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Is Mac Gaming at an all time high?

posted by natlinxz on - last edited - Viewed by 144 users

In my opinion, it is. With Razor (maker of expensive PC gaming peripherals) adding OS X support, Steam and all of valves games coming to the platform, On Live due in a few months, and of course, Telltales games coming to Mac, gaming on an Apple machine has never been better. Thoughts?

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  • We are better than ever! We no longer have to port the games ourselves using Cider. I AM EXCITED FOR TOO MANY THINGS RIGHT NOW! THE MAC HAS BECOME JUST THAT MUCH MORE AWESOME!

  • Blizzard, id Software, TTG and now Valve (among others) make the Mac a dream come true for gamers who up until now had to resort to dodgy emulation or Boot Camp partitions.

  • I'm a PC, but it makes me happy to finally see expansion in the game market for our Mac brethren :)

  • When it rains, it pours.

    I am very excited.

  • I've been wondering... what triggered Mac gaming? In my opinion, it was programs like Cider and Crossover Games, that proved to developers that OS X users had free time, and didn't spend all day in Photoshop or Final Cut.

  • Mac gaming was always going on, just not as much as it was after the intel macs came out. when Cider happened the huge mac nerds took the liberty of porting their own games that they got to work in crossover (case in point, how I got portal to work)

  • @natlinxz said: I've been wondering... what triggered Mac gaming? In my opinion, it was programs like Cider and Crossover Games, that proved to developers that OS X users had free time, and didn't spend all day in Photoshop or Final Cut.


    1) Market share increase
    2) Media exposure

    Those two things are the culprits for the revival of gaming on the Mac. The reasons behind them are debatable.

  • @natlinxz said: I've been wondering... what triggered Mac gaming? In my opinion, it was programs like Cider and Crossover Games, that proved to developers that OS X users had free time, and didn't spend all day in Photoshop or Final Cut.

    I think that ever since Apple put Intel Chipsets into their Macintosh computers, sales for Macs increased because Mac owners could then dual boot Windows without getting a different PC. Since sales for Macs increased, so have gaming companies making games for OS X. It doesn't hurt that the games can be programmed for the same processor as for Windows games.

  • @Iron Curtain said: I think that ever since Apple put Intel Chipsets into their Macintosh computers, sales for Macs increased because Mac owners could then dual boot Windows without getting a different PC. Since sales for Macs increased, so have gaming companies making games for OS X. It doesn't hurt that the games can be programmed for the same processor as for Windows games.

    This is exactly why it's got better. It's not so hard to port stuff anymore. I for one am glad that EA now do hybrid discs for games as Aspyr (the company they used to use for porting games to mac) always took ages and even then things weren't always that stable... (I'm only really talking about any of the Sims games here, most of EA's other games either don't interest me or are ones I'd prefer to play on a console anyway lol).

  • My desktop computer's a PC so for years I've been playing all my games on there. My laptop's a Mac and I use it for work rather than games, but I love having the option to have so many great games on my Mac now.

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