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.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve gathered up industry news for Get Your Game On, but here I am making my triumphant return! Let’s see if the news greeting me this past week is all good! (more…)
Mother, geek, executive assistant sith, gamer, writer, lazy succubus, blogger, bibliophile. Not necessarily in that order. Publisher at WomenWriteAboutComics.com
Happy Wednesday! What are you playing lately? I finished Lifeline 2, a choice-driven text adventure for iOS and Android. You assist a magician searching for her missing brother and seeking to avenge her parents. I’ve also been playing GTA V story mode and enjoying new content that’s available after you buy certain properties. As Franklin, after you buy Downtown Cab Co., you pick up occasional fares who take you on brief, entertaining side trips. If you like underwater exploring, purchase the Sonar Collections Dock, and you’ll access a small submarine vessel that lets you explore hundreds of feet below the surface and see sharks and whales up close.
Here’s some news we’ve been thinking about this week! (more…)
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent