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Old Nov 4th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Good quality Mac games are seriously lacking.

How many of you are Mac gamers?

Back 10 years ago from today, there were plenty of Mac games. In direct comparison to the PC side of the gaming world, there were few games available for the Mac, but the games that were available for high-quality, enjoyable ones, like Quake, Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Warcraft series, Starcraft, Diablo series, etc. I've been itching to play a new game for a while now, yet on my search, all I find are lousy, flat-out lame games for the Mac. What the heck? As far as I'm concerned, the few games available for the Mac 10 years ago were GOOD games because developers didn't want to waste money creating or coding a game for the Mac also if it was a lousy, lame game. Now, though - and in the past 3 years - fewer games are coming to the Mac, and at least half of them suck. Blame consoles, blame Windows, - whatever. I'm pissed that the gaming market on the Mac is drowning. Granted, if money isn't to be made porting games to the Mac, then I can understand why it isn't happening.

I just played Rainbox Six: Raven Shield (FPS) - it's from 2003-2004. A killer game, yet almost 3 years old. One of the few, GOOD games that were ported to the Mac in that time frame. Still enjoyable to this day, just like Warcraft 3.

Intel users might argue that you can install Windows and play Windows games, but I don't own an Intel Mac, and even if I did, wouldn't install Windows on it, because I wouldn't pay for a copy. Consoles are even worse, because first-person shooters are my choice of game genre, and playing those with a controller is a joke. (though I hear that you can buy mice for consoles now?)

What are your thoughts on gaming on the Mac?
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Old Nov 4th, 2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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Well, I remember when I was in elementary school...like 10-12 years ago and we had Macs to learn on. And the coolest game was Oregon Trail!!! I loved that game so much!! I've always wanted a mac since then...

But I finally got the chance to purchase my macbook this summer and I love it. As for games I also like FPS games. I've been playing Halo UB and Call of Duty 2 on my macbook, and it plays quite well. Although, I know I could install bootcamp and windows I don't want to risk getting nasty adware and viruses. But yeah, I wish they had more games for mac!!
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Old Nov 4th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #3
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World of Warcraft?
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Yeah, all of Blizzard's stuff is Mac native. They dual-stream program. And their stuff is hardly sub-par. Also, for very good quality downloadable games, see Ambrosia. It is a different class, of course, but if you want to give your brain a work and not just kill stuff, several of their games are wonderful. I don't know their newest stuff, but the Escape Velocity series is legendary, and they are the distributors for Uplink.
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Old Nov 5th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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Pay for a copy of Windows? What a novel concept! I did pay for my copy of Ship Simulator, tho'!
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Old Nov 5th, 2006, 01:36 AM   #6
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As one Mac gaming said, it's been a slow year. I did buy Quake 4 this and it's a good game. Other than that, I tend to play UT2004 and look forward to the release of UT2007. It would be cool if Hellgate: London made it to the Mac too.
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Two games I'd like to see return, in Intel-format: Deus X and Carmaggedon.

I recently purchased Redline - it's somewhat entertaining, with an ok online multiplayer feature, but the debauchery of Carmaggedon keeps coming back to mind...

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Oh, and for those that want to play World Annihilation, Ambrosia will be coming out with Defcon. You can play the US or Russia and destroy the whole world.

Redline looks interesting...
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What about Call of Duty 1 and 2? Those are some pretty nice mac games. There is also Diablo, WoW, Dungeon Siege, and Age of Empires III.

I have personally given up on gaming on my Mac for now. I just run Windows on bootcamp. Sorry!
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Old Nov 5th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #10
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just give it some time, this year has been the BIG transition year to the intel chip.

No games will be made for PPC, it just doesn't run the way game designers want it to.

Everything will be Intel (maybe they will make it also PPC compatible, but I think the move is a step forward, not backwards to PPC).

So give it time and games will be made with Mac in mind now that it is:
1. gaining more market share
2. developers taking more advantage of the Intel Processor.

Just Patience... something us gamers have very little of.
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