GYGO: A Farewell to Telltale and a Hello to Bowsette

GYGO: A Farewell to Telltale and a Hello to Bowsette

Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! If you’re suffering from the midweek doldrums, take a gander at these amazing photos from this past weekend’s Vista Viking Festival. This annual event is part festival, part live action role play (LARP) and part <gasp> cultural education. Let it stoke the fire in your belly to finish off the week. Now, on to the news! (more…)

GYGO: A Farewell to Telltale and a Hello to Bowsette

Get Your Game On: #MeToo, Women of LEGO NASA, and Gambling Gamers

I am pleased to report that, after flailing and whining about how hard Overwatch’s update to its “Junkenstein’s Revenge” battle is, my friends and I have now mastered it and I have even scored myself Symmetra’s gorgeous new dragon costume. This year’s version of the battle now includes Symmetra as “The Summoner,” increasing the challenge of the four-person mission to defend a castle from Junkenstein and his minions. It also offers an additional version that lets players play as another four characters from the growing game roster. If you’re not playing Overwatch yet and have no idea what I’m talking about, check out our takes on the game to find out why you should fix this right away. Otherwise, settle in this week’s gaming news!

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GYGO: A Farewell to Telltale and a Hello to Bowsette

Get Your Game On Wednesday: Giving Mass Effect Andromeda The Side-Eye

It’s Wednesday, the best day of the week if you’re a gaming news fan! Despite my inability to find any time to beat Night in the Woods (it’s been a busy couple of weeks), I’m still consuming all the news and regurgitating it in a helpful digest form just for you, like a supportive mama bird. With that nasty image out of the way, let’s get to the news, shall we?

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Others, Mothers and Monsters: Body Diversity and Fatphobia in Video Games

Like many people, I’m beyond excited for the next Mass Effect game, Mass Effect: Andromeda. So excited I want to know every bit of information about the game as it (slowly) comes out. I got super excited when they finally started to release character dossiers a few weeks ago, because character information is something that Bioware has kept very close to the chest for all of the game’s development. We didn’t even see the human character’s faces until last month, and the game is out in March. But I was disheartened as I clicked on the link for the first one and saw that for some bizarre reason, they included the character’s weight. I get that they were trying to mimic a military file, but they only include weight and height and not, say, age or date of birth, information that I think is far more pertinent.

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