GYGO: Good News at Activision Blizzard (Unless You’re Unionising)

GYGO: Good News at Activision Blizzard (Unless You’re Unionising)

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I have sludge for brains today. This week, we have some good news that is simultaneously very bad news (thanks Activision!) and an awful lot of COVID-related bullshit. As a disabled person, let me tell you, I am tired. I’m going to take a nap and I highly recommend that you do, too. Now on with the news. (more…)

GYGO: Good News at Activision Blizzard (Unless You’re Unionising)

GYGO: Raven Software Seeks Recognition & Kickstarter Shakeup

Welcome to this week’s Get Your Game On! I’m fresh off the plane from a conference and spent every free minute of it playing Rune Factory 5. A great addition to the franchise so far (minus the still incredibly frustrating experience of only equipping party members by gifting them items and then watching their previous equipment disappear into a void. Yes, I gave the wrong weapons to the wrong party member and yes, I am bitter)

Let’s get to the news! (more…)

Review: Haulways Trucking Inc Provides A Much-Needed Escape

Review: Haulways Trucking Inc Provides A Much-Needed Escape

When I started playing Haulways Trucking Inc in December, I was interested in how playing as a long haul trucker might be a way for me to reflect on my own sense of isolation, brought on—and this may come as a surprise to many—not by lonesome cross-country drives but by a combination of being disabled and living through a pandemic in a wildly ableist society. My intention going into the game was to draw heavily on this theme, exploring how my character felt about encountering strange and scary things on the road, with nobody else to lean on and only their vehicle as reliable refuge. What I wasn’t expecting was how leaning into the game’s sense of adventure and magic also provided me with a much-needed escape from my real-life loneliness.

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Sneak Peek: Postgame.13 – She’s Crunchy

Sneak Peek: Postgame.13 – She’s Crunchy

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month, Naseem, Zora, and Melissa talk about the tabletop games they’ve been playing recently (or, you know, had been in August of 2021). (more…)

GYGO: Good News at Activision Blizzard (Unless You’re Unionising)

GYGO: IGDA Allegedly Mishandles Conduct Complaints

Content note: mentions of harassment and abuse, toxic workplace environments, queerphobia and transphobia.

Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and it’s been A Week. While I’m dealing with grief, mega-fatigue, and depression, this week’s gaming news almost feels lighthearted even though we’re still dealing with harassment and abuse in the industry, fuckin’ NFTs, and a reminder that our global queer fam continues to fight against oppression!

Please do at least one nice thing for yourself today and get some fresh air, even if it’s just by opening a window for five minutes. (more…)

GYGO: Good News at Activision Blizzard (Unless You’re Unionising)

GYGO: So Much About NFTs (and also the Halo Trailer)

Welcome to Get Your Game On! We have… an absurd amount of NFT-related news this week. Let’s get to it, I guess: (more…)