GYGO Variety Hour: Why Are Brands Like This

GYGO Variety Hour: Why Are Brands Like This

Hello, and welcome to Get Your Game On! I’m Zora, and I’m here to report on… well, frankly, whatever moves me when my turn comes around. This week we’re taking a close look at global human rights abuses and whatever the hell is going on with Microsoft, but I did get deep into the weeds on the bizarre branding partnerships that have come out of games marketing in the last few weeks. So… stick around for that, I guess. (more…)

Sidequest’s “Best of the Decade” Zine Now Available!

Sidequest’s “Best of the Decade” Zine Now Available!

Sidequest.zone is the internet’s resident earnest-yet-creepy* gaming site, and we’ve dusted off, spruced up, and collected 15 pieces** that we believe represent the decade!***. This zine is a good primer if you’re new to our site or want to show someone what we’re about—it’s got some zany bits, some political bits, some heartwarming bits, and is just generally a delight. You can buy it right now on Itch! (more…)

Socialism Isn’t a Dirty Word: An Interview with The Glory Society

Socialism Isn’t a Dirty Word: An Interview with The Glory Society

On March 4, 2019, three creatorstwo of the creators of independent video game Night in the Woods, Scott Benson and Bethany Hockenberry, along with prolific artist/musician Wren Farrenannounced rather suddenly that they’d established The Glory Society, a new worker cooperative video game studio. They announced, among other things, that they’re working on “A cool game. Or two.” As a midwest/rust belt socialist and queer gamer, I was ecstatic about the news. So I asked them a bunch of questions, and they graciously answered. (more…)