Warhammer Online Beta for Mac is Here

By Yaris Gutierrez

July 30, 2009

Yes, yes, my bewildered readers;  you did read that headline correctly.  Mythic Entertainment and EA (Electornic Arts) studio announced today that the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, is currently in development for the Mac platform.  Say wha?  Uh huh.  Currently, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning – or WAR – is currently being offered to in beta version for you hardcore Apple fans who won’t oblige to the underpriced components of the PC.

The Mac version of WAR is scheduled for an official release sometime this fall.  The fun part?  Players of both platforms (both PC and Mac) will be able to battle and quest together on the same servers.  Will this finally close the gap between PC gamers and Mac gamers?  I say, hell no.  Everyone will probably have their own little platform factions and run raid groups against the others chanting cheesy slogans regarding their platform of choice.

The beta of the Mac version of WAR will allow current players to download a client on their systems and play with their live game accounts.  Players who don’t have an existing live account, but are still interested in playing WAR on the Mac, will be able to play the game by participating in the beta and downloading a 10-day beta trial account.  Those of who are get a warm feeling inside for titles and trophies will be glad to know that those of you who do participate in the beta will receive an exclusive title and tropy reward for their accounts (binding).

Thanks to the CiderTM Portability Engine from TransGaming, WAR for the Mac is made possible.  It acts like a “wrapper” of some sorts around the game software, allowing it to run easily on Intel-based Macs.  If you want me to shut my yap already, and want to go and download the beta for Mac, just click HERE.  For those of you who want me to continue ranting, kiss my ass.  I’m done here.  Now, I’m in the mood to play some WAR, dammit!

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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