New Game Articles at Apple.com
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A trio of new game-related features has been posted to the Games section of Apple's web site.
The latest speed bump to the Power Mac G4 has prompted an update to Apple's roundup of "suggested configurations" for gaming on a Mac. The article outlines five different profiles:
Casual Gamers: new iMacEach configuration includes a list of recommended games. Links are also provided to gaming accessories like joysticks, graphics cards, trackballs, and mice sold at the online Apple Store.
Gamers on the Go: iBook
Intermediate Gamers: Power Mac G4
The Ultimate Gamer: Power Mac G4
Road Warriors: PowerBook G4
Dean Austin writes about how the release of Mac OS X prompted Sony to make its free casual gaming site, The Station, Mac-friendly. Games available include online versions of the game shows Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, and The Dating Game, as well as several casino and puzzle games and numerous card games, including four kinds of solitaire.
Here's what Station producer Dallas Dickinson has to say:
After the release of Mac OS X, we felt that it was important that we make our games cross-platform. As a lifelong Mac user, I am ecstatic about bringing our games onto this new platform, [and Sony Online Entertainment] is committed to supporting the Mac.Black & White
Brad Cook provides an overview of the popular god-game from Feral Interactive and GraphSim Entertainment. Highlights include interview snippets from Creator Peter Molyneux and the case for why Black & White is better on Mac OS X:
Why? Well, Feral explains that Mac OS X makes more efficient use of system resources, so it handles virtual memory better, which is important for a memory-intensive game like Black & White. And the multiprocessing capabilities in Mac OS X allow the game to render the environment at the same time as it handles other processing tasks, which improves system performance.For the full text of each article, follow the links below.
IMG Review: Black & White
Black & White
GraphSim: Black & White
Sony: The Station
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