By now, it’s indisputable that 2017 has been a killer year for Nintendo. The grand reveal of the Nintendo Switch, resurrection of the Metroid Prime series and continued invocation of nostalgic weakness through SNES Classic has worked in the Japanese comapny’s favour. Not too long ago, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild scooped up the Game of the Year 2017 award.
Six million players around the world can’t be wrong. Pictionary was rebranded for mobile devices in February, reintroducing its classic sketch and guess gameplay formula to a new wave of excited fans. And it’s not just the diehard digital artists who are loving it. Pictionary outworded and outdrew competition by picking up the Most Social award in Google Play’s Best of 2017 accolades.
If you’ve yet to experience the surrealist musical adventure Figment, developer Bedtime Digital Games has created the perfect opportunity to do so. A free demo is now available on Steam, giving everyone an insight into a rhythmical, hand-illustrated story which takes place in a surprising location: the mind.
Steam, Valve’s PC gaming platform, has officially dropped Bitcoin as a payment option when using the service. Valve announced today. The company said it won’t accept the cryptocurrency any longer due to “high fees and volatility” in its value. Valve stated that the transaction fee charged to each customer has risen from 20 cents to almost $20 as of today. Unfortunately, Valve does not have control over the transaction fee and as a result isn’t keen on the cryptocurrency’s volatility.
Urban legends rise to the surface in Unavowed, Wadjet Eye Games’ supernatural fantasy romp through New York City. The recent unveiling of its first trailer introduces players to the Unavowed, a class of magically gifted humans charged with the Herculean task of shielding the innocent from paranormal threats. Yet, a darker, seemingly uncontrollable force has seized city streets, placing these sworn guardians into uncharted waters; they need new blood. They need you.
While to many, PC gaming has been neglected from publishers over the past few years with many gamers opting for the console route rather than the seemingly more complicate PC choice due to the hardware’s dedication to it’s medium – this rings especially true for Japanese developers, which have often been focused on outputting titles for Sony and Nintendo.