November Roundtable: Let’s Talk About Travel in Games

November Roundtable: Let’s Talk About Travel in Games

Let’s talk about travel! Some of us will likely be traveling to visit family or friends, and others will be traveling through virtual spaces and the spaces of our imaginations. Travel is a bit contentious in games; in theory, they’re the perfect means to explore new worlds and do things you could or would never do in real life. In practice, travel can be a chore in bloated open worlds and same-y forests as you move between dungeons. But virtual and tabletop travel can also be a wonderful thing, as our Sidequest team can tell you! (more…)

GYGO: Endings and New Beginnings

GYGO: Endings and New Beginnings

Hey all, welcome to GYGO! I’m Joesph, that person that always says they’re gonna start streaming more, but never finds the time. Since my last turn on GYGO I’ve officially joined the cult of Hollow Knight, which is no surprise. I’ve always loved cute insects and atmospheric platformers. I’ve also started gamifying my Japanese studies, which really just means I use an app that gives me a satisfying chime when I answer a question right. Say what you want, I’ve only skipped three days this past month.

Anyway, here’s the news. (more…)

Recap: Life is Strange #8 Ends With a Bang

Recap: Life is Strange #8 Ends With a Bang

Life is Strange: Waves, starting with LiS #5 and wrapping up here with LiS #8, follows Max as she asks a lot of questions about the world she’s in. While we spend plenty of time with Chloe, Rachel, and even Tristan, this is Max’s story and her search for answers drives much of the action. Why was this the timeline that called out to her in the conclusion of Life is Strange: Dust? Why does Tristan have these supernatural powers? Is there a link between her and Tristan? Why does her old life seem to constantly resurface? Ultimately, LiS #8 doesn’t answer many of these questions, but that’s okay. It wasn’t about the questions it raised in the end; it was about Max finding her place in this new world. (more…)

I’m Addicted to a Ridiculous Mobile Game Because I Want all the Characters to Smooch

I’m Addicted to a Ridiculous Mobile Game Because I Want all the Characters to Smooch

I, like most of the internet, heard of Lily’s Garden because of its bizarre advertisements. You’ve got your usual “dude dumps his girl after finding out she’s pregnant,” but then you’ve got the follow-up in which it’s revealed that the girl was lying about being pregnant, and whatever is going on here: (more…)

GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

Happy Wednesday! What are you playing lately? I bought Ghost Recon Wildlands after watching some gameplay on YouTube. So far I’ve played 10 hours and really like the campaign—it’s an open world with many optional sidequests of varying difficulty, plus you’re always with three AI companions so that you don’t feel like you’re fighting completely on your own. I also started my second story mode playthroughs of GTA V and Watch Dogs 2. Let us know on Twitter what you’re playing!

Here’s some of the news we’ve been thinking about this week: (more…)

5 Games to Play if You Love Hadestown

5 Games to Play if You Love Hadestown

You wanna get to Hadestown? Well, you’re going to need tickets. We don’t have any of those here, but, as your resident fans of Anaïs Mitchell and Broadway musicals, Elvie Mae Parian and Melissa Brinks have combined their powers to bring you a handful of games that channel the aesthetics and narrative of the hit musical. Join us as we drown our sorrows in Norse-inspired psychology, subterranean highways, and a search for Eurydice herself. (more…)