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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Coming to Mac This Fall, Half-Price Sale on Older CoD Titles






Call of Duty: Black Ops, the bestselling first-person shooter, is coming to the Mac this fall from Aspyr.

Pricing and system requirements have not been announced, but the game will include the full single-player campaign, multiplayer, and both co-op and single-player Zombie mode.
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Aspyr Media, Inc., the leader in Mac game publishing, announced today that Activision Publishing, Inc.'s record-setting Call of Dutyģ: Black Ops will be coming to the Mac. Developed originally by award-winning studio Treyarch and brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, the Mac version of the epic Call of Dutyģ blockbuster will be available on Macs worldwide in digital and boxed formats this fall.

Call of Duty: Black Ops takes players to conflicts across the globe as elite black operations forces fight in the deniable operations and secret wars that occurred under the veil of the Cold War. Featuring an adrenaline-pumping single-player campaign, out-of-this-world Zombies co-operative game mode, and an incredibly deep multiplayer experience, Call of Duty: Black Ops delivers the complete Call of Duty experience with amazing enhanced graphics, streaming texture technology, and superior lighting effects for the most immersive and cinematic action.



Along with the Black Ops announcement, Aspyr has put Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, and Call of Duty 4 on sale for 50% off on the Mac App Store [Direct Link] and the GameAgent digital download store.

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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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A year late...
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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A year late...
You know not all people are chasing games and even have time to play them all day.

Iím for example am happy that i will be able to play this great shooter when i feel like it.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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The entire series is overpriced for their age and qualities.

I enjoyed the first two YEARS ago, but seeing them at those prices now is a bit ridiculous.

Then again I just checked on Steam and the windows versions are as expensive if not more, even if they have been there since late 2006 (6+ years old games should see a declining price). At least Steam offers packs (that are still overpriced).

I wonder if the latest games are true ports or Cider wrappers?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Great news! I just hope Aspyr can fill in the gaps and bring out World at War and/or MW2 next.


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You know not all people are chasing games and even have time to play them all day.

I’m for example am happy that i will be able to play this great shooter when i feel like it.
Exactly. Even though I have bootcamp, I'm just not a day 1 person when it comes to games. My intense backlog of games insures that. I'd also rather get this on the Mac so I really don't mind waiting.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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I haven't played a game in many years, do you typically need a mouse to play these?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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I wonder if the latest games are true ports or Cider wrappers?
As far as I'm aware, Aspyr always does true ports.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 05:29 PM   #8
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I wonder if the latest games are true ports or Cider wrappers?
As far as I'm aware, Aspyr always does true ports.
What is a cider wrapper? I'm not familiar with that term. Also, what's the difference between a cider wrapper and a "true port"?

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Well I have seen people here who have experiences using the trackpad to play shooting games and they find it enjoyable. Not my own preferred input method, but it may be worth checking out. You could always grab a free demo at Steam, like Portal and give it a try. But if your using something like a track ball however, I wouldn't bother
Personally, this is my preferred gaming mouse.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:11 PM   #9
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You know not all people are chasing games and even have time to play them all day.

Iím for example am happy that i will be able to play this great shooter when i feel like it.
yes but by fall when its suppose to be release it will be a 2year old game. they should be working on MW3 for Mac
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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yes but by fall when its suppose to be release it will be a 2year old game. they should be working on MW3 for Mac
So what? Will it be less fun? I still play Diablo II from time to time. I really have no idea what this year counting thing has at all to do with games. If a game is good, itís good.
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yes but by fall when its suppose to be release it will be a 2year old game. they should be working on MW3 for Mac
Age is not an issue as the game is not any worse than it was in 2010.
It's more than obvious that majority of big-name games won't make it to the Mac on the day 1 (in the nearest future), but it's nice to see that Activision at least gives a **** about something besides consoles and traditional PCs...

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too bad mac missed call of duty modern warfare 2. It was the best so far, I think.
I guess MW2 is next up. I don't believe that World at War will make it to the Mac anytime, though.
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You know not all people are chasing games and even have time to play them all day.

Iím for example am happy that i will be able to play this great shooter when i feel like it.
Some people also own PCs for gaming because they don't want to wait a year... We all know that's an eternity in the tech world. The new one will be out soon. COD has lost its vision anyways as each one is pretty much the same.
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Some people also own PCs for gaming because they don't want to wait a year... We all know that's an eternity in the tech world. The new one will be out soon. COD has lost its vision anyways as each one is pretty much the same.
You know it’s funny on so many levels i won’t even bother explaning. I only want to note that it’s just a game and some of you here are talking like it’s the center of your life.

P.S. You don’t have to wait a year, you just live your life.
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You know itís funny on so many levels i wonít even bother explaning. I only want to note that itís just a game and some of you here are talking like itís the center of your life.

P.S. You donít have to wait a year, you just live your life.
lol anyone who is on a computer forum has less of a life. Stop trying to put yourself above everyone else
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You know not all people are chasing games and even have time to play them all day.

True, and I am one of those people. I play for a couple of hours for a day or two every couple of months. However since the mac is lagging behind, I end up playing the games on pc, xbox and ps3 (heck even ipad). By the time a game is released on the mac, i've already got my dosage and the game is just too old 'technologically' to be bothered with at the time of its released on the mac.

Anyway, I came across this thread because I'm on a business trip for six months with nothing but my macbook air. not even ipad. and the tv only speaks german

I'm bored to death in the evenings and looking for games to play on the mac. so far i have found nothing. yes CoD4 is available on at the ap store... but should i take a risk of buying it and then not be able to play it? heck there is not even a demo of the game! makes me thing it sucks terribly on mac!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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You know not all people are chasing games and even have time to play them all day.

Iím for example am happy that i will be able to play this great shooter when i feel like it.
What if you felt like playing it an year earlier, when it came out ya know
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Hey, I can remember way back when this came was relevant! Very cool!
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A year late...
By the time they release it, it will be two years.
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I'm glad to see this being released for the Mac. I played it on Steam when it first came out and really liked it. I've heard people gripe about a lack of support/updates but I never seemed to notice a problem and logged a lot of hours (more than I like to admit).

I think some people are down on it being "late" simply because of the multiplayer aspect. If you are playing single-player it is never too late. Nor is is too late for zombies or co-op, both mods are great btw! But if you buy a FPS and skip everything to just play multi-player then I think the server population might be down as so many jump to the next newest release for MP. Also, if you jump into MP you probably want a mouse as things move faster against live people.

Overall, this is a great game in the series.

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By the time they release it, it will be two years.
And that will change what exactly? I find the game, realize that i havenít played it yet, but the moment i see itís 2 years old i run away disgusted?

This whole gamer thing is a sad little story every time.
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And that will change what exactly? I find the game, realize that i havenít played it yet, but the moment i see itís 2 years old i run away disgusted?

This whole gamer thing is a sad little story every time.
Riight Nothing change with the game, it's the same game. But I don't pay full price for 1 y.o pc games.

By your wisdom, would you buy Pentium 4 PC for $1000 today? Hey it's just as fast as the day it was manufactured. It's the same CPU. Would you pay and use it today? Really?
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Riight Nothing change with the game, it's the same game. But I don't pay full price for 1 y.o pc games.

By your wisdom, would you buy Pentium 4 PC for $1000 today? Hey it's just as fast as the day it was manufactured. It's the same CPU. Would you pay and use it today? Really?
By my wisdom your example is apples and oranges.
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And that will change what exactly? I find the game, realize that i havenít played it yet, but the moment i see itís 2 years old i run away disgusted?

This whole gamer thing is a sad little story every time.
Never said a two year old game isn't playable or enjoyable. Hell, I still play the original Halo, which is an 11 year old game. COD 2 is another one (7 years old).
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Never said a two year old game isn't playable or enjoyable. Hell, I still play the original Halo, which is an 11 year old game. COD 2 is another one (7 years old).
Way to bump a 2 month old thread
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How would this run on a new 11" MacBook Air 2.0 GHz i7, 8GB RAM? The version that's on sale.
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