GYGO Race & Racism: Colonialism in Games Is Alive and Well in 2024

GYGO Race & Racism: Colonialism in Games Is Alive and Well in 2024

Hi friends, Zainabb here! I’m flaring up badly so tell me why I thought it was time for another instalment of race- and racism-related news in gaming? I’m keeping this intro short so I can finally nap and maybe play some Baldur’s Gate 3 with my dwindling spare time. Please drink some water (or similarly hydrating beverage) and take care of yourself. (more…)

Video Games are Reshaping My Relationship with My Chronic Illness

Video Games are Reshaping My Relationship with My Chronic Illness

It’s been over a year since I first started experiencing symptoms of a new chronic illness, as yet undiagnosed and mostly dismissed by doctors. I’ve lived with chronic mental illness my whole life, but this is the first major chronic physical illness I’ve developed. I am fatigued all of the time, with deep muscle pain that, over the past year, has spread from my legs into my arms and wrists. When my illness is particularly bad, I cannot eat. I feel nauseous, I get cramps, I can’t stand or walk for too long. In the last twelve months, I’ve also started a master’s degree on top of work, and I’ve continued to cope with mental illness and ongoing trauma. It’s been a rough year. (more…)

GYGO: Spider-Man, Fortnite High Stakes, Nintendo Switch Online

GYGO: Spider-Man, Fortnite High Stakes, Nintendo Switch Online

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing this week? As always, feel free to tweet at @SidequestZone and let us know! I’ve been playing Spider-Man for PS4 obsessively. I love how Mary Jane Watson and Miles Morales are integrated into the story. You even play as them for portions of the game! It’s been a joy to see Twitter light up with excitement over Spider-Man. (more…)

GYGO: Spider-Man, Fortnite High Stakes, Nintendo Switch Online

Get Your Game On: Geguri’s Overwatch League Debut Delayed, Tomb Raider Barbie

Happy Wednesday! What games have you been obsessed with lately? I started playing Sniper Elite 4 (with the gore animations turned off), which has a sneaking/stealth emphasis similar to the parts of Hitman when you’re not in disguise. It’s very challenging, but if you love sneaking in games like The Last of Us, you’ll love Sniper Elite 4. I also started Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, and I am still playing Night in the Woods for the first time.

Let us know what you’re playing in the comments or on Twitter! Here’s some of the news and links we’ve been thinking about this week.
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