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Thursday, August 10, 2000
Apple Wraps Up MWNY Games
11:54 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Apple has posted a very nice wrap-up from Macworld Expo New York with extensive coverage of all the game and entertainment titles on display at the show. This was certainly the best Expo ever for Mac gaming, in our memory, and Apple's round-up covers them all, even titles that were not showing on the floor. Here's an excerpt:

Simultaneous—or nearly simultaneous—release of games on both of the major computing platforms is an important development in the videogame industry. Macworld offered plenty of evidence of this new trend and gamers are thrilled about it.

Blizzard Entertainment showcased its major new release Diablo II, which arrived for the Mac less than a month after the PC version hit store shelves. An intense fantasy role-playing game, it's the sequel to the best-selling Diablo, which was published for the Mac in 1997. The company also announced that Warcraft III, the third installment of the popular fantasy battle game series, will hit the Mac and the PC at the same time in late 2001.

Meanwhile, copies of The Sims, Aspyr Media's new game (released for the Mac just in time for the Expo), sold prodigiously at the show, as did copies of the highly anticipated Deus Ex, which was published nearly simultaneously on Mac and Windows by ION Storm.

Aspyr will also bring Sim Theme Park to the Mac in September. In this variation on the Sim theme, player create an amusement park and try to manage every aspect of its existence—from setting ticket prices to hiring employees.

Another best release selling at the show was GraphSim's Baldur's Gate. A fantasy role-playing game, Baldur's Gate is set in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons world Forgotten Realms.

Read the rest of the article for more details, although most of this is old news to those who followed our Expo coverage.

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