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EA's Mac Attack

Electronic Arts announces they are dipping their virtual toe in the Macintosh gaming market, and are preparing to dive in headfirst in a return to think different gaming:

Redwood Shores, Calif., – June 11, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a commitment to bring its portfolio of hit games to Mac OS X. The first EA Mac titles slated to ship this summer include the wizarding adventure Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™, racing sensation Need for Speed™ Carbon, military action thriller Battlefield 2142 and the real-time strategy hit Command &Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™. Being the first Mac OS X games published by EA, these blockbuster titles are being ported to take advantage of the Mac’s performance to run with stunning visuals and signature gameplay at blistering speeds. Later this year, EA will ship Madden NFL 08 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 in sync with their worldwide launches.

Frank Gibeau, EA’s Executive Vice President of Publishing commented, “These four games are just the beginning. We’re excited to deliver key EA franchises such as Harry Potter, Madden Football and Need for Speed to Mac gamers.”

"We're thrilled that the world's number one games company is making this major commitment to the Mac," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Game fans are going to love playing these new EA titles on a Mac."

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5. EA's Mac Attack Jun 11, 2007, 22:37 BIGtrouble77
 
This is awesome. Whether you like macs or not, MS should not monopolize the PC gaming market.

As far as marketshare goes, I believe the linux share is much higher than anyone realizes. Most linux users run a dual boot and desperately want to use linux exclusively, but can't get over the need of a few win apps.

If games start showing up on the Mac then they can very easily be ported to linux as I'm pretty sure both would be using OpenGL. I just hope more interesting game developers take the same route cause I don't care for most EA crap.

 
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