The Week in Games: Confessions of a Mac Gamer

PAX East is in full swing so here are a few stories that you missed while hearing about things that matter.

HOTLINE MIAMI FINALLY RELEASED ON MAC

Okay, so this isn’t really news, but it had me jumping for joy. Devolver Digital’s Hotline Miami is finally available for the Mac.

Why does it take so long to make this shit come out for OS X anyway? I mean, some true classics were Mac exclusives (100 years ago).

I’ve spent a few hours with the game and I’m already hooked. It’s everything an action game should be, tossing away your normally slightly-indestructable hero for a regular mortal and replacing mindless shooting with thoughtful strategy.

Oh, you knew that? You’ve been playing it for months already? Well fuck you.

EA FUCKS SOMETHING ELSE UP

Hot on the heels of its terrible launch of SimCity, EA’s Origin system is hacked, putting millions of users at risk. Dismayed, the company turned to their CEO for answers, but he was gone. They tried to hind behind their big name games, but they kinda sucked.

With nowhere else to turn, what could the downtrodden company do!?

Facepalm.

NEW TITLE FROM SUPERGIANT GAMES:

Earlier this week, the studio that brought us Bastion, Supergiant Games, announced their next endeavor, Transistor. Why should you care? Because Bastion is fucking awesome.

I have a simple strategy for dealing with the massive influx of new games I want to play every month: I buy 100 in a sitting and barely spend any time on any of them. But Bastion was different, and I wanted to stick with it the whole way though. I loved it, cherished it, bought it a ring.

Transistor looks similar, but Supergiant insists it’s a little different, that there’s more strategy and less action.

Hell, it could be Bastion with new skin and I be’d happy as shit.

THIS LITTLE GIRL HAS A KICKSTARTER:

So here’s the obligatory Kickstarter story. A nine year old girl is trying to get herself into a programming class so she can make her own RPG and she’s been funded way beyond her goal. The story is so beautiful, so ripe with childhood innocence that it makes you think there might actually be a God in this world.

“See that, Nate?” you say. “Kickstarter can do some good! It’s not all bad! Even you can admit it in this case, right?”

Wrong.

We give this little kid a leg up and soon children everywhere will try to Kickstart a new toy or hire somebody to do their homework. Where will our children learn you actually have to EARN the things you have in this world?

From games like Dark Souls, I’d imagine.

COOL THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT PAX EAST:

There have been so many things happening, so many announcements, that instead of commenting on each thing I’ve just compiled a list of links that you should really check out. See below:

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/21/capy-fine-racing-gp-is-a-game-on-a-floppy-disk-at-pax-east/

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/22/blizzard-reveals-hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft

http://www.destructoid.com/pax-renegade-kid-s-cult-county-unveiled-at-pax-east-249429.phtml

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/22/dungeons-and-dragons-chronicles-of-mystara-collects-classic-dandds/

http://www.destructoid.com/pax-ducktales-remastered-announced-for-xbla-psn-wii-u-249365.phtml


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