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Games On Demand Service For Mac 78

Posted by Hemos
from the try-before-you-buy dept.
Torrey Clark writes "MyMacGames is preparing to launch a new 'games on demand' service for Mac users ($8-20 per month) in the third quarter of 2007 that will feature roughly 100 games at launch. They are currently offering a free beta."
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Games On Demand Service For Mac

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  • by gsnedders (928327) on Monday January 01, 2007 @11:58AM (#17422308) Homepage
    The dock in OS X is a direct descendent of NeXTSTEP's dock (which is hardly odd, seeming Apple bought NeXT for the OS) which existed since version NeXTSTEP 0.9, released in 1989, before Windows had a taskbar.
  • Re:100 Mac Games (Score:5, Informative)

    by jacobw (975909) <{moc.gofeeknay} {ta} {gro.todhsals}> on Monday January 01, 2007 @12:27PM (#17422478) Homepage
    Have there been 100 Mac games worth paying for since the Lisa?

    Hey, there are thousands of good games you can play on your Mac. You just have to install Boot Camp first.

    Seriously, there is actually a pretty healthy Mac games market. I'm just not sure it's one that appeals to the average Slashdot reader. If you want the latest and whizziest FPS--or if you spend enough time gaming that you need a new epic game every few days--then yeah, you need to run Windows.

    But for a more casual gamer, the Mac is a perfectly good option, even without Boot Camp. Many of the most popular Windows games eventually get ported to the Mac--the Sims, Doom III, Jedi Outcast, etc, etc, etc, are all available on a Mac. Then there are companies like Ambrosia Software [ambrosiasw.com], Pangea [pangeasoft.net], and Freeverse [freeverse.com] that make games primarily or exclusively for the Macintosh. The smaller Mac market means that these games will sell fewer copies, and they therefore tend to have smaller development staffs. On the one hand, this means Mac-exclusive games often don't have the vast scope of original PC games. On the other hand, it means there's more room for quirky, off-beat stuff [ambrosiasw.com].
  • Re:100 Mac Games (Score:1, Informative)

    by XxtraLarGe (551297) on Monday January 01, 2007 @12:42PM (#17422580) Journal
    Have there been 100 Mac games worth paying for since the Lisa?

    Yes, there are. Here's a list I made in about 10 minutes off the top of my head. There are hundreds more.

    Age of Empires, Age of Empires 2, Age of Mythology, Alice, Alien Vs. Predator, Alien Vs. Predator 2, Alpha Centauri, Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Carmageddon, Carmageddon 2, Civilization, Civilization 2, Civilization 3, Civilization 4, Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer Generals, Descent, Deus Ex, Diablo, Diablo II, Doom, Doom II, Doom III, Duke Nukem 3D, Escape from Monkey Island, Escape Velocity, Escape Velocity Nova, Fallout, Fallout 2, Freedom Force, Full Throttle, Giants Citizen Kabuto, Halo, Heavy Metal FAKK 2, Heroes of Might and Magic, Heroes of Might and Magic 2, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, Icewind Dale, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Lode Runner, Majesty, Marathon, Marathon 2, Marathon Infinity, Master of Orion, Master of Orion 2, MDK, Medal of Honor:Allied Assault, Myst, Myst 2, Myth, Myth 2, Neverwinter Nights, No One Lives Forever, No One Lives Forever 2, Oni, Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia 2, Quake, Quake II, Quake III Arena, Quake IV, Railroad Tycoon, Railroad Tycoon 2, Railroad Tycoon 3, Rainbow Six, Rainbow Six 2, Rainbow Six 3, Red Faction, Rise of Nations, Rune, Sacrifice, Sam & Max Hit the Road, Splinter Cell, Star Wars Dark Forces, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer, Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars Jedi Academy, Star Wars Jedi Knight 2, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars X-Wing, StarCraft, Stronghold, Summoner, The 7th Guest, Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider 2, Tomb Raider 3, Tropico, Tropico 2, Undying, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal Tournament 2004, Vampire: The Masquerade, WarCraft, Warcraft 2, WarCraft 3, World of Warcraft

    Yes, there's 100 here. I tried to do an ordered list, but Slashdot gave me an error.

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