valley, The Division 2, Destiny 2, and Elder Scrolls Online. Feel free to tweet at me if you want to talk about any games!

Let us know on Twitter what you’re playing! Here’s this week’s news and links: (more…)

GYGO: Epic Games vs. Apple and Google, Twitch Copyright Strikes, and More

GYGO: Ooblets, Paper Mario, Nier Reincarnation Trailer, and More

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m on my second playthrough of The Last of Us Part II. I’m excited to slow down and enjoy some of the more peaceful chapters (one’s in a museum; another is in a house) without fearing jump scares. Let us know on Twitter what games you’re obsessing over and looking forward to! (more…)

Free and Cheap Games to Play for Every Quarantine Mood

Free and Cheap Games to Play for Every Quarantine Mood

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been in a serious “I only want to play video games and do literally nothing else” mood since quarantine started. Of course, we on the Sidequest team often want to play lots of games, so I turned to my fellow writers to ask whether there were any free or cheap quarantine games they recommend for this weird time of ours. We gathered our suggestions into categories based on quarantine moods, so hopefully one of these hits your quarantine games itch. If you’re looking for stinky games to play because, heck, why not play games that are questionable, we’ve got a whole other post covering that.

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GYGO: Epic Games vs. Apple and Google, Twitch Copyright Strikes, and More

GYGO: Valorant Release, Iron Man VR, Black Ops Cold War, and More

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m still mainly replaying GTA V story mode and Watch Dogs 2. It feels different walking around open-world cities and seeing carefree NPCs talking happily when things in the real world are not so carefree. If you need a diversion and enjoy open-world games with lots of sidequest options, I highly recommend both games! Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing and looking forward to. Check back every Wednesday for more news! (more…)