Review: Teacup Is a Charming but Buggy Brew

Review: Teacup Is a Charming but Buggy Brew

Teacup is a young frog, and she really loves tea. In fact, Teacup, a chill narrative game from developer Smarto Club, opens with the titular frog preparing to host a tea party, only to discover she is fresh out of tea (and several other supplementary ingredients)! That’s where the player comes in, taking control of Teacup as she ventures out into the world to get what she needs for her party. (more…)

GYGO: More Blockchain Promises, More Merger Mess

GYGO: More Blockchain Promises, More Merger Mess

Hello, and welcome to the first GYGO of 2023! My name is December and I have indeed played nothing but Harvestella since it came out. I love it, it scratches the Rune Factory dungeon-dive/farm-sim itch (even if it is more on the sci-fi side), and it plays like a weird, slice-of-life Final Fantasy. And, unfortunately, speaking of Final Fantasy: (more…)

Review: Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion is in Rock Angelz’s Shadow

Review: Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion is in Rock Angelz’s Shadow

Like many people, Bratz was a staple in my childhood and teenage years. Owning the first edition Cloe doll in 2001, watching the Starrin ‘n’ Stylin’ film in 2004 and dancing to the Space Angelz music video in 2005 and playing the original PS2 games, in particular Rock Angelz, Forever Diamondz, and The Movie in 2007 was somewhat revolutionary for me. (more…)

GYGO: More Blockchain Promises, More Merger Mess

GYGO: Everybody’s (Still) Getting Sued

Hello and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, the ghost of news cycles past come back from the dead to marvel at the fact Activision Blizzard is literally never not up to some bull. Though maybe that is soon to be a thing of the past as Microsoft slowly devours them body and soul. Anyway, the news! (more…)

5 Games to Play Between Seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

5 Games to Play Between Seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

If you, like us, had your brain completely exploded by Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, I’m sure the Sunday drops are bittersweet: it’s great to have a new episode, but each one marches us closer to the mid-season break.

But have no fear! You can keep those big robot feelings rolling with one (or more!) of these five games with similar vibes to the most recent Gundam entry. We’ve got some TTRPGs for if you want to turn your anime watch party into an anime game night, a mech strategy game for if you want to feel the catharsis of launching a big cannon, and even a one-page journaling game so you can try your hand at building your own Gundam series. (more…)

The Dreamcast and Hypersensitivity: A Neurodivergent Christmas

The Dreamcast and Hypersensitivity: A Neurodivergent Christmas

Content note: This piece includes mentions of self-harm.

The holidays are a weird time for me. As saccharine as they are often portrayed in popular media, they are designed to be loud. I suppose that’s part of the whole appeal. Having the whole family together, stories new and old being shared, familiar jokes being repeated and laughter being heard—there’s plenty to appreciate about them. Holidays, I once heard someone say, are the only time family gets together (more…)