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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 Tom (822) on Monday January 01, 2007 @10:56AM (#17422290) Homepage Journal

    Like with the infinitely superior wheel-mouse?
    Or windows that maximize?
    Or a hierarcichal file explorer?
    Or a taskbar?
    Have you ever used OSX for more than 5 minutes? Then you, sir, are a stupid idiot.

    * The Mighty Mouse is at least 3 times as useful as those "wheel-mouse" abominations. It doesn't have a wheel, it has a small trackball. That means a) higher resolution and b) ability to scroll in 2D instead of 1D. If you've ever used a mouse in serious work and not just websurfing, you'll know how infinitly valuable that is.

    * OSX windows don't maximize. They optimize. There's a difference there, one you have to see to appreciate. Maximize is simple, wasteful and ugly. Optimize is simple (to use), efficient and beautiful.

    * Finder isn't based on explorer, it's based on the NeXT filesystem browser as is immediatly obvious to anyone who's used both. In fact, from what I've heard the vista explorer has once again copied Finder's useful shortcut bar.

    * There is no taskbar on OSX. The Dock contains information about running tasks, but it is much more, more useful, efficient and nicer to look it. If you call it "copying" that Ferrari builds cars with the same number of wheels as the original Ford, then yes. By any other definition, the Dock is not a copy of the taskbar.

    Why's there no "-1 bullshit" or "-1 misinformation" mod choice?
  • by XxtraLarGe (551297) on Monday January 01, 2007 @11:08AM (#17422388) Journal
    I've heard about this. Photoshop's a game, right?

    1998 called. They want their joke back...
  • by TheRaven64 (641858) on Monday January 01, 2007 @11:10AM (#17422392) Journal
    I'm sceptical of a site which asks for your email address without providing any information. I was also intrigued by the title 'remember when you used to buy games?' Actually, I do. I bought Diablo II, and I still play it occasionally. I bought Escape Velocity Nova three years ago, and it's a lot of fun from time to time. The most recent game I bought was Railroad Tycoon 3, which didn't get much play time because it required the CD in the drive to work, which is not good for me, because my laptop and the CD are frequently not in the same place. The games I have played the most recently, however, have been free. I have enjoyed online browser-based games, such as Urban Dead and Tribal Wars. I spent a while solving all of the puzzles in Blob Wars (GPL) and I'm now spending a lot of my free time playing Oolite (CC). $8-22 per month seems a lot to pay, since the hobbyist community seems to have been doing a much better job of entertaining me than the big game development companies recently.

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