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EA Getting Mac Friendly with Origin, Sim City

With Windows still being the preferred platform of choice when talking about PCs in the gaming industry, it's nice to see Mac users getting a little bit of love every so often.

At Gamescom this year, EA showed that it wasn't going to be leaving the Mac platform out in the cold. The publisher announced that Origin, EA's digital distribution service, whether you wanted it to or not, would be coming to Mac, Facebook, Android, and Smart TV. Yes, this means you can anticipate plenty of free-to-play and casual games blitzing Origin, courtesy of EA.

Along with the announcement came a press release announcing that the new SimCity reboot would be launching for Mac in February 2013 with the Windows release. In order for Mac users to buy and play the game, they'll be forced to download and install Origin, which is conveniently going to be available by that time.

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  • Pennanen
    Good, now all we need is a mac with enough power to actually run the game , aint happening :D
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  • alidan
    PennanenGood, now all we need is a mac with enough power to actually run the game , aint happening
    dont bare minimum macs with a tower come with a fairly competent gpu?
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  • mouse24
    Well, they gotta make money somehow so I think origin branching out into the mac field isn't so odd...

    Infact it might be a good thing, now mac users can complain about origin aswell.
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  • rantoc
    Sim City seem to have shoe boxed sized "city's" unlike the old sim city's where huge city's were possible! Guess ill wait and see once its released.
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  • scannall
    PennanenGood, now all we need is a mac with enough power to actually run the game , aint happening

    You mean the i7, and the ATI 6970 available in the iMac aren't enough?
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  • mauller07
    rantocSim City seem to have shoe boxed sized "city's" unlike the old sim city's where huge city's were possible! Guess ill wait and see once its released.
    I believe we are going to be able to get large cities like before, all they have shown us so far are sandboxed tech demos using Dev builds of the game which they would be perfecting things with first... i hope.

    I have been playing sim city since 2000 and hope this will be a brilliant game, although from the pre order selections it does look like they are going to be going heavy on the DLC content which is a letdown, cant we just have a full games worth of content anymore first and then some expansion content after.
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  • Fabel
    iMac? 6970? NO

    6970M where M means.. crap... I mean mobile. And they charge 100€ if you want 2GB of RAM on it XD
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  • spookie
    Start supporting Linux.....
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  • zachusaman
    and with the hardware that gives no respect to your freedoms comes the software with it
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  • scannall
    FabeliMac? 6970? NO6970M where M means.. crap... I mean mobile. And they charge 100€ if you want 2GB of RAM on it XD
    I'm sure the 6970 will do just fine. I have to wonder though, why if both Origin and Apple are on your hate list why you bothered to read the article at all?
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