August 3rd, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [1:00 PM] HolyMac! - Mac Gaming Thrives: Part 1
This article is actually a couple days old, but it just made its way in front of me this afternoon. This is an excellent look at the state of Mac gaming, and more accurately how Mac gaming was represented at MACWORLD. From ATIis Radeon card, to 3dfxis Voodoo5 5500 (which retails for US$329, not US$250 as suggested in this article), and from The Sims to Diablo 2, things are looking good for wasting time on your Mac. Our favorite quote from the article:

The overall result was nothing short of amazing, and gaming on the Unreal Tournament display only added to my joy. As I tried to convince the ATI employees that I could be the companion of the Radeon until it was sold to a happy home, I heard a single complaint: the chip was only rendering 30 frames per second at 1600 x 1200 resolution, which one audience member found intolerable. Given the overall speed and beauty of the chip (explosions have NEVER looked this good), I was willing to let a few dropped frames slide at this obscene resolution.

A very complete and well written piece. Gamers be prepared to drool. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [1:00 PM] MacMonkey - Die Motorola Die!
I will be the first to admit that I have not been the kindest reviewer towards the MacMonkey gang, but they are right on the money with this one. This rant, although it sounds very "rantish" is right on the money. Apple is losing the mind share battle on all fronts. No OS X in any form yet. Slow processors. MP G4 machines that apparently donit quite work right yet. This calls out Apple on the chip speed front. Like I said, even though it is a rant, it is a well aimed rant. Our favorite quote from the article:

Iill admit, Apple products are worth the extra cash, but what is going to happen when Intel/AMD top 2ghz, and we get the unbelievable deal of a quad processor G4, still without a MP supporting OS? Motorola has been sitting on their asses for far too long, and itis time for it to stop!

Yeah. YEAH! Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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