Hey, everybody! This week’s news was populated once more by companies doing Big Corporate Things: some that will positively impact the gaming landscape we all find ourselves in, and some that, well, won’t. So let’s dive in first with a look at the literal circuits and batteries of the thing: (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.
Hey there, Maddi here! I hope this week is treating you kindly. What have you been up to? I’ve been catching up on Haikyuu!!, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Delicious in Dungeon lately. I also upgraded to Fitness Boxing 2 on the Nintendo Switch, which includes some awesome quality-of-life improvements that I’ve been enjoying a lot. Speaking of quality-of-life improvements for the Switch… here’s this week’s news. (more…)
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.
Hello, fam. In these unprecedented times, I have noticed an (appropriately) also-unprecedented uptick in my own video game consumption. This week marks what I thought was an impossible milestone: I have hit 400 hours of gameplay in Animal Crossing. I never could have imagined I would spend that many hours playing any video game, but here we are. Whenever I do look up from my Switch, however, I try to keep abreast of current events, especially about what’s new in video games. So here I am again, ready to share some of the tidbits I’ve gleaned this week. Welcome to GYGO. (more…)
Emily Durham is a freelance writer by day and a Sidequest copyeditor by… also day. When they’re not editing or playing with cats, you can find them playing Celeste or Hollow Knight, sewing korok cosplays, or… playing with cats. You can find their tweets at @sedimentalvalue.
This is a piece of fiction written from the perspective of Orville, the dodo who works at the airport desk in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Orville never leaves the 24-hour airport, but he sees me often as I jetset to my friends’ islands—and he sees the strange parade of my colorfully-dressed friends as they fly in to visit me. Being able to hang out with friends virtually is a comfort for me and many others during this trying time and has contributed to the major phenomenon that New Horizons has become. It occurred to me that Orville and the other denizens of the Animal Crossing world aren’t burdened by the same real-world troubles as we are, but they’re still witnessing the way they’ve affected the parts of the game I value. (more…)
Hello, and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, your local MMO enthusiast, and you’ll never guess who just bought their fourth copy of Final Fantasy XIV. Look, I’m not here to defend myself, but me and my coworkers are stir crazy and I want to try Red Mage so bad! When I’m not sinking my surprisingly little free time into grinding dungeons, I’ve taken up sewing masks while watching Ghibli movies. Let me tell you, picking up sewing without any experience is not as relaxing as I hoped, but my face does look super cute these days.
Anyway, on to the news! (more…)
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Frequently orders too much food at restaurants. Tweets @unnnez.