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New Video Game Releases for the Week of 12-17-17

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with an official launch of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for PC!? The significance of this release is still up for debate as the line between release and development continues to blur, but now, at least, PUBG can be inarguably included in Game of the Year conversations.

If you’re not looking forward to a PC game you’ve probably already been playing for months now, there’s a handful of interesting ports and releases coming this week. Bridge Constructor Portal may not sound like the ball’s belle, but the addition of Portal mechanics to last year’s Bridge Constructor framework could make for some unexpected enjoyment. Accounting+ sets out this week to make a humorous name for itself in the VR crowd, which shouldn’t be a big problem with the creators of The Stanley Parable and Rick and Morty behind the wheel. Brawlout tries to fill the hole Smash Brothers inevitably installs on every new Nintendo console (until the series’ next iteration), and Life is Strange: Before the Storm gets its third episode, Hell is Empty.

Outside of the attention-grabbing names, a few remarkable games this week come bearing the pixel art aesthetic. Crawl gets ported to the Switch alongside the release of The Deer God, but neither matches the allure of Heart & Slash. Something about it reminds me of Mega Man Legends with a coat of pixelated paint, and there is not a bad thing about that comparison.

Also, Sexy Serial Killer comes out on Thursday. Now you know.

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest.

Sunday, December 17th

  • Pro Strategy Football 2018

Monday, December 18th

  • Puzzle Poker
  • FEN
  • BLACKSTONE
  • Major League Gladiators
  • Hoshizora no Memoria: Wish Upon a Shooting Star
  • Magibot
  • Dungeons & Vampires
  • Starfighter Neon
  • ZoneDriver (Early Access)
  • Battle for the Last Chicken
  • MuX (Early Access)
  • Dracula’s Library 2
  • Christmas Party
  • Real Pool 3D: Poolians
  • Ragtag Adventurers (Early Access)
  • Station Commander
  • God of Failure
  • Can You Eat By Yourself
  • Chocolate Makes You Happy 2
  • Smart Mummy
  • Wrestling Revolution 2D
  • Booking Revolution
  • Achievement Hunter: Zombie 3
  • Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus

Tuesday, December 19th

  • SeaBed
  • Brawlout – Switch
  • Shoot Fruity – PC/PS4
  • VS Round 1 (Early Access)
  • Crawl – Switch
  • Goblin Storm
  • Defunct – PS4/X1
  • Go Kart Survival
  • City Builder
  • Alien Mayhem (Early Access)
  • EquiMagic: Galashow of Horses
  • Time Tenshi Paradox: Episode 1
  • Long Live Santa!
  • WaywaY (Early Access)
  • Accounting+ – PS4
  • Dragon Fang Z: The Rose & Dungeon of Time – Switch

Wednesday, December 20th

  • Ancient Amuletor VR
  • I Fell From Grace
  • Magic Girls
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3: Hell is Empty – PC/PS4/X1
  • All Contact Lost
  • Mike Was Cursed
  • Twinstack
  • House of Evil
  • Polaris
  • Song Memories
  • Krampus Quest
  • Old Watch
  • Wordabeasts
  • AcChen: Tile Matching the Arcade Way
  • Bridge Construction Portal – PC/PS4/X1
  • Forest Legends: The Call of Love (Collector’s Edition)
  • City Balls VR (Early Access)
  • Nogibator: Way of Legs
  • Gear Path
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Raining Blobs – X1

Thursday, December 21st

  • The Next Penelope – Switch
  • Mom Hid My Game! – 3DS/Switch
  • Ancient Code VR
  • Data Thief
  • Puzzle Box Maker – Switch
  • Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops XL – Switch
  • LOGistICAL: Russia
  • Space Simulator
  • Nebula Nuker
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – Switch
  • SAWkoban
  • Dungeon’s Barrage
  • Dragon Hunter
  • Tooki
  • Eggo
  • Frederic: Resurrection of Music – Switch
  • Sexy Serial Killer
  • Ancient Warfare 3 (Early Access)
  • The Deer God – Switch
  • Space Wars: Darth Star
  • The Legendary of Bean
  • Tiny Metal
  • Fruity Smoothie
  • My Coloring Book: Food and Beverage
  • Internal Light VR
  • Creatio Ex Nihilo: Aition
  • Home Alone Girlfriend
  • Trivia Vault: Technology Trivia Deluxe

Friday, December 22nd

  • Shoot ‘m Up
  • Wooden Battles
  • Follow My Footsteps
  • Sigi: A Fart for Melusina
  • Knights of the Drowned Table
  • Symploke: La Leyenda de Gustavo Beuno – Capitulo 2
  • Endless Inside
  • Heart & Slash – Switch
  • PLAYERUNKN1WN: Friendly Fired (Early Access)
  • Everyday Lite
  • Boxed In
  • Souland
  • Population: One
  • Dragon Sin
  • Cold Cuts (Early Access)
  • Chinbu’s Adventure (Early Access)
  • Last Day of FEAR
  • Virtual Reality Girls 2
  • The Last Vampire
  • Sokoban Classic
  • A Raven Monologue
  • Banyu Lintar Angin: Little Storm

Saturday, December 23rd

  • White Pearl
  • Comets Wake (Early Access)
  • Pipes Racer
  • Anime Girls VR
  • McRogue (Early Access)

 

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Zach's eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he's chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.