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#41 Janichsan

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 03:12 PM

I guess it's mainly a matter of numbers: most Mac games just sell a measly couple of thousand copies. On the PC side, I suppose even something like Evil Dead can top something like that.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 05:05 PM

View PostJanichsan, on June 22nd 2007, 03:59 PM, said:

Thirdly: Blizzard didn't get a discount for the Mac license for Havok. So it's reasonable to assume that Flagship will neither.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:38 PM

I just want to say its not my fault, it came to me in a dream and don't shoot the messenger:

But... is Half-Life a genre?

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

View PostDavidM, on June 22nd 2007, 06:38 PM, said:

I just want to say its not my fault, it came to me in a dream and don't shoot the messenger:

But... is Half-Life a genre?

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Nope, FPS is a genre.. and Half Life is a FPS.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 06:49 AM

View PostSmoke_Tetsu, on June 22nd 2007, 08:34 PM, said:

Survival Horror (Resident Evil style)

Don't forget Alone in The Dark, third person, 2D backdrops, zombies, loads of cut scenes, convoluted inventory menu and crap control system. Capcom's inspiration and RE's illegitimate daddy.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:09 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on June 22nd 2007, 04:26 PM, said:

Maybe it's something really wild like a virtual reality game where you can go online to go outside and sit on the grass and watch the clouds and the birds.  It would be really cool if you could like, look real close at the grass and see bugs and stuff.

:lol: Funny! It's a good idea for a action/adventure game. Maybe when you are looking at the bugs you could choose to shrink yourself and spend some time in their world and when things got too dangerous you could blow up again and squash them. :happy:

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:22 PM

View PostJanichsan, on June 22nd 2007, 04:46 PM, said:

Also possible, but I'm reading this more to be a full game and not "just" an expansion to an existing game.

I'm still trying to think of a genre that we never had on the Mac. But every genre I can think of (first-person shooter, third person shooter, jump'n'run, action adventures, adventures in general, RTS, TBS, flight sims, submarine sims, trading sims, american football games, real football games, golf games, skateboard games, racing, RPGs, sport manager games, puzzle games, hell - even japanese dating sims) has examples - even though some are pretty scarce and/or old.
Maybe a sport game like bicycle racing, mountain bike racing, karate, arm wrestling or " world's strongest man". Maybe yatch racing  :lol: .

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:34 PM

As I posted in the other thread:

Maybe they mean a genre that they (Aspyr) never brought to the Mac before especially if you just count OS X. So for example Alone in the Dark wouldn't count because A) It's not for OS X and b) It's not by Aspyr. BTW, Survival Horror doesn't necessarily mean 2D backdrops anymore... or even those other cliches. That should widen the net a little. ;) I just have to mention one severely neglected genre is AAA 3D Fighting (that should fit anyone's definition of a genre never before on the Mac).. that's for sure. But that may be a :pinkpony: of a thing to hope for.

I'm also guessing it'll be a fairly recent game.

BTW, if you posed this question to a lot of people on other boards they would say.. "Genre!? Wouldn't that mean all of them.. Mac has no games at all LOLLLLLLL!!!!!"  :crazy: :wall:
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 04:05 PM

By the way I found this in this discussion http://www.insidemac...showtopic=30002

"Will CoD4 be available for Mac / Linux fans?

Most likely, yes. It probably won't be for launch, but just like the previous titles, Aspyr will work to port it to Mac users. Official word from Infinity Ward? No official confirmation has been given yet."

So one of the titles may be CoD4.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 04:12 PM

View PostHomy, on June 23rd 2007, 04:05 PM, said:

So one of the titles may be CoD4.

That would be the familiar one.
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

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Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 05:46 PM

View PostHomy, on June 23rd 2007, 05:05 PM, said:

So one of the titles may be CoD4.

Would be more then obvious. Never know until Aspyr announces anything.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 06:50 PM

View PostJanichsan, on June 22nd 2007, 03:12 PM, said:

I guess it's mainly a matter of numbers: most Mac games just sell a measly couple of thousand copies. On the PC side, I suppose even something like Evil Dead can top something like that.

I just looking at the Havok web site and noticed Ratatouille listed... hmmm.... :unsure: Are they going to bring a completely different version to the Mac I wonder... maybe Disney\Pixar can afford Havok. ;)

Fable 2 also uses it. :P

And the new Red Faction (sorry Hapu Hanu).

Still it seems it doesn't absolutely  mean it's not coming it just makes it a lot less likely. :P
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It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 08:50 PM

Company of Heroes or Spore or Bioshock would be my guess for the new "sub?" genre.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 09:44 PM

I agree CoD 4 is a likely candidate for the first game.  As for the "new genre," how about a fishing game? I can't remember seeing one of those on Mac before.  Not sure how likely that is, but it was just about the only other genre I could think of.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 10:06 PM

View Postcoreyjd, on June 23rd 2007, 09:44 PM, said:

As for the "new genre," how about a fishing game? I can't remember seeing one of those on Mac before.  Not sure how likely that is, but it was just about the only other genre I could think of.

Are there even any new AAA Fishing games for Windows? :unsure: ;)
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

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Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:49 PM

View PostSmoke_Tetsu, on June 23rd 2007, 09:06 PM, said:

Are there even any new AAA Fishing games for Windows? :unsure: ;)

Is it even theoretically possible for a fishing game to BE "AAA?"

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:00 AM

View Postalldaveallen, on June 23rd 2007, 11:49 PM, said:

Is it even theoretically possible for a fishing game to BE "AAA?"

And as far as I know Aspyr mostly ports AAA titles. ;)

.... notice I say mostly. :unsure:

I wonder if a criteria would be it has to be on the PC first... because that would rule some games out right there.
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Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.

the Battle Cat said:

Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:28 AM

View Postone, on June 23rd 2007, 10:50 PM, said:

Company of Heroes or Spore or Bioshock would be my guess for the new "sub?" genre.

Spore isn't coming out for years yet, unfortunately.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:00 AM

and bioshock is the spiritual successor to System Shock and Deus Ex, both of which came to the mac.
while Company of Heroes is just an RTS.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:00 PM

Maybe a new adventure game from Lucasarts...