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Oops yeah. I should have been more specific. Where do you buy your *mac* games ;)

I especially like hybrid PC discs such as those from Blizzard. I can pay PC pricing, but get mac gaming goodness :cool:
 

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I tend to get my games at Limewire... er, I mean. ;)

Just kidding. I don't buy that many but when I do, I get mine at either CompuCentre or B.Mac... Sometimes Staples (usually the Sierra Hoyle Games has a game or two that are Win/Mac compatable).
 

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One of my staff is an avid Mac gamer and wants to add a game page to the Macdoc site to offer games and video cards and commentary.
I said go for it ....but I'm curious as to what would be of interest other than the games themselves.
Advice??
Hard to find input devices??
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Thoughts



 

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Macdoc, I would find independent reviews of video cards useful/interesting. It is hard to sift through the ATI/nVidia rehetoric on their web sites.
 

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The big problem with Mac Games is the long time period between PC Release and Mac Port Release...

While there are good resons behind this, the result is that most Ports become "Johnny-Come -lately" and the thrill and popularity of a title is gone...

Apple, with Power-PC's promised same time release in co-operation from many game manufacturers... but this has never been delivered...

Blizzard is the only game manufacturere creating cross platform games [and they should be supported for that...}

The rest are just licencing their games to make a few extra bucks after the fact... expecting $80.00, 3 years after the game debut, while the PC version is in the bargin bin... for $12.00

Mac First games are few and far between... they too should be supported...

Most of the games that remain on my Mac are shareware... written by independents and small companies who enjoy what they do.... and generally make better games than the big boys... I give them money they ask...


As for Commercial packages, check the developers web site a few months after release... they sell direct and lower the price as demand slips... retailers still try to recoup full price... {I don't blame them, but...}
 

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I buy my games usually from Future Shop, usually Blizzard since FS does not seem to stock Mac only software.

Next on my list is Carbon Computing. They have a games section now, which is nice.

I've bought via mail order a number of times, but only if Carbon is asking an arm and a leg for a title.
 

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In the Vancouver area of the Lower Mainland the best stop for Mac games is MacStation with 3 locations. Sometimes their prices seem high but they have a good selection, many times the number of Mac games than Future Shop and other Mac retailers. They also do online ordering.
 
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