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Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 26, 2022 04:14PM
So I've seen these type of computers sold out there but I've never thought much about them as I've never seen any Apple machines sold as this type. Why? Why aren't we all buying gaming computers-shouldn't they be much faster/robust/better?

Of course, they all seem to be Windows computers, so that says something right there. Plus, the gaming progr-oops! sorry, apps are coded for Windows so there aren't as many games formatted for Apple, correct?

What makes a gaming computer then?





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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 26, 2022 04:19PM
>What makes a gaming computer then?

Huge graphics card, gratuitous use of led lighting.
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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: April 26, 2022 04:25PM
The simple fact is Apple is not investing in gaming companies so the most popular games are ported over to Apple computers.

In Appleā€™s mind, gaming is only supported on iOS, and there is good from Apple on iOS.
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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 26, 2022 04:40PM
Apple doesn't develop for gaming because gaming companies don't develop for Apple because Apple doesn't develop for gaming because gaming companies don't develop for Apple because...

That said, World of Warcraft, one of the very few games with a client developed specifically for MacOS. screams on M1, so the hardware is capable.
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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: April 26, 2022 04:56PM
Dark Castle and Epyx Rogue are still pretty playable after nearly 40 years.
I keep my Mac Plus around for that reason.
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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: April 26, 2022 05:03PM
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DP
...shouldn't they be much faster/robust/better?

And bigger, heavier, hotter...
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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 26, 2022 05:10PM
Efficiencies of volume.

PC Gaming is already entrenched and has been since the late 1990s when Apple was nearly toast. Game developers will not optimize for a game for Apple unless they see the potential financial return, which will be almost never.

I use Macs. I have gaming PCs.

Each is the right tool for the job.
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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: April 26, 2022 05:36PM
You can trace the death (per se) of gaming on the Mac back to Steve Jobs and the loss of the original HALO game to Microsoft. When this happened, Steve anecdotally killed the Mac's attention to gaming.

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You could make an argument this was good (if not great) for Apple, b'c they afterwards seemed to go all in on music.



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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: April 26, 2022 05:39PM
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Lew Zealand
Efficiencies of volume.

PC Gaming is already entrenched and has been since the late 1990s when Apple was nearly toast. Game developers will not optimize for a game for Apple unless they see the potential financial return, which will be almost never.

I use Macs. I have gaming PCs.

Each is the right tool for the job.

While I'd love to see some serious development again for the Mac, especially under the M-series chips, I'll agree with Lew's statement.

That said, my son wrote an Apple commercial ages ago, back during the "Hi, I'm a Mac" adverts.

Mac: Hi, I'm a Mac.
PC (with game controller in hand, obviously gaming & distracted): And... I'm... a PC...
Mac: Hey, PC, what are you doing?
PC: I'm playing video games.
Mac: That's great; which one?
PC (with a smirk): All of them.
(Mac looks a little sad, walks off the screen)



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Re: Gaming computers, game drives...? Where's Apple's "gaming" computers?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: April 26, 2022 05:44PM
Yep, Apple threw Bungie out with the bathwater.

Apple could have easily supported gaming and the iPod/music.



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