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#1 Jan

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:27 PM

Virtual Programming and Atari will bring Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena to Mac OS X:

http://www.macgamer.com/

http://atari.com/riddick/

No release date as of yet, but a pretty surprising announcement. :)
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:11 PM

ooh! nice...
I might end up picking this one up if it turns out well. I was umming and ahing on the PS3 version before its release, but Im all for supporting mac gaming, so well see..
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:49 AM

Surprising indeed. I have the original game on Xbox and it's a really good game. The Dark Athena addon didn't exactly get much praise from critics, but the original is included and should be ace.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 02:04 PM

this is a must have!
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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:51 PM

Wow! Very cool. I'm a big riddick fan. Hope it comes out soon, and actually runs well in terms of optimization. :)
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 12:05 AM

View PostMiharu, on June 15th 2009, 03:19 AM, said:

Surprising indeed. I have the original game on Xbox and it's a really good game. The Dark Athena addon didn't exactly get much praise from critics, but the original is included and should be ace.

Exactly. Since the original was never ported now we'll finally see it come over to Mac.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:12 PM

Well this looks good, at least we have another game coming to OSX. Would the original be free, or at least close to it?

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:20 PM

View PostThe Liberator, on June 15th 2009, 06:12 PM, said:

Well this looks good, at least we have another game coming to OSX. Would the original be free, or at least close to it?

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From what I heard it was kind of the other way around. The original was a quiet success on the XBox and because Microsoft couldn't get the XBox 360 to be compatible with it through emulation profiles, the developers decided to do a high-def remake of the original game for XBox 360 and PC. The new missions are kind of the free add-on to progress the game, although it's pretty much the same either way you look at it. They both are integrated together.

Since Virtual Programming is doing it and they've dropped their only Cider port in X3 Reunion in favour of a native re-port, I'm guessing Riddick will be a native port too. The graphics don't look that amazing despite the modern remake, but the system requirements seem pretty high with the game appearing to take advantage of 3 or more cores. Perhaps it's not the most efficient game. PC minimum requirements call for a HD 2600XT minimum, so this may be the first Mac game to drop support for the X1600, HD2400XT, and HD2600Pro which eliminates quite a few MacBook Pros and most iMacs. If the HD2600Pro isn't supported, the 9400M would probably be out too, since I'm pretty sure the HD2600Pro is faster. Hopefully the PC minimum requirements were just being cautious. Either way, I guess it's a good thing it looks to be a native port.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:42 PM

View PostThe Liberator, on June 15th 2009, 03:12 PM, said:

Well this looks good, at least we have another game coming to OSX. Would the original be free, or at least close to it?

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Escape From Butcher Bay comes packed in with Dark Athena; and it is remastered with the new engine.  

So yes, i guess its free.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:40 AM

Yeah it started off as a HD remake with a couple extra missions to sucker the die hard fans, but as time went on it expanded further and further till it was about the length of the original. Not as good, but still worth playing is what Ive heard in many places.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:59 AM

Hmmm, I shall keep an eye on it then.

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:17 PM

I had the impression it was actually a brand new game, so I guess Yahtzee's review wasn't so far off the mark after all.

And yeah, I did post the ZP review of Assault on Dark Athena; I kinda found it funny, if only for the potato chip jokes he makes at the expense of the title.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:42 AM

Looks pretty cool :) I'll be keeping an eye on developments.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:46 AM

I played through the demo today on PS3 and the game looks quite good.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:33 PM

Riddick is an awesome sci-fi character. It pains me to see Vin Diesel doing crap car chase films when he looks so good with the ol' shiv and goggles.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

Chronicles of Riddick is currently only $15 on the Mac App Store!!

This is 2 games-in-one: Assault on Dark Athena and the prequel, Escape from Butcher Bay

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:40 AM

Cool. I got the games for the App Store.

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:20 AM

Any chance to play this one on modern MacOS?
What is the latest Version? I think it's the MAS Version. Does it work on 10.13.6 ?
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Posted 23 November 2019 - 02:53 AM

I couldn't check—there's no longer a page for it on MAS.
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Posted 23 November 2019 - 03:20 AM

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