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#401 Matt Diamond

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:53 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 16 January 2020 - 01:54 PM, said:

I would love to see a Mac port of Age of Empires II Definitive Edition. It just released earlier this year on PC and has been a joy to play. I played the original version of Age of Empires II on my old G4 Cube back when it was ported from Windows to PowerPC Macs

Ooh good pick! I was a beta tester on the original AoE2 Mac port so I remember it fondly.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:19 PM

I would like to see Metro Exodus, The Outer Worlds, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Dying Light 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo Infinite (and Deus Ex Human Revolution, Bioshock Infinite and Bioshock 2 remastered for Catalina). :)

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:26 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 13 January 2020 - 02:54 PM, said:

Mass Effect 1-3, Read Dead Redemption 1+2, Dead Space 1-3, Shadow of the Colossus, Uncharted 1-4, Kingdom Hearts 1-3, Dark Souls 1+2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3 and Skyrim. All on macOS, because they are all supposedly awesome games.


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Horizon: Zero Dawn is apparently coming to PC, so it’s not even the most far-fetched game on this list!

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:17 AM

View PostHomy, on 16 January 2020 - 10:19 PM, said:

I would like to see Metro Exodus, The Outer Worlds, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Dying Light 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo Infinite (and Deus Ex Human Revolution, Bioshock Infinite and Bioshock 2 remastered for Catalina). :)
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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:57 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 16 January 2020 - 01:54 PM, said:

I would love to see a Mac port of Age of Empires II Definitive Edition. It just released earlier this year on PC and has been a joy to play. I played the original version of Age of Empires II on my old G4 Cube back when it was ported from Windows to PowerPC Macs

Absolutely. Age of Empires II is still one of the games I've put most hours into. I've spend hundreds of hours playing skirmish missions. This game just offers endless hours of gameplay. Every match is different, so you can just play this game over and over again. I'd love to see a new port of this game for modern macOS. The release of the Definitive Edition would be the perfect reason to release an updated port for Macs.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 17 January 2020 - 11:17 AM, said:

You are a modest man with modest wishes.
A man is nothing without his hopes and dreams. :)

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:21 AM

View Postjos, on 18 January 2020 - 07:57 AM, said:

Absolutely. Age of Empires II is still one of the games I've put most hours into. I've spend hundreds of hours playing skirmish missions. This game just offers endless hours of gameplay. Every match is different, so you can just play this game over and over again. I'd love to see a new port of this game for modern macOS. The release of the Definitive Edition would be the perfect reason to release an updated port for Macs.

Update:
I've now seen a video on YouTube showing off some of the new features in this game. Wow, I didn't know so many things had changed. I've played the HD Edition that was released a few years ago, but that's essentially the exact same game as the original Age of Empires II with updated graphics. I expected this Definitive Edition to be the same: Just the same game with again updated graphics to make it look even better.

However, this is a complete overhaul of the entire game. I always thought Age of Empires II was a near-perfect game, so how can you improve on a game that's this good? Watching the improvements in that video I realised it is in fact possible to make the game even better.

This game looks absolutely fantastic. It makes one of my favourite games of all time even better, so after seeing what this Definitive Edition is all about I want a Mac version of this game more than anything else. Forget my previous vote of Doom 2016. I want Feral to start porting Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition right now.

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 06:17 PM

Heck, WARHAMMER: Vermintide II looks like fun, too!
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Posted 23 January 2020 - 08:54 PM

I hope System Shock 3 gets ported after release. :)

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 10:02 AM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 23 January 2020 - 06:17 PM, said:

Heck, WARHAMMER: Vermintide II looks like fun, too!

A few months ago I saw a review of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine on YouTube. I think that game looks fun too. Feral ports all of these Warhammer strategy games to the Mac, but I'd rather play this hack-n-slash game.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:28 AM

Let's kick this week off with another newsletter question:

What is your favourite DLC ever released for a video game, and why?

It can be cosmetics/outfits, souped-up weapons, or extra missions and campaigns - whatever it is, we want to know why it's your favourite DLC. You know the drill by now; your answers could feature in this month's newsletter.
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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:48 AM

This is easy: The Witcher 3’s DLCs. They took my core complaint of the main game—a so-so main plot with a boring villain—and made some of the most interesting video game villains ever. And each DLC was huge, especially Blood and Wine, which felt like a new game in its own right. They’re really expansion packs.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 08:51 AM

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, hands down. Made a good game majestic. Vanilla Civ IV shouldn't be played without it.

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• Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. So much great content and an awesome act to go.
• Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne. This one expanded the game SO much, and made the map making opportunities go through the roof.

Of course, these are all from back when DLC was called expansion packs..
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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:05 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 10 February 2020 - 08:51 AM, said:


Of course, these are all from back when DLC was called expansion packs..

Interesting angle, TEK. For me it was Neverwinter Nights 'Shadows of Undrentide'. I loved that expansion. Great music, great atmosphere. I still play through it on NWN:EE occasionally.
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 07:43 AM

Hello InsideMacGames! We're back to ask you this month's question...

What video game has the best soundtrack, and why?

It could be twangy indie songs that invoke the nostalgia of youth, or intense string quintets that inspire your soldiers to victory. As always, your answer could feature in our next newsletter.
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 07:46 AM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 11 March 2020 - 07:43 AM, said:

Hello InsideMacGames! We're back to ask you this month's question...

What video game has the best soundtrack, and why?

It could be twangy indie songs that invoke the nostalgia of youth, or intense string quintets that inspire your soldiers to victory. As always, your answer could feature in our next newsletter.

The BioShock series has pretty great soundtracks.
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 08:32 AM

Icewind Dale without a doubt. If you need a reason why, just go listen to the title track (although the rest will raise the hairs on the back of your neck also).
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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:02 AM

Myth II: Soulblighter. Spooky, haunting, and also has the voiceovers of some of the cutscenes in it that brings back memories of the game

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 10:04 AM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 11 March 2020 - 07:43 AM, said:

Hello InsideMacGames! We're back to ask you this month's question...

What video game has the best soundtrack, and why?

It could be twangy indie songs that invoke the nostalgia of youth, or intense string quintets that inspire your soldiers to victory. As always, your answer could feature in our next newsletter.

Easiest question ever. Mafia without a single second of doubt. This game has the best atmosphere in any game ever and it's all thanks to the perfectly chosen soundtrack. Every part of the city has it's own songs, so in China Town for example you'll hear Chinese music. The music even changes according to the intensity of the game. Drive slowly and you'll hear slow Jazz music, drive faster and you'll hear quick music.

It's totally awesome and the best soundtrack ever. When Doom (2016) released people were praising its music and said it's fantastic how the music changes according to the intensity of the game. Mafia already did this about 15 years earlier.

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 11:19 AM

I remember Warcraft 2 had some great tracks.
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