Yeah, I've heard a few people mention that, and I'm not sure what the deal is. When I click it, it works fine. In any case, I'll let our other members know about the issue and I'll post here once it gets fixed.
It's always the kinda achilles heel of point and clicks, the games are going great until you get stuck and then you're trapped in a hell of slow moving object interactions.
For me, a good way of playing point'n'clicks is to place a 20-60 minute timer (depending on the kind of game and how much do I want to challenge myself), and then turn it on when I get stuck with a puzzle. Then, if it runs out before I can solve the puzzle, I go and look for some minor tip in the walkthrough. This amount of time is just enough to try all the logical options and mess around with possible solutions, and I don't feel too guilty for googling answers out (after all, it's the exact amount of time at which I give up on solving puzzles and start brute-forcing the item combinations anyway)
That's a pretty good way to go about grabbing hints. The time to inventory cycling is probably a good measure of a P&Cs quality.
I can see the appeal of multiplayer in Spelunky, though, and we had a couple of fun runs with my friend - it just requires different approach from majority of other co-op games. Instead of blasting through the game, you need to, well, cooperate - split up and slowly scout the area, make coordinated decisions, plan out the walkthrough in advance, and all the similar stuff you expect from MMORPGs and tactical shooters rather than platformers.
The podcast host site seems to be down, can't download any either on my podcast app or on the site.
The MP3s are currently hosted on the old site (Kontek) which unfortunately has had a habit of going up and down lately (one of the reasons we moved). At some point in the future, we'll probably be moving everything onto the same server as the rest of the site, so it should be less of a problem.
Now up to ep. #88. I was surprised how none of you seemed to like Spelunky, though I think you still rated it pretty fairly. Had the exact opposite reaction with Painkiller, not enjoying that on at all.
What do the different colors in the Unranked portion of the bit.ly List mean?