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Friday, June 15, 2007
Did Apple Lie To Mac Gamers?
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 22 comments

Another editorial focusing on the implications of Electronic Arts' recent announcement of new Ciderized games on the way to Macs has appeared, this one from ExtremeTech. The article's author explores the potential for harmful impact on companies that port games to the Mac platform, questions whether Cider based games will perform well for the majority of Mac owners, and speculates on EA's level of commitment to the platform.

Curiously enough, none of these questions was raised at WWDC 2007. Jobs, cunning rascal that he is, never brought any of it up and never even took any steps to publicly reassure Aspyr and other Mac gaming companies (and their customers) that their future wasn't in danger. Nor did he directly confront the possibility that EA and other Cider-gaming mills might withdraw again from the Mac market if sales figures aren't what they want. Surely the chairman of Apple should have at least broached this touchy and nettlesome topic?

Or perhaps he deliberately omitted these details? Some would say that a lie of omission is still a lie and some would consider Jobs' omission to be just that: a lie. Steve Jobs would do well to remember that and Mac gamers would do well to view any further statements from Jobs or EA with a major grain of salt until the questions about the performance of Cider-based games are answered and until the true nature and depth of EA's commitment to the Mac gaming market is clear to everyone.
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