I fantasize about space travel in small moments throughout the day. The idea of sailing the nebulae, onwards to the next star, then the next, is intoxicating. I’m romanticizing, I know. Space is harsh, bleak. It will kill us without thought or conscience if we don’t approach the challenge of traversing its vastness with sober thought and care. But the appeal of leaving behind capitalism, leaving behind patriarchy, of trading gender binaries for stellar binaries—that appeal is strong, and it endures. (more…)
Chris (they/them) is Editor-in-Chief of First Person Scholar and Senior Curator for Critical Distance.
Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’ve started playing Fitness Boxing and I also bought Ring Fit Adventure, both for Nintendo Switch. I’m really enjoying Fitness Boxing‘s workouts, which are motivational, brief, and set to music like Carly Rae Jepsen, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson. I’m replaying the story mode of both GTA V and Watch Dogs 2 after trying out GTA Online and realizing how much of a grind it is to make money through its businesses, such as gunrunning and selling vehicles. I also started Neo Cab, which has been racking up accolades. (more…)
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent
Nola: Should we start with introductions? Hello, I’m Nola, and it’s been fourteen days since I last played Crush Crush.
Melissa: I’m Melissa, and I don’t remember the last time I played Crush Crush, and I won’t open it again. I won’t, I won’t, I won’t.
Nola: Melissa, did I mention they’ve added new girls? (more…)
There is value in asking questions that are, in internet parlance, “spicy.” By this I mean questions that are intentionally inflammatory, questions that make us defensive, get our hackles up, encourage us to get indignant and sputter a bit as we go into defensive mode. (more…)
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
Hello everyone! It’s me again, back from a bit of a hiatus after a few big life events: I got married, I went on my honeymoon to Canada, and I’ve picked Celeste back up to collect everything I missed on the first playthrough. I’ve gotten all the crystal hearts and B-sides, and soon I’ll get every last strawberry. I have yet to tackle most of the B-sides themselves… and I’m currently chipping my way through The Cave… but I’ll 100% the game someday, mark my words. Anyway, here’s this week’s gaming news! Let’s start off a bang: the Riot Games settlement. (more…)
Emily Durham is a science writer by day and a Sidequest copyeditor by night. When they’re not writing or editing, you can find them playing Celeste or Hollow Knight, sewing korok cosplays, or taking unflattering pictures of their two perfect cats. They tweet sporadically at @EmilyRoseDurham.
PAX West 2018 was filled with developers from all walks of life, and unfortunately, I only had time to interview a few of them. Those that I did interview, however, absolutely blew me away with the diversity of their experience and the quality of their art. (more…)
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Frequently orders too much food at restaurants. Tweets @unnnez.