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New PC Games: Hardcore Shooters, Mouse Stealth, And More You Missed

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Welcome to Steam Punks, the show where we take blind chances on new Steam games that look promising, and give you our personal recommendations on whether they're actually worth spending money on!

PC gamers know that there are dozens of new games that come out on Steam each week, and aside from the big, obvious releases, it’s hard to tell if something that looks promising really delivers the goods. We take that risk to help you find that great, hidden gem that might’ve flown under the radar.

This week, we take a look at Ghost of a Tale, a gorgeous-looking stealth game with a cute mouse for a protagonist (maybe he’s related to Moss?), as well as The Council, a game that does some seriously new and impressive things with adventure game mechanics.

Then we go back to the 1990s with Amid Evil, an early-access, dark fantasy FPS with a focus on speed and cool weapons. We also dive into Echoplex, an incredibly slick and unsettling first-person puzzle game with an intriguing, live-action mystery to go with its challenging puzzles.

Have you been playing any fantastic new PC games that we missed? Let us know on Twitter: @EdmondTran + @JessMcDonell

Steam store links: Ghost of a Tale, The Council, Amid Evil, Echoplex.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

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Gamer_4_Fun

The problem is the way the site is designed, it is very hard to find specific features like this. Stuff quickly gets pushed out in the back.

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zanelli

Cool new show Ed and Jess. I'm looking forward to the next one!

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tempertress

@zanelli: Thank you!

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Pawfalcon

So its kind of a steam exclusive Indie Hour quicky. Thats pretty cool.

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doorselfin

@Pawfalcon: I am pleased to hear someone remembers Indie Hour.

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s1taz4a3l

Nice video, maybe you guys could add Synthetik to your game queue for next time.

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tempertress

@s1taz4a3l: Thanks for the tip!

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doorselfin

@s1taz4a3l: Synthetik is definitely on my radar for next episode!

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KungfuKitten

Man, gaming is in a good place.

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tempertress

@KungfuKitten: It sure was an excellent week.

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Lokeshusse

Huh so a mouse is a bug? Damn always thought it was a rodent.

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tempertress

@lokeshusse: Haha, it's the first thing that came to me when trying to describe 'on the scale of tiny critters'.

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Lokeshusse

@tempertress: Hehe, can't blame you. :)

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gamingdevil800

Are you going to do a review for The Council? It honestly puts Telltale games to shame it's such a good narrative adventure game so far with the rpg elements making it stand out in the genre.

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tempertress

@gamingdevil800: I totally agree. I don't think we've planned a review yet but I can't wait to see where this game goes.

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@tempertress: Yeah hopefully you can get around to reviewing it at some point even though this past week has been busy in terms of new releases. This game being from a new studio, I think it deserves some spotlight/media attention.

Also if someone could tell me why my other account was banned I would appreciate it. I tried contacting support/moderators but haven't got a response.

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Judeuduarte

@gamingdevil800: I liked a lot the Wolf Among us. The major problem is that your choices don't really change anything major in the end. Does the Council allow that?

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gamingdevil800

@Judeuduarte: 4 different endings in the first episode so yes choice matters.

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Judeuduarte

@gamingdevil800: Nice. But they're going to have problems going forward much like Bioware is having trying to allow for every choice in the Dragon Age universe