GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

Howdy gamers, and welcome to Sidequest’s roundup of all the news that made us go “…what?” in games this week. But first, what have you been up to lately? I took some much-needed time off over Thanksgiving and got way too into Picross. I also started my first Assassin’s Creed game (Assassin’s Creed II) and took a couple of hours to fall totally in love with the gorgeous and atmospheric game If Found. But, okay, you’re here to read about Cyberpunk 2077 for the thousandth time, right? Well, read on.

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GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

GYGO: It’s Officially Awards Season, and It’s Going About How You’d Expect

So, now that we’re (thankfully) in the home stretch of 2020, publications and media conglomerates have started putting forward their votes for that age-old tradition, Game of the Year (GOTY). While yet another delay that I talked about in my last GYGO pushed Cyberpunk 2077 officially out of contention for this year’s awards slate, and the new slate of PS5 launch titles are also largely not in the running, there’s still a lot of buzz surrounding the titles that places like the Golden Joysticks and of course Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards have put up for nominations. Here’s the Game Awards slate for GOTY 2020: (more…)

GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

GYGO: Playing Games Is Good For You But Games Companies Are Not

Hello everyone and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I have spent most of the last few weeks unwell with both disability-related sickness and general winter-related sickness. I’ve been watching playthroughs of scary games, checking in on Animal Crossing, started playing A Short Hike, and been swamped by multiple blankets at all times. Would recommend if this time of year is getting to you too. Sending love and solidarity to my disabled fam, and now here’s this week’s news. (more…)

GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

GYGO: Fake Influencer Drama Gets Real as Voice Actors Act Bad

Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Joesph, you local hacker extraordinaire, and I spent most of this week embodying a robot spider in Watch Dogs: Legion. When I wasn’t digging through the files of virtual authoritarian governments I also looked around the real world for some games news (and, you know, worked and stuff). I hope you enjoy! (more…)

GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

GYGO: New Mass Effect, New Consoles, Same Old Ubisoft

Happy Wednesday, gamers! We’re halfway through yet another week in the seemingly endless marathon of 2020. Lately, when I’m not actively fretting about the state of the United States’ democracy, I’ve been working through my backlog, which, I’m excited to report, I may vanquish yet. Last week I finished Tacoma, as well as Going Under, one of my favorite games this year. I’ve also been playing Eliza and Sayonara Wild Hearts.

Though the U.S. election has dominated the news cycle over the past week(s), there has, in fact, also been some game news happening. Here’s what you might have missed last week. (more…)

GYGO: Journalism Crunch is Also a Games Problem

GYGO: It’s Still Basically All About Cyberpunk

Warning: This GYGO contains discussion of death threats and other gross behaviors from entitled people at all levels of power within the gaming community. (more…)