Three developers on the Elder Scrolls Online chat while they play an in-progress version of the upcoming MMO.

This squad-based first person shooter is a full release based on a Source engine mod; it runs on OSX and Windows and supports crossplatform multiplayer as well as competitive and cooperative maps.

I can't say I'm really looking forward to paying subscription fees, but ESO does have me intrigued. I've been a fan of the series on consoles since Morrowind, and this looks much more interesting to me than World of Warcraft. The only MMO I've ever played for any length of time was Eve Online for about half a year, but this is very, very tempting. 

With Mekanism a late add to the server, we need to search further afield to find osmium. So Narc packs a quarry setup in an airship and heads out to look for some.

 

For the complete mod list, go here:

 

http://osxcoopgames.net/content/build-marathon-minecraft-mods

 

Music Used (in order of appearance)

 

"Decision Tree" from the album "overnight low" by dammerson vaughan

 

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/dammersonv-overnight

 

Tracks used under Creative Commons by-nc-sa license.

 

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Over at the launch area, Narcogen has set up a geothermal-powered oil refinery to make the rocket fuel we'll need for our first journey into space. Plus, we need to start quarrying the second launch silo and keep our armor in good repair.

 

For the complete mod list, go here:

 

http://osxcoopgames.net/content/build-marathon-minecraft-mods

 

Music Used (in order of appearance)

 

"Iridesecent Structures" from the album "Dreamed Rules" by Rildrim

 

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/rildrim-dreamedrules

 

Tracks used under Creative Commons by-nc-sa license.

 

http://magnatune.com/info/licensing

 

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Some more technological upgrades are now in place, and a short minecart ride away the launch silos are under construction!

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Blackstar has taken off on foot to explore the world, so Narcogen hitches the two airships together to go look for him and finds something else entirely.

 

For the complete mod list, go here:

 

http://osxcoopgames.net/content/build-marathon-minecraft-mods

 

Music Used (in order of appearance)

 

"Tears of Crystal" from the album "Long Snows Moon" by Ryo Utasato

 

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/ryoutasato-longsnowsmoon/

 

Tracks used under Creative Commons by-nc-sa license.

 

http://magnatune.com/info/licensing

 

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/legalcode

 

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Blackstar and Narcogen have been sent back to primitive Earth by a freak teleporter accident. They must develop the technology to return to Mars, the construction site of the Marathon, to save the future!

 

In this episode we discover even more oil, this time guarded by a skeleton dungeon. We clear it out and plan how to exploit the abundance of minecraftian petroleum resources. 

 

See below for a list of the mods we are using.

 

http://osxcoopgames.net/content/build-marathon-minecraft-mods

Blackstar and Narcogen have been sent back to primitive Earth by a freak teleporter accident. They must develop the technology to return to Mars, the construction site of the Marathon, to save the future!

 

Blackstar's plunge to an oily death leads to a new source of energy for our push to get to space! 

 

See below for a list of the mods we are using.

 

http://osxcoopgames.net/content/build-marathon-minecraft-mods

 

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Blackstar and Narcogen have been making a lot of progress, so here's an update. We've moved house about 600 blocks to the west, to a testificate village adjacent to an oil spout and a massive cave network that includes abandoned mineshafts, a stronghold, and underground oil fires! We've penned up some sheep to get the wool we needed to build a pair of airships... I mean, hovercraft... and I've made some furniture from the MrCrayFish's furniture mod and the Bibliocraft mod, including some shelves and armor stands.

 

We've taken over the best house in the village. Torches now are strictly for cave and outdoor use-- indoors we have lamps powered by glowstone and redstone signals. We've built a basement (and some sub-basements) for the technology we'll need to process raw resources into the metals we'll need to build a rocket. We've got a combined IC2 and UE setup for grinding and smelting ores. We're starting out with coal power, but want to abandon it soon as coal is also an ingredient in making the steel we'll need a lot of. 

 

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Haven't had a chance to try some multiplayer of this yet, but we will this year!

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We build a few things: an enchanting table, a library for it to sit in, and some glowstone-powered lamps to light it.

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Built from the ground up for cooperative play and supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows, Left 4 Dead 2 definitely belongs on this list. And for a short time during the holidays in 2013, Steam offers the game for free!

Narcogen shows Blackstar some of the upgrades he's made around the house. Then we take a wolf mining with us...

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This heist game isn't quite GTA but it is a cooperative bonanza: it works on Windows, Linux and OSX and supports both network and local cooperative play as well as cross-platform multiplayer. PC gamer in specific called out its excellent cooperative play mode.
Plus, it's on sale on Steam right now!
In fact, I think Blackstar and I are going to try this out at some point. I may even have some extra codes if there's interest...

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