Games for Mac OS X

August 31, 2009

If your anything like me then on a sunday night or all be it any other night when boredom hits  you look for a game or something of the sort to pass some time and hopefully surpass that to "not so much a waste of time" as "genuine fun". However I use a new generation Imac with all the bells and whistles which is amazing for work purposes, being a web designer its brilliant but not for gaming!

I was thinking about this tonight and realised that it was odd that Apple havent really thought to themselves, okay weve managed to sell our product being the (mac) to a massive world wide audience, but we havent managed to fulfill and persuade all our users that its the best. I mean im not being funny but for most people under the age of 25 the sole purpose of a computer is work and recreation. And I bet in the case of 95% of those people using it for recreation will be the use or the want to use it for gaming.

Now perhaps with this in mind, Apple might have thought to themselves we could make games ourselves for our own computers. I mean microsoft sure as hell do. If they could invest in a large gaming company and make some awesome titles available for the mac they would see there whole image in the face of hardcore internet and game users turned around. I think they HUGELY under-estimate what alot of people that spend alot of time on there computers "out of choice" actually do on them.

I say "out of choice" as these are the users using computers away from work and free of will meaning they want to be there.

Its the one most dissapointing thing about having a mac :( what also strikes me as funny is that id bet my cotton socks that its easier to develop for a mac than a windows system barring the fact its not been as widely done.

Just an idea.

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