Why gaming on a Mac?
Why gaming on a mac?
I guess it is a fair question. After all, there’s a reason why some many people ask it… There are more games on PC, they run better (for the most part), they have bigger communities and they are cheaper.
If you are a real gamer, why are you playing on a Mac?
After the 10th time hearing this question, I decided it was a time to answer it. Not only for this person (a YouTube commenter in this case), but mostly for myself. After all, I am writing about mac gaming every week!
The answer is simple and you may not agree with it. That’s fine as the answer is mine and mine only.
The Mac platform is the best for me, all around
I love the mac platform. I love it when I’m checking my feeds with Reeder, when I’m retouching photos or when I’m just listening to music with iTunes. I find it elegant, simple, and in my experience, “it just works”.
When it comes to gaming, the mac platform may not be the best, and will probably never be. However, to use OSX is such a joy day in and day out that I don’t care if I can’t play all the greatest and latest as soon as they come out.
I can still play great games, some of the best actually, with little to no compromises. Each year, there’s more great games on the Mac and the fact that I can do it all from OSX makes me forget about the issues (price, availability, performance, whatever) and stick with mac gaming.
What is the deal with Mac Gamer HQ?
Answering this question makes the existence of Mac Gamer HQ even clearer. I want to share this feeling with everyone I can and help out those who are think:
I would like to try the Mac but I don’t want to give up on gaming.
That’s just a lie, and I hope this blog will help me get the word out.
You can play many of the best games out there, right now. If THE game you want to play does not exist on the Mac, you still have more than one way to play it on your mac (just google bootcamp or wine wrapper).
After thinking this through, I decided I will also submit this “rant” to Reddit, the toughest crowd I know. Why? Because there’s a chance some will connect with this message, because they feel the same way.
If not, It will get trashed… Hey, it wouldn’t be the first time!
PS: This is definitely not the type of posts you will find here, if you totally hate it or like it, leave a comment so I can evaluate either doing it more often or never again