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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

04 January 2019 - 02:02 PM

I'll be getting a new Mac later this year at which point I'll be able to play all the 2018 games on my backlog. Too late to help answer this question, though.

I guess I'll vote for Overload. I don't think it was objectively the best, but it was very good, and it is the only Mac game released in 2018 that I have first-hand experience with.

Cuphead is surely high up the list, though I don't dare play it myself-  I wish to preserve both my controller and drywall.

p.s. I just noticed that the question doesn't actual specify that the game must have come out in 2018. Loophole! The best MacOS game of 2018 was Marathon. :-)

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

03 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

FWIW Overload runs great on my old Mac (2008 Mac Pro with a 2 GB GTX 680.) No reason for you to switch to the Mac version now obviously, but they did a great job with it. My main complaint is that they don't have an option to turn off keyboard shortcuts like Command-Q. My preferred controls are based around the WASD keys so during dogfights I would sometimes hit the keys to quit to desktop. In the end I had to retrain myself to use a completely new layout.

The multiplayer matchmaking is also a bit suspect, but that might just be from too few people playing it. I got spanked so thoroughly it wasn't fun so I gave it up. That was months ago. I suspect the problem has only gotten worse but I'll try again at some point.

Currently playing: Ron Gilbert's The Cave. It looks nice, is kind of fun, and I like the tone, but I suspect I will be done with it once I finish my first play-through. We'll see..

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

02 January 2019 - 08:23 PM

Finished the storyline for Batman Arkham Origins (XBox), then collected Enigma data packs until it began to feel like work.

Played and finished Broken Age (Mac). (I have some serious complaints about certain puzzles in the second half. But the animations and voice work were delightful, and it had some nice payoffs. And funnier, tighter writing than Telltale's Sam & Max game I tried)

I think I'm going to play some of my backlog of 32-bit games next.

In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

01 January 2019 - 03:53 PM

Ric Molina (www.MacGamerHQ.com) wrote in a recent email to his subscribers that "it doesn't matter the Mac version [of Super Meat Boy] is not supported there yet, it will soon". I don't know what his source was, but probably someone at Epic.

In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

22 December 2018 - 01:03 PM

Subnautica was actually one of the games on my Steam wishlist when I deleted the wishlist the other day, so that's really good timing.

Except, Epic's game launcher requires OS X 10.12 and I'm stuck on OS X 10.11. EXACTLY THE KIND OF DRM-RELATED CRAP THAT I DELETED MY STEAM WISHLIST OVER.  

For some games, it seems like the best you can do is try and guess which DRM will be supported for your machine for the longest. :ranting: