BnB Gaming guest writer Sebastian Clarkin laments the dearth of Mac games available not only on Steam, but industry-wide. Won’t you damn well listen to him, developers? Sigh. Such is the life of a pseudo-PC gamer.
I own a Mac yet I have to admit that Mac gaming sux. There is so little available for the platform and the prices tend to be shamefully high. Games that now sell regularly for $5 on PC still retail for $30 on Mac. As the piece says: "What I’m saying is, there’s a certain psychological torture that comes with being a Mac gamer." That is why I also own a gaming PC.
Just to be a total PC Elitist I like to really flex the Power of my PC just to piss off a few of the Mac users in our circle of gamers. I would Boot my PC into Hacintosh Mode and run OSX, then run Boot camp to get Windows 7 going, then load up a game.....with Windows 7 running on a separate screen in virtual Mode. Yeh it sounds stupid and redundant...but so is buying a $3000 PC that can't run Crysis! Dam Mac Gaming, what a joke although Steam has Mac Games and Valve Games converted for Mac but for the most part Mac users are stuck buying Win7 ANYWAY and then are left with overpriced under-performing GPU's. To be able to play all Games on a Mac is almost like buying two PC's. It just doesn't make sense!
Agreed. I recently bought and installed Lion OS X on my PC just for kicks (Also I won't pay triple for the same hardware). Got it up and running, Google'd 'best Mac OS X exclusive games'. There wasn't much, if anything significant to be found. Everything that's on mac, is also on PC for cheaper and/or runs better. Sigh... Uninstalled. Mac's are for making slideshows and crappy teen-made youtube videos. I found that using sheepshaver and running Mac OS 9 and earlier has a better selection of games. EV Override, etc.
little by little it's getting better. thanks in large part to steam.
Steam, AMD, and boot camp you mean!
yes sir, you are correct.
there are mac gamers?
other than expensive outdated graphics cards, and then horrible support? i wish gaming on a mac was a real option.
It never will be because of exactly why you stated. Jobs is too busy with his slick advertising campaigns.
Not all hope is lost, you just have to use bootcamp and play games properly in windows. I use osx for work and browsing and windows mostly for gaming. Other than casual app games I wouldn't waste my time with mac gaming when it's so easy to utilize the hardware properly in windows.
You must return to the Source cause that's where the path of the one ends!! These quotes from the Matrix are so true as consoles and Macs become more integrated and more like PC's everyday. Eventually Macs will ship with Windows as the primary OS and all the Mac programs that people like will just be bought separately and run natively on Windows. Steve Jobs is the only person keeping this from happening and once he retires........ "The Circle will be complete"! "Mac owners will either join us or Die"! Muh ha ha ha muh ha ha ha!
i hope not. i'm not anti-windows in any way i just like options. also, i'm more of a buwah hahaha kind of guy.
"It’s okay, you can laugh. It’s supposed to be funny. Just know that the last thing I want to do is spark another online “Mac vs. PC” war. It’s pointless… and not just because Macs are superior." I had a big laugh at this. Lol, Macs are superior. You crack me up, random internet fool! Enjoy your Farming Simulator on your superior machine. The writer of this article is so out of touch with reality it is funny.
I love both my Mac and my Windows box for gaming.. Also outdated GPUs doesn’t necessarily mean BAD GPUs, a lot of games run beautifully on pretty meagre specs. Its funny how on one hand so many PC users are all "you can buy a decent PC for less than $500, consoles suck!" but then you have better components than those ones in Macs and suddenly they're unusably bad.. Hmm. A 2008 iMac (8800 GS) runs rings around the PS3/360 for most stuff so obviously decent new Macs aren't going to be awful. Bootcamp is valuable too for the Windows only games. I wouldn't be without my gaming focused PC though, but that's largely because I like to keep my game and work machines separate. I don't think anyone buys Macs specifically to game, but they're perfectly capable if you happen to have one, for whatever reason.
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