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18 June 2007
Tomb Raider Anniversary sets distribution record
Not for the number of copies of Tomb Raider Anniversary sold (we'll know more about that next month) but for the number of distribution methods in the first three months on the market. A new one was just announced today. Let's count them:
  1. Retail box (Windows and PS2 now, PSP in a week or so, Wii and Xbox 360 late this year)
  2. Steam (Windows now)
  3. GameTap (Windows now, but GameTap will have a MacOS version late this summer. From GameTap's point of view, I can't think of a better way to introduce Mac gamers than to offer Tomb Raider Anniversary for MacOS X...)
  4. Episodic game for owners of Tomb Raider: Legend on Xbox 360 in September
Seriously, this is crazy. Eidos is really making a big move by partnering with so many different distributors, but I have a feeling it's going to work out well for them.

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--Matt Matthews at 11:12
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Macworld: News: GameTap to bring classic gaming service for Mac:

"Like Myst Online: Uru Live, GameTap for Mac utilizes Cider, the translation layer technology from TransGaming that enables games made for PCs to run on Intel-based Macs. ...

Cider only works on Intel Macs, but Sanchez said that otherwise it wouldn’t have been possible to develop a Mac version of GameTap.

“If we were going to rearchitect everything that we were doing for the Mac it would cost us too much money,” said Sanchez. “There’s three years’ worth of work that went into this thing to make it launch. It would be really hard to make that work for the Mac.”"

And there you have it. First to have the headline, "Pull your Cider from GameTap" wins.

Sorry I didn't remove extended characters.

By Blogger rufbo, at 19 June, 2007 16:25  

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