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Originally Posted by sepiashimmer View Post

You mean the Windows version, PC includes Linux as well.

Macs are also in that category if you want to be literal biggrin.gif
Though if you want to be really literal, macs also falls under the linux category tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by superhead91 View Post

Such a disappointing end for a series that started off so strong.

I doubt this will kill the series. Most likely (and hopefully) a new developer will take the rains and make sure the next one doesn't go as the last one.
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I just went trough the Mac (pro) line.

I'm sorry but who would even want to play on one? The highest I saw was with Firepros and those are not exactly meant for gaming to begin with.

Isn't it already known that Apple barely cares for gaming anyway?
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post #23 of 35
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I just went trough the Mac (pro) line.

I'm sorry but who would even want to play on one? The highest I saw was with Firepros and those are not exactly meant for gaming to begin with.

Isn't it already known that Apple barely cares for gaming anyway?

Apple never advertised their machines as "gaming friendly". It is about "creativity" and "usability" etc etc.
But you can run games on the mac pro if you use dual boot with windows. The D700 in crossfire can perform similar to a dual 7950 or 7970. But, if you buy a mac pro and plan to do any gaming on it, you are doing something wrong. Those are not meant for any sort of gaming at all in any shape or form.
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Apple never advertised their machines as "gaming friendly". It is about "creativity" and "usability" etc etc.
But you can run games on the mac pro if you use dual boot with windows. The D700 in crossfire can perform similar to a dual 7950 or 7970. But, if you buy a mac pro and plan to do any gaming on it, you are doing something wrong. Those are not meant for any sort of gaming at all in any shape or form.

That's my point.

So basically, there was no reason to release this for Mac in the first place imho.
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post #25 of 35
Strange, my brother in law plays all his games on mac.

Though to be fair, anything he does, he does on mac.

Frankly I need a mac just to play with so I can support the end user but thats about it lol
    
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post #26 of 35
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That's my point.

So basically, there was no reason to release this for Mac in the first place imho.

Yet still macs are not only mac pros. The iMac can run many games just fine. Is it advertised as a gaming machine? No. Does it perform in games as good as microsoft based computers? Mostly no. Does it mean they should not release it for those who do choose to use a mac? Not unless they accept missing out on the market.

Imac market or rMBP market is still big enough that there are people with only a mac as their computer, who would like to play games anyway. So blocking them out, and since most of them will not switch to a microsoft computer just to play a game, means less market.
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I basically put all Macs into one category since I went trough all the specs.

Sure, Iris can somewhat run games but like you said, if you buy one you need to understand that you might never get half of the games just like with Linux so far.
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post #28 of 35
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I basically put all Macs into one category since I went trough all the specs.

Sure, Iris can somewhat run games but like you said, if you buy one you need to understand that you might never get half of the games just like with Linux so far.

Macs are not just iris. You have the M370X/M395/M395X which are pretty similar to the gtx 960 gaming wise.
If you buy the low ends, it is similar to buying a low end microsoft laptop/desktop wise. Don't expect a 980 TI performance. But regarding the size and performance, they are pretty much in the mid-class performance wise.
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post #29 of 35
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Macs are not just iris. You have the M370X/M395/M395X which are pretty similar to the gtx 960 gaming wise.
If you buy the low ends, it is similar to buying a low end microsoft laptop/desktop wise. Don't expect a 980 TI performance. But regarding the size and performance, they are pretty much in the mid-class performance wise.

Ah alright. I missed those. Thanks for clearing that up for me. thumb.gif
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The only question is, why didn't they cancel them months ago?

If they were able to get a solid release on those platforms, they could redeem themselves a bit. But its probably more along the lines of PR stuff. When the whole ordeal was going on a few months ago, they probably didnt want to add more fuel to the fire. Now all is said and done... everyone looks at it like.. yeah its expected. If they announced this a few months ago, people would be even more outraged.
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