Jump to content


apple moving into game publishing and development?


  • Please log in to reply
50 replies to this topic

#1 emailthatguy

emailthatguy

    Fan

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 31 posts

Posted 27 May 2006 - 01:14 AM

found this interesting article over at gamespot.  give it a read its interesting indeed.

tunser can you look into this and see what you can find out?  thanks.

http://www.gamespot....pic_id=24660295

#2 Lord Brixton

Lord Brixton

    Master Blaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1629 posts
  • Location:London, England

Posted 27 May 2006 - 01:44 AM

Mark my words: The Pippin will ship before Vista.

Then again, what won't?

Tower MacPro 2x2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon / 4gb RAM / Radeon X1900 XT 512 / 20" Cinema Display.
MacBook Pro 1.8 gHz Core Duo  / 1gb RAM / Radeon mobility X1600 128 / 15" LCD
PowerBook G4 1x1.67ghz / 1gb RAM / Radeon mobility 9700 128 / 15" LCD

723rd kicks wussy Nar butt!




Posted Image


#3 Batcat

Batcat

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2907 posts
  • Location:In Flux

Posted 27 May 2006 - 02:43 AM

Halo 2 Vista? :)


... :(

#4 Lord Brixton

Lord Brixton

    Master Blaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1629 posts
  • Location:London, England

Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:11 AM

:D

Tower MacPro 2x2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon / 4gb RAM / Radeon X1900 XT 512 / 20" Cinema Display.
MacBook Pro 1.8 gHz Core Duo  / 1gb RAM / Radeon mobility X1600 128 / 15" LCD
PowerBook G4 1x1.67ghz / 1gb RAM / Radeon mobility 9700 128 / 15" LCD

723rd kicks wussy Nar butt!




Posted Image


#5 Siriusfox

Siriusfox

    Legendary

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1148 posts
  • Steam Name:opensiriusfox
  • Location:Washington State

Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:25 AM

This is just what I needed. In January a friend came to me and told me about Apple starting a gaming division. I was inclied to belive him because he had known about what Apple would release for MW the previous day. His Step-Father has  some very good friends inside Apple, and this is just the thing to make me really think this rumor could be true.
20'' iMac Intel Core Duo 2GHz, 10.6.5, 2GB RAM, 256MB ATI X1600

"Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog." -Doug Larson

#6 Tuncer (IMG)

Tuncer (IMG)

    Pimpbot 5000

  • Admin
  • 920 posts
  • Location:Calgary, Canada
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:42 AM

View Postemailthatguy, on May 27th 2006, 01:14 AM, said:

found this interesting article over at gamespot.  give it a read its interesting indeed.

tunser can you look into this and see what you can find out?  thanks.

http://www.gamespot....pic_id=24660295

Sorry, i have zero inside info on what Apple is doing. But the next logic step for the ipod is better gaming on the device. When the wide screen ipod comes out, gaming on it would be cool!
Tuncer
Inside Mac Games

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/tuncerdeniz

#7 WhiteSavage

WhiteSavage

    Heroic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 319 posts
  • Location:I'll figure that out later :\

Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:17 AM

I'm still waiting for that darned Gpod:

http://www.gamerevol...s/gpod/gpod.htm

#8 wymer100

wymer100

    Heroic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 272 posts
  • Location:Groton, CT USA

Posted 27 May 2006 - 02:17 PM

Maybe we should send this to Brad Oliver. He'd be great. Not many people know more about mac game development than him.

#9 Xavier

Xavier

    Notorious

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 182 posts

Posted 27 May 2006 - 03:11 PM

I sure hope Apple isn't going to limit game development to the iPod. I personaly never play the iPod games and would rather see better computer games.
Moof!

#10 WSTE_M

WSTE_M

    Legendary

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1159 posts
  • Location:six feet under

Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:00 PM

Knowing Apple, its something we havent thought about.
It might be some kind of interactive learning tool or something like that.
Apple is going to go head on into the game business.
Not like that.

W
blowing stuff up in the virtual world since 1994

#11 Rev-O

Rev-O

    BANNED

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1214 posts
  • Location:Colorado

Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:28 AM

...or it is an elaborate ruse to get the last few remaining people who wan to dev games for the Mac together in one place so that Steve can eliminate them all and stop Mac gaming forever! It's a trap, I tell you! A trap!

#12 Zwilnik

Zwilnik

    Freeverse Software

  • Developer
  • PipPip
  • 116 posts

Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:48 AM

View PostRev-O, on May 29th 2006, 07:28 AM, said:

...or it is an elaborate ruse to get the last few remaining people who wan to dev games for the Mac together in one place so that Steve can eliminate them all and stop Mac gaming forever! It's a trap, I tell you! A trap!

I thought the water in the Apple meeting rooms at E3 tasted funny!

#13 WhiteSavage

WhiteSavage

    Heroic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 319 posts
  • Location:I'll figure that out later :\

Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:44 PM

Apple has meeting rooms at E3?

#14 bobbob

bobbob

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3367 posts

Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:24 PM

View PostWhiteSavage, on May 29th 2006, 06:44 PM, said:

Apple has meeting rooms at E3?

Not those kind of rooms.

#15 wymer100

wymer100

    Heroic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 272 posts
  • Location:Groton, CT USA

Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:07 AM

Or, could it be that Apple is hiring someone to work on optimizing OSX for gaming performance? Instead of making games, perhaps they simply want OSX to be better for game programming and performance. I know, I know. Stop laughing. But, perhaps Apple is getting really serious about the gaming issue.

#16 Tuncer (IMG)

Tuncer (IMG)

    Pimpbot 5000

  • Admin
  • 920 posts
  • Location:Calgary, Canada
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:27 AM

After doing some digging, I'm pretty convinced Apple is working on games for the iPod. Regular Mac games on iTunes would generate so little income that it isn't worth Apple's time and effort. And from what I've heard, the idea of putting Mac games on iTunes was brought up but shot down by higher ups in the company. Again, it's about how much Apple can make off iTunes. A few hundred thousand in game sales is not going convincing enough for Apple to build it into iTunes. But the ability to sell more iPods because it can play mobile games, etc....hmm :)

So it sounds like you will be able to buy "iPod" games through iTunes and download them from iTunes to get onto your Mac...but, of course, until it happens, this is all just speculation.
Tuncer
Inside Mac Games

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/tuncerdeniz

#17 NAG

NAG

    Legendary

  • IMG Pro Users
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 770 posts
  • Location:Run away!
  • Pro Member:Yes

Posted 30 May 2006 - 02:40 PM

Unless they come up with a controller that is easier to use for games than the current wheel (which is nice for music and video) I don't see how iPod games will sell.
"You call *this* archaeology?" Professor Henry Jones

#18 Destiny_Bomb

Destiny_Bomb

    Newbie

  • Members
  • 1 posts

Posted 30 May 2006 - 02:51 PM

I agree that apple is working on ipod games, BUT! I have good reason to belive that apple is working on seemless Windows OS and Mac OS. Meaning u could run say counter-strike just like u would when u would play a os 9 game in classic. also IT IS A FOR SURE THING that direct-x will run on apple in the comming months. Don't belive me, u just wait and see.

#19 sillek

sillek

    Heroic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 473 posts
  • Location:A

Posted 30 May 2006 - 05:14 PM

How many games can one play with a clickwheel ?

#20 bobbob

bobbob

    Uberspewer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3367 posts

Posted 30 May 2006 - 05:20 PM

View Postsillek, on May 30th 2006, 04:14 PM, said:

How many games can one play with a clickwheel ?

Breakout, Super Breakout, and a whole bunch of other games since the iPod has more than just a wheel.