GYGO: Mobile Games Are Taking Over

GYGO: Mobile Games Are Taking Over

Hello! I rejoin you from an internet-free weekend (not by choice, unfortunately) to share everything I missed from the last 48 hours and beyond. I did not play many games during The Great Unplug, but I did play much game, by which I mean something like six hours of Dungeons & Dragons, in which my character had some shady stuff happen to her, got knocked unconscious, woke back up and took righteous vengeance, and everybody discovered she was a warlock all along.

Oh, I guess I did play roughly two million hours of Twenty by French Guys and Overcrowded on my phone because they (mostly) work offline. Good times.

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October Roundtable: Ghosts

October Roundtable: Ghosts

October is the month for all ghouls, ghosts, and haunts of all kinds, so naturally we here at Sidequest wanted to talk about our favorite spiritual apparitions in-depth. Or perhaps, given the season, we want to talk about them in-death (cue echoing maniacal laughter from an unseen source). Join us in this paranormal conversation—share your favorite spirits and poltergeists in the comments! (more…)

Roundtable: What Even Is a Wholesome Game?

Roundtable: What Even Is a Wholesome Game?

PAX West was, as always, a wild convention. Given the state of the pandemic and my busy schedule, I wasn’t sure I’d be going, and didn’t bother to look at the panel list with more than a cursory glance. I saw “A Case for Cozy: Why we (really) need wholesome games!” on the list but didn’t investigate further because, frankly, the conversation around wholesome games—what they’re worth, who they’re for—gets rapidly exhausting, and I felt that it was likely going to be a list of the same old recommendations without a whole lot of insight.

Naturally, that meant my friend dragged me along to get my hot takes. (more…)

GYGO: Mobile Games Are Taking Over

GYGO: The Games Industry, Surprising Nobody, Is Bad

Another week, another Wednesday. I’m taking a break from Trombone Champ to bring you this week’s gaming news, which is—well, you know. It’s gaming. (more…)

GYGO: Mobile Games Are Taking Over

GYGO: Twitch, Please

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’ve been recovering from PAX West for what feels like ages, especially since I haven’t had time to write up my experience there yet. When not attending PAX West, I’ve been dabbling in Get in the Car, Loser!, the JRPG-inspired joy that is Love Conquers All Games’ latest game. Except when I’m playing a game for a review I should also be writing. Except when I’m playing Regency Solitaire. Yes, I still play Regency Solitaire. Find me a better Solitaire. You can’t!

Anyway, here’s what’s been happening in games while I fall further and further behind on self-imposed deadlines. (more…)

GYGO: Mobile Games Are Taking Over

GYGO: Wizards of the Coast Apologises for Racist Hadozee Material

Content note: discussion of racism, and mentions of transphobia and death.

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and we’re back to our regular programming of terrible gaming news! This week, I started up Cozy Grove and was delighted to see that autumn has arrived on my island, with the leaves starting to turn brown and gold and new critters for me to collect. I expect I’ll be spending much of my September amongst my ghostly bear friends—here’s hoping a nice start to autumn for you all, too.

Here’s this week’s gaming news. (more…)