The holidays are nearly over, and for gamers that means one thing -- playing all the games we received.
The 2021 edition of the Steam Summer Sale has begun, and a lot of games are included in it -- too many for us to realistically talk about them all.
Between Day of the Devs, Wholesome Games, Future Games, and the Indie Games features at E3 and Summer Games Fest, and now the Steam Next Fest, my Steam wishlist has swollen from just under 200 games to well over 300 in the space of a week.
We've all seen the memes.
Look, I can't tell you which games are the best for you to buy -- that's massively subjective and everyone's tastes are unique.
In an unsurprisingly Valve-like move, the company put out a weak statement against publishing Rape Day -- a game where you can rape women -- on Steam.
This article is an opinion. Valve has decided to essentially allow all content on Steam. It's going to permit everything onto the store except what they decide is illegal or outright trolling. This is troubling for any number of reasons, many of which are obvious: games promoting hate, bigotry, and the moral delinquency that is slowly but surely eating away at western civilization will start to appear. Valve has previously removed these games, and rightly so, but now it's apparently too much of a challenge for them. This is a joke, and Blizzard should move in for the kill.
Battle.net has had some tumultuous times over its existence. This November 30 Battle.net will turn 21, and like any service that old it's evolved and grown with the times. It started as basically a chat bot and matchmaking system and has changed over time as the industry changed. To be fair, some of those changes were in response to it, or could even be said to be in mimicry of it -- lots of companies over the years have taken the basic idea of Battle.net and run with it.
When we first heard about SC2VN, the fan-made visual novel game, we weren't quite sure what to think.