November Roundtable: Frog

The Sidequest crew discuss the most important gaming topic of our time: frog.

GYGO: Tabletop News, or the Many Questionable Decisions of Wizards of the Coast

In this month’s tabletop gaming news: Wizards of the Coast makes Magic: The Gathering moves, game shops unionize, and Pathfinder punts D&D.

GYGO: Games Labor News Because There Are Too Many Layoffs

In this month’s gaming labor news: Microsoft pivots to AI, more layoffs than we want to count, and ATLUS… raises salaries?

Postgame.20 – My Horse Prince

This month, we play the extremely cursed My Horse Prince, a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad game about a girl dating a horse with a human face.

GYGO: Mobile Games News by a Person Who Has Never Played Fortnite

In this month’s mobile game news, Fortnite rolls back the clock temporarily, Resident Evil Village comes to mobile, and Love Island: The Game’s fashion takes a dive.

REVIEW: Venba Cooks Up An Emotional, Cosy Feast

Zainabb Hull reviews Venba, an emotional, cosy cooking game that tells a uniquely South Asian story of food, family, and finding your place in the world.

REVIEW: Mask of the Rose Provides Character-First, Monster-Dating Fun

Melissa Brinks discusses how Mask of the Rose, Failbetter’s newest entry in the world of Fallen London, expands the world by putting character first.

30XX Is a Great Start to a Mega Man X Successor

In their review, Joan Zahra Dark outlines what works about 30XX, and what doesn’t feel quite finished about this Mega Man-inspired roguelike.

REVIEW: Outshine Is a Thrilling Introduction to the Typing Game Genre

Michelle Caldeira reviews Outshine, which blends a frenetic pace with multiple difficulty levels for a thrilling typing game experience.

Review: Soul Void Dives Deep into Retro Body Horror

Soul Void is a nonviolent dark fantasy Game Boy adventure with a wealth of fantastic monster designs and a lot of heart (and teeth).

PAX West Diary 2023: So Many Games, So Few Played

Melissa Brinks and Kael Langdon sum up their experience at 2023’s PAX West with an unfortunate truth—there are simply too many games.

Level Up Your Poetry, Part 4: Games, Prose Poems, and Liminality

In this entry into her “Level Up Your Poetry” series, Katherine Quevedo examines prose poetry as a unique and evocative way to explore games.

Monster Hunter Rise’s Character Creator Gives Me Gender Euphoria

Harry Schofield explores the delight they found in Monster Hunter Rise’s granular, assumption-free character creator.

Autistic Representation in Video Games

Angharad Redden explores autistic representation in video games and how her own diagnosis changed her relationship with games.

The Dreamcast and Hypersensitivity: A Neurodivergent Christmas

Michelle Caldeira reminisces about cacophonous and cramped childhood Christmases, and the Dreamcast that changed everything.