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By Caleb Wysor
Crystal Crisis launched for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch earlier this year. Now publisher Nicalis has announced that Crystal Crisis will be coming to PC via Steam at the end of the month.
The competitive puzzle fighter features popular characters from Cave Story, The Binding of Isaac, and Astro Boy. Seen as a spiritual successor to the cult Capcom arcade game Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Nicalis describes Crystal Crisis as the "apex of the head-to-head puzzle battle genre."
Crystal Crisis launches on Steam July 31 for $19.99, but pre-purchases will receive a 25% discount, lowering the price to $14.99.
You can find Nicalis's full description of Crystal Crisis below.
Valve have started a new initiative with PC gaming's flagship application named Steam Labs. As the name might suggest, it is centred around adding experimental new features to Steam for people to test.
Steam Labs has started life as three experiments for us to jump into. The first, Micro Trailers, are game trailers limited to just six seconds in length displayed on a single page.
The second - and perhaps most eye-catching - experiment is the Interactive Recommender. This is designed to take a look at your Steam preferences determined by your library, wishlist, playtime and other parameters to recommend your next purchases. You can choose to exclude or include releases by popularity or age, as shown below.
The final experiment is 'The Automated Show' which, rather than being something straight out of an episode of Black Mirror, is a 30 minute video which showcases all of Steam's latest popular releases, with a link to the store page for each game that interests you.
Some have been quick to point out the similarity between Steam Labs and Google's own ill-fated labs experiment. Time will tell as to just how much attention Valve will pay to this new addition. My personal favourite is the Interactive Recommender, although it's not without its initial problems. Its tag-based exclusion system means that games which deliberately mis-tag themselves may still show up in your list despite not being a game that interests you. There also doesn't seem to be a way to exclude any NSFW results. These would be simple fixes though, and with a few iterations the recommender could be the go-to tool for scouting your next purchase.
What experiments or features would you like to see added to Steam Labs in its next round of updates?
Classic games The Lion King (1994) and Disney's Aladdin (1993) have been delisted from Steam without so much as a word.
Thankfully GOG.com have given a short warning of just over 24 hours in this forum post announcement :
Another Disney game, The Jungle Book, has been delisted from Steam but still available from GOG.com - who knows if more Disney games will be delisted in the future?
Steam Grand Prix Summer Sale meta-game triggers mass wishlist deletions, causing backlash from developersBy AnotherGills
This year’s Steam summer sale introduced the Steam Grand Prix, a meta-game which gives players the chance to win their “Most Wished For games”. The wording of this competition has caused confusion as many Steam users believed that winners would receive random games from their wishlist. This led to many Steam users removing cheaper games from their wishlist, most notably from independently developed games.
As such, many developers and publishers were less than thrilled with this year’s meta-game. Developers receive notifications based on additions and deletions of games to users wishlists. Within hours of the Grand Prix launch, developers watched large amounts of users remove their games from wishlists in nearly real-time.
Dan Hindes, developer of the upcoming title, WildFire, tweeted about the situation, showing a graph chronicling wishlist deletions for Wildfire.
Thankfully, Valve addressed the furor before it could erupt, and modified the promotion’s guidelines. The new rules now clarify that “if your team makes it to the podium and you are randomly chosen to win something off your Steam Wishlist, then we’ll grant you the top item.”
Hopefully, this revision can ward off some of the damage caused by the wishlist purging.
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