Play Homicidal All-Stars for Free during Steam Next Fest!

In a future society torn apart by extreme income inequality, climate change, and civil unrest, Homicidal All-Stars is a hugely popular bloodsport where hopefuls compete to survive in deadly urban arenas packed with lethal hazards and heavily armed combatants. Every broadcast delivers a hellish new obstacle course with a distinct theme and challenges – outwit traps and ambushes, explore for helpful sponsorship packages, and be on guard for especially devious surprises from the show’s director. Crush your enemies, win the crowd’s favor, and you could be the next champion on Homicidal All-Stars!

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Release the Killer Robot Vacuum! Justice Sucks Out Now for PC and Consoles

JUSTICE SUCKS is a stealth/action game about a killer robot vacuum cleaner on a quest for vengeance through a 90s TV universe. Brimming with nostalgia-soaked visuals and wacky battles, the game guides players through various worlds as a robot vacuum cleaner named Dusty and his fighting spirit, Sexy McClean.

Forget everything you know about vacuum cleaners; Dusty is ready to take the game up a notch. Playing as Dusty, together with his fighting spirit Sexy McClean, you need to hack, hide and suck your way to freedom, protecting the family and restoring the peace. Develop your strategies in a roster of vibrant environments, ranging from a summertime cruise ship to the heavily guarded headquarters of your ultimate enemy, FamilyCorp. 

The enemies differ in styles and powers so make plans accordingly. Electrocute the thieves with power outlets, trap them between sliding doors, and knock them down with falling fans; there are unlimited approaches to take. Spot a lazy kitten enjoying the sunshine on the deck? Interact with that furry friend and you may release unexpected killer moves.

Follow Dusty's epic adventure as you progress through different stages and defeat the final boss of the evil FamilyCorp. What will be the most powerful weapon for the ultimate battle? Work your way to the last stage and you will be surprised.

Play JUSTICE SUCKS in your preferred way, choose from a list of game modes on each map that offer different objectives, enemy categories, and resources. Earn an "S" score and make it to the top of the leaderboard. We look forward to seeing your great performances!

Systemic Reaction Reveals Ravenbound, an Open-World Action-Roguelite for PC

Systemic Reaction, the studio that brought you the living worlds of Generation Zero and Second Extinction, has revealed Ravenbound, a challenging new open-world action-rogue-lite in development for PC via Steam. Master steel and tactical combat skills to survive in a beautiful but dangerous fantasy realm where each death brings you closer to victory.

You are the Vessel. Within you is the Raven, a powerful weapon forged by the ancient gods to rid the land of darkness. Knowing this mission could take many lifetimes to complete, the gods have allowed each Vessel to pass down to the next the wisdom they gain from traveling across the world and battling ferocious enemies. Be ready to die, but know that with every peril you overcome, you serve those who will follow you.

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Despot's Game Gets a Console Release Date of Q3 2022

Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder, the roguelike tactical auto-battler from developer Konfa Games and publisher tinyBuild where commanders build their squad of puny humans into a legion of wizards, ninjas, and dozens of other heroes while leading them through a strange post-apocalyptic labyrinth, exits Steam Early Access to 1.0 release on PlayStation 5|4, Xbox One, Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC this summer.

The nefarious d'Spot has spoken–Despot's Game soon leaves Early Access to join the console and PC ranks with revamped mechanics, new quests, enemies, mutations, and an expanded soundtrack. Terrorizing the naked and memory-less humans as they try to escape an endless maze-like complex has never been so fun.

Equip the unarmed masses with one of 50 weapons ranging from conventional swords and guns to ridiculous apparatuses like stale pretzels throwers, magical rabbits-in-a-hat, and damage-soaking refrigerators. Make use of 10 human classes including throwers, mages, and cultists, building up their ranks and diversifying armaments to unlock power-ups that aid in battles.

Keep the ranks well-fed and deploy them strategically for a better chance at survival. While mages and shooters provide support with long-range attacks, fighters sporting Rocky's iconic boxing gloves and tanks with protective periodic tables should take the front lines for hands-on combat and protection.

Stack mutations to strengthen forces, like invoking "Glory to Satan" to sacrifice a newcomer and summon an eldritch tentacle that deals massive damage to foes. Smash through 60 types of monsters with destructive abilities to survive these chaotic killing games. From man-eating cabbages and killer robots to necromancers joined by vicious giant skeletons ready to drop humans into black portals, many perils await.

NHRA: Speed For All Races to PC and Consoles on 8/26/22

NHRA: Speed For All, the definitive drag racing video game based on the world’s largest auto racing organization, will be released on Aug. 26, 2022, for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The game is available to pre-order now at major retailers for $49.99.

NHRA: Speed For All is the most authentic NHRA game ever, fully immersing you in the genuine teams, tracks, vehicles, tuning, and strategies of this fiercely competitive motorsport. Strap into the driver’s seat across a range of exciting game modes in your quest to become the ultimate drag racing champion.

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Like Rawmen? Get a Taste of Multiplayer Mayhem This Summer

Gather your closest taste buds for a delectable multiplayer experience like none other. RAWMEN, from developers ANIMAL and publisher tinyBuild, will be unleashed on the public for the first time from July 1st—3rd for a Weekend Beta of food fighting fun. You can sign up for the Beta on the official RAWMEN website.

As featured during Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest showcase, RAWMEN is a wild knockabout online arena shooter. Slosh soup, punch em' with pies, and serve up a beatdown to walk away with a prize.

RAWMEN is an all-you-can-eat buffet of third-person shooter action. Create your own personal kitchen nightmare in the character customizer, then get ready to feed fury to friends and rivals alike. Slide, bounce, and roll your way through skatepark-styled maps and a variety of modes while wielding an arsenal of screwball kitchen weaponry.

Taste it all yourself from July 1st to 3rd, as RAWMEN launches a limited-time beta event for everyone to join.  You can sign up for the beta by clicking on this link.

Dig Deep! Dome Keeper Gets a New Steam Demo

Just ahead of Steam Next Fest, developer Bippinbits has unveiled the newest demo for its upcoming rogue-lite mining game Dome Keeper. While development continues, this new demo features improved sounds and music, more treacherous mines to explore, a complete graphics overhaul, and plenty of other goodies to check out!

Dome Keeper is playable now in its latest form on Steam. The game will also take an active part in Steam Next Fest as it prepares to release on PC in Q4 2022.

About Dome Keeper:

Defend your dome from wave after wave of hostile attacks in this roguelike survival miner. Strategically spend your time between each attack digging beneath the surface in search of valuable resources. Use them carefully on powerful upgrades to help you stay alive and make it to the next world.

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After 30 Years, Simon is Back

Publisher Leonardo Interactive and developer Smallthing Studios are opening a new chapter in video games history as they announce that Simon the Sorcerer - Origins, the prequel to the original Simon the Sorcerer point and click adventure is currently in development for PC and consoles. The Simon the Sorcerer brand has entertained fans for almost 30 years and the launch of the Origins prequel will look to bring a fresh, modern reimagining of this classic adventure game franchise. 

Simon the Sorcerer - Origins is the official prequel to the original Simon the Sorcerer game and transports players back to a few weeks before the events of the first episode. The game world is crafted with a modern visual style filled with seamless real-time sequences, magic, and puzzle-solving tied together with an engrossing storyline that will finally answer some important questions raised by fans from the first game. 

Simon the Sorcerer - Origins will be coming to PC and consoles in early 2023. Fans can wishlist the game on Steam now. 

Topdown, Rogue-Lite Adventure Rogue Heroes: Ruins Gets the Switch Treatment 

Gather around because we're excited to share the news that we've partnered up with Team17 and Heliocentric Studios to bring you the roguelite adventure inspired by the Zelda franchise, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos, available in physical format for the very first time on the Nintendo Switch.

A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos... Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world.

The Goddesses who once forged these seals make a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the world. Do you have what it takes to save Tasos in this roguelite adventure, and more importantly... are you going it alone or with your friends?

For more information, you can check out the official site. Follow Super Rare Games on Twitter for news and updates.

Evil Dead: The Game Launches On Consoles & PC

Come get some! Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games have released the long-awaited new co-op PvP|PvE multiplayer action title Evil Dead: The Game on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Evil Dead: The Game Deluxe Edition, also available today, comes with Season Pass 1, which includes the Classics Bundle, full of outfits that take the team back to their roots, as well as three upcoming DLC packs, which will feature new characters and cosmetics.

Evil Dead: The Game’s launch trailer showcases its spooky and massive game world and intense survivor vs. Kandarian Demon gameplay experience. The trailer is filled with homages and nods to fan-favorite Evil Dead lore and scenes and features the original new song “Come Get Some,” a groovy homage to the Evil Dead franchise created by legendary recording artist and hardcore Evil Dead fan Method Man and hip-hop producer Statik Selektah.

Inspired by the iconic horror, humor, and action of the Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead: The Game brings the series’ biggest characters together in a pulse-pounding battle with the forces of darkness. Work as a team of four survivors to kick Deadite's butt and banish the vile Kandarian Demon. Or become the Demon yourself, using its powers of possession to stop the good guys from dead and swallow their souls!

Evil Dead: The Game delivers the ultimate Evil Dead action experience. Choose your squad with fan-favorite characters from every era of the franchise, including Ash, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, Annie Knowby, Scotty, and Lord Arthur. Battle with more than 25 hard-hitting weapons, like the good ol’ chainsaw and boomstick, and level up a variety of character classes with their own unique abilities to survive the night in multiplayer and bonus single-player missions.

For more information, visit www.EvilDeadtheGame.com, and follow the action on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Hard West 2 Open Beta Starts Today (PC)

Good Shepherd Entertainment and Ice Code Games have announced that the open beta for Hard West 2, the supernatural sequel to the hit turn-based strategy game experienced by over half a million players, kicks off today on PC via Steam. Running now until June 5, the beta features a small slice of the game’s full campaign and introduces players to some of the special abilities they’ll acquire in their journey through the dark heart of the West.

Hard West 2 ups the ante on the original game in every way. The unique new Bravado system delivers a more aggressive approach to tactics and combat, rewarding you for going on the offensive so you can extend your streak and dish out even more damage. Experience shootouts on the move with dynamic levels that play out in changing environments to recreate the action-packed feeling of high-speed horseback chases and nail-biting train showdowns.

Demolish your adversaries with special abilities like Gin’s Shadow Barrage, which ignores cover and can hit several enemies; Flynn’s Shadow Swap, which lets her trade places with friend or foe; Old Man Bill’s Dead Man’s Revenge, which can hit anyone in the line of sight and scales based on the amount of damage he’s taken; and Laughing Deer’s Wild Run, which increases in damage the further he is to the target.

Turn dire situations to your advantage by utilizing Luck, which you’ll gain when taking damage or missing shots and can be used to improve your chance to hit. Obtain new abilities and give your posse additional skills or enhance existing ones when you find and equip cards from the Deck of Haunts.

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OTXO, Shoots into Action With a Playable Demo on May 2nd 

Super Rare Originals is beyond proud to announce its latest title under its new original publishing label - OTXO! ⌚

OTXO is a violent, tight top-down shooter with rogue-lite elements, a slow-mo mechanic, more than 50 abilities and 150 hand-crafted rooms, and a massive arsenal of weapons to face your inner demons with. Can you beat the cycle?

We're ecstatic to be partnering with Lateralis again to help bring his gritty, loud, and deeply personal game to life, after partnering previously on the physical version of his game Dogworld. 

In OTXO (pronounced oh-cho), our protagonist enters an inexplicable, abstract mansion to rescue a loved one. As you venture deeper into the Mansion it becomes apparent that what's being unraveled is an anecdote about abject misery and the cost of fighting against overwhelming odds. Face your inner demons and unveil the secrets of the Mansion.

What's more, we're featuring as part of Steam's Going Rogue festival, with a playable demo available from Monday, May 2nd - May 9th! 

A Look Back: Space Invaders

Space Invaders is an arcade game that was created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. The game was originally designed as a horizontal space shooter but that idea was quickly scrapped when the programmers disliked how the graphics moved on a horizontal plane, which was jittery and unappealing. They opted, instead, to create the game vertically where the movements where more in line of aliens coming down from space.

This was the first shooting video game, and it became a major success for Taito Corporation. The key feature of the game is that enemies are represented by small geometric shapes with a limited number of rows and columns in them, which makes it easy to design the game.

The player controls a laser cannon at the bottom portion of the screen while the aliens stay afloat above, with the goal of making their way or 'landing' at the bottom. They must defend Earth from an alien invasion by shooting down enemy attackers which appear one at a time in groups of three. When an alien is shot, it is removed from the playfield and replaced by another appearing progressively faster with each new wave. The game ends when all the aliens either land or reach the bottom of the screen, or if they destroy the player's cannon.

Space Invaders was one of the first video games to achieve international success, starting in Japanese arcades in 1978 and released on the Atari 2600 cartridge format several years later. Many sequels and variations have been released since then. Space Invaders has been ported to most subsequent video game consoles and personal computers, beginning with the Taito Z System arcade system board (Taito 1977), and followed by numerous other systems.

Space Invaders is considered one of the most influential video games of all time and one of the earliest examples of a shoot 'em up game. It inspired many similar games and led to the development of several important subgenres, including fixed shooters and multi-directional shooters aka side-scrolling shooters.

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FPS Warstride Challenges Enters Steam Early Access Today!

Focus Entertainment and Dream Powered Games are pleased to announce that Warstride Challenges is now available on Steam Early Access with a 25% off limited-time discount. Warstride Challenges is a high-octane, fast-paced FPS where skills, speed, community challenges, and a heavy load of fun live together to make a frenetic and addictive action experience.

Blast hordes of demons at lightning speed in bloody gunfights, and race against the clock to overcome everything that comes your way! Challenge yourself to get the highest score in increasingly intense trials. Create and share your own runs, enjoying hundreds of levels created by the community.

With such an important community vision as part of its design, including multiplayer features and a level editor, early access felt like the perfect approach for the game’s development team to make sure players are heard from the very start. Several dozen levels are already available at the beginning of early access, with many more surprises planned ahead, such as new powers, weapons and trials!

Warstride Challenges is a community-driven game. We already have a small community that is deeply involved, and we can’t wait to see it grow as the game evolves,” said the team at Dream Powered Games. “New features will be added and improved. New powers and abilities will be added, and a real-time multiplayer mode will also be implemented. The level editor, an important feature to us, will receive huge updates, with many more options available for players to create and customize their own levels.”

Check out Warstride Challenges' Early Access Road Map on the game's Steam page to see all the content in development for future updates!

NACON UNVEILS HELL IS US, THE NEW IP FROM ROGUE FACTOR

NACON is pleased to announce Hell is Us, a new and major project from the development studio Rogue Factor. The creative director on the project is Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, renown for his work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and more recently Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy before joining the team. Having been in development for several years, Hell is Us is the studio's most ambitious project to date.

Hell is Us is a third-person action-adventure game set in a semi-open world where the main character sets out to learn more about his past in a country ravaged by civil war. The almost total self-sufficiency of the country hides a dark secret: the recent appearance of supernatural creatures resembling ancient headstones and monuments in the region.

The citizens call this phenomenon "the Calamity". Armed with weapons specially forged to fight these monsters, the protagonist must learn how to defeat them and use his equipment wisely.

Developed in Unreal Engine 5, Hell is Us will be available in 2023 on PC, Playstation®5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Generation Zero’s Free New “Base Assault” Update Adds Bonus Story Content & More

 Systemic Reaction has released the free “Base Assault” update for the open-world co-op action game Generation Zero on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation®4. It is also free for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass subscribers. “Base Assault” brings a new system of procedurally generated FNIX bases to the Forest Region, with evolving difficulty levels, layouts, and challenges to ensure every encounter is a unique experience.

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Generation Zero puts players on the front line of the battle against the machines in an alternate history of Sweden. More than one million players have experienced the game since launch alongside numerous updates and story-driven expansions continuing to drive the adventure, with even more still to come.

For more on Generation Zero, visit www.GenerationZero.com, and follow @GenZeroGame on Twitter.

Low Engagement on your Game? Tips to Help Increase Player Interest

Engagement is a critical metric for all video games, regardless of their genre, audience, or budget. Low engagement can mean low sales, low expectations, low player retention, and a low overall game ranking. In this article, we'll explore the causes of low engagement and offer some tips on how to increase it.

There are many possible reasons for low engagement. Some games, despite the effort put into them, may simply not be that interesting or fun to play. Others may suffer from low-quality graphics or redundant gameplay. Still, others may have been released at the wrong time when there are already several high-quality games in the same genre available. And finally, some games may be poorly marketed and not well known to gamers.

Whatever the reason, there are several things developers, specifically indie developers, can do to increase engagement and make their games more enjoyable for players. The following are a few of the best practices:

1. Make Sure the Game is Fun and Interesting to Play

This may seem obvious, but it's essential that the gameplay is engaging and entertaining. If the game isn't fun, players will quickly lose interest. There are many different ways to make a game fun, but still feel different at the same time, so make sure you experiment with different mechanics and features.

One way to keep players engaged is to introduce new content on a regular basis. This could be new levels, characters, items, or achievements. If players feel like they're constantly getting something new, they'll be more likely to stick around to see more of how the game develops.

2. Keep the Graphics and Gameplay High Quality

Yes, it's true that graphics alone don't make a game better; but it certainly doesn't hurt either. Players are much more likely to stick with a game that looks and plays well. Graphics and gameplay that are low quality or dated will quickly turn players off.

One easy way to make your game look and feel better is to use high-quality assets or textures. You can find a variety of textures online, or even create your own. Just be sure to avoid using low-quality ones, as they will stick out like a sore thumb and ruin the overall look of your game.

In addition to graphics, it's also important to focus on gameplay mechanics. Make sure that your controls, for example, are responsive and that the game is challenging but not too difficult. If players feel like they can't progress or that the controls are too complicated or cumbersome, they will quickly lose interest and stop playing.

3. Choose an Appropriate Release Date and Target Your Audience Size

There are several factors to consider when choosing a release date, including the month and the time of year. If your game is a sports game, release the game during sporting seasons when players have more free time to play and are vested in watching their favorite team.

If your game has a unique fantasy or sci-fi theme, release the game during holidays when people are spending more money on entertainment such as gifts for friends and family members.

When it comes to choosing the size of your target audience, keep in mind that a smaller, more specific audience is often more willing to spend money on a game than a large, general audience. Try to target an audience that you know has an interest in your game genre or style.

4. If Your Game is a Sequel, Release the Sequel During the Off-Season of the Original Game

If your game is similar to a popular arcade or handheld video game released in the same year, release the game around their anniversary date. Releases for games with historical themes may coincide with an event such as World War II or something that is retro-inspired to maximize the marketing attention your game can receive.

Plus, older games (retro) may have features or mechanics that today’s games don’t have, so releasing at these specific dates can give you an advantage over the competition.

5. Develop a Marketing Strategy Before the Release

Before releasing your game, develop a marketing strategy that includes multiple traditional marketing methods such as press events, interviews, and print advertisements.

Research how social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter are being used by your target audience, and include this in your marketing plan. The game industry is constantly changing and evolving, and yet, the principal methods of promoting games have remained relatively the same.

With the release of new gaming platforms, such as the iPhone and iPad, comes new opportunities for marketing your game, so make sure to take advantage of each one of them.

6. Raise Awareness

Reach out to gaming journalists with your press kit before your launch. This will allow them the time to review your game and get the word out about it in their publications.

Make sure you are including key details such as when gamers can buy the game, how much it costs, and what platforms (if applicable) are supported. This will give them a chance to write a more in-depth and robust review and it will help generate buzz around your title.

7. Upload a Trailer and Screenshots

Upload a trailer and/or screenshots to your game's website as early as possible, so people can see what it's about. To generate positive press attention, you'll need to get the word out about your game before people start playing it. You can do this by having a launch party or announcing on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

When promoting your game, think about what will motivate people to buy it. Some players might be interested in the storyline, others might be impressed by the graphics, and others might be interested in the gameplay mechanics. Go online or on the Steam forums and look at the games that are currently 'trending' and use similar keywords that best describe your game.

It is important to appeal to as many of these niche players as possible in your marketing materials as these groups then become your target audience. Also, Market your game by creating a website, social media accounts, email list, press releases, banner ads, and more before launch day.

8. Get Support from the Press

Gaming sites, press, and social media influencers who share your game's vision can go a long way in grabbing the attention your game deserves. Reach out to them for coverage before you launch your game by sending them a press kit. Make sure you're following them on social media, and consider sending them a free copy of the game to review if possible.

This is especially useful if you have a strong following on social media since you can get the word out about your game in the quickest amount of time. Post previews, trailers, and other information to get people excited about your game. You worked hard on it so be proud to show it off.

9. Listen to your Gaming Audience and be Open to Feedback

After release, keep an ear to the ground and listen to your audience's suggestions. Take this feedback and work on implementing it in future updates for your game if applicable. And never, ever, take these criticisms personally no matter how hurtful they might seem.

If certain features or suggestions are impossible to implement, let your audience know why. This will show that you're invested in your game and that you're willing to improve it based on player feedback. Remember, players, especially those who have purchased your game or who have shown interest, are the best source of information on what's working and what's not, so don't be offended by their suggestions.

10. Don't Call Updates 'Patches'

Over the years, players have been adversely hardwired by the term 'patches' which has gotten a negative connotation associated with broken games. Try to avoid using the term 'patch' when updating your game and instead use words like 'features' or 'gameplay improvements'. This will make players feel that you're listening to them and that you're working hard to improve the game, rather than just fixing it.

Wanna Fight? Fighting Games and Why They’re So Addictive

Fighting games are a genre of video games that pit opponents against each other in hand-to-hand combat. They’re usually two-dimensional, side-scrolling affairs where players use various punches, kicks, and throws to deplete their opponent’s health bar. While the fighting game genre has its roots in arcade machines, modern fighting games are now displayed in full 3D and typically played on PCs and home consoles.

Fighting games, by default, are a unique genre in that they require quick reflexes and strategic thinking to be successful. Players must react to their opponent’s moves while also formulating a plan of attack. This combination of twitch gameplay and thoughtful strategy is what makes fighting games so addictive to many players.

They also offer a sense of satisfaction that few other genres can match. Beating an opponent down, for example, after a long and hard-fought battle feels immensely rewarding, and this sense of accomplishment is a big reason why fighting games remain so very popular.

Fighting games also offer a great deal of replay value. With so many characters and moves to choose from, there’s always something new to try. This variety keeps players coming back for more, and it’s one of the reasons fighting games have been around for so long.

Moral Dilemma or an Effective Way to Spend Time?

Some people argue that fighting games are a waste of time. They say that the games don’t teach you anything and that all you do is fight. While it’s true that fighting games don’t teach you everything, they do offer a few benefits as outlined below:

1. Fighting Games are a Great Way to Relieve Stress and Tension.

If you’re feeling angry or frustrated, playing a fighting game can help you calm down and release some of that unneeded pressure. Some studies have shown that playing games have the same calming effect as walking mainly due to the fact that it takes your mind off the stressful situation you might find yourself in.

2. Fighting Games Can Be a Way to Improve Hand-Eye Coordination.

If you’re trying to get better at playing video games, fighting games can help you with that. A recent study showed that game players have faster information processing, allocate more cognitive power to individual visual stimuli, and allocate limited cognitive resources between successive stimuli more effectively through time.

These findings in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience suggest that playing such games can cause long-term changes in the brain and lead to an improvement in temporal visual selective attention.

Keep in mind, however, that not all clinical data validate that kind of improvement in hand-eye coordination. The data, from PubMed.gov, suggest that there was no known empirical data to suggest that an individual’s eye-hand coordination had any direct impact on the number of times or length that individual had played video games. So your mileage will vary.

3. Finally, Fighting Games Can Be a Lot of Fun.

Games in general, offer a great way to spend time with friends or family. So, even if they don’t offer educational or physical benefits, there are still plenty of reasons to play them. Fighting games are a beloved genre of video games for good reason as they offer an addicting mix of twitch gameplay and strategic thinking, and they’re immensely satisfying to play.

Stitch Heads & Raw Fury Unveil Superfuse, a Superhero Action RPG

Centuries ago, humanity escaped the dying Earth with technology funded by the corporate elite. As humans spread across the solar system, the wealthy lived in luxury, extending their lives and augmenting themselves with superpowers, becoming gods while the rest of humanity barely clung to life.

Dissent grew but a new threat emerged in the form of shambling monsters called The Corruption. And so the corporate gods created the Enforcers to patrol the solar system and deal with the danger posed by the Corruption.

Superfuse features dynamic skill trees that let you choose a class and augment abilities to customize your Enforcer, with tons of loot to make exploring procedurally generated levels worth your while.

Travel the solar system to futuristic cities, corrupted lands, and treacherous dungeons packed with lore, secrets, and treasures. Play solo or in an online drop-in/drop-out co-op for up to four players against hordes of abominations and powerful bosses, with a fully voiced campaign brought to life by talented voice actors like Eli Harris.

The game is scheduled for Steam Early Access this year with a full release date in 2023. For more information, visit www.superfusegame.com.

New Content? A Few Reasons Why You Should Republish Your Old Gaming Content

What's old is what's new again

Gaming content can often be timeless. Just because a game has been out for a while doesn’t mean that the content you created around it is old or obsolete. In fact, many gaming content created in the past still has some relevance to it since gaming, in general, hasn't changed.
So if you have some old blog articles that you feel has some pertinent information for the reader, spruce it up bit with up-to-date information and re-share it with the world.
Here are several more reasons why you should consider republishing your old gaming content:

1. It Helps Keep Your Gaming Blog Fresh

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Keeping your blog fresh is essential to maintaining a readership. By republishing old content, you can keep your blog active and interesting without having to spend a lot of time creating new content from scratch.
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2. Previously Used Articles Highlights Your Expertise in the Field

If you're an expert on a particular topic, whether it is retro gaming, indie games, or a tech junkie in general, then republishing your old content is a great way to show off your expertise.
When you republish old content, you can include updated information that reflects your current knowledge and understanding of the topic. This shows your audience that you're constantly learning and growing in your field, and that you're committed to writing about current trends that may impact gamers in general.

3. Your Audience is Still Active and Interested in Your Previous Games and thoughts

Even though you may have stopped writing about your old games a while ago, your gaming audience is still out there and interested in owning and reading about them. In fact, many gamers are actually returning to older titles that they may have missed the first time around or have forgotten in their backlogs.
Despite the game or games being a few years old, you can still attract and engage a gaming audience by writing about them. Truth be told, older titles may even have more appeal to some gamers than newer ones especially if you provide some noteworthy game guides, maps, or user created content. By doing so, you can make something old, new again without having to rewrite the whole thing.
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4. Older games still look and play great! (At Least some of them)

Just because a game is old doesn’t mean that it can’t look or play great. With the right tweaks, mods, and updates, an older game can look even better than some of the newer titles on the market. If the game is still relevant, say Grand Theft Auto, for example, then it is still a very relevant game to write about.

Writing about it and your experiences with the GTA community, for instance, will help you connect with others who also are GTA aficionados. This logic applies to other games out there.