Howdy, gamers! What games have we been playing lately? I haven’t been playing much, but I’m thinking about jumping back into Bloodborne (you’re in the know, right?) after catching up on the comic adaptation written by Bloodborne enthusiast Aleš Kot. Aside from that, I’ve also been trying to collect all of the adorable Halloween costume variants and ghost-types running rampant in Pokémon Go. (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.
Do you like extremely specific catalogues of minutiae in video games? Well, you’re in luck! Check out the The Video Game Soda Machine Project, which is a blog collecting the appearance of vending machines selling soda in video games. This is absolutely something I would not have thought of cataloguing, but it completely makes sense: soda is in itself a part of pop culture, and how developers and designers choose to depict it in their games can say a lot about their views on both the product and the culture around it. The list is pretty comprehensive—I had no trouble finding multiple posts for DCUO, a game I once spent too much time playing. (more…)
Hello, gaming lovelies! I’m still groggily angry about daylight savings time stealing a precious hour of sleep. With spring hiding behind the corner of yet another Northeastern snow storm, let’s warm ourselves with this week’s gaming news! (more…)
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Almost anyone who has been touched by the Pokémon franchise has anticipated the rite of passage of officially becoming a trainer. However, turning ten (the official age one can own and battle with Pokémon according to certain canon) is a time that quickly comes and goes. Despite going through the fiery trials and tribulations of adulthood way past the age of ten, I still do not have a Pikachu. But, like many others, I remain optimistic. After all, if thousands of new species of animals are discovered and named every year, perhaps we simply have not found Pokémon yet.
Elvie somehow finds bliss in purposefully complicating the art of storytelling and undertaking the painful practice of animation. If you see her on Twitter at @lvmaeparian, she is doing neither of those things. She currently helps with managing the socials to ensure that the secret recipe will never be revealed.
Welcome to Wednesday, gaming warriors. It’s officially the holiday season, and that means we’re either swimming in new titles to play or anxiously awaiting the moment when we get to open the title we know we’re getting, but have to wait for. If you’ve been staring idly at your wrapped presents and missed this week’s news, no worries—I’ve got it covered.
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.