> CHECK CALENDAR
Your Hot Men of Activision calendar reveals that it's July ... 2009, of course. And wow, that Bobby Kotick must work out.
> PINCH CHEEK
You pinch your cheek so hard, you bruise it. Hey, that almost looks like facial hair, Mr. Manly Man!
> DOWNLOAD CLASSIC SIERRA GAMES OFF OF STEAM
What do you think this is? The 90s? Go shoot some space marines like a real man.
At least, that's how this scene would've played out only yesterday. While adventure games are seemingly in the middle of a resurgence in popularity – thanks in large part to LucasArts classics making their way to places like Steam and Xbox Live Arcade – the availability of Sierra's classic adventure games has been a slightly more complicated affair. Of course, they became the property of Activision Blizzard following last year's mega-merger wherein Activision had its sights set squarely on profit, not nostalgia.
In fact, when asked explicitly about the Sierra classics, an Activision rep told us: "We are retaining only those franchises that are a strong fit with our long-term strategy ... We will not publish any other titles that previously were part of the Vivendi Games portfolio and we are currently reviewing our options regarding those titles." Well, that review is apparently over and, after what we can only imagine was a great amount of deliberation – "can we make a rhythm game out of it?" – the "King's Quest Collection" and "Space Quest Collection" both find themselves on Steam for the more-than-fair price of $20 for each set ($15 if you buy before July 30). We could tell you about Aces of the Galaxy, TimeShift, and 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures – other Sierra back-catalog titles that are hitting the service today – but we really want to save our last paragraph for one very special message:
GIVE US THE QUEST FOR GLORY GAMES. That is all.
Source – Activision Expands Catalog with Space Quest, King's Quest and More
Source – King's Quest Collection
Source – Space Quest Collection