GYGO: Animal Crossing Themed Switch, FF7 Remake Trailer, BB-8 in Battlefront II

GYGO: Animal Crossing Themed Switch, FF7 Remake Trailer, BB-8 in Battlefront II

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m happy to announce that nearly four years after its release, I’ve finally played Stardew Valley for a substantial amount of time. My player character is named Rey, my farm is Jakku, I have a dog named Dug and a horse named BB-8. I’m building a thriving romance with Leah which has included gifting her a lot of salad because I guess some people love salad? Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing the most lately! (more…)

Review: Simulacra 2 Is More Silly Than Spooky, But Still Intriguing

Review: Simulacra 2 Is More Silly Than Spooky, But Still Intriguing

Detective Murilo suspects foul play in the mysterious death of social media influencer Maya Crane. Fearing the response he might get from his colleagues for his outlandish theories on the case, he enlists the help of the player instead. Risking his position, he compromises evidence and assigns you, playing as either his protégé or a thrill-seeker in search of their next big scoop, to investigate Maya’s phone. It doesn’t take long for you to discover that the circumstances around her death are not only beyond strange, but potentially paranormal. (more…)

January Roundtable: Positive Body Diversity in Games

January Roundtable: Positive Body Diversity in Games

Games are not really known for having the greatest body diversity. But you know what? Some games are doing all right. This month, we chatted about what body diversity in games means to us, how it can be meaningful, and what, if anything, we think is enough. (more…)

Busy and Poor: The Gentle Violence of Kentucky Route Zero

Busy and Poor: The Gentle Violence of Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero is not a violent game: it has no swords, no guns, no combat. It’s not a traditional horror game, either, with no jump scares or gore or monsters. And yet… it is a game about violence, and a game that uses horror elements to drive its themes home. (more…)

Why I’ve Loved Waiting for Kentucky Route Zero

Why I’ve Loved Waiting for Kentucky Route Zero

According to Steam, before this week I’d last played Kentucky Route Zero in 2014. I was a different person in 2014: fresh out of college, working at a terrible job, my dreams of writing but a twinkle in my eye. I played games, sure, but it wasn’t until the next year that I’d start writing about them, really considering them as cultural objects and not just fun ways to pass the time. (more…)

GYGO: A Crunchy Delay, Brawling (well, Meleeing) Over Politics, and Tracking Layoffs

GYGO: A Crunchy Delay, Brawling (well, Meleeing) Over Politics, and Tracking Layoffs

Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Joesph, and I’m officially declaring 2020 the year of the gamer (and only a few days late too). To celebrate this momentous occasion I’ve been playing Control, which has some of the best few opening levels I’ve ever played. I also started reading more, which has nothing to do with the year of the gamer—I just like to keep you informed about my life. Anyway, here’s some news! (more…)