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Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:52 PM

I was on the net shoppin around for halo (mac version) and i saw that the price was $49.99. I scroll down a little bit and i see the same f*ckin game for the PC and its ONLY $15.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Why the f*ck would the same excact game for a different computer game be $30.00 more!!!!!!!!! angry.gif angry.gif angry.gif angry.gif. If you want to see this for your self just go to amazon.com. If anybody could find a cheaper pricer for the mac version It'd be much appreciated(sp?)

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:03 PM

Because Microsoft had something to do with Halo. Microsoft = Windows = No Like Mac's.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:02 PM

That what you get for buying a mac for games...

To be honest, your not missing out on much, Halo isn't that great on the PC, and probably not on the Mac.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (pcj1200 @ May 14 2005, 14:02)
That what you get for buying a mac for games...

To be honest, your not missing out on much, Halo isn't that great on the PC, and probably not on the Mac.

even though i'm Mac loyalist, i gotta agree... macs are not designed to play games.... they are wonderfull work machines, but if you want to play games go for a pc confused.gif

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 08:52 PM

QUOTE (pcj1200 @ May 14 2005, 12:02)
To be honest, your not missing out on much, Halo isn't that great on the PC, and probably not on the Mac.

That's all a matter of opinion.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:59 PM

Halo PC was released a year and a half ago while Halo Mac is still relatively new. When Halo PC came out in late 03 Halo Xbox had already been around for two years, but the PC version was still $50. Get over it.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:46 PM

Has the lag issues with Halo PC been fixed? And do people still play?

As for Halo Mac, seems about right. Not only is microsoft involved, but the Mac version is newer and you need a much more powerful Mac to run Halo Mac.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 12:08 AM

Most new games cost $50.00. Halo is new to the mac. I would suggest getting a pc for gaming anyways.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 03:10 AM

Halo (Mac) at MacMall $44.99
The Apple Store has it for basicly the same price as Amazon, at $49.95

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 03:20 AM

macs are good for movie editing, music editing, work, etc.

Not fun and games...

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 06:38 PM

Actually MACs are designed for gaming.The file formats of MAC are higher quality than those of PC.That was one of the big selling points of the G4 and IMAC.A "revolution in MAC gaming"

The problem is not MACs not being made for gaming.Its GAMES ARE NOT MADE FOR MACs.

There also seems to be an unofficial policy for MACs:If you can afford one,you can afford to pay more for anything.Thats the attitude I ran across in my G4 days.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:18 PM

QUOTE (Smashdamit @ May 17 2005, 04:38)
The file formats of MAC are higher quality than those of PC.


Care to explain this? The only difference between the two formats is how the data is stored, and both methods are just as effective.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 02:34 AM

This is probally like what happened with the Sims. They have to convert it over to "icky" Macs and because of that, they feel like making people pay alot of money. I used to have a mac and I can say, it can handle graphics VERY well. My dad in his office has a Dual 2.7 GHz G5 and it can take anything you tell it to do with ease.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:54 AM

I could be totally wrong but I think that the price of halo might be caused by a fee macsoft pays to bungie for using their tradmarked game. if I were you id just pay my $50. On a side note I bought halo my self from amazon and got a $30 discount becasue I signed up with their card. So I paid $20.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:49 AM

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:54 AM

First of all; Windows, MacOS and Linux runs games as good as the other system.

None of these are better.

The difference? Most games are made for Windows, since they are different operating systems, they need to written differently, because each OS has different functions, drivers, etc., thus the programmers have to make their game for the other system in order for the game to work under that envoirment, and since Windows is the most used, most games are created for this.

And yes, some games ain't created for Windows, but they are mostly open source stuff.

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