GYGO: Gaming Continues To Refuse Accountability

GYGO: Gaming Continues To Refuse Accountability

Content warning: sexual harassment and misconduct; murder, femicide, and violence (this is labelled below.)

Hi there, welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I am tired. There’s some bleak news this week regarding harm caused to marginalised people and the failure within gaming to hold those people accountable. Please prioritise your safety while reading this week’s news, remember to support marginalised members of our community, and make space wherever you can for comfort and joy. (more…)

#BiWeek: A Roundtable about Bisexuality in Video Games

#BiWeek: A Roundtable about Bisexuality in Video Games

Mid-September doesn’t just mark a change in seasons, leaf colors, and Starbucks orders: it also means #BiWeek, a celebration of bisexuality and bi+ sexualities! This year, the Sidequest team decided to consider bisexuality in video games. (more…)

Vicariously Vicarious Living; Or, Learning the Joy of Watching Other People Play Video Games

Vicariously Vicarious Living; Or, Learning the Joy of Watching Other People Play Video Games

My pet theory up until last year was that only younger siblings who were forced to watch their older siblings play video games enjoyed watching Let’s Plays. My evidence: my brother, who used to hold an unplugged PlayStation 1 controller and pretend he was Sparx the Dragonfly when I played Spyro, and my husband, unfortunate child four out of five. Both of them spend their free time—when they could be playing games—watching other people play games; my brother a religious HermitCraft fan and my husband… well, I’m not sure what he watches, exactly, besides British people playing Hearts of Iron 4. (more…)