EA, where are my (native Mac) games?

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  1. Eric

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    During a presentation at the WWDC, the CEO of EA announced that his company will be releasing popular Mac-native versions of games including Battlefield 2142, Command and Conquer 3, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Need for Speed Carbon.

    EA has now reneged on the promise of an August release date and is now saying the titles will be delayed and should be expected to be available by September or October. A lot of Mac gaming enthusiasts have become predictably irate about the turn of events. I for one am looking forward to C&C3, NFS Carbon and Battlefield 2142. Hay, why must we always be second-class citizens..
     
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    How come wala parin basketaball titles? :( Nauulila kaming mga basketball fans :(
     
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    but the packaging of those EA games would look a lot cooler if they're slapped with a "runs on OS X v10.5 Leopard" sticker eh?
     
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    I've been dying to get my hands on C&C 3! :mad:

    What could be the reason for the delay?
     
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    The delays may have been caused by their use of Transmeta's Cider.

    Accdg to Transmeta's website, Cider converts original Windows code in real time w/out modification while linking it to an optimized version Win32 API. This enables developers such as EA the ability to maintain a single code base while enabling them to distribute games across different platforms. Its like shooting 2 birds w/ one stone.

    Only, they must've hit a snag somewhere, causing the delay and earning the ire of Mac gamers everywhere. Using this solution must have been practical for them in the beginning. However, from a mac user's perspective the delays only seem to highlight the idea that they are not taking the community seriously by using a half-assed approach to the problem.

    They should've gone the distance by actually rewriting code for the Mac.
     
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    yeah i hope they release NBA live 08 for the mac too. i saw the videos & i cant wait for the game's october release! if none for the mac, they'll be releasing for the wii so ill play it there na lang.

    NBA live 07 (& 06) before were my most played games on my PSP. :D
     
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    tnx for that link Byerly. im quite surprised there are already a handful of games native for the mac. & the prices are not bad.
     
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    Madden is on the way-just read it on the latest MAC and iCreate magazine, NBA live is on the process(but the date of release is not yet confirmed). Can't wait to play my favorite NFL team on my mac.
     
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    i noticed the 7-10 business days for shipping. it may still take awhile before these games are locally available. i hope not. i am eager to try out C&C 3 and hopefully NBA Live '08.

    go EA!
     
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    The last line in that Yahoo News article killed me..

    "They are not playable on PowerPC-based Macs."

    Sayang....
     
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    I was just at Datablitz Alabang Town Center and they already have Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it sells for P2300++.
     
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    As usual, Mac Games cost a fortune compared to PC Games, hahaha...

    D-Oh! It doesn't work on PPC Macs! Guess I'll have to wait until I get the new iMac...

    ... which I'm not getting until Leopard comes out.

    Guess I shouldn't have been impatient after all, hahaha... :) Oh well..
     
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    now i can play C&C 3 with my bro!
     
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    Note: This game does not support the GMA950 integrated graphics card.

    Yikes that sucks. Games are mainly targeted for kids and teens right? It does not make sense that you sould have a macbook pro to run the games.

    Most students that i know that are mac users own a macbook or mac mini, this means the games would not run on thier machines right? Yikes.
     
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    yes, it's a reality each mac user should accept. These 3D, high end games are graphic intensive and are only appropriately rendered by dedicated graphics cards.
     
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    I just came from Datablitz Megamall, the Harry Potter and Need for Speed Carbon are about P1,300 only.
     
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    are these for osx already? or pc?
     
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    OSX but only for Intel Macs.
     

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