Writing for Apple, Matt Diamond has taken a look at the Macintosh’s potential for online gaming in a new article entitled
Worlds of fun online.
Diamond takes an expansive look at the capabilities of the Macintosh when it comes to playing games online. Coverage includes information about browser-based games that use technology like Macromedia’s Shockwave to deliver content to gamers. Links are included to Web sites where such content is featured, too.
Diamond also examines the phenomenon of online gaming itself, including the myriad commercial software releases that enable Mac gamers to challenge each other and their PC counterparts in online arenas. Topics include real-time strategy games, action games and first person shooters.
Game lobby services such as GameRanger, Aspyrworld (used for Colin’s Classic Cards) and GameSpy are mentioned, and some tips are offered if you’re interested in establishing peer-to-peer connections with other gamers using TCP/IP. Other links for purchasing games online or getting more info about games are offered, too.