The Art and Communities of Achievement Hunting

The Art and Communities of Achievement Hunting

Long after average players finish a game, certain gamers stick around to extract nearly every accomplishment intended by the developers. These busy bees who work to fully drain the content of their favorite games are known as “achievement hunters.” Although I have described these achievement hunters as hard workers laboring on a craft and collecting digital trophies to show off, they are just gamers with a hobby, just like how others play their favorite games in competitive settings.
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June Roundtable: The Definitive Ranking of Bad Dads of Games, Part I

June Roundtable: The Definitive Ranking of Bad Dads of Games, Part I

We may be past the height of the daddification of games discourse, but bad dads are eternal. This month, in celebration (?) of Father’s Day, we’re returning to our series of listicles in which we nominate our favorite (?) bad dads and our Patrons vote on which bad dad reigns supreme. (more…)

GYGO: Strange Endings and Stranger Surprises

GYGO: Strange Endings and Stranger Surprises

We are about to close out 2022 and the video games industry seems to insist on holding onto loose ends with no signs of stopping, dropping surprises both good and, quite frankly, questionable. (more…)

October Roundtable: Ghosts

October Roundtable: Ghosts

October is the month for all ghouls, ghosts, and haunts of all kinds, so naturally we here at Sidequest wanted to talk about our favorite spiritual apparitions in-depth. Or perhaps, given the season, we want to talk about them in-death (cue echoing maniacal laughter from an unseen source). Join us in this paranormal conversation—share your favorite spirits and poltergeists in the comments! (more…)

Postgame.14: Theseus’s Flat Ass

Postgame.14: Theseus’s Flat Ass

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly podcast, where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. This month marks the Postgame debuts of Maddi Butler and Zainabb Hull, as they, Zora, and Melissa talk about what they were playing in… September of 2021. We’re working though the backlog, we promise!

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