Gaming on a Mac? Why so hard?

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    Yes Apple why is it so hard to get great games on the Mac? Why? If Apple spent a 1/4 of the time they do on pods and put it towards Mac gaming we wouldnt even be talking about this. HalfLife2 comes to mind along with many many others.

    Makes you think there are a bunch of white hair old farts over at Apple calling the shots.
     
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    yes. mainly this one:
     

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    The vanilla hardware and lack of upgradability are a big downer.

    Anyone else remember this?
     
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    I knew it! thanks for the proof.
     
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    I noticed in the comments:

    It is, of course, possible that Mr. Lombardi was trying to do a cover-up, but equally possible that Apple really doesn't give two sh*ts about gaming — at least not outside of casual games on their handhelds.

    [irrationalarmchairCEOrant]
    I think if there were one additional component that Apple could make user-upgradeable in Macs which would drive customers wild, it'd be the video card. Really, besides beefing up your RAM and storage capacity, what else would a gamer want to change in their machine as time went on, as long as the included power supply was sufficient? I put a $75 GeForce 9500 GT in my $400 Hackintosh with 2½ GB of RAM, and it runs almost everything like a dream, regardless of the OS. It'd be nice to get something of that calibre at my own discretion for a bona fide Mac that didn't cost $3K+ to start out with. Apple could certainly afford to either develop a wider range of graphics drivers themselves or "incentivize" Nvidia and ATI to do so. Hell, if they really wanted, they could expand Front Row into a kind of "gaming console mode" for OS X to make it closer to the attractive simplicity of actual consoles, with the added benefit of no disc swapping.
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