I'm a scientist from Denmark. I've always had Macs in my house, and as the only Mac gamer in my hood, when I was a kid, the only way to get Mac information was from magazines, and later the internet. So I've wasted quite some time on IMG so far! I still play lots of games on my Mac, although I don't have much time these days.
...(I've always been SO annoyed that after you select Single Player in Civ4:BTS, it then defaults to the THIRD menu option, which is mods - So if you start the game, and then spam enter to get going, you actually end up relaunching the game with some weird mod started! >_<)
Blizzard said it chose patch 1.12 “because it represents the most complete version of the classic experience.”
So we asked ourselves, would it still be possible to deliver an authentic classic experience if we took our modern code, with all its back-end improvements and changes, and used it to process the Patch 1.12 game data?
While that might seem counterintuitive, this would inherently include classic systems like skill ranks, old quests and terrain, talents, and so on, while later features like Transmog and Achievements would effectively not exist because they were entirely absent from the data. After weeks of R&D, experimentation, and prototyping, we were confident we could deliver the classic WoW content and gameplay without sacrificing the literally millions of hours put in to back-end development over the past 13 years.
I can live with that. Looking forward to re-experiencing WOW! Some more technical stuff in the link above, if you care about stuff like that.
No release date yet, but we will like hear something around BlizzCon in November I assume.
What's your favourite series/franchise of games, and why?
Legend of Zelda I have to say. I have had waaaay to many wonderful gaming experiences in that series. Ocarina of Time is still my number one all time game (Followed by Baldurs Gate 1, Civilization 4: BTS, Borderlands 2 in that order). The music, the setting, the characters, the gameplay, the story, the AAA feel - Everything top notch. Specifically for OoT, it has to be the music and story though.
Really looking forward to getting a Nintendo Switch and dive into Breath of the Wild.
Speedcat: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Witcher 3, Mass Effect 1-3, Assasins Creed 3+, Far Cry 1+, for Mac. You may reply to this thread when you've convinced your superiors to start porting them. Thank you very much!
Oh, and Half-Life 3 now we are at it, please. But I will allow you to reply to the thread before this is confirmed in the making. I am that kind.
I haven't ever taken it personally either, no worries Kitty, though I do appreciate you saying this.
The continuing derailing of threads is kind of the charm of the community, because we all do it, and we all keep them going, and fill them with funny nonsense, which we all love.
I think our community is pretty cool and I can't recall ever being frustrated or annoyed (I won't lie Ballmer is pushing it though), so no sweat. Y'all are cool!
And this. I consider Ballmer a first rate troll, with his endless spamming of completely pointless and lousy humored threads that just fill up the forum for no reason what so ever than to satisfy his apparently very empty life.
I don't think Steam figures into a future where the consumer ecosystem does not include hardware capable of running desktop games. The vast majority of Apple customers are not using desktop computers now as it is. When it comes to games, mobile games are where the money is at for Apple.
Which is a bit crazy, considering GTAV just hit a staggering 6 billion dollars of revenue... It is the largest entertainment franchise ever! Apple is really missing out on something, not having proper gaming Macs.
If you add the stuff about ARM Macs, together with the new Universal Binary rumors, and Timothy's love for the iPad, and shake it a little bit, you do end up with a scary FrankenPadBook rumor like that. ^