GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

Happy Wednesday! What are you playing lately? I bought Ghost Recon Wildlands after watching some gameplay on YouTube. So far I’ve played 10 hours and really like the campaign—it’s an open world with many optional sidequests of varying difficulty, plus you’re always with three AI companions so that you don’t feel like you’re fighting completely on your own. I also started my second story mode playthroughs of GTA V and Watch Dogs 2. Let us know on Twitter what you’re playing!

Here’s some of the news we’ve been thinking about this week: (more…)

GYGO: Crime and Punishment

GYGO: Crime and Punishment

Howdy-ho, gamerinos! What have you been playing this week? I took the weekend to emotionally recover from playing The Last of Us: Left Behind, and if The Last of Us 2 is even half as emotional I’ll be crying about Ellie and Joel well into 2021. Death Stranding was also big news this week, and I have guiltily and furtively set aside the rest of my to-play pile and am downloading as I write.

Aside from Death Stranding, here’s what else made the news this week. (more…)

GYGO: Modern Warfare Changes History

GYGO: Modern Warfare Changes History

Welcome to GYGO! I’m Joesph, the cool middle school teacher who knows about Ninja, and I somehow found a break between English camps and school festivals this week to chase down my passion for video game news! I haven’t had time to play much, though I did fit in a couple of goes at Hollow Knight while on the ferry to a conference. We all know how I love to play critical darlings years after their popularity has faded. Anyway, here’s the news! (more…)

GYGO: Niantic Knows, Blizzard Backlash, and a New Console

GYGO: Niantic Knows, Blizzard Backlash, and a New Console

Howdy, gamers! What games have we been playing lately? I haven’t been playing much, but I’m thinking about jumping back into Bloodborne (you’re in the know, right?) after catching up on the comic adaptation written by Bloodborne enthusiast Aleš Kot. Aside from that, I’ve also been trying to collect all of the adorable Halloween costume variants and ghost-types running rampant in Pokémon Go. (more…)

GYGO: Blizzard and Hong Kong, PS5 Details, and My Little Pony Pokemon

GYGO: Blizzard and Hong Kong, PS5 Details, and My Little Pony Pokemon

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I finally beat Watch Dogs 2, which I highly recommend. If you like exploring open world cities like in GTA V and Spider-Man, you’ll enjoy the San Francisco Bay setting of Watch Dogs 2. Plus, it lets you do something you can’t do in GTA V or Spider-Man: (more…)

GYGO: Extremely Specific

GYGO: Extremely Specific

Do you like extremely specific catalogues of minutiae in video games? Well, you’re in luck! Check out the The Video Game Soda Machine Project, which is a blog collecting the appearance of vending machines selling soda in video games. This is absolutely something I would not have thought of cataloguing, but it completely makes sense: soda is in itself a part of pop culture, and how developers and designers choose to depict it in their games can say a lot about their views on both the product and the culture around it. The list is pretty comprehensive—I had no trouble finding multiple posts for DCUO, a game I once spent too much time playing. (more…)