16.5 - A Few Quick Announcements

A little mini-update for all you readers out there.

The first is a bit of a shameful admission for me: I have added some more new games to the backlog. What that means for you, though, is that you can ALSO get some awesome games from this sale. The Humble Bundle has released a new set of games available for download at your designated price! Why should you give any money to play these amazing games? Well, because part of the proceeds to go charity, dummy. The designated proportion of your donation goes to Child's Play, a charity run by games for gamers to give money to needy children undergoing treatment in hospitals world wide. You also have the option to raise your donation to the Humble team for distribution and to the developers themselves for their effort. The games include digital downloads and also have Steam keys to link to your account for those achievements.

The games included are Limbo, Psychonauts (HEYYYYYY!), Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Heard it's one of the scariest games ever.). Not only do you get these games, but you also get their official digital soundtracks AND Bastion as an added bonus if you donate over the average amount. Bastion, indie darling of the year, alone is worth the price of entry at almost half the normal price and the proceeds going to charity. Payment options include Amazon pay, PayPal, or Google Checkout. Check it out, help out some kids, and play along with me when I get to these games in the backlog! As of this post, there are still 13 days to take advantage of this deal.

Now, second announcement is that friends of the blog, Kole and Gary of Watch out for Fireballs, have just released a new episode focusing on the Macventure games including Deja Vu, The Uninvited, and Shadowgate. These are some of the oldest graphic adventures having been developed for the new Mac GUI in the mid 80's and ported to the NES later becoming a part of many lives in my generation. While you are at Duckfeed.tv, check out other great shows such as Those Damn Ross Kids (A discussion of funny news stories between brothers Kole and Kyle) and Stand Under the Don't Tree and Riddle Me This (A modern video game discussion show).

I hope everyone is having a great week and look out for a new update for Psychonauts soon.

--Backlog Killer