GYGO Variety Hour: IGN Doesn’t Know How to Share

GYGO Variety Hour: IGN Doesn’t Know How to Share

Welcome back to Get Your Game On Variety Hour! I took an unexpected break due to having no concept of time, but the past is the past and on we move.

I’ve noticed that I’ve been having a harder time finding gaming news of the weird and intriguing kind I’m most drawn to. I wonder why that is…

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May Roundtable: Moms

May Roundtable: Moms

Much has been said about dad games. Less has been said about mom games—for all your Witch Moms and Gamer Moms, more has rightfully been said about the lack of mothers in video games (or, alternatively, their poor characterization) than about the moms themselves. It doesn’t take a lot of speculation to see why; the gaming industry is notoriously male-dominated, and as that industry ages, their interests and lifestyles change—sons become fathers, as Stephen Totilo wrote about in 2010, and yet women are still left behind, as Mattie Brice expanded in 2013. (more…)

March Roundtable: Oscar Season (but for Games)

March Roundtable: Oscar Season (but for Games)

It’s Oscar month! This has no impact on games whatsoever, because games are not movies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dip our toes into the discourse anyway.

One of the things I love most about awards season is getting irrationally angry about what gets awards and what doesn’t. This month, we’re going to channel that energy into our own slightly irritated awards show! We’ve nominated our choices for each given award below, but you can add any awards you think deserve discussing in the comments. Time is not a factor—you can nominate games from years past or current games! (more…)

September Roundtable: Bi Pride Week!

September Roundtable: Bi Pride Week!

Mid-September is Bi Pride Week, a time to celebrate bisexual folks and bisexualities, and recognise the glory and chaos of the bi community! This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bi Week so the Sidequest squad is talking about all things bi in games. (more…)

GYGO: More Activision Blizzard, More Leaks

GYGO: More Activision Blizzard, More Leaks

Welcome to Wednesday, gamers. I’m not playing anything lately, but I did watch a two-hour analysis on Pathologic, so I hope that counts for something. Here’s the news: (more…)