Chip Chat #3: Becoming the Elden Lord (of Snacks)

Chip Chat #3: Becoming the Elden Lord (of Snacks)

Welcome to Chip Chat, a column where I eat as many novelty chip* flavors as humanly possible, then justify it by reviewing the chips and pairing them with a game I think they’re particularly suited for, like a garbage sommelier who specializes in junk food instead of wine. This is, I insist, not a thinly veiled excuse to buy novelty chip flavors—but if it was, that sure would be convenient, now wouldn’t it.

*That’s crisps, for the British readers among us.

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Preview: Face Your Dreams and Fears in I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Preview: Face Your Dreams and Fears in I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

I have been a big fan of child-raising simulation games from as far back as the iconic Princess Maker, developed by Gainax, to the more recent Growing Up, developed by Vile Monarch. I was immediately pulled in by I Was a Teenage Exocolonist because of its premise as another game of this genre, as well as its very lovely visuals. Not only have I been intrigued by what I have tried of it so far, I was also pleasantly surprised to find something with darker depth underneath its surface. (more…)

GYGO: Girlboss Gaslight Gatekeep

GYGO: I Hope You Like Activision Blizzard News

Welcome to Wednesday! I’m Melissa, who hasn’t played a video game that isn’t for my phone in weeks (I’ll return to you someday soon, Final Fantasy XIV). I hope you’re ready for the usual onslaught of Activision Blizzard news, because boy howdy are they ever at it this week. (more…)

Ranking the Babes of Switchcraft

Ranking the Babes of Switchcraft

I’ve been off my trashy mobile games beat for a while, but friends, I’m happy to tell you that Switchcraft, a match-3 puzzle game from Wooga, has me back at it. (more…)

Sneak Peek: Postgame.14 – Theseus’s Flat Ass

Sneak Peek: Postgame.14 – Theseus’s Flat Ass

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly Patreon-exclusive podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month marks the Postgame debuts of Maddi Butler and Zainabb Hull, as they, Zora, and Melissa talk about what they were playing in… September of 2021. We’re working though the backlog, we promise! (more…)