Upcoming Games on the MBA?

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

  1. gman901 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    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

    Nov 7, 2011
    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

    Nov 7, 2011
    The following run great on 2011 MBA 13 based on my experience (all from steam)
    -Team Fortess 2
    -Left 4 Dead 2
  4. CardboardGiant macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    I'm curious to know if Batman: Arkham Asylum (from the Mac App Store) will work on a 2011 MBA 13'' i5 as well.


    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

    Jun 20, 2011
    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

    Nov 8, 2011
  7. honggil macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    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


    Jun 10, 2011
    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

    Feb 26, 2011
    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

    Jan 24, 2011
    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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