June Roundtable: Collecting

June Roundtable: Collecting

Welcome to June, Sidequest readers! This month, we’re talking about collecting. As a person with more books than is probably good for me, as well as an extensive amount of movies and little trinkets, I would happily identify myself as collecting positive. I just love an item!

This is something games are all too happy to indulge me in. Analog games have new editions, new books, minis, maps, and more. Video games have a million little digital things to collect, some for actual rewards, some just for the sake of having them. How does the Sidequest crew feel about all this? Are we keeping our own dragon hoards of gaming items? Or are we tossing out everything that doesn’t spark joy? Let’s discuss! (more…)

GYGO: Some Good, Some Bad, Some Ugly

GYGO: Some Good, Some Bad, Some Ugly

Hello and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Maddi and I cannot believe we are almost at the end of September. It feels like we were just in the middle of the summer heatwave but here we are, with the shorter days of fall (at least in the northeastern U.S.) encroaching. Are you playing any games that emulate those fall vibes? If so, let me know what you’re playing in the comments! Or, if you support our Patreon at the Sega Genesis tier or higher, tell us about it in our Discord. Now, let’s get to the news. (more…)

January Roundtable: Looking Forward to 2022

January Roundtable: Looking Forward to 2022

Usually we try to have a clear theme here in our monthly roundtables, but you know what? New year, new us, as they say. Instead of focusing on one thing or another, we’re just looking forward. What do we see on the horizon? What are we hoping to see on the horizon? What are we settling in with in this cold and cozy month? (more…)

November Roundtable: Food and Cooking in Games

November Roundtable: Food and Cooking in Games

We’re getting into hibernating season up here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it’s time for feasting. The crops are ready for harvesting. The cornucopia is assembled. What are we eating (in games)?

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Chip Chat #1: Welcome to Chip Chat

Chip Chat #1: Welcome to Chip Chat

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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