Its been a busy week for both Steam and their users, as both gear up for the best holiday to lock yourself in your room and play video games all night. Steam has been preparing by releasing an overhauling update to the library section of their desktop application and also putting many of the popular VR titles on sale for the holiday as well. Gamers have been mentally preparing to ignore the kids at the door, ensuring that their perfect night of gaming will not be interrupted.
The update that came to the Steam library is a big one. This entire section of the app has been redesigned and reinvented. When you first open the app, it looks identical to the usual storefront that you are presented with day after day (other than the spooky discounts of course). From there, when you go to your library of games, you will see a new design. On the left-hand side of the screen you will see a list of all of the games you own. Even if you haven’t downloaded a game or you uninstalled it, the game will be showing up on your left.
When you click on the game, you will have a whole new look. This is putting an emphasis on objects, achievements, and community sharing. You will have the ability to share game clips, say something to the general community, the specific game’s community, put something on a thread to your friends, request help, and even support the developer of the game.
This update wasn’t expected by many, but it will be appreciated by thousands going forward. Updates that increase the activity of the community are always appreciated, and it will likely ultimately improve Steam’s bottom line by getting more people involved in desktop and VR gaming than ever before.
Much of the SteamVR store is on sale right now, and we are going to share some of our favorite deals of Halloween. Below you can find the game name, discounted price, original price, and a small description of what you will be getting yourself into. This can all be found below.
Arizona Sunshine – $14.79 (originally $39.99)
Arizona Sunshine is the best first-person zombie shooter inside of virtual reality. This game is constantly getting free and fresh DLC that is sure to keep all customers happy for long periods of time. It is now optimized perfectly for the Valve Index too, so the best to buy is now. Plus it is Halloween, the best time to dispose of the undead.
SUPERHOT VR $17.49 (originally $24.99)
Superhot has been gaining popularity over all platforms for the past year, and now you can get it for your VR headset at a 30% discount. If you though dodging bullets in slow motion was fun on your Xbox, wait until you get into this game with a virtual reality headset on. This is a game that you won’t want to miss.
I Expect You To Die $12.49 (originally $24.99)
I Expect You To Die is one of, if not the best, escape room simulations inside of virtual reality. With new levels added monthly, honing your spy skills has never been so fun inside of VR. If you are one to solve mysteries and puzzles, this is a deal you’ll want to capitalize on.
Tilt Brush by Google $7.99 (originally $19.99)
Virtual reality might be the best medium for creating 3D art, but you’ll never know unless you try. The first time you play this game, you will be blown away by the endless capabilities of creating 3D art inside of a 3D space. For the same price as a bad sandwich in the city, this game is worth your $8 as it will only be on discount for the rest of the week.