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Published on June 11th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

WWDC Brings Good News to Apple Gamers

It’s a good day to be a Mac gamer. Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference 2007 was host to a couple major announcements were made in regards to gaming on Macs, and they’re doozies.

What’s that mean? Starting in July Electronic Arts will be brining Command & Conquer 3, Battlefield 2142, Need for Speed Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to OS X.

Also EA Sports Games, like Madden 08, Tiger Woods 08 will also be brought to the OS X in the Fall-ish.

If you thought it stopped there, you’re wrong! Here’s even more from the breakthrough event:

id co-founder John Carmack showed off the company’s new game engine, codenamed id Tech 5, during today’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2007.

Carmack showed the audience a canyon fly-through that bore a close resemblance to something seen in Motorstorm. The developer said that they id will be showing off some of their good at this year’s E3 on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and, yes, evn the Mac. He also said that another Mac announcement was coming at E3.

Might I be the first to say it: “Awesome!!

My primary computer is a Mac, so this is fairly important to me – and a large amount of Mac users who happen to game.

I can’t help but to think that the Intel switch has fueled a bit of this recent love fest. Before they made that switch, there was hardly any support on the Mac at all. The question remains, though, is whether or not the games that are coming over will be Universal Binary. If they’re Intel only they’ll have a large market to choose from, but not as large as if the games were universal and could run on systems as far back as G4s or even G5s.

We’ll know more come E3, so keep your fingers crossed!

EA “Returns” To Apple [Kotaku]

id Shows Off New Engine on Mac [Kotaku]

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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