Game Developers Choice Awards 2019, much more

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How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for March 22nd, 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report. There was an issue with Amazon yesterday which screwed up the upload again, so if you missed yesterday’s report you can find it on youtube.com/thegamingobserver.

Game Developers Choice Awards 2019

The 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have occurred, which is one of the more prestigious awards ceremonies, let’s take a look here. Best Debut and Best Mobile Game went to Florence by a company called Mountains, you should check this one out if you haven’t before. Best Visual Art went to Gris, which is well deserved that game is beautiful. Into The Breach won Best Design – I agree with that one, I looooove that game. If you’re a VR fan, Beat Sabre won best VR Games as well as the Audience Award. And of course, Game of the Year went to God of War, which is likely a surprise to nobody. You can check out the full list on your own, but lots of indie representation here, and I think all were well deserved.

Phil Spencer on Google Stadia

An internal email from Phil Spencer has been acquired, talking about Google Stadia’s release. Essentially, he says that Google went big, and they will go big at E3 as well. He’s essentially pumping up his team here, saying that they’ve been working hard for 2 years, and that they are going to be a force to compete with in the streaming market. So keep an eye on Microsoft for E3 this year, where project xCloud will be revealed.

Steam library getting a facelift

After years of rumours, Valve has finally revealed a new look for the Steam library. It’s got a complete makeover, and you will also be able to have more options with categorization and searching, you’ll be able to search your library by tags now. It’s aiming for a beta release this summer.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice released

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is coming out today. This game is a must play if you are a fan of Dark Souls or Bloodborne. Critics have universally praised it, there are only a few lower than a 9/10 here. Many of them are saying that it is an easier Souls-like game, so it might be more approachable for you if you’ve had difficulty in the past.

Oxenfree and Tacoma are free to keep

In other news, you can pick up two games for free right, which are Oxenfree on the Epic Games Store, and Tacoma on Humble Bundle. I heavily recommend Oxenfree as a short narrative game, it’s brilliant, and Tacoma has been on my backlog for a while, but I’ve heard good things.

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