Sep 29, 2011
Shacknews - Andrew Yoon
One of Double Fine's most beloved games, Psychonauts, is now available on the Mac. In addition, Tim Schafer's studio has released a free companion app for iOS, designed to "cause a sudden, uncontrollable rush of enthusiasm for Psychonauts" and "cause you to rush out and by the game from the Mac App Store." The "Valut Viewer" app includes all the Memory Vaults from the original game, and adds new commentary from Scott Campell and Tim Schafer.
While today's announcement is largely targeted at the Apple crowd, Double Fine hasn't forgotten its PC base either, updating the Steam version of the game.
The update adds achievements, cloud saves, and a "modified Meat Circus." Considered one of the original's most difficult sections, the update tones down the difficulty.
As of today, Steam users may download a free update to their Psychonauts game which includes--for the first time--achievements, cloud saves, and a slightly modified Meat Circus. "Mostly because Iâm getting older and itâs hard for me to press buttons that quickly," Schafer explained.
Shacknews - Xav de Matos
If your life lacks a variety of classic, PC-based pinball then Good Old Games is where you should be pointing your Internet browser. GOG.com has added a collection of games in one set dubbed the Pinball Gold Pack for $9.99.
If the five included games--Pinball Dreams, Pinball Dreams 2, Pinball Fantasies, Pinball Mania, and Pinball Illusions--aren't immediately recognizable, you may be able to take some solace in the fact that they were developed by Digital Illusions (also known as DICE) of Battlefield and Mirror's Edge fame.
Those scallywags at GOG.com are also offering big savings on Tim Schafer's cult hit Psychonauts. From now through Thursday at 10am ET, the mind-bending adventure is available for 75% off. We're tired of telling you this is a game you should own, so do yourself a favor and throw down the $2.49 for it. We recommend using your mind's eye to search for the change. Or check between your couch cushions.