by Zainabb Hull | Dec 22, 2021 | News, Video Games
Welcome back to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and my week has been an emotional rollercoaster, much like the past week in gaming news. Some good stuff, some dire stuff, and a few laughs in there as well. Thankfully, unlike gaming, my life is NFT- and blockchain-free. Unfortunately, today’s GYGO very much isn’t.
Here’s your regular reminder to relax your shoulders, drink some water or other hydrating beverage of choice, and do what you can to protect your mental and physical health this holiday season. Take a time out to play 20 minutes of Hades or Animal Crossing. Ask someone else to cook that big meal for you (or with you). Need to just totally avoid family or social media? You have my permission to do so guilt-free.
Wishing you all peace, rest, and love (especially self-love) over the holidays. Catch you next year! (more…)
Zainabb Hull is an editor at Sidequest, a freelance writer and videographer, and sort-of artist. They’re also a trans, queer, and disabled brown femme. They tweet into the void at @ZainabbHull.
by Emma Kostopolus | Oct 7, 2020 | News, Video Games
This week in gaming was one of distinct industry highs and lows, with some longstanding issues for the gaming community seeing new airtime as execs do what execs do best. But all is not lost, with some charming news for gamers of beloved franchises. Let’s get started! (more…)
Emma is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition who studies how play impacts learning. Her words have also appeared in Critical Distance and Unwinnable. When not writing, she enjoys passing the controller between friends for runs of Silent Hill. She can be found @kostopolus on Twitter.
by Melinda Pierce | Aug 1, 2016 | Essays, Mobile Games, Video Games
There have been many instances in my parenthood thus far in which I’ve known exactly how I mishandled my mothering know-how. For example, when my four-year-old son told me to “go love myself,” I knew right away allowing him to listen to the Beibs was my mistake. I understand my kids are their own people, meaning I don’t push them to like one thing over another. You can imagine my total disappointment when the oldest kiddo refuses to watch Goonies or listen to classic Madonna. I have a strong urge to force them to like the things I like or liked as a kid, but it’s like trying to stuff a rabid cat into a carrier with your bare hands. I know when I’m beat. Mostly. (I’m firm on cutting off the Biebs.)
However, I do not understand why they won’t get on the Pokémon GO bandwagon. This isn’t a nostalgic trip down “but mommy loved this when she was young” lane, so what gives? What am I doing wrong? My husband downloaded the app to his phone a few days after it released. We ran out to the front yard with the kids and immediately found a Squirtle. I assumed their enthusiasm would grow. Not so much. (more…)
by Wendy Browne | Sep 21, 2015 | Essays, Opinion
My ten-year-old daughter loves Minecraft. Like. Looooves Minecraft. She talks about it. All. The. Time. Someone might say that now I ought to know how people feel when I talk about BioWare games all the time, but pfft. Don’t be silly. Everyone loves BioWare. Well, even if I don’t enjoy the incessant Minecraft chatter, as a gaming mom, I am so pleased that my daughter loves gaming as much as I do. She’s even changed her future career plans from fashion designer to game designer. When she’s not playing Minecraft or online games like Animal Jam or watching me play Dragon Age: Inquisition, she’s busy making her own games with GameMaker: Studio. Or she’s watching The Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage). (more…)
Mother, geek, executive assistant sith, gamer, writer, lazy succubus, blogger, bibliophile. Not necessarily in that order. Publisher at WomenWriteAboutComics.com