For you old-school Apple II gamers out there, Apple DID create games back in the olden days of gaming, and while Apple isn’t exactly known as much for gaming these days, the same could have been said about Microsoft attempting something besides a PC a few years back. Hello, Xbox.
Having worked at MacPlay a few years back, I learned a few things about the state of Mac gaming: Mac gamers aren’t as plentiful and console or PC gamers, but are incredibly die-hard. I would think only Nintendo has that level of near-fanatical loyalty regarding their games. When I worked at MacPlay, they published very different games than they do now. A lot of action and role-playing games, as opposed to the puzzle and well, almost shareware level of games now (come on, Luxor and Bejeweled can be played for free on Yahoo Gaming. I’m just saying.). Games that had been on the PC for a while, but Mac gamers were salivating for. You don’t have Activision, EA, Lucasarts, Buena Vista, Eidos, Blizzard, etc. putting out games for the Mac, but companies like MacPlay and Aspyr did Read the rest of this entry