“One thing I enjoy about Christmas is the day or two of absolute untethered relaxation that goes along with the holiday,” Jeff Carlson writes for The Seattle Times.
Carlson writes, “During that stretch of lackadaisical hours, I could curl up with a new book or DVD that I unwrapped, but the time can also be good for firing up the Mac and playing some games that I never have time for during the workweek.”
Carlson writes, “Yes, I used ‘Mac’ and ‘games’ in the same sentence (twice now!).”
“It’s true that the Mac doesn’t run anything remotely near the number of games available for Windows, a situation we’ve had to deal with for several years now. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a healthy gaming market for the Mac,” Carlson writes.
Carlson writes, “The following are games I’ve played and enjoyed or have been recommended to me this year.”
• SketchFighter 4000 Alpha
• Lego Star Wars
• Call of Duty 2
• Texas Hold’em Poker on iPod
Carlson also discusses Intel Mac gaming, “Finally, if you own a Mac powered by an Intel processor, you may not be limited to Mac-specific game titles. Running Windows XP under Apple’s Boot Camp beta (http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/), I recently played the Windows-based “Star Wars Battlefront II” ($20, http://www.swbattlefront2.com) with no problems on my new MacBook Pro. Doing so requires that I reboot the computer into Windows, but that’s fine. I’ll just be sitting around enjoying my downtime at Christmas anyway.”
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