Online games news Tedious Retro Gamer, 27-02-2022
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Steam just took a stand against NFTs in the games available on the platform. Is this the first sign of getting back to normal?
Steam, one of the biggest online gaming platforms, just put in the terms that games which include NFTs or cryptocurrency will not be allowed to be distributed. As Gabe Newell explained Steam does not take a stand against technology as such, they have problem with what is behind NFTs and cryptocurrency. Especially against potential use of that technology for money laundering schemes, scamming practices and other risks.
While so far the number of such titles on Steam was marginal, mostly due to vast archives of the platform, this is signal to gaming industry that, unlike lootboxes in the past, resistance against NFTs is not just gonna go away with time.
The interview with Gabe Newell can give worried games a glimmer of hope that recent madness surrounding NFTs (especially among publishers and in small number of cases game developers) is not the only view on that technology present on the highest level of gaming industry.
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And I’m not sure if this is a good news or a bad news. I’m not even sure if I still care.
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Abermore, one of the dozens, if not hundreds, of titles that premiered in recent days on Steam made me think that the end of an era is near. Yes, you guessed it, Abermore is a steaming pile of garbage. To be fair it is not the only one and not the worst one that I have seen recently.
Or to be precise slightly better. For some users. Yes, CD Projekt Red, finally came up with patch 1.5 and... it’s still far, far, far from what was expected from the game.
In accordance with their long and painful tradition Google has just pushed developers and clients under the bus, when the company announced shutdown of the Stadia. Who could imagine something like that?
Upcoming browser multiplayer football manager game Football-o-Rama just published the demo showing basics of the game that is about to re-open in next 2 weeks.
No, Phasmophobia still exists, it does have some pretty loyal fanbase, it has about 16,000 active users, so... where is the demise you ask? Well, it is just around the corner, but the symptoms are, sa...