What We’re Playing: Monsters, Manufactured Nostalgia, and Madness

From cooking sims to monster-tamers to Victorian romances, Sidequest writers have been hard at play this fall. Join us in a recap of the games we’ve been playing; you might find something new that tickles your fancy, a fresh perspective on your favorite game—or a reason not to start that game you’re on the fence about. Ready? Here we go.

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Game Enjambment: [i’ve been thinking about DETERMINATION] (Undertale)

Game Enjambment: [i’ve been thinking about DETERMINATION] (Undertale)

Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.

This poem is an exploration into the themes of Undertale. What makes us human? What does it mean to be a “human?” Am I human? Are you? (more…)

6 Video Game Scores and Soundtracks to Level Up Your Day

6 Video Game Scores and Soundtracks to Level Up Your Day

There are music people in this world, I feel like I’m often surrounded by them. People who are interested in specific bands, who can identify songs that haven’t been playing nonstop on the radio for the past few months. I am not one of these people. I’m, in fact, pretty tone deaf and prefer silence to ambient music, but I’m trying. I know I can like music, because I enjoy good video game scores and soundtracks. So, when Paige wrote about Bioshock’s awesome sounds and Laura wrote up the 6 Movie Scores and Soundtracks, I was inspired. (more…)