Postgame.22 – Colin Robinson Big Naturals

Postgame.22 – Colin Robinson Big Naturals

Welcome back to Postgame, Sidequest’s monthly-ish podcast where the editors lay down hot takes on cold games. Maddi, Melissa, and Zora catch up on what they’ve been up to, including Star Wars, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, and cursed Tumblr posts. (more…)

More Than Just Fishing: A Roundtable About Sidequests

More Than Just Fishing: A Roundtable About Sidequests

I’ve written pretty thoroughly about how I am a particular type of gamer. I prefer games that are story and relationship focused, and that don’t require a lot of level grinding or random quests. This includes my tabletop play style—apologies to my DM/wife who is sitting on a bunch of Kingmaker sidequests that our party has ignored! Because of my pickiness, I don’t play a lot of games, but lately I’ve been feeling like this framework of “pickiness” is unfair. Am I a gamer aberration? What makes me different from all of you? Why the heck do y’all enjoy repetitive level grinding?! (more…)

August Roundtable: Stars in Games and Space Games

August Roundtable: Stars in Games and Space Games

It’s August, which we refuse to think too deeply about. But you know what’s great to think too deeply about? Stars. On nice, clear summer nights, you can see all kinds of stars if you’re lucky, even if those stars are in games. So let’s talk about them! (more…)

GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

Happy Wednesday! What are you playing lately? I bought Ghost Recon Wildlands after watching some gameplay on YouTube. So far I’ve played 10 hours and really like the campaign—it’s an open world with many optional sidequests of varying difficulty, plus you’re always with three AI companions so that you don’t feel like you’re fighting completely on your own. I also started my second story mode playthroughs of GTA V and Watch Dogs 2. Let us know on Twitter what you’re playing!

Here’s some of the news we’ve been thinking about this week: (more…)

GYGO: Pokemon Sword and Shield, Fallen Order, Google Stadia, and More

GYGO: D&D, Star Wars, Data, and Weed

Howdy, gaming lovelies! I hope you’re having a fabulous week filled with games! I’m coming down from the fun of my latest adventure in my D&D campaign and judging amazing games at a Games for Change-themed game jam at my local university. Last week’s gaming recap is full of more feel-good news, so let’s hop to it! (more…)