Postgame.24: 12 Seasons of Bones

Postgame.24: 12 Seasons of Bones

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly-ish podcast where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. Maddi, Melissa, and Zora are back from our long-for-us, quick-for-you break, discussing all the things we did during the absence. By which we mean Baldur’s Gate III. (more…)

GYGO Cosy: Nintendo’s at It Again

GYGO Cosy: Nintendo’s at It Again

Howdy pals, it’s Zainabb speaking to you from under this permanent crushing despair! You know what helps a bit with that? Cosy games!

Here’s your regular reminder from me to please support Palestinian people however you can, now and always. For learning and educating others, check out The Palestine Academy. Share the Palestinian Feminist Collective’s amazing action toolkit. If you’re able, please donate to Medical Aid for Palestinians or Crips for eSims for Gaza.

We’re also coming up to the end of Ramadan, so it’s a good time to check out Fast for Gaza, a solidarity project that calls on folks (especially non-Palestinian and non-Muslim allies) to fast as an act of protest. For those of us who are unable to do a traditional fast, there’s also the option of abstaining from things besides food and drink that are important to us or the economy. The most important thing, though, is to be loud about the need to end genocide and colonisation, and to do what you can to take action. (more…)

GYGO Variety Hour: Hey, Wanna Listen to Some Music?

GYGO Variety Hour: Hey, Wanna Listen to Some Music?

Welcome back to Get Your Game On, your weekly roundup of whatever floats your host’s boat! Now that I’ve written that it sounds weirdly sexual! I don’t want to fix it, so we’re moving on!

It’s been an exhausting few weeks for me and I can’t really fathom having well-articulated opinions about game industry shenanigans, so this week my beat is: concerts. Do you want to go see a bunch of suit-clad pros play the music that usually accompanies the little guys who live in your TV? I sure do, and I hope to make it easier for all of you to do so as well. (more…)

GYGO Mobile: Lady Gaga Corrects Her Spelling of Fortnite

GYGO Mobile: Lady Gaga Corrects Her Spelling of Fortnite

Hello again, mobile gamers! I have admittedly not been mobile gaming all that much in the past few weeks after a series of ridiculous events and being down with the flu for an entire week. Don’t get the flu! I had a flu shot and everything! Just don’t do it!! You’ll be so tired you won’t even be capable of disappearing into Baldur’s Gate 3. You’ll spend eight or so hours watching the first season of Bridgerton and feel unable to figure out why you did that even though you couldn’t stand Daphne. Just say no, folks.

Fellow GYGO writers have done an amazing job providing resources to learn more about the ongoing atrocities the Israeli government is committing against the people of the Gaza strip. In addition to the many resources they’ve provided for learning more and supporting individuals and organizations that provide aid to those in the region, I also recommend Operation Olive Branch, a compilation of links, fundraising opportunities, and more for people in need, and the Stop Gaza Genocide Toolkit, which contains action items and information you can visit and revisit as often as you like. I also find Crips for Palestine, a newsletter of digital actions for disabled people and allies written by our own Zainabb Hull, extremely helpful and informative.

Here’s what’s been going on in the world of mobile games while I wasn’t paying any attention whatsoever. (more…)

The Definitive Game Foods Menu, Part One

The Definitive Game Foods Menu, Part One

We here at Sidequest are a hungry bunch. That’s why we’ve brought you such important and groundbreaking series as Eat Your Games and Chip Chat—we love games, we love a snack, so why not combine the two?

But what we haven’t done yet is pit our favorite gaming snacks against one another. So we bring you an important question: what gaming food would you most like to eat, and why? Help us design a menu for our Patrons, and nominate your favorite gaming foods in the comments! (more…)

GYGO Labor: A New Largest Union, and Racist Gamers Are Mad Again

GYGO Labor: A New Largest Union, and Racist Gamers Are Mad Again

Hi friends! It’s Joan again for your regularly scheduled roundup of labor news in the video games industry. And while it is still decidedly bleak out here, I am NOT actually going to be focusing on layoffs this month! That’s not to say they aren’t still a huge issue with thousands of games workers losing their jobs every week (see all these articles), but there are bigger stories that let me conveniently spend only part of today’s intro talking about them for a change! We’ve got stories about the new largest union in the games industry, updates on the potential video game actors strike from SAG-AFTRA, and racist gamers are making conspiracies to be mad at again.

As other GYGOs have mentioned, remember to support Palestine and Palestinian people however you can during this ongoing crisis. The team over at People Make Games, one of the only large voices in the games industry openly supporting Palestine, has a great video outlining why we can’t afford to be silent. If you’re in the United States, the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights has a great toolkit to help get you involved if you’re not sure where to start.

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