Will Valve's Return to Game Development Boost PC Gaming?

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Will Valve's Return to Game Development Boost PC Gaming?

We discuss the most recent Nintendo Direct where the company announced a lot of ports for the Nintendo Switch apart from games for the 3DS. We also talk about Valve's imminent return to game development. Podcast regulars Rishi Alwani and Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab. We begin the episode by talking about the most recent Nintendo Direct, where Nintendo announced a host of games for Switch and 3DS. Here we discuss games such as Sushi Striker Way of the Sushido, Mario Tennis Aces, Crash Bandicoot, and Luigi's Mansion. Other topics of discussion in this segment include the glut of ports on Switch, new IP on Switch, and the 3DS-only announcements that Nintendo made.

Then we talk about Valve's return to game development via its Dota card game Artifact. Here we talk about factors such as the company's decision to avoid free-to-play and wonder whether Valve is getting into hardware. We also talk about the state of PC gaming since Windows 10 came along and finally, which other games could Valve make. Lastly we talk about the games we've been playing this week, which includes mention of FlinthookXenoblade Chronicles 2HearthstoneA Normal Lost PhoneSplatoon 2Yakuza 6, and Overwatch.

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Pranay Parab Pranay is in charge of podcasts and videos at Gadgets 360. Over the years, he has written over 500 tutorials on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. He has also written in-depth reported features on the intersection of technology and culture, reviewed fitness wearables, been the social media manager, started two podcasts, and produced several tech videos. He loves travelling, particularly to places not frequented by tourists. He keeps running half-marathons across the country and hopes to complete ...More
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