Today in Apple history: Marathon, Mac’s answer to Doom

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First-person shooter Marathon gave Mac gamers something to be proud of.
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Dec21December 21, 1994: Mac gamers get their hands on Marathon, a sci-fi first-person shooter that is an answer to the massive success of PC title Doom.

Created by Bungie, the team that would later make the Halo games, Marathon introduces important features to the FPS genre. Just as importantly, it isn’t available on PC. Marathon quickly becomes a favorite among Mac gamers.

Training for a marathon? Apple Watch can help

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Apple Watch can help improve your race time (but watch where you're going!)
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With Autumn rapidly approaching, marathon season is almost upon us. So if you’re planning on running a race, now’s the time to ramp up your training.

Whether you are doing a full marathon, a half-marathon or a 10K race, here are my top 10 tips for using your Apple Watch to achieve a new personal best.

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Games: Block Breaker 3, Marathon, Eternity Warriors & More!

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Bungie’s Halo Prequelizing Marathon Series Coming Soon To iPad

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Remember Marathon? If you’re a long-time Mac user, sure you do: back in the early 90s, Bungie’s sci-fi FPS series was the one shining light illuminating the Steveless Dark Ages of Macintosh gaming. Even if you’re only a recent convert to Mac, though, you’re probably familiar in a roundabout way with Marathon: it takes place in the same universe and is the direct prequel to Bungie’s bestsellingHalo series for the Xbox 360.

Either way, we’ve got great news for any Apple gamer. Marathon’s coming back… this time for the iPad.