GYGO Labor: Sega of America Gets a Contract, Possibility Space Shut Down

GYGO Labor: Sega of America Gets a Contract, Possibility Space Shut Down

Hey y’all, Joan here with another spotlight on the games industry and the labor that goes into making games! Most of my actual game time over the last month has been finally finishing Super Mario RPG and gazing longingly at Balatro but not daring to engage out of fear that the rest of my life will suffer. Star-crossed lovers, we are. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, the soul-crushing games industry! This month, we have good news coming out of Sega, with a new contract ratified for the AEGIS-CWA union. And to balance that out, we have the sudden news of Possibility Space shutting down, the second studio from Prytania Media to shut down in just two weeks. I wish they didn’t have to balance out.

As other GYGOs have mentioned, a quick reminder to support Palestine and Palestinian people however you can during this ongoing crisis. The team over at People Make Games, one of the only large voices in the games industry openly supporting Palestine, has a great video outlining why we can’t afford to be silent. If you’re in the United States, the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights has a great toolkit to help get you involved if you’re not sure where to start. (more…)

GYGO: More Toxicity at Ubisoft and The WIRED Union Strikes Back

GYGO: More Toxicity at Ubisoft and The WIRED Union Strikes Back

Hi, I’m Zainabb and welcome to GYGO! While my brain and body are struggling with a sudden shift to cold weather and grey skies, I am nonetheless excited for winter blankets, scary movies, and Animal Crossing at Halloween. Bring on spooky season! Here’s this week’s news.

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GYGO: More Toxicity at Ubisoft and The WIRED Union Strikes Back

GYGO: A Crunchy Delay, Brawling (well, Meleeing) Over Politics, and Tracking Layoffs

Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, and I’m officially declaring 2020 the year of the gamer (and only a few days late too). To celebrate this momentous occasion I’ve been playing Control, which has some of the best few opening levels I’ve ever played. I also started reading more, which has nothing to do with the year of the gamer—I just like to keep you informed about my life. Anyway, here’s some news! (more…)

GYGO: More Toxicity at Ubisoft and The WIRED Union Strikes Back

GYGO: Some Games Done Quick, Some Games Done Less Quick

Howdy everyone, how are we doing this week? Holding up alright? I spent a lot of time watching Awesome Games Done Quick last week, which raised a record-breaking $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. My favorite event was Regole’s Dark Souls Any% run, which he completed in just over 34 minutes. Aside from that, I’ve been playing Kentucky Route Zero lately, and all of the Witcher hype inspired me to pick up the Blood and Wine expansion again. Speaking of Kentucky Route Zero, here’s this week’s news… (more…)

GYGO: More Toxicity at Ubisoft and The WIRED Union Strikes Back

GYGO: The Witcher and Another Studio Closure

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! Hope you’re recovering with cool games after last week’s northeastern heatwave. Oh, oh! It’s my favorite time of year for gorgeous LARP photos. Why, you ask? It’s the week after the post-apocalyptic LARP, OldTown, that takes place on an abandoned airfield in Poland. Attendees go all out and to create this Mad Max vibe world. Be sure to check out this set from Facebook user wCzarnymObiektywie. (more…)