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Quake 4 Boards The S.S. Mac (Again)

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The working class: these Dickensian scamps hop about the social landscape with a sort of childlike innocence - a spring in their step, a song in their heart, and a pocket full of dreams - yet they know nothing of finer things. Forever tethered to the tyranny of the PC, these technological troglodytes shuffle aimlessly through the cyberscape - an impoverished existence for impoverished minds. Yet these wretches find themselves in blissful complacency, for they have tasted nothing sweeter than the gruel fed to them out of the mainstream trough: Windows.

Yours truly is not one of these people.

So as I sit here in my too-cool-for-school pad - smoking American Spirits, enjoying a glass of fine wine, and listening to a band that you've obviously never heard of - I find myself once again enjoying the simple elegance of the Mac: a computer that you could never afford, you loathsome pleb.

Unfortunately, the truth is that my primary computer is a PC (it works just fine, thank you) and said Mac was purchased off craigslist for $150 bucks. While suited for my needs - i.e. being portable and being largely cat-resistant - it is the pride and joy of 2006. Running what tech historians call the "PowerPC processor" which apparently no developers still support god d*mmit why didn't I do my research, my humble internet box finds itself wholly unsuited for gaming - go PowerBook G4. Still, while not exactly being known for such things - no matter how fancy your iMachine, PCs have a virtual monopoly on "hardcore" gaming - the industry occasionally dotes upon Mac users. In this spirit, we have Quake 4. Originally released for OSX in 2006, the game now finds itself on the Mac App Store for $19.99. Published by Aspyr Media, one of the game's selling points is it support for cross-platform multiplayer, allowing PC and Mac users alike to blast each other into bloody submission. One can assume that the game will also feature voice-chat, bringing it with it the solemn promise that with the tiresome "Mac vs. PC" debate, multiplayer gaming can indeed become more interminable.

So if you're running OSX Snow Leopard or higher (you iWeirdo), and wish to retroactively join humanity's latest battle against the Strogg, check out the system requirements after the jump!

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Minimum system requirements: 2.4 GHz CPU Speed | 2 GB RAM | 3.5 GB free disk space | (ATI): Radeon HD 2600; (NVidia): GeForce 8600 | 256 MB VRam

Supported Video cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600, GT 120, 320M,330M
ATI Radeon HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750M, HD 6630M, HD 6770M, HD 6970M
Intel HD Graphics 3000

Recommended System Requirements:
CPU Speed: 2.6 GHz | Memory: 4 GB or higher | Video RAM: 512 MB

Notice: Integrated video chipsets are not supported (GMA 950 Mac Mini(2006,2007), iMac(2006), Macbook(2006,2007), GMA X3100 Macbook(2007,2008), MacBook Air(2008)) ATI X1000 series

NOTICE: Apple Intel Chipsets only.

NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (CaseSensitive)

2 Comments

I'm hopelessly in love with your writing. As in, I want to have a relationship with your writing and have intercourse and tell sweet nothings to your writing's ear and live a long happy life together until death parts us.

I couldn't care less about Quake 4 (or Macs for that matter), but you could be writing about carpet tacks and still make the whole thing worth praising.

SuperSwede said:

HA!

Well thank you, hombre.... That very much made my day :)

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