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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: Borderlands 3!

Yesterday, 04:35 PM

For April they are improving the drops for anyone playing coop, plus some weekly events (this week they've improved the drops from slot machines and proving grounds.)
Plus there's a big 10-key Shift code, good for the next week only: https://borderlands....o-op-loot-drop/

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I've lost interest in the game because of things like this, along with the bad Mac port and the absence of the game on Steam.
It's on Steam now of course, but I sympathize with the rest of the sentiment.

In Topic: Folding@Home Coronavirus

03 April 2020 - 04:53 PM

World Community Grid is adding tasks for pandemic research soon, incl COVID-19. https://www.ibm.org/OpenPandemics
Again, Macs can easily donate CPU cycles to these projects using the BOINC client.

I was going to create an IMG team, but one of our own here has a WCG team already so I joined that.  You don't need his permission to join it but I'll let him decide whether to post his team link.
You can also do it without a team of course.

In Topic: Cheap Mac Games

03 April 2020 - 09:20 AM

I guess I'm not surprised. I noticed that one I clicked on was playable right there in the browser. I didn't notice others, but game jam entries are usually freeware, unless the developer keeps working on it.

I'm currently planning on playing the Mortician one and Airheart, and maybe Stellar Commanders if the Mac version gets to Steam one day.

In Topic: Cheap Mac Games

02 April 2020 - 05:55 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 01 April 2020 - 10:29 AM, said:

Apple does have an exclusivity clause for Apple Arcade—for the macOS versions, only.
Interesting. Since I'm interested in that particular game I'll redeem the steam key; maybe the Mac version will show up at a later date.

View PostUmarOMC1, on 01 April 2020 - 10:29 AM, said:

EDIT: Clicking through some of those GDC bundle games is worth it because a couple I've checked so far are 100% off.
Off in what sense? The descriptions are wrong?

In Topic: Cheap Mac Games

01 April 2020 - 10:22 AM

I clicked on a few in the low tier. In that random sample all of them were short games, mostly created for one game jam or another.

Looking at the $10 tier: Stellar Commanders looks pretty cool, but it's Windows only. Or is it?!  Now THIS is interesting: "The game is available for Mac on Apple Arcade exclusively." I thought Apple Arcade had some kind of exclusivity clause?!
Airheart looks fun, I might get the bundle just to support them and try it.

I'm not curious enough to try lots of these, but more power to them.. My dad (who is very well read) has recently taken up reading self-published $0-$2 SF books on kindle. He doesn't mind that many of them aren't very good, he is enjoying discovering the gems among them and the freshness of not knowing what to expect from each book. But he has more free time than I do!