Mac gamers a-gog as GOG goes Mac
Witcher 2 hits OS X
Online retailer Good Old Games pushes its services onto Mac OS X this week, with a new collection of over 50 titles for the Mac.
As well as a bunch of Bullfrog classics and nostalgia point-and-click epics sure to tempt our Antique Code Show readers, Mac gamers can now snag a copy of CD Projekt's highly-rated role-player The Witcher 2, which also goes on sale through Steam this week.
Once you go Mac, you don't look back
Various well-known titles, including Syndicate and Wing Commander are apparently available for the first time ever on a Mac.
Many others have been given a fresh breath of life after previous availability as a Power PC app, a format Apple's latest operating system no longer supports.
GOG says it will provide plenty more Mac offerings going forward, with a number of other classic games already in the pipeline. Keep your eyes peeled on the GOG.com website for further details. ®
office bullshit bingo
'going forward' did you mean to write, 'in the future', by any chance FFS!
I've been really warming to GoG recently. I've always liked them, but of late I've noticed that they've started to get the same items on discount as Steam, either at the same time or earlier. Their prices are very similar, their extras are better, and the best part of all - no DRM, ever. That's fantastic! When Alan Wake went on sale on both Steam and GoG, I got it on GoG, for less, with more. And I've been on Steam since day one.
Re: Ooh, syndicate
I haven't given up hope on this one yet. Given that PC gaming critics are currently wanking themselves into a coma over the new X-COM, someone may decide that there's money to be made in high quality re-releases of old strategy games.
However, given that Syndicate is currently in the iron-clawed grip of EA, I'm not holding out a lot of hope that it'd be good....
Re: Not quite...
The article does mention that some games were only on PPC, and this is the new "breath of life" for them. OS9 vs OSX issues aside of course.
As for me - Privateer and Syndicate please!
> Various well-known titles, including Syndicate and Wing Commander are apparently available for the first time ever on a Mac.
Those games were available on the Mac when they first came out. Just not OS X (which of course did not exist back then).