Trailer Released for Upcoming Shooter ‘Skin Deep’ by Blendo Games

Skin Deep is an upcoming shooter from Blendo Games described as an “immersive first-person shooter” with an increasing amount of complexities. The player controls a human in charge of protecting seven astro-cats on their ship as they are invaded by space pirates.

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Steam’s “Play What’s Next” Festival Showcases TONS of demos for upcoming indie games WE CAN’T WAIT FOR!

Ah! I love these festivals so much! I love the focus on the huge variety of indie games that Steam has to offer. And the game selling platform just keeps putting more work into making the festivals accessible for players to find games, and profitable for developers. Steam just launched a new festival called “Play What’s Next” with a ton of game demos. We’re hype!

It’s just so exciting seeing all these games that are coming soon with playable demos. The festival will be lasting from February 03rd to 09th, though it’s unclear to me which demos will stay on Steam?

I’ll be trying to write short reviews of the demos I play through Instagram and Twitter over the next week, with a full roundup posted here sometime after the end of the festival. Stay tuned!

Elder Scrolls Online Releases ‘Markarth’ Update

Elder Scrolls Online is probably my favorite MMORPG of all time. I play it almost every day with the many great friends I’ve made through spending time in this game. And there’s a big new chunk of content out today, as the Markarth DLC is out!

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Innerspace VR Announces ‘Maskmaker’

Innerspace VR has already won my respect with their previous game, a Fisherman’s Tale. It was a really cute puzzle game that grew more weird and trippy as players went further into the story. It was from the street cred from their last game that I’m so confident I’ll enjoy their next game, Maskmaker. My first move after reading about its announcement was literally to add it to my Steam wishlist.

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Celebrating Seasonal Events in ‘Elder Scrolls Online’

Elder Scrolls Online is such a good game for me. I won’t say its perfect, but man I love it and the surrounding community. All of the game’s controversies and cool happenings have lead the game to evolve to the point of feeling nothing like any other MMO on the market. I have a particular love of the game’s strong economic systems, which were at their best in the mid-2018 Summerset expansion. Things for the game are definitely looking upwards with the soon-to-happen launch of the Murkmire DLC and the already-happening Witches Festival seasonal event.

Witches Festival offers two weeks of Halloween themed tomfoolery and loot. Make sure you get your daily event ticket in any Dremora Plunder Skull drop to work towards getting a fancy new Indrik mount! Read the official blog post on how the Witches Festival works for more information on things like the experience boost, free crafting mats, and outfit motifs!

Aside from Witches Festival, Zenimax Online Studios has three more events scheduled to happen before 2019, including a Clockwork City celebration and the New Life Festival. Read on the official blog about how every holiday gives you chances for Event Tickets to get that Indrik Mount I mentioned!

I’m glad to see ESO offering more cosmetic options through means other than Crown Crates. The game’s focus on so many beautiful player armors and mounts and pets through spending real money leaves me conflicted. I like that the developers keep the appearance related stuff to the Crown Crates, but I feel they get close to crossing the line sometimes. I want to continue supporting this game and the excellent community clinging to it, but I worry we may be supporting something that’s negatively affecting the games industry.

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