Hello and welcome to Get Your Game On! My name is Zainabb and trying to de-tangle the Epic vs Apple trial has been a struggle. Listen, life may be hard right now but at least we got a whole bunch of new memes. Here’s what games have been like this week. (more…)
Hello and welcome to GYGO! I’m Kael, your local gaming dilettante, and I’ve tried to play four separate JRPGs this week. It started with Ni No Kuni, which is absolutely beautiful but has a seemingly never-ending tutorial. Then it was back to Chrono Trigger, a slight dip into Dark Cloud 2, before I finally settled into Nier Automata. Now the fun thing about Nier is that my current PC has a mid-range graphics card from 2014, and can only reasonably run it on 480p. Personally, I think more games should consider worse graphics as an aesthetic because the PlayStation-2-style visuals really work with Nier.
Anyway, when I wasn’t making a vibe out of old hardware I was collecting this weeks gaming news. Enjoy! (more…)
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Frequently orders too much food at restaurants. Tweets @unnnez.
Buckle up y’all, this is going to be a long one. But first, hey, how are you doing? Been playing games, staying hydrated? I’ve been doing a lot of the first and probably less than I should of the latter—I recently finished Va-11 Hall-A and have been working through Murder By Numbers, a delightfully campy visual novel in which you investigate dramatic murders by solving nonograms. Now, as for the nonfiction dramatic events of this week… let’s get to it. (more…)
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.
Game Enjambment is a reoccurring poetry series on games and gaming.
Katherine Quevedo was born and raised just outside of Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award and has appeared in NonBinary Review, Songs of Eretz, Honeyguide Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. Her speculative fiction has appeared in various anthologies and magazines. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys playing old-school video games, watching movies, singing, belly dancing, and making spreadsheets. Find her at www.katherinequevedo.com.
Welcome back to Wednesdays with me, your humble editor in chief! I have unsurprisingly fallen back into Overwatch thanks to the availability of every loot box. I’m a sucker for skins, what can I say! And I have the two most important ones thanks to some incredible luck: Barbarian Zarya and Shieldmaiden Brigitte. I can retire in peace. (more…)
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.