GYGO Mobile: Fortnite’s Vehicle Combat Under Pay-to-Win Scrutiny

GYGO Mobile: Fortnite’s Vehicle Combat Under Pay-to-Win Scrutiny

Hello! It’s Wednesday again, and I’m still playing Longleaf Valley. I just figured out how to reunite Buttercup the deer with her family, by which I mean I merged items for roughly two thousand years of my life and then clicked a button. But readers, ya girl loves to merge. I’ve also been dabbling in Civilization V again while rewatching a TV show, so yeah, you could say I’m pretty hip to what’s going on in the gaming world right now.

Israel’s assault on Palestine continues. Please consider subscribing to Crips for Palestine, a newsletter of digital actions compiled by our very own Zainabb Hull, reading up on the conflict from the Palestine Feminist Collective, or donating to one of the randomized fundraisers at GazaFunds.com.

The annual Queer Games Bundle is also available this month to celebrate Pride—pick it up now for $60 and get 489 games, zines, and more!

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GYGO Mobile: Fortnite’s Vehicle Combat Under Pay-to-Win Scrutiny

GYGO Mobile: Lady Gaga Corrects Her Spelling of Fortnite

Hello again, mobile gamers! I have admittedly not been mobile gaming all that much in the past few weeks after a series of ridiculous events and being down with the flu for an entire week. Don’t get the flu! I had a flu shot and everything! Just don’t do it!! You’ll be so tired you won’t even be capable of disappearing into Baldur’s Gate 3. You’ll spend eight or so hours watching the first season of Bridgerton and feel unable to figure out why you did that even though you couldn’t stand Daphne. Just say no, folks.

Fellow GYGO writers have done an amazing job providing resources to learn more about the ongoing atrocities the Israeli government is committing against the people of the Gaza strip. In addition to the many resources they’ve provided for learning more and supporting individuals and organizations that provide aid to those in the region, I also recommend Operation Olive Branch, a compilation of links, fundraising opportunities, and more for people in need, and the Stop Gaza Genocide Toolkit, which contains action items and information you can visit and revisit as often as you like. I also find Crips for Palestine, a newsletter of digital actions for disabled people and allies written by our own Zainabb Hull, extremely helpful and informative.

Here’s what’s been going on in the world of mobile games while I wasn’t paying any attention whatsoever. (more…)

GYGO Mobile: Fortnite’s Vehicle Combat Under Pay-to-Win Scrutiny

GYGO Mobile: Apple’s New Commission Rules Bring Back Epic, but They Still Suck

Hello and welcome to another Wednesday, fellow mobile gamers! I have rediscovered FrenchGuys’ Twenty for roughly the thirtieth time in my life and am knee-deep in swiping numbers again. I’ve been playing a lot of the “Thirty” mode lately, and the game’s frenetic pace occupies so much of my immediate energy that I don’t have time for thoughts. Ideal!

Anyway, here’s what’s been happening in mobile games since we last spoke. (more…)

GYGO Variety Hour: The Future Is Now, Unfortunately

GYGO Variety Hour: The Future Is Now, Unfortunately

Welcome to another week of Get Your Game On! In this month’s variety hour, we’re taking a comprehensive look at the Epic vs. Apple/Google legal situation, witnessing Twitch doing… what Twitch does, and getting frustrated with people forgetting MMOs (and all their associated baggage) have existed for decades. Also some other stuff!

Note that the section about the Metaverse and MMOs discusses sexual assault. (more…)

GYGO Mobile: Fortnite’s Vehicle Combat Under Pay-to-Win Scrutiny

GYGO Mobile: My Love Island Stories Are in Shambles

Hello, fellow mobile gamers. I smashed my phone screen to pieces last month and lost all my progress in Lovelink! Don’t do that. Now I’m back at it with a much more controlled approach, which is to say I’m no longer matching with everybody under the sun to farm gems off of them, and am instead working slowly through the stories I like. Unfortunately, I left my romance with Cianán Ó Faoláin, a babe who is also a dullahan, on my old phone and haven’t gotten him on my new one to match with. If you spot him, please pass him my number. Thanks. (more…)