Mac Now "Tier-1 Platform" For Gaming?

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Mac owning gamers are like gay republicans, delusional.

Mac nerds are just hipsters who are too fat to wear skinny jeans.
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If you're a serious gamer, buying the best equipment for gaming isn't "biting the bullet," it's upgrading.

Which reminds me, I need to start preparing for Starcraft 2.
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Now that you're on the subject, could one of you gamers tell me which is the best game console?
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Depends on what you want @3.

I got the ps3 because there were quite a few ps3 only titles that I wanted, I dont care about playing with other people, I refuse to pay a subscription, blu-ray is nice, and there are less hardware problems.

What are you looking for?
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@#2 yeah you do SC2 is awesome! :)
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Whenever I see long lines for releases of Halo games I get nostalgic for Marathon and my Powermac 6100.
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Are you in their beta, cody???
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Portal 2!! WANT.
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Let's face it, after all the Oscar parties, there's going to be a lot of cool gaming for the iPad and other Macs.

Talent and stories will abound.
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@4 I thank you. I think, unless someone has something to add. it's ps3.
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NOTE: Steam will be on Mac. That does not mean all games available on Steam will be available on Mac.

All Valve games will be available, and, since they're making it a Tier 1 platform, subsequent Valve releases will ship on Mac, PC, and Xbox simultaneously. But there are a LOT of non-Valve games on Steam.
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@2 Kersy

Yeah I am :) yay blizzcon 2008!

I also got a second invite so my boyfriend is playing too. It's like I won the SC2 lottery.
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Will you be able to play them on the iPad?
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@4, Plus its one hell of a media server. I use PlayOn and can easily stream Hulu, YouTube, Netflis (thought there is a disc for that now), plus every video file on my computer. I actually have not played a game on mine in a while, though with FF13 out that's going to change.
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I've been on Macs since the early 1990s (anyone remember the SE-30?). I like games, and have always been bummed that PCs have tons more games. I'm not hard-core enough to buy a PC just to use as a gaming platform.

Question: Now that Macs are using Intel processors, shouldn't it be easier to port PC-based games over to the Mac? Instead, there seems to be fewer games than ever.
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@15: Easier, yes, but there are still plenty of differences. OpenGL vs. DirectX is one important one.
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Reminds me of this: http://i.imgur.com/1Ypur.jpg which seriously made me laugh every few hours for about 3 days.

I'm glad this is happening, so that Macnerds can get in on the fun.
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@12 You dirty bitch ;) I want!

@14 Nice! I have a separate media computer running Boxee, so I haven't tried it on the console. Such a nice option. As for FF, omg. so. gorgeous. 1080p <3
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I haven't played any games on an Apple product since Zork III.
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