Upcoming Games on the MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gman901, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. gman901 macrumors 6502a

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    For those folks who like gaming on their Air, I wanted to know if there are any upcoming blockbuster games coming out that you think will play at decent fps and 720P resolution? I have been playing games like Batman AA, Dead Space, Portal 2 and COD BO & MW2. All those mentioned look great at 1440x900 and are very playable on my Air (except Black Ops which I dial down a notch in res.). I know BF3 would be unplayable, but certainly some game manufacturers have good ones coming out that are well optimized.
     
  2. brkluz macrumors newbie

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    Do you own a MBA 2010 or 2011? I Own a 2011 and have not playerd anything thinking that it would not run it...
     
  3. Fiebrudo macrumors newbie

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    The following run great on 2011 MBA 13 based on my experience (all from steam)
    -Portal
    -Team Fortess 2
    -Left 4 Dead 2
     
  4. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

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    I'm curious to know if Batman: Arkham Asylum (from the Mac App Store) will work on a 2011 MBA 13'' i5 as well.

    *edit*

    I realize Topic Creator's Macbook Air is likely a 2010 model according to his signature.

    Anyone tried Batman: AA on a 2011 MBA?
     
  5. CyrusKafaiWu macrumors member

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    I hope COD:MW3 works well on the 2011 macbook air and maybe I will go purchase it. If someone can tell me its good.
     
  6. gwangster macrumors newbie

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  7. honggil macrumors member

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    I tried it, kinda heats up my air and the fans get activated. Works fine though on low-med settings. However, I bought the game and felt like I wasted money no a two-year old game... Think you should save your money on something new, assuming you have a console...
     
  8. antonis macrumors 68000

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    Upcoming blockbuster game that will run on MBA ?

    That's an easy one: Diablo 3 and according to some beta reviewers it runs just perfectly (there are even videos available proving that).
     
  9. adamtj11 macrumors 6502

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    would love to run skyrim but it needs 512mb of video memory, MBA 2011 only has 386 or so :( maybe on lowish settings it'll work? probe get it for the PS3 though just incase.
     
  10. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve been playing Dead Island on my 2010 11” and it’s running really nice in native resolution and medium settings. I didn’t think it would run at all because the minimum video RAM is listed at 512MB, so to see how well it runs was a nice surprise.
     

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