Is Mac the worst gaming platform?

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#1 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

I have 2 macs, love it, no problems no crashes, everything runs smooth. Starts up in 2 seconds. But it has no games and in my opinion is definitely the worst gaming platform. I also have a PC but since PC sucks so bad and is so damn slow and is such a major headache to just go a month without malware/spyware/viruses, upgrades... I haven't even turned it on in a year. The good games aren't available on mac

MacBooks: sucks for games, great for everything else

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30407 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

I have 2 macs, love it, no problems no crashes, everything runs smooth. Starts up in 2 seconds. But it has no games and in my opinion is definitely the worst gaming platform. I also have a PC but since PC sucks so bad and is so damn slow and is such a major headache to just go a month without malware/spyware/viruses, upgrades... I haven't even turned it on in a year.

MacBooks: sucks for games, great for everything else

Then I lol'd

and extra lolz for ps4hasnogames thread

#3 Edited by sam890 (1108 posts) -

This is a new LOW.

Are you serious ? Please you can't be serious.

#4 Posted by lawlessx (46765 posts) -

oh man...this is just too much for me to handle lol

#5 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

@sam890 said:

This is a new LOW.

Are you serious ? Please you can't be serious.

@lawlessx said:

oh man...this is just too much for me to handle lol

i am serious, not a lot of games support mac os. well a lot do but not the good ones worth while. Just some top down view trash and old shit.

#6 Edited by BldgIrsh (2683 posts) -

Let's play Your Favorite Quotes the OP has made! Here's my two.

@ps4hasnogames

so crap like this doesn't get locked?lol

you can have this pathetic site you virgin hermits.

@ps4hasnogames

8 million basement dwelling virgins that I don't have to compete with in real life.

lolpc sucks shit, go start another petition bums.

#7 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16312 posts) -

Never been to insidemacgames.com?

#8 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

Let's play Your Favorite Quotes the OP has made! Here's my two.

@ps4hasnogames

so crap like this doesn't get locked?lol

you can have this pathetic site you virgin hermits.

@ps4hasnogames

8 million basement dwelling virgins that I don't have to compete with in real life.

lolpc sucks shit, go start another petition bums.

im glad I have fans who stalk my every move like the paparazzi. get a life loser hahahaha.

#9 Posted by BldgIrsh (2683 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@bldgirsh said:

Let's play Your Favorite Quotes the OP has made! Here's my two.

@ps4hasnogames

so crap like this doesn't get locked?lol

you can have this pathetic site you virgin hermits.

@ps4hasnogames

8 million basement dwelling virgins that I don't have to compete with in real life.

lolpc sucks shit, go start another petition bums.

im glad I have fans who stalk my every move like the paparazzi. get a life loser hahahaha.

I'm not the one that is continuously bad mouthing PC on a forums for a gaming site. ;)

#10 Posted by Krelian-co (11155 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

oh man...this is just too much for me to handle lol

indeed it is.

#11 Posted by bbkkristian (14955 posts) -

Mac has more games than ps4.

#12 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@ps4hasnogames said:

@bldgirsh said:

Let's play Your Favorite Quotes the OP has made! Here's my two.

@ps4hasnogames

so crap like this doesn't get locked?lol

you can have this pathetic site you virgin hermits.

@ps4hasnogames

8 million basement dwelling virgins that I don't have to compete with in real life.

lolpc sucks shit, go start another petition bums.

im glad I have fans who stalk my every move like the paparazzi. get a life loser hahahaha.

I'm not the one that is continuously bad mouthing PC on a forums for a gaming site. ;)

I know you're not. IM THE ONE.

no wonder mac has no games, since pc already has no good games...and even less are supported by mac os, then obviously mac had no games.

#13 Posted by Krelian-co (11155 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@bldgirsh said:

Let's play Your Favorite Quotes the OP has made! Here's my two.

@ps4hasnogames

so crap like this doesn't get locked?lol

you can have this pathetic site you virgin hermits.

@ps4hasnogames

8 million basement dwelling virgins that I don't have to compete with in real life.

lolpc sucks shit, go start another petition bums.

im glad I have fans who stalk my every move like the paparazzi. get a life loser hahahaha.

the guy who spends his day making bs about pc talking about a life..... lul.

"look ma i'm a troll"

"i'm proud son, you will get far in life!"

#14 Edited by lostrib (37484 posts) -

You must have an SSD in your mac because they are notoriously slow to boot

#15 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4894 posts) -

1. do you like macs? if yes, proceed to question 2.

2. do you find other PC OS (Windows, Linux) cumbersome? If yes, proceed to 3.

3. You are a n00b.

#16 Posted by sam890 (1108 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

Mac has more games than ps4.

Lmao

#17 Posted by charizard1605 (58078 posts) -

It has Civ V, so no.

It also has more games than any current gen console on the market, so there is that.

#18 Posted by Jeager_Titan (947 posts) -

Bad thread is sad.

#19 Edited by AdrianWerner (28058 posts) -

Mac? No. You can install Windows on it afterall. And even in OSX I would argue there are worse platforms, like OUYA or Kindle

#20 Posted by charizard1605 (58078 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

1. do you like macs? if yes, proceed to question 2.

2. do you find other PC OS (Windows, Linux) cumbersome? If yes, proceed to 3.

3. You are a n00b.

I don't find Windows cumbersome (and I daresay it is objectively the better OS), but I do think OS X is personally the better OS.

Am I a n00b? :(

#21 Posted by inb4uall (5806 posts) -

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

@CrownKingArthur said:

1. do you like macs? if yes, proceed to question 2.

2. do you find other PC OS (Windows, Linux) cumbersome? If yes, proceed to 3.

3. You are a n00b.

But I love the gestures.

#22 Posted by WallofTruth (1742 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

I I also have a PC but since PC sucks so bad and is so damn slow and is such a major headache to just go a month without malware/spyware/viruses, upgrades..

Well if you wouldn't pirate games and visit all those dirty porn sites without an anti virus program then those things wouldn't be a problem.

#23 Posted by Spitfire-Six (522 posts) -

Mac isn't even considered as a gaming platform

#24 Posted by lostrib (37484 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

@CrownKingArthur said:

1. do you like macs? if yes, proceed to question 2.

2. do you find other PC OS (Windows, Linux) cumbersome? If yes, proceed to 3.

3. You are a n00b.

But I love the gestures.

I wish they would build in the window snapping feature Windows 7 has

#25 Posted by inb4uall (5806 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@inb4uall said:

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

@CrownKingArthur said:

1. do you like macs? if yes, proceed to question 2.

2. do you find other PC OS (Windows, Linux) cumbersome? If yes, proceed to 3.

3. You are a n00b.

But I love the gestures.

I wish they would build in the window snapping feature Windows 7 has

I just like being able to look at all the windows I have open and then pick one. I don't think there is an equivalent option on windows. :(

#26 Edited by melonfarmerz (1187 posts) -

Why do you make 2 PC bash threads a day, throw a fit, then keep making them? OP needs a hobby. Can't wait for your reaction this time, after another lock.

#27 Posted by lostrib (37484 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@lostrib said:

@inb4uall said:

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

@CrownKingArthur said:

1. do you like macs? if yes, proceed to question 2.

2. do you find other PC OS (Windows, Linux) cumbersome? If yes, proceed to 3.

3. You are a n00b.

But I love the gestures.

I wish they would build in the window snapping feature Windows 7 has

I just like being able to look at all the windows I have open and then pick one. I don't think there is an equivalent option on windows. :(

windows Aero has alt+tab and Win+tab but it's not quite the same

#28 Posted by Cheleman (7707 posts) -

yo at least the mac can play games in 1080p 60fps

THE ONE/10 can't

/thread

#29 Posted by AdrianWerner (28058 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

But I love the gestures.

Gestures are fine. But even with then and considering how great Mac touchpad is, I still couldn't give up Trackpoint for it.

#30 Posted by inb4uall (5806 posts) -

@AdrianWerner said:

@inb4uall said:

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

But I love the gestures.

Gestures are fine. But even with then and considering how great Mac touchpad is, I still couldn't give up Trackpoint for it.

I don't know what trackpoint is....

#31 Posted by adamosmaki (9645 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

oh man...this is just too much for me to handle lol

i... i... i dont know what to say

#32 Edited by AdrianWerner (28058 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@AdrianWerner said:

@inb4uall said:

Half my PC library runs on mac.... so no it's not the worst. Vita is the worst.

But I love the gestures.

Gestures are fine. But even with then and considering how great Mac touchpad is, I still couldn't give up Trackpoint for it.

I don't know what trackpoint is....

#33 Posted by lostrib (37484 posts) -

But yeah, I would not suggest using a macbook pro for gaming, it will either deafen you or burst into flames

#34 Edited by inb4uall (5806 posts) -

@lostrib said:

But yeah, I would not suggest using a macbook pro for gaming, it will either deafen you or burst into flames

I use mine for making toast. If you flip it upside down let the screen hang over the edge of the table so the bottom part is flat you can fry an egg on it.

#35 Posted by KingsofQueens (2217 posts) -

I'm using a Mac right now, as I type this. Love them.

But seriously, for Gaming? Why would that even occur in your head, foo!!!

#36 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

@lostrib said:

You must have an SSD in your mac because they are notoriously slow to boot

yes I do. boots in 3 seconds. I spend more time typing in my 5 letter user password.

#37 Posted by inb4uall (5806 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@lostrib said:

You must have an SSD in your mac because they are notoriously slow to boot

yes I do. boots in 3 seconds. I spend more time typing in my 5 letter user password.

3 seconds? five letters? lol that's slow as hell. What is your WPM?

#38 Posted by AdrianWerner (28058 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@lostrib said:

You must have an SSD in your mac because they are notoriously slow to boot

yes I do. boots in 3 seconds. I spend more time typing in my 5 letter user password.

Macs do not do cold boot in 3 seconds without SSD

#39 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (646 posts) -

1. Not a gaming platform

2. Xbox exist

#40 Posted by Ballroompirate (23015 posts) -

People still buy Macs?

#41 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (4488 posts) -

@lostrib said:

You must have an SSD in your mac because they are notoriously slow to boot

That's not always true. The boot up is no longer than Windows on an HDD. It can depend on how well you take care of it though, if you don't it can slow down over time. And every now and then you might need to repair disk permissions.

#42 Posted by Cobra_nVidia (1593 posts) -

OS X has more games than LinuX (steam box)

It also has support from Blizzard and Maxis.

With Valve pushing for unix gaming, the future is bright and shiny like a bright shiny apple!

That said, it's not a good primary gaming PC, even with windows, not unless you like mobile graphics (that includes the iMac)

#43 Posted by sailor232 (4805 posts) -

I work with Macs everyday, very slow systems, they break down constantly (I work as a service technician at a University), just getting around the UI is cumbersome, yes I could learn the short cut keys (imac, mac pro) but how is that user friendly for beginners, Aero on a windows pc is amazing after coming from a mac. 98% of the staff at the University with a Mac use it solely for windows, they fiddle around with the mac side just to learn on their down time if at all. Apple still releasing a single button mouse is atrocious, Macbooks with no numerical keys, God how I miss the "end"and "home" keys. OT: if you want to game, dont get a mac.

#44 Edited by MBirdy88 (8309 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

Let's play Your Favorite Quotes the OP has made! Here's my two.

@ps4hasnogames

so crap like this doesn't get locked?lol

you can have this pathetic site you virgin hermits.

@ps4hasnogames

8 million basement dwelling virgins that I don't have to compete with in real life.

lolpc sucks shit, go start another petition bums.

and yet I get suspensions for alot less. sigh.

#45 Posted by MBirdy88 (8309 posts) -

@HalcyonScarlet said:

@lostrib said:

You must have an SSD in your mac because they are notoriously slow to boot

That's not always true. The boot up is no longer than Windows on an HDD. It can depend on how well you take care of it though, if you don't it can slow down over time. And every now and then you might need to repair disk permissions.

True. though my Windows 8 with an SSD loads in 5 seconds... infact, its only slower than that because the BIOS has to load my raid configuration up for my other HDDs.... loading windows is nearly instant after the bios.

I think Windows 8 is the top winner for boot times... with the exception of certain linux setups.

but as guessed, another PS$hasnogames thread... the only thing ever accurate about what he says is his username.

#46 Posted by Jeager_Titan (947 posts) -

Still better than these.

#47 Posted by musicalmac (23030 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

People still buy Macs?

Apple's Mac sales have outpaced the PC industry in the last 36 of 37 quarters, or something to that effect. Perhaps you don't understand the market upon which you're commenting.

@AdrianWerner said:

The first thing I do when I use laptops with this is pull off that little red nub.

I also feel the need to point out the fact that Macs are personal computers, which makes them PCs. When Apple begins making first party games (that aren't the games they made for the original iPods) and makes them Mac exclusive, it'll be another discussion entirely. Until then, like it or not, Mac guys and PC guys are on the same side in SW.

One side of the coin just statistically tends to be better educated, more affluent financially, and better traveled. ;)

#48 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151354 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

I have 2 macs, love it, no problems no crashes, everything runs smooth. Starts up in 2 seconds. But it has no games and in my opinion is definitely the worst gaming platform. I also have a PC but since PC sucks so bad and is so damn slow and is such a major headache to just go a month without malware/spyware/viruses, upgrades... I haven't even turned it on in a year. The good games aren't available on mac

MacBooks: sucks for games, great for everything else

I think you might want to buy/build a decent PC before comparing. I don't have those issues. And upgrades don't actually take long....so not a big deal.

#49 Posted by hiphops_savior (7939 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

People still buy Macs?

My rig is out of service, so now I am gaming on my MacBook Pro.

They are excellent laptops, you pay a premium for reliable machines. You can game on a Mac, just don't expect the same performance as a $1500 tower with R290 graphics card. That said, the gaming scene on OSX is less dire now thanks to Blizzard, Steam, and Riot.

#50 Posted by Spitfire-Six (522 posts) -

@sailor232 said:

I work with Macs everyday, very slow systems, they break down constantly (I work as a service technician at a University), just getting around the UI is cumbersome, yes I could learn the short cut keys (imac, mac pro) but how is that user friendly for beginners, Aero on a windows pc is amazing after coming from a mac. 98% of the staff at the University with a Mac use it solely for windows, they fiddle around with the mac side just to learn on their down time if at all. Apple still releasing a single button mouse is atrocious, Macbooks with no numerical keys, God how I miss the "end"and "home" keys. OT: if you want to game, dont get a mac.

I model, paint, and use brush from my mac book pro the PC would be better for rendering but my mac hasnt given me any of these problems your talking about.