Back a few weeks ago when it was rumored that Apple CEO Tim Cook was visiting Valve, we wrote up an article which tipped what we suspect here in May once again: a full-fledged OS X gaming push. Here in May we’re to understand that the MacBook Pro 2012 model will be sold at GameStop stores across the nation. Could this be Apple’s big push for gaming on the OS X desktop operating system environment, at long last?
What GameStop is getting prepped to do here in 2012, according to the tips being spread like wildfire across these internets, is selling MacBook Pros in both new and used condition starting with the next big refresh of the line this summer. This release will play on the success of the iOS line of devices in the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as gaming platforms with the MacBook Pro being the ultimate similarity in the gaming universe. Once device, one necessity for creating new games, one perfect platform for GameStop.
What we have not seen thus far is an extremely large amount of support from Apple for gaming on their desktop computers at all, this despite the fact that many gaming networks have adopted the Mac as a viable place to release such titanic games as Portal 2 and the new Diablo III (coming out this week). Now with gaming moving rapidly away from console games (or so some would have you believe) and toward the mobile world, Apple will attempt to grab at the PC world to harness some of the same success they’ve found in the mobile world with iOS.
Expect GameStop to be a big proponent of this new wave of gaming finesse being shown by Apple in the MacBook Pro 2012 without a doubt. Expect developers of giant games to be invited to show off their wares at the MacBook Pro 2012 refresh event this summer and for these games to take off into outer space the way each of the iPad event presenters games and apps have in the past. Gaming on the horizon, Apple style!
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