December Roundtable: Games That Got Us Through 2020

December Roundtable: Games That Got Us Through 2020

Wow, it’s December 2020! The Year of Eternal March is somehow drawing to a close, and we can only hope that things will be brighter in 2021. We’ve all no doubt found our own ways to make it through this uniquely difficult time, but as this is a gaming site, let’s talk about the games getting us through it.

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GYGO: CD Projekt Red Keeps Digging That Hole

GYGO: CD Projekt Red Keeps Digging That Hole

Hi there and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and this weekend, my friend set up my computer so that I can now play my massive PC gaming backlog on my television while lounging on the sofa, and I am SO EXCITED. Please take some time over the next couple of days to put together a self care plan for Christmas and the rest of the holiday period if, like me, you find this time of year difficult or triggering. Part of my self care is going to involve playing mystery games on my sofa while eating chocolate biscuits. (more…)

Eat Your Games: Going Under’s Jobwich

Eat Your Games: Going Under’s Jobwich

As someone who has been working in some capacity for well over a decade, there’s little to unite the various jobs—food service, floral design, administrative—I’ve held over the years.

Except one thing: The Sandwich of Desperation. (more…)

Review: Best Friend Forever is a Bastion of Queer, Dog-Friendly Joy

Review: Best Friend Forever is a Bastion of Queer, Dog-Friendly Joy

My first encounter with Starcolt’s Best Friend Forever was in a dog bed. Their PAX West booth was decked out with a comfy, cozy array of brightly colored pillows and dog accessories, as well as (if I remember right) a jarful of pink Starbursts. The vibe was right for this combination dog management and dating sim, and I’m delighted to say that, on final release, that vibe is still present throughout. (more…)

GYGO: CD Projekt Red Keeps Digging That Hole

GYGO: Twitch Is Taking Us One Step Closer to that Cyberpunk Future

Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Joesph, your local gaming psychopomp, and I finally had a chance to dip into Spiritfarer this week. It’s a really cozy game about helping people come to terms with death and also building boats. I absolutely cannot recommend it enough. When I wasn’t getting struck by lightning for the thrill of it, I scoured the net for this week’s gaming news. Enjoy! (more…)

Review: Addo’s “Oregon Trail”-Themed Dinner is a Bizarre Highlight in a Bleak Year

Review: Addo’s “Oregon Trail”-Themed Dinner is a Bizarre Highlight in a Bleak Year

Way back in the halcyon days of 2019, I booked a video game-themed dinner reservation. Eric Rivera, chef and owner of addo:incubator (a Seattle-area restaurant with quirky, experimental menu choices that hosts pop-up events and other unique meals), planned to host a series of dinners themed around The Oregon Trail. (more…)