I guess it’s a fair question. After all, there’s a reason why so 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 100th 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 but that’s ok, this 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 on Aperture 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 OS X 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’re more great games on the Mac and the fact I can do it all from OS X makes me forget about the weaknesses people love to point out (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 think:
I would like to try a Mac but I don’t want to give up on gaming.
That’s just a lie, and I hope this site will help me get the word out. You can play many of the best games out there, right now. Not ready to take my word for it? Check our Top 100 Mac games page and I bet you will be surprised! 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 (you can check this guide for instance).
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! 😉