Who doesn’t want a better world? Games have the power to let us see, build, and imagine something different than we currently inhabit; in other words, how can games imagine better futures? In this month’s roundtable, the Sidequest team asks what games are doing that, what games are failing, and the pitfalls to consider. (more…)
Sidequest.zone is the internet’s resident earnest-yet-creepy* gaming site, and we’ve dusted off, spruced up, and collected 15 pieces** that we believe represent the decade!***. This zine is a good primer if you’re new to our site or want to show someone what we’re about—it’s got some zany bits, some political bits, some heartwarming bits, and is just generally a delight. You can buy it right now on Itch! (more…)
Zora Gilbert cares a whole lot about words, kids, and comics. Find them at @zhgilbert on twitter, and find the comics they edit at datesanthology.com.
We’ve said it before, but: 2020 is a year for games. (When isn’t it a year for games? I don’t know; that’s for another roundtable.) And what’s more fun than making high-school-yearbook-style game superlatives to keep us going into the summer? Nothing, that’s what! For the May roundtable, the Sidequest team did exactly that. What would you put in these categories?
Madison Butler writes about advertising by day and about video games the rest of the time. She can usually be found crying about Final Fantasy and Nier: Automata on Twitter @madisonrbutler.
Hello, fam. In these unprecedented times, I have noticed an (appropriately) also-unprecedented uptick in my own video game consumption. This week marks what I thought was an impossible milestone: I have hit 400 hours of gameplay in Animal Crossing. I never could have imagined I would spend that many hours playing any video game, but here we are. Whenever I do look up from my Switch, however, I try to keep abreast of current events, especially about what’s new in video games. So here I am again, ready to share some of the tidbits I’ve gleaned this week. Welcome to GYGO. (more…)
Emily Durham is an aspiring veterinarian by day and a Sidequest copyeditor by night. When they’re not editing or playing with cats, you can find them playing Celeste or Hollow Knight, sewing korok cosplays, or… playing with cats. You can find their tweets at @sedimentalvalue.
Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Joey, your local level 60 red mage, and I’m still on the Final Fantasy XIV train. I’ve also taken up swimming and indoor strength training, and my life is now just bouncing between those three things in random orders. I’m gonna be honest, I’m not hating it as a new way of being. I’m an expert MMO culinarian now and can reach my arms behind my back farther than I ever thought possible.
Anyway, enough humble bragging about my stretchy ligaments, on to the news! (more…)
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Frequently orders too much food at restaurants. Tweets @unnnez.