A new era in gaming begins today, with Valve%26rsquo;s rollout ofSteam for Mac. To get you started, the universe%26rsquo;s mostreferenced game ever, Portal, is FREE until May 24! That goes for PC users too, so go get you some! But don%26rsquo;t stop there. There are plenty of games you%26rsquo;ll almost certainly want to definitely check out on the new service. Really. And with weekly updates, you%26rsquo;ll have plenty to distract you from the brilliant artsy crap you do on your Mac. Here are some of our favorites.
Torchlight - $9.99
Dungeon crawler Torchlight is a Diablo-esque romp that will scratch the loot itch. Best of all, it's half off until next Monday!
Civ IV - $19.99
Sid Meier's civilization simulator, and its expansions, offer millenia worth of world-building fun. The Civilization series has always shown the love to Mac gamers, so love it right back by grabbing Civ IV on Steam.
Braid - $9.99
Braid is a stunningly beautiful moving painting of a puzzle-platformer that is sure to be a hit with the arty Mac crowd.The player manipulates the flow of time in ways that surprise and delight.
Loom - $4.99
Go old-school with Loom, a musical adventure game put out by LucasArts back in 1990. Learn note patterns to master spells and help the Guild of Weavers deter the Apocalypse.
The Dig - $4.99
Another LucasArts joint from back in the day, The Dig is and adventure throwbackbased on a concept by Steven Spielberg and features dialog written by Orson Scott Card and Sean Clarke. Eerily, the story presages Heavens Gate as it is about a meteor that is actually a spaceship. Cultalicious!
World of Goo - $19.99
Indie darling World of Goo isa delightfully weird and endlessly inventive puzzle/construction game involving millions of oblivious - and apparently, tasty - Goo Balls.
Telltale Steam Play Pack - $29.99
With the Telltale Steam Play Pack, you get the complete Tales of Monkey Island pack, and five episodes of Sam %26amp; Max: The Devil's Playground(four of which are yet to be released.) That's a whole lot of irreverent wackiness for 30 boners.
May 12, 2010