Recently, I helped someone clean out storage and received a couple of original Nintendo systems for my trouble. Since I am all about throwback gaming and love to delve into 1980s tech, I was pretty excited. I had a few games left over from when I operated the computer shop a few years ago and was looking forward to some Mario Bros with the wife. Yes, it was everything I thought it could be and more.
When a game advertises as “Early Access” on Steam, it means it’s still in development. Well, usually. This means players are subject to frequent server wipes, bugs and glitches all in the name of fixing these issues before the game is “Stable.” Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t put this into consideration when buying these games. They often expect a working title for their money, even though the description clearly states that it won’t be.
Beam is a new platform for people to stream video games and other content much like Twitch. However, it’s still in early development –
The reason why people watch Twitch in the first place is to see games being played. Although a large portion of viewers such as
If you like Bejeweled and other similar puzzle-slider games, then you may want to take a look at Marvel Puzzle Quest. This game takes the puzzle genre and adds a combative twist with your favorite characters from the Marvel Universe. As this is a free game on Steam, you don’t have anything to lose but time by trying it out. However, I was sucked in and probably play it more than I should throughout the day.