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Razer Pledges Support to Mac Gamers

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Razer hops on the recent "Games for Mac" craze started by Valve's plans for Steam and Source on Apple computers.

No doubt spurred on by the commitment that Valve software pledged to the Mac with confirmation that Steam and Source Engine games, Razer today affirmed its support for Apple's computer platform.

The announcement by Razer was made at the Game Developers Conference, where the company pledged an effort to increase support for Mac users by issuing driver support for all upcoming products, including the Razer StarCraft II peripheral suite.

"I’m very proud to say that at Razer, we are committed to supporting both Mac and PC gamers," said Robert Krakoff, president, Razer USA. "We are constantly working to increase driver support for Mac with our existing Razer products and have plans to release all of our new products with dedicated Mac and PC drivers. This is a really exciting opportunity to expand the gaming industry and make it more inclusive for Mac users by providing the same level of support that we give to our PC users."

Mac gamers can now pick from several Razer options, such as the Naga, for MMO gaming, as well as the DeathAdder, right-handed gamers. Razer said that it is now working on releasing drivers to equip existing products with Mac compatibility.

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    Abrahm , March 11, 2010 6:35 PM
    Can Mac users handle TWO mouse buttons? That kind of complexity can be overwhelming!

    I jest. The only thing that pleases me about Macs getting more games and gaming support is that it could mean more Linux support too.
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    broketechjunkie , March 11, 2010 6:27 PM
    All 10 of them?

    Just kidding :p  That's great news.
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    broketechjunkie , March 11, 2010 6:27 PM
    All 10 of them?

    Just kidding :p  That's great news.
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2010 6:29 PM
    Finally Apple might consider releasing Mac Pros withour Pro for less than $1500 and decent video card. Lose the Xeons and go with i5.
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    dman3k , March 11, 2010 6:35 PM
    And they will cost 30% more than the PC counterpart.
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    Abrahm , March 11, 2010 6:35 PM
    Can Mac users handle TWO mouse buttons? That kind of complexity can be overwhelming!

    I jest. The only thing that pleases me about Macs getting more games and gaming support is that it could mean more Linux support too.
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    Trueno07 , March 11, 2010 6:41 PM
    This apple gaming thing is great (Gmod on mac! garry said he would try!), but apple is going to have to step it up (and step prices down) if they want to keep (or potentially gain) customers.
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    SneakySnake , March 11, 2010 6:53 PM
    This is great news for Mac gamers (I'm one of them, and yes, you can thumb me down if you want), but Apple really needs to upgrade their computers faster. I've got a Mac Pro with a GTX 285, so it isn't really an issue for me, but the iMac's and MBP's need better GPU's to run the more current games, and I'm still waiting for 5xxx series in the Mac Pro. My homebuild has a Q9450 @ 3.85 GHz with a 5850, and that thing slaughters my Mac Pro in gaming.
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    xc0mmiex , March 11, 2010 7:06 PM
    well, all that razer has to do is replace the black paint with white and done... profit
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    rhino13 , March 11, 2010 7:16 PM
    Dito, on the two button comment only, I think most Razers have like 6 or something, and they don't keep up with the white color scheme.

    Oh, and they're not magic.
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    Hatecrime69 , March 11, 2010 7:26 PM
    Core_DumpFinally Apple might consider releasing Mac Pros withour Pro for less than $1500 and decent video card. Lose the Xeons and go with i5.


    why would they downgrade? the mac pros are already using core i7 xeons, and were the first to do so actually
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    Anonymous , March 11, 2010 7:43 PM
    Hatecrime69why would they downgrade? the mac pros are already using core i7 xeons, and were the first to do so actually


    What is this "core i7 xeon" of which you speak?
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    sliem , March 11, 2010 7:54 PM
    First razer mouse for mac: Razer Cyclops
    One button :p .
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    grillz9909 , March 11, 2010 8:10 PM
    sliemFirst razer mouse for mac: Razer CyclopsOne button .


    cyclops isn't a snake
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    SneakySnake , March 11, 2010 8:14 PM
    You guys realize that macs have had two button mice for the better part of a decade, right? the new ones are 5 button.
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    eddieroolz , March 11, 2010 8:44 PM
    SneakySnakeYou guys realize that macs have had two button mice for the better part of a decade, right? the new ones are 5 button.


    Yeah. And they refused to incorporate right click until what, OS X?
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    orionantares , March 11, 2010 8:45 PM
    Are there really people that try to use Macs for serious gaming? That sounds incredibly expensive for the level of hardware required and the premium Apple charges for their systems.
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    eddieroolz , March 11, 2010 8:47 PM
    SneakySnakeThis is great news for Mac gamers (I'm one of them, and yes, you can thumb me down if you want), but Apple really needs to upgrade their computers faster. I've got a Mac Pro with a GTX 285, so it isn't really an issue for me, but the iMac's and MBP's need better GPU's to run the more current games, and I'm still waiting for 5xxx series in the Mac Pro. My homebuild has a Q9450 @ 3.85 GHz with a 5850, and that thing slaughters my Mac Pro in gaming.


    Agreed. I tried running CoD4 on my friend's unibody Macbook with Windows 7. Still lags a lot with everything set to absolutely lowest.
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    matt87_50 , March 11, 2010 9:52 PM
    omg, companies are even worse at jumping on Apple bandwagons than their customers are...

    still, fair enough, anything that increases the PC gaming community
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    jrharbort , March 11, 2010 10:02 PM
    Catastrophic smug storm is imminent.
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    jrharbort , March 11, 2010 10:03 PM
    jrharbortCatastrophic smug storm is imminent.

    Sorry, meant to add more to that. The one thing that seperated Mac users from PC is now being breached. The balance of the internet is at stake.
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    brendano257 , March 11, 2010 10:11 PM
    dman3kAnd they will cost 30% more than the PC counterpart.


    You seem to be incredibly anti-mac, your always picking everything Mac, stereotypical or not it's rather annoying.
    AbrahmCan Mac users handle TWO mouse buttons? That kind of complexity can be overwhelming!I jest. The only thing that pleases me about Macs getting more games and gaming support is that it could mean more Linux support too.


    Yes, that too is a rather old stereotype, but atleast your kidding. Actually the first multi button (more than right/left/mouse wheel) that I owned was a Might Mouse (Right/Left/Mouse Wheel/side button combo), although I no longer use a Mac.

    Anyway, it's nice to see this. I'm glad to have more gamers on board, and this means widening support and it shows that Valve knows what it's doing. As soon as Mac/Linux become easier to program for we could be talking about a true revival of PC gaming, which of course should make us all quite happy :) 
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