Originally Posted by Bakxs
Hmmmm... Isn't WoW out for the Mac?
Yep, came out the same day on the same discs all the PC users have as well. Blizzard has been releasing all their games as hybrid discs now for a few years, including the Warcraft III series.
MMO wise, many Mac players are looking at it. Shadowbane was another hybrid release, but the game has had major issues since day one. The other MMO is Everquest, but is is not a game compatible with the PC version. You get stuck on a Mac only server, and lack the last 4 or 5 expansions.
I'd say these days the Mac platform does get about 40% of the major titles out these days. In many cases though it takes time for one of the porting houses to move it over. FPS wise, Unreal Tournament 2004 came out on both platforms almost at the same time. Halo did as well, and iD still has a big commitment to the Mac platform as well, though Doom 3 won't ship tell Feburary.
Only reason I keep up with Mac gaming is due to wanting to play some games on the road. The Powerbook series is as powerful as typical PC laptops for gaming, but it definitly is not a desktop replacement system, and is never likely to have the absolute top of the line burn the battery in 30 minutes graphics cards.
But in the end, I do know the Mac is not a good gaming platform when compared to the Windows arena. Hence me owning a 9100 now as well for portable gaming. Before that, I had a Shuttle XPC as a Wintendo.
Oh, and technicially the Powerbook series on the 15 inch line uses 15.2 inch widescreen displays at an aspect ratio of 3:2 at 1280x854, instead of the typical PC laptop being a 16:10 display at 1280x800.