And there is always Macs - although running a Unix-like OS on a machine that is also Unix-like might be something for the department of redundancy department.
Correction. OS X is certified as UNIX, it's not UNIX-like. http://unix.stackexchange.com/...
These games would make me say "Shut up and take my money", but only if they made a version for OSX and/or the iPad:
For MOO, Endless Space is close (I don't mind the 3D), but is missing the tactical combat and instead has a "pretty to watch" combat system that I end up skipping most of the time.
If anyone can point me to current OSX games that are close to these and are good, I would appreciate it.
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