When Electronic Arts and Apple Mac, it signaled that the platform is being taken increasingly seriously by the video game industry.that the publishing giant would be bringing a host of its biggest-name games to the
EA said that it plans this summer to release hit titles like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Need for Speed: Carbon, Battlefield 2142, and that later in the year, it would publish a series of sports games, including Madden NFL '08 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08 for the Mac.
The Mac has long been viewed--rightly or wrongly--by some people as a bit of an applications wasteland, and for many people who would rather use Apple's computers than Windows machines, the lack of some software has always been a major reason.
That's been especially true for video games, and the absence of many of EA's franchise titles on shelves in the Mac section of stores--though The Sims series is available--has been particularly noticeable.
But now, EA is demonstrating that it thinks Apple is going to be enough of a player that it's in its interest to put the effort into porting some of its biggest titles to the Mac.
And if you're a Mac fan, that's a good thing. Unless your Mac-only partner or spouse is going to get lost playing one of the new games.