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July 30th, 2009, 04:19 PM
I work full time and study, so you can imagine how little time I have for games. but at times I'd love to kill some minutes. so any good games for my use? I got both a radeon 4870 mac pro and a macbook pro with 9600m gt 512mb so I should be able to run about anything. Dualboot is ofcourse out of the question
July 30th, 2009, 04:25 PM
World of Warcraft? The Sims 3? Diablo? What kind of games are you into? RPGs? JRPGs? Sports? Strategy? Action? Puzzle?
Or maybe a nice game of ball, outside, in the real world? ;)
July 31st, 2009, 01:13 AM
When I asked for games for the clausal gamer, I implied games that I could take a round of in fifteen minutes / half an hour and get back to work. Now your suggestions are good. World of Warcraft, the sims 3 and diablo are great if you got the entire weekend in front of you. But I wasn't too clear, so I'll try to be more specific.
Since I have been playing games at times for my entire life (since the vic 20 in around 1981), I love retro games and play some on the emulators. But I'd like to play some modern games. I want enough eye candy to make use of my computers capeabilities, but a gameplay that doesn't require hours and hours of training to have fun with. Back in the day I played a lot of games that would be games like breakout clones, sidescroller shootemups, racing games, beatem ups and puzzle/board games. But those doesn't usually use much of my computers powers. so I'm ready for a modern alternative. I used to play battlefield 2 a while ago, and I at least had fun getting constantly shot ;) but took a bit too much time, though.
July 31st, 2009, 08:44 AM
Ah, yes, I misunderstood your original question.
I'm not too big into gaming on the computer, but I remember games by Ambrosia under OS 7/8/9. Nice, easy to pick up, good graphics... It looks like they've got a game or two for OS X -- maybe worth a look:
August 8th, 2009, 03:18 PM
If you don't mind going to a website to play, try www.pogo.com. Some other ideas:
and check out www.insidemacgames.com for Mac game news.
November 21st, 2009, 11:54 PM
You can find many casual Mac games at MyMacGames.com
For example, you can play Plants vs Zombies (http://www.mymacgames.com/Plants-vs-Zombies-download-291.html) - is a pretty good casual strategy game, Star Defender (http://www.mymacgames.com/Star-Defender-4-download-342.html) is a space shooter (like old Galaxian game).
November 22nd, 2009, 12:47 AM
February 13th, 2010, 01:43 AM
Personally, World of Warcraft is my choice. Yes, it can be a time sink if you choose. But since I have stopped playing hardcore a couple of months ago, I like hoppin on for 15-30 mins at a time, doing a few quests, levelling a bit, messing around in the auction house or doing some dailies. Sure, I can blow 8 hours on it if I want, but if I want to just kill some time or break up the monotony of the day, I can do that no problem with WoW. Just don't get hooked... cause then you won't have to worry about that job anymore. *sly grin*
But if WoW isn't your thing go with Lego Star Wars or Lego Indiana Jones. The levels take 10-15 mins a piece, cool music and all those characters you loved from the movies... in lil Lego format.
February 13th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Urban Terror. Fun multi player FPS game with some interesting physics, small client, really good support and community, and best of all...free.
Urban Terror (http://www.urbanterror.net/news.php)