Where are the Mac Sports Titles?!?!

Discussion in 'Games' started by cgmpowers, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. cgmpowers macrumors regular

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    This has really been bothering me and wanted to start a dialogue on the subject. Where the heck are the sports games for Mac & OS X???

    Aside from Asypr's Tony Hawk, Tiger Woods & Nascar...there really aren't any sports games for the Mac... Certainly I'm not the only Mac Fan who is a sports person..

    I'd really love to see hockey, baseball and football for OS X. Heck, I'd even take basketball and soccer to just have a title for the Mac...

    I've written Aspyr, MacSoft & even EA Sports.. I hope this post just gets you guys thinking...and maybe if inclined, to do the same...and help generate (or at least state) the interest..
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Wasn't Madden around for the Mac for maybe one year? Guess that fell to the wayside. I hear ya.
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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  4. whawho macrumors regular

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    What the backyard baseball, football, and basketball games aren't enough? :)

    I wish that there was more sports games for Macs... but I don't know if there really is a demand for them... well enough to actually port them.. I mean I am in to sports games but I still don't think I'd buy them for my mac over the console version... I'd buy them first for my Xbox... The only one that I might prefer to play on my Mac would be Tiger Woods... but it's still not likely I would buy that over the console version.

    edit...removed unecessary quoted text
     
  5. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the good sports games are made by EA which doesn't do their own ports but hires a third party (aspyr or Macsoft) to do them and doesn't always offer them to be ported I think Nascar 2002 and F! were the last to be ported. I would love to see Madden 2004 on the mac, but I doubt it will ever happen
     
  6. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    The main problem for the lack of "real" sport titles is that not enough people buy them. I spoke with someone from Aspyr about the lack of sports titles and that's the answer I got. Most people would rather play those games on the console, me included.
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There's also Kelly Slater Pro Surfing. I believe that and the Tony Hawk titles are both part of Activision's O2 line.

    I just never thought about playing sports games on a computer, unless you include racing.
     
  8. russoesq macrumors newbie

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    I don't think Mac hardware was good enough to provide decent support for sports. Now, I would think most games could be ported to Mac with very good results. Personally, I much prefer playing video games on the computer. I really enjoyed Madden on my original I-mac using connectix virtual game station. But I guess i'm in a very small minority.
     
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  10. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    if you want to play sports titles I would go with a console before a pc cheaper and the only thing you do with it is play games
     

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