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10 June 2011 @ 08:01 pm
ZOMG! Good Old Games just added Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri to their catalog!!!! Anyone who like Civ type games but somehow hasn't tried it out yet needs to get it! On the slightly minus side it doesn't include the expansion pack and it's not on sale so it costs a full $6, but those aren't especially big minuses :)

Steam doesn't seem to have any good sales this weekend. Jamestown is a new game that _looks_ really pretty, but it's a Shmup, which i enjoy on occasion but aren't really my thing. They're also advertising Terraria, though it isn't on sale, which i didn't originally think was my thing despite looking like someone combined Minecraft with a 2D platform game using a 16-bit Final Fantasy skin. However Tom McShae gave it a great review and ranted about it on the HotSpot podcast for awhile, so i'm actually thinking about spending a whole $10 on it :)

On the other hand, now that shelleycat has heard that Jonathan Coulton did another song for Portal 2 she wants to hear it, but i don't want to listen to it until i've finished the game. I've been holding out for a sale on the theory that i'm unlikely to manage to do the co-op mode with anyone. Do i even know anyone who's planning on getting the game but hasn't done the co-op already? I know jmpava was planning on doing it with coraa, and i know that stormfeather got through the game ages ago. Anyone else? So i'm not sure if it's worth paying $50 for just the single player, but with shelleycat urging me on i'm kinda tempted. (And no, i can't really play it with her, even if it didn't make her motion sick she says she wouldn't be very good at it.)

Edit: So it seems that despite my initial impressions, neither stormfeather nor jmpava have done the co-op yet, so i think i shall use the _potential_ to play co-op as an excuse to get the game :)

Also, i forgot to mention that GOG is also doing a sale on Strategy First published (not developed) games this weekend. It's quite a wide variety of stuff.
Pavajmpava on June 11th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
We haven't actually managed to DO co-op. We might at some point but I'm not sure I'd back on it too much. Also, direction sense and Cora don't really go hand in hand ;->

And honestly, the single player was totally awesome.
Chaos Never Blinkssithjawa on June 11th, 2011 07:45 am (UTC)

I haven't even finished the single player, but I have no idea when I will ever find time to do the co-op,

Kirin: Goomba-transparentkirinn on June 11th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
So it looks like you've probably got it covered before then, but I may *someday* buy Portal 2 on PS3 (and I think due to Steam shenangians PS3 can co-op with PC, though I'm not positive), but it probably won't happen until the PS3 disc version goes on sale eventually.

(Also I should really get around to playing the free copy of Portal 1 I have on my Mac ^^; )
Pava: Osaka Sez!jmpava on June 11th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
The PS3 version comes with a free Steam PC activation. Dunno if that works on Mac, but if they have the game ON Mac, I'd kinda assume so.

And yes, those shenanigans indeed exist and should work.
Kirinkirinn on June 12th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I see Portal 2 is out for Mac, so it would make sense, though I haven't seen any concrete info that buying on PS3 will also unlock it on Mac Steam. The thing is, I spend so much time in front of computers doing work and social networking stuff that I almost never game there... which is why I still haven't gotten around to Portal 1.