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Games To Look Out For In 2008

by Juan on June 7th, 2008

I consider myself a casual gamer. I’ve tried various platforms since I was a kid. I played games on our Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis or Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PCs and recently the Xbox 360.

Macs are cool machines but it’s not really known for gaming. Over the years it has lagged behind PCs in having the latest and greatest games because of the low percentage of users vs. PC users and the architecture behind the systems. But that’s changing now. Since the Mac transitioned to Intel processors, porting games to the Mac platform is easier. With the rising number of people using Macs it’s becoming cleared to game manufacturers that they should pay much more attention to Mac users.

That being said, an article over at VGPRO has listed 5 incredible Mac games coming in 2008. The list includes the following.

1. Starcraft 2 from Blizzard Entertainment - Release date Dec 3, 2008
2. Spore from EA Games - Release date Sept 7, 2008
3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of Lich King from Blizzard Entertainment - Release date Fall 2008
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare from Activision - Release date July 7, 2008
5. Neverwinter Nights 2 from Atari - Release date March 3, 2008

Among all of these my favorite is Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I’ve been playing it on my Xbox 360 and spent many a wasted hours on Xbox live.

I’ve tried playing Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun on my Mac but that’s via Windows XP through bootcamp. It’s not the same as having native Mac OS X games. That being said, after awhile I stopped playing. the hassle of using this setup was just too much for me. I know, some people might gripe and say that I’m being a baby and complaining over something so little. At the end of the day, I’m not a hardcore gamer and won’t go through that much trouble to play games. It’s easier to turn on my console.

However, the prospect of playing native Mac OS X games is nice. Since I can bring games with me when I go out and bring my MacBook Pro along.

Are you excited to see more games on the Mac? If so, what games are you excited about?

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