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Thursday, May 24, 2001
 
Gaming and the Apple Store
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The Apple stores are finally here and by all accounts, they've been a tremendous success. Poshly adorned and stocked with generous amounts of hardware and software, the Apple store gives Mac users a place they can go to find practically anything Mac-related. But how are the Apple stores for Mac gamers? IMG's Chris Barylick (who incidentally showed up at 4 A.M for the McLean, Virginia opening) takes a look at one of the new Apple stores from a gaming perspective. Here's a snippet from the article:

Walk into the Apple Store looking for a choice game and you won't be let down. The first thing that catches the buyer's eye are two enormous black shelves which run most of the length of the store filled to the brim with software. For parents looking for software titles for their children, the shelves along the walls are laden with non-violent/educational programs, everything within easy reach. Customers can simply pluck out the titles of their choice (no need to wait for the title to be retrieved from a back room), walk to the register and take home what they came for. Everything's as convenient as it should be.


"I was kind of impressed that there are this many Mac games together," said a customer who identified himself as David, who eagerly snagged a copy of Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear from the shelves.

Overall the Apple stores should be a boon for Mac gaming. Be sure to check out the rest of the article. In related news, a recent discussion on the Mac Games Developer's list has revealed that Apple has appointed a contact person specifically to help small and independent publishers (such as shareware makers) find shelf space in Apple stores, which would be impossible in the larger corporate chains such as CompUSA.

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