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Here’s what we played during the Steam Game Festival

As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, a new trend has emerged in the game industry: digital events taking the place of actual, physical trade shows. One such digital event is Steam’s so-called Game Festival – needless to say, we felt compelled to dive right into the thick of it and take several promising titles for a spin.
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