“With the introduction of Apple’s Boot Camp software, Intel- based Macs can now dual-boot Windows XP and Mac OS X. Many people are curious about games performance, and while it’s still a bit early as I write this to provide you with hard and fast numbers, I can tell you this much unequivocally: It works. And it works really well,” Peter Cohen reports for Macworld. “I’ve been playing with Windows XP SP2 on a 20-inch Intel-based iMac. And it really works quite remarkably. I’ve thrown a bunch of game demos and full games at it, and I haven’t found one yet that doesn’t work.”
“People who keep an eye on the Mac game market are worried about this turn of events, and from my perspective, rightfully so: I fully expect that this will effectively decimate the licensing of some Mac conversions of high-profile AAA list releases that fall into the ‘hardcore’ gaming camp,” Cohen writes. “But all in all, that’s a pretty small bunch of gamers. There are still a lot of games that carry a huge amount of mass market appeal that will continue to come from the same Mac publishers that we know now… A year or two down the road, I hope that Apple’s market share will look much larger than it is today. And if a significant percentage of those buyers are drawn to Macs because they can run Windows, all for the better—because they’ll get to know and love Mac OS X as many of us do now.”
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