Happy New Year everyone! Just like 2016, the Steam Winter Sale is wrapping up and will very soon be nothing but a memory. As of the time of posting this, you have just under 36 hours left to get in on the action. Everything comes to a close on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10 AM Pacific Time. Jump past the break to see 12 shining examples of the amazing deals on offer (and if you like these, there are hundreds more just like them).
Great news, Mario Kart fans! Mario Kart 64 is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console! While not the original, 64 is still considered by many to be the best. So if you haven't experienced this 20-year-old gem yet, now's your chance.
Also out in the last six weeks, an all new entry in WayForward's outstanding Shantae series, and the Wii U Virtual Console releases of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and two phenomenal Intelligent Systems strategy games. Three... Two... One... Go! Jump past the break to see more new releases from the past month and a half.
At long, long last, The Last Guardian, a game 9 years in the making, has finally, finally been released. And unlike say Duke Nukem Forever, this game seems to have actually been worth the wait. While there may be a few minor complaints regarding the somewhat-dated gameplay, the general consensus seems to be that The Last Guardian is a beautiful and emotional experience its patiently eager fans are sure to enjoy.
Also out in the last two weeks, the equally long-awaited Final Fantasy XV, another stupendous Neo Geo fighter, and a port of the surprisingly well-made mobile game, Lara Croft Go. "A truth greater than legend." Jump past the break to see more of this past fortnight's new releases.
Steam has received a double dose of Ubisoft this week with the releases of Watch Dogs 2 and Steep. Watch Dogs 2 is the San Francisco-set sequel to the 2014 original (and by all accounts, is an improvement in nearly every way). Steep is a snowy extreme sports game in which you can explore, trick, or race down alpine mountains via skis, snowboard, wingsuit, or paraglider. There may not be a whole lot in common between the two games but they do both seem to be brimming with lots of potential entertainment.
Also out in the last three weeks, a port of a Japanese arcade shoot 'em up that was also previously available as an Xbox Live Arcade title, and a port of a 1996 adventure game starring Christopher Lloyd. Enter the hackers' world, the mountain is yours. Jump past the break to see more new releases from the past three weeks.
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