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Who says there are no Mac games? 10 places where you can buy them right now!

If you're new to the Macintosh, or even if you've had one for a while, you may be interested in putting the work aside from time to time and playing games on your lovely machine. Macs may not have the same number of games as Windows PCs, but there are still plenty of places to get them if you know where to look. Here are some of my favorites. What are yours?

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Unseen before now: Steve Jobs unveils the Mac to the public for the first time

The Mac had already been shown off to the press in the fall of 1983, and the 1984 ad broadcast during the Super Bowl in January made a big public splash. But it wasn't until January 30, 1984 that Steve Jobs and other members of the Macintosh team would show the new computer to the public - specifically, a gathering of the Boston Computer Society (BCS). Harry McCracken has all the details over at Time.

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Happy Birthday, Macintosh

Thirty years ago today, the Macintosh went on sale for the first time. It was a world-changing moment, though few, if any, recognized it at the time. In fact, the Mac struggled to find its own footing at first, and has struggled at various times during its existence. But the Mac has endured. 2014 finds the Mac a vital and thriving platform, more popular now than ever.

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Macs then and now: Comparing 30 years of bang for your buck

The Macintosh turns 30 this week, and it's changed a lot over the years — from a compact beige box that looked like a kitchen appliance, equipped with a black and white display and floppy drive, to the array of laptop and desktop machines we know today. Thirty years is a long time, so I thought it might be fun to compare Macs over the years to see how pricing and features have changed.

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The state of Mac gaming in 2014: Will Apple ever get its game on?

Over the past 30 years, it's safe to say that the Macintosh has had a ... complicated ... relationship with gaming. While it's unlikely that the Mac will ever be a premiere gaming system like a console or even like a PC, 2014 brings a certain equilibrium, along with a lot of room for improvement.

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1984: How Apple's TV ad changed everything, and why 2014 won't be anything like it either

Thirty years ago today Apple advertised the Macintosh nationally for the first time. That's a footnote that in and of itself isn't remarkable, but it's how they did it that everyone remembers: the 1984 ad. Thirty years on, the 1984 ad is still remembered as one of the best TV ads of all time. But why?

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The many faces of the Macintosh: Which is your favorite?

In its 30 years of life, the Macintosh has gone through many iterations, from the original beige box with integrated black and white screen to massive tower systems, the colorful and friendly iMac and the mysterious black-clad new Mac Pro.

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Our fondest memories from 30 years of the Mac - what are yours?

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh. We thought it'd be fun to take a trip down memory lane to remember the first Mac we ever owned or used, and we want to hear from you too. So once you've had a chance to read our memories, post some of your own in the comments!

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Six great Mac games to play over Christmas break

With the Christmas holiday upon us tomorrow, some of us may find ourselves with a bit of extra time on our hand this weekend. So I've rounded up a few fun new diversions for your Mac that you can download and play over Christmas break without breaking the bank - I've kept it to less than $20.

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Aspyr Greatest Hits Bundle costs $39.95 through Monday

Mac game publisher Aspyr and Macgamestore.com have collaborated to release the exclusive Aspyr Greatest Hits Bundle, a collection of four games for the Mac that separately would have cost $120, but together are priced at $39.95. If you want it, act now, because the deal only runs through Monday, December 9, 2013.

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