by Melissa Brinks | Nov 17, 2021 | News, Video Games
Welcome to GYGO, our weekly news roundup, hosted by me, your humble editor in chief with a sinus infection! I bring the sinus infection up only because it means I’ve had less energy and more dizziness than usual, which means I’ve been wanting to spend my time playing games that simply do not ask a lot of me. Thankfully, the last game I pulled out of my game jar was The Lost Art of Innkeeping, which you also have if you purchased the itch.io anti-racism bundle last year. It’s a delightful little innkeeping sim, but what I really love is that I literally just have to click on things. I click to move. I click to interact. I can play it while holding a cup of sinus relief tea under my nose because all I have to do is move my mouse and click with the other hand. I can play it without issues on my definitely-not-for-gaming laptop. Is this… the perfect game? Time well tell.
Anyhow, let’s get into less than perfect things, because gaming news is always happening and it’s never all that great. (more…)
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
by December Cuccaro | Nov 10, 2021 | News, Video Games
Welcome to this week’s Get Your Game On! I am December, and it’s time to FALL BACK into some gaming news! (Yes, my name does give me permission to make bad seasonal puns). Let’s see what’s happening this week: (more…)
December Cuccaro (she/her) is an MFA graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno and a member of the 2021 Clarion West cohort. When not rambling about video games, she writes about sapphic werewolves and sad necromancers searching for friendship.
by Wendy Browne | Nov 3, 2021 | News, Tabletop Games, Video Games
What is time? Apparently, it is something I don’t have enough of, which means I have not been gaming nearly as much as I would like to be these days. But the gaming industry continues on without me. Here’s what’s been happening in the past week. (more…)
Mother, geek, executive assistant sith, gamer, writer, lazy succubus, blogger, bibliophile. Not necessarily in that order. Publisher at WomenWriteAboutComics.com
by Madison Butler | Aug 18, 2021 | News, Video Games
Content warning: mentions of sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, stalking, and murder.
Howdy and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Maddi, and I will be your host for this week’s gaming news roundup. This summer is flying by; I feel like I’ve been extra busy lately but over the past week I’ve been sneaking in a Hades run when I take a break from my Haikyuu!! rewatch. What have you been up to? Let us know on Twitter, or, if you’re a Sidequest Patron at the Sega Genesis tier or higher, you can chat about your favorites in our Discord! Now, let’s get to it. (more…)
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.
by Emma Kostopolus | Aug 11, 2021 | News, Video Games
Hello, everyone, and welcome to this week’s GYGO. As my esteemed colleague reported on with last week’s GYGO, the past few weeks of gaming news have been, well, really damn bleak. While those of us who operate at the margins of the games industry have been aware of systemic issues of employee abuse and bigotry for a while, getting tangible information of the suffering of the marginalized is always heartbreaking. So, before we move on with this week’s post, I just want to say that while I won’t go into details here, the included links will likely include some things that may be triggering, so take care of yourself. (more…)
Emma is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition who studies how play impacts learning. Her words have also appeared in Critical Distance and Unwinnable. When not writing, she enjoys passing the controller between friends for runs of Silent Hill. She can be found @kostopolus on Twitter.