October Roundtable: Our Favorite Game Costumes

October Roundtable: Our Favorite Game Costumes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to us. The leaves are falling (in the Northern Hemisphere), people are buying incredible amounts of candy, and we are all planning and/or meticulously creating our Halloween costumes.

Which brings us to one of the most important topics this group has ever discussed: in-game costumes! (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: 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…)

September Roundtable: Actually Educational Edutainment

September Roundtable: Actually Educational Edutainment

It’s September—though many of us have left our academic lives behind us, there is still something wonderful about back-to-school season, so let’s talk about learning in games! (more…)

GYGO: New Tabletop Awards, John Wick and a Jerky Goose

GYGO: New Tabletop Awards, John Wick and a Jerky Goose

Howdy, gaming lovelies! Feels like I’m still recovering from the whirlwind that was the Boston Festival of Indie Games last weekend. I am excited to hear that an indie game I’ve been following for years, Jenny LeClue, has been released. Are there any indies you’re looking forward to? (more…)

PAX West 2019: Personal Accounts of eXistentialism

PAX West 2019: Personal Accounts of eXistentialism

What is PAX?

I’m not asking that in like…a high school report sense, but an existential one. Am I PAX? Are we all PAX? I don’t know. Did you know that at PAX you could play a demo of Solasta: Crown of the Magister? I do, because I got many emails about it. A fun fact about me is the more aggressive a PR person is, the more likely I am to not engage. I am petty and filled with spite. (more…)