Bungie says "no plans for Mac"

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    Maybe in 5 years.....
     
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    That's a shame, considering they did release at least the first Halo for the Mac... and that one's still priced like a brand new game to boot. Revolutionary game of course, but new-release pricing on a game that was released almost 7 years ago... Sheesh.
     
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    notnek

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    oh well.

    i'm glad they're focusing on one system. and the one system that has the most possibilities.
     
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    Too bad, considering Bungie was pretty much a Mac-only company for about a decade.

    :confused: The system with the most possibilities? That's debatable, to say the least. PC, Wii, maybe even PS3 or DS...
     
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    muhahha...

    Just don't forget, Bungee are all about the dollars.

    That's fine for them, just keep that in mind mac folks. They don't give a rat's behind about you.
     
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    Smells like MicroSoft involvement...
     
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    Read the LINK carefully! ;)

    EDIT: … never mind then :p … but someone should change the misleading name on this thread! Bungie didn't really mention anything specifically about the Mac. What they said was that they would only focus on the Xbox360 for now! (= No PC, Wii, PS3, or Mac…) :(
     
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    Damn! Not that I game, but its a big thing holding my friends from switching...
     
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    And then Jobs came back and decided that anything he didn't do personally shouldn't be on the Mac. Once again his arrogance gave something that was rightfully ours right to Microsoft.
     
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    doesn't really say anything about Mac at all.
     
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    In a way, it does. "No other platforms" means they have no plans for the Mac platform. However, the thread is misleading when it says "Bungies says "no plans for Mac"."
     
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    Bungie says "no plans for Mac"...

    ...I have no plans for Bungie.

    :apple::apple::apple:!
     
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    I was responding to "the one system that has the most possibilities." (read my post carefully ;))
     
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    I was looking through my game folder and tossed out all the "Classic" system games that won't run on OS X.

    That brought back some fond memories of many hours spent playing arcade games like Asteroids, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Patriot Command, Swoop (Galaxians), Warbirds, Spectre Challenger, Delirium, Peg Leg II, Cyclone II, etc.

    Where are all the decent Mac games? You can't even find any great shareware games worth playing. Seems that the inspiration is gone.
     
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    Since you brought up those old games i can't help but mention Apeiron by Ambrosia Software. It's like the 80's arcade Centipede but a thousand times better. I agree that most games out there are not worthy but this one really is.
     
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    I'll care when Bungie creates something that interests me :rolleyes:

    Just because they make a ton of money off of college kids doesn't mean their games are the least bit interesting. So far, they're a one series wonder.
     
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    halo 3 is trash. 1 was far better, multi, and single player. Everything that MS did with that franchise was a carefully calculated cash grab, nothing more.
     
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    Halo 2 was insane...the single player has never been good IMO, but the online play was incredible...Halo 3 is pretty damn good in that respect :)
     
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    I am not surprise. Jobs as made it crystal clear that he does not care about games. He has made it difficult and not worth it to make games for the macs.

    First it is only the power macs that are even able to have a descent graphic card compared to PC where you can get one for 1/2 that cost with a descent graphic card.
    Also do not forget the small market share makes it not worth as much.

    Mix those and a few other factors it shows why.
     
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    There was hope for the platform when, at WWDC, the EA guy came on stage...
     
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    That didn't stop Marathon from being released.
     
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    First released in 1994, without Jobs in power...
     
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    Everyone keeps seriously ripping on the Macs about how bad it is as far as games, and how other people "won't convert" because of it. Boot Camp solved all of that. I play plenty of Windows games on my MacBook Pro here, including CoH: OF which is practically brand new. This is on a 1st gen MBP without Core 2 Duo, to boot.

    Yeah, maybe I can't get a Mac version of CoH, and maybe games run slower on the Mac side...they pretty much always have. The fact is that it is no longer an issue since we can run Windows on our computers.
     
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    which requires a windows license.... not cheap
     

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