mac release this time?

#1 Posted by LocoRocker (218 posts) -

topic.

#2 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

Since Arena.net is owned by NC Soft and given NC Soft's history, I doubt it.

#3 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -

lol mac

#4 Posted by Poki3 (529 posts) -

Answer yourself - Do Macs have DirectX?
Until you answer "Yes" to that, then the answer to your question is "no".
 
You're a gamer? Then why the hell do you have a Mac? Get a PC.

#5 Posted by LocoRocker (218 posts) -
@Poki3 said:
" You're a gamer? Then why the hell do you have a Mac? Get a PC. "
right, that old argument again. sorry, but it doesn't hold any weight. you don't need to own a pc to consider yourself a gamer. 
i tend to play games on the xbox 360 and the ps3 and my main compuer is a macbook pro. sometimes i boot the windows partition on it to play some steam games, but it is not very convenient. 
  
also, directx is not a must. look at all current and upcoming blizzard titles, opengl looks just as good as directx.
#6 Posted by Poki3 (529 posts) -
@LocoRocker said:
" @Poki3 said:
" You're a gamer? Then why the hell do you have a Mac? Get a PC. "
right, that old argument again. sorry, but it doesn't hold any weight. you don't need to own a pc to consider yourself a gamer. i tend to play games on the xbox 360 and the ps3 and my main compuer is a macbook pro. sometimes i boot the windows partition on it to play some steam games, but it is not very convenient.   also, directx is not a must. look at all current and upcoming blizzard titles, opengl looks just as good as directx. "
That's not what I mean. Console games? Fine. Computer games? Only PC. A Mac, Linux ect. are not systems for gamers, and if you want/have/prefer to use a Mac for work or something like that - sure, but don't expect it to have games...
And I say DirectX because the game uses DirectX. If the game would use OpenGL then we could talk...
#7 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Poki3 said:
" Answer yourself - Do Macs have DirectX? Until you answer "Yes" to that, then the answer to your question is "no".  You're a gamer? Then why the hell do you have a Mac? Get a PC. "
I think it should be changed to "Get Windows".
#8 Posted by Poki3 (529 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" @Poki3 said:
" Answer yourself - Do Macs have DirectX? Until you answer "Yes" to that, then the answer to your question is "no".  You're a gamer? Then why the hell do you have a Mac? Get a PC. "
I think it should be changed to "Get Windows". "
Now that's practically synonymous...
#9 Posted by geniusj (1 posts) -
@Poki3 said:

" Answer yourself - Do Macs have DirectX? Until you answer "Yes" to that, then the answer to your question is "no".   

 I guess I'll answer "Sort of, Yes" to that then.  Check out "Cider".  It's a DirectX->OpenGL translation layer that has been used for, among other things, successfully porting Warhammer Online, EVE, and Spore to the Mac.
 
http://www.transgaming.com/business/cider/
#10 Edited by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Poki3 said:

" Answer yourself - Do Macs have DirectX? Until you answer "Yes" to that, then the answer to your question is "no".  You're a gamer? Then why the hell do you have a Mac? Get a PC. "

I have an iMac that I'm currently using to play L4D and TF2 and all my other PC games on high settings. I don't see what you're trying to prove.
#11 Posted by Lethkhar (76 posts) -

I lol'd.

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