GYGO Cosy: Cosy Gaming News for the Soul

GYGO Cosy: Cosy Gaming News for the Soul

Howdy, I’m Zainabb and I’m here to bring you this month’s cosiest gaming news in the first of Sidequest’s reimagined GYGO! Honestly, at the moment, I am pretty much only playing cosy games because I’m exhausted all the time and I appreciate the way that cosy games frequently allow me to turn off my brain and feel comforted. (more…)

PAX West Diary 2023: So Many Games, So Few Played

PAX West Diary 2023: So Many Games, So Few Played

Has there ever been a normal PAX? Has there ever been a year when some wild shit doesn’t happen personally or more broadly? I think not. But nonetheless, we persevere, dragging ourselves to the Seattle Convention Center (now split into three different buildings, because why not) despite whatever madness is going on in our own lives and the gaming world.

This year, we (Melissa Brinks and Kael Langdon) made it to PAX to look at, and conceivably write about, games. But, as always, PAX West and its many madnesses had other plans for us. (more…)

Postgame.18: I Don’t Want Wholesome, I Want Murder

Postgame.18: I Don’t Want Wholesome, I Want Murder

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly, formerly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month, Melissa, Zora, Maddi, and Naseem are talking about what we’ve been playing (or were, in late 2022), organ trading, mobile game ads, and more. (more…)
GYGO: Layoffs, Strikes, and a Surprising New Venue for Hamilton

GYGO: Layoffs, Strikes, and a Surprising New Venue for Hamilton

Another week, another Wednesday! I’ve been holed up in my room recovering from a mild brush with covid that has led to me playing 17 entire hours of Age of Mythology: Extended Edition. I used to love this game growing up, and was surprised to learn that I actually suck at it. I’m struggling on moderate difficulty. Now that I think about it, I spent a lot of time spamming cheats for armies of Canadian laser bears and flying rainbow hippos (if you know, you know), which is probably why I was always successful.

Anyway, let’s talk about the news! (more…)

GYGO: Layoffs, Strikes, and a Surprising New Venue for Hamilton

GYGO: Sorry for Getting the TMNT Theme Stuck in Your Head

Welcome to another Wednesday! I have been preoccupied with other tasks and haven’t had time to play games recently, other than terrible phone games. I’m deep into season three of Love Island The Game 2, which is… I mean… it’s like… I guess it’s okay, but it lacks season two’s awful dramatics and entirely lacks the charm of Love Island The Game. I’ve also just learned that there’s a Too Hot to Handle game, which so far is pretty dull. Why are all these people so respectable? This is not what reality TV is for!

Anyway, here’s what’s been going on in the news lately.

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Interview: Sarah Carapace and Emily Allen Talk Disaster Lesbians in Dungeon Bitches

Interview: Sarah Carapace and Emily Allen Talk Disaster Lesbians in Dungeon Bitches

Released by Dying Stylishly Games in 2021 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Dungeon Bitches is a queer TTRPG that drops players into a harsh world where just about everything is out to kill you. You’ll quickly find that you need to band together with other queer women in order to make a place for yourself in the unforgiving setting—dealing with trauma and finding community along the way.

Here, two members of the Dying Stylishly Games team behind Dungeon Bitches, designer and author Emily F. Allen and artist and graphic designer Sarah Carapace, chat with us about the game, the creation process, and some of the inspiration behind it.

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