GYGO Mobile: Emulators Come to the App Store

GYGO Mobile: Emulators Come to the App Store

Hello again, fellow mobile gamers! I’ve been taking a loosely enforced break from social media, which means my screen time is largely focused on my great love of reading articles and playing mobile games. A GYGO or so ago, I wrote about Longleaf Valley, a merge game that plants trees when players accrue enough tokens. I suggested it might be my new Lily’s Garden, and while that not might be exactly true (the plot doesn’t grab me quite as much) it’s a great little game to pass time during commercial breaks. It’s just organizing, folks. We know I love organizing.

I hope you had time to grab the itch.io Bundle for Palestinian Relief, which raised over $575,000 for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). If you missed the bundle, you can still donate to the PCRF at their website. You could also consider eSims for Gaza, which provides people in the region with a way to communicate with their families and people outside the region. If you like a little extra for your donation, Cartoonist Cooperative has a program where you can send them proof of purchasing an eSim for Gaza in exchange for art.

Here’s what’s been happening in the mobile gaming world! (more…)

GYGO: Trademark Trolls, Pokemon DOn’t, and the Usual Microsoft/Activision Shenanigans

GYGO: Trademark Trolls, Pokemon DOn’t, and the Usual Microsoft/Activision Shenanigans

Another week, another Wednesday! The GYGO crew is going to be going biweekly for a bit, which might mean that I may actually be playing something new next time you hear from me. Ha ha, just kidding, I’ll still be creating a series of island paradises in Tropico 4.

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GYGO: Trademark Trolls, Pokemon DOn’t, and the Usual Microsoft/Activision Shenanigans

GYGO: E3 Canceled Yet Again

Welcome to Get Your Game On! I’m December, your purveyor of gaming news this week. Gather ’round gamers and feast your eyes on: (more…)

February Roundtable: Companions

February Roundtable: Companions

It’s February, the month of ~love~, but love is broad and you know we love to interpret words loosely around here. So, we’re talking companions! What makes them fun? What makes them annoying? Why did 2000s Bioware only know how to write one human sci-fi man? Let’s find out together.

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The Art and Play of Collecting

The Art and Play of Collecting

There was a moment early in the pandemic when I decided I would become someone who could identify birds. At the lake in my local park, I recognized mallards, swans, and some kind of crane, but the trees were full of birds I couldn’t name: tiny black and white striped ones that hopped and whistled, soft gray ones that sang sweetly, blackbirds with bright red racing stripes on their wings. I started taking notes and realized, with a jolt, that I was birding. (more…)