May Roundtable: Game Superlatives for Summer

May Roundtable: Game Superlatives for Summer

We’ve said it before, but: 2020 is a year for games. (When isn’t it a year for games? I don’t know; that’s for another roundtable.) And what’s more fun than making high-school-yearbook-style game superlatives to keep us going into the summer? Nothing, that’s what! For the May roundtable, the Sidequest team did exactly that. What would you put in these categories?

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GYGO: Animal Crossing Themed Switch, FF7 Remake Trailer, BB-8 in Battlefront II

GYGO: Animal Crossing Themed Switch, FF7 Remake Trailer, BB-8 in Battlefront II

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’m happy to announce that nearly four years after its release, I’ve finally played Stardew Valley for a substantial amount of time. My player character is named Rey, my farm is Jakku, I have a dog named Dug and a horse named BB-8. I’m building a thriving romance with Leah which has included gifting her a lot of salad because I guess some people love salad? Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing the most lately! (more…)

GYGO: Animal Crossing Themed Switch, FF7 Remake Trailer, BB-8 in Battlefront II

GYGO: FF7 Remake Gameplay, Borderlands 3, Modern Warfare Beta

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing lately? I’ve been playing Control, where you use telekinesis powers to fling objects at monsters inside a secret government facility while searching for your missing brother. Here’s a clip of me scrambling to telekinetically throw barrels and rocks at enemies: (more…)

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake

Why Now Is The Perfect Time For The Final Fantasy VII Remake

I own Final Fantasy VII on three separate platforms. That’s not really notable for me as far as Final Fantasy is concerned; I own most of the games on at least two. But with VII’s release on the Nintendo Switch a couple of months ago, and now with the announcement of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s been on my mind. It turns out the Switch is the perfect platform for a replay; the smaller, hand-held screen hides some of the game’s age from my own aging eyes, especially if I’m not wearing my glasses. But I’m not really here to review the game; I don’t really think there’s a point to that. I mean, we have a release date for the remake now, right? VII is beyond reviews. It’s simply a phenomenon. (more…)