March Roundtable: Oscar Season (but for Games)

March Roundtable: Oscar Season (but for Games)

It’s Oscar month! This has no impact on games whatsoever, because games are not movies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dip our toes into the discourse anyway.

One of the things I love most about awards season is getting irrationally angry about what gets awards and what doesn’t. This month, we’re going to channel that energy into our own slightly irritated awards show! We’ve nominated our choices for each given award below, but you can add any awards you think deserve discussing in the comments. Time is not a factor—you can nominate games from years past or current games! (more…)

September Roundtable: Beginnings

September Roundtable: Beginnings

September often feels like the year is winding down, but, if you’re anything like Sidequest’s editor in chief, it’s also one of the most exciting times of the year. No, not because pumpkin spice is here. No, it’s not even because Halloween is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to pick up “seasonal decor” that just becomes year-round decor. It’s because it’s the beginning of the school year, and nothing fills us (okay, me) with joy like new pencils and books and a bunch of learning to do.

But we already did a back to school roundtable, so we’re not talking about school. We’re talking about beginnings. What makes a good beginning? What makes a bad beginning? Let’s find out.

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March Roundtable: Remakes and Remasters

March Roundtable: Remakes and Remasters

In theory, March is about renewal—the weather warms up, the little flowers that grow in grasses spring up, and the month marks the Persian New Year. (What do you mean I’m the only person who cares about that??) Anyway, this kind of renewal has us thinking about rebirth (we already talked about renewal in games, after all!), and rebirth in games means remakes and remasters. (more…)

GYGO: CD Projekt Faces A Cyber Attack, Riot Games CEO Faces A New Harassment Lawsuit, And More

GYGO: CD Projekt Faces A Cyber Attack, Riot Games CEO Faces A New Harassment Lawsuit, And More

Content warning: sexual harassment and misconduct; mention of war crimes.

Hello and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and I’m on week six of a chronic illness flare, exacerbated by the snowy weather here in the UK. In mid-February. I’ll be attempting to manage the existential dread with some cosy gaming—specifically, I’m eyeing up Mutazione for my next play. I hope you’re able to stay warm if you’re somewhere cold and to be gentle with yourself if the weather is having an impact on your body and mind. Here’s this week’s news. (more…)

March Roundtable: Oscar Season (but for Games)

Sins of the Father: The Last of Us Part II and the Limits of Empathy

Joel Miller is so inextricable from The Last of Us that it’s easy to forget we don’t begin the original game controlling him. (more…)