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Briefly: Mac Blu-ray playback software, LIMBO coming to Mac

updated 01:35 pm EST, Fri November 11, 2011

LIMBO coming to Mac by end of year

MCE Technologies is now shipping Mac Blu-ray playback software with all of its 12X Blu-ray drives, while Playdead has announced that a Mac port of LIMBO is in the works and should be available by the end of the year

MCE Technologies has announced that all internal and external models of its 12X Blu-ray recordable drives will now include playback software for the Mac. The Mac Blu-ray playback software allows users to play both commercial and non-commercial movies on any Mac running OS X 10.5.2 or later. A one year license that enables full Blu-ray playback capabilities is included with the purchase, while a lifetime license can be purchased at a discounted rate. The software requires an Intel 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo or faster processor, and minimum 4GB of RAM.

Mac versions of LIMBO in the works

LIMBO, a puzzle-platforming adventure game from Playdead, has now sold over one million copies worldwide and is being played by games in 153 countries, in 9 languages and across 3 platforms. In celebration of this success, the developers have announced that a Mac release is in the works and will hopefully be launched by the end of the year. The success has also allowed the developers to fully acquire the company from early investors and begin planning their next title.

by MacNN Staff





  1. aroxnicadi

    Joined: Dec 1969


    One Year License

    They can stick their one year licence someplace where the sun has never shone.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So...'re saying that blu-ray licensing is a bag of hurt?

  1. BDLatimer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Horrible article title

    Upon first reading the article title, it appears that the Mac Blu-ray software is called "LIMBO". I really wish MacNN would be more clear in these postings.

    Perhaps "Briefly: Mac Blu-ray playback software, LIMBO game, both coming to the Mac" ?

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  1. ElectroTech

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Who Cares?

    Optical media is dead or dying and should be buried. The way to go is streaming of HD content. I haven't used the optical drive in my MacBook for over two years and I got rid of my DVD player four years ago.

  1. bitshifter

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Highly deceptive

    If MCE is talking about the so-called Mac Blu-Ray Player from Mac Go, then they are being very misleading. That software IS NOT a blu-ray player. It will attempt to dig into a blu-ray structure and play the transport stream that it thinks is the main title. That's not the same thing as a blu-ray player. The most obvious thing is you won't see any menus. And since MCE is bundling this with a burner and touting how you can use this software to check the blu-ray you just authored, this is highly deceptive, since you can't check your menus.

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