Stubborn Mac Gamers Rejoice!

Stubborn Mac gamers rejoice! BioShock Infinite is headed to your platform on Aug. 29, thanks to reliable Mac port shop Aspyr Media. The system specs — not that you can alter them without buying a new machine — are here.


    Hey, that's me! I'm a stubborn Mac gamer! I actually have 94 useable games in my Steam library so I'm doing OK.

    Though maybe I'm not totally stubborn... I just bought and finished Bioshock Infinite on 360 instead.

    You know, I get the feeling that Owen may not be a fan of Macs.

      Whatever gave you that idea?

      I really dig the subtle dig about system specs.

        Somewhat untrue as I'm able to upgrade my GFX card in my Mac Pro if I really wanted to. Not all Macs are locked down completely though to be fair most are.

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          I mostly remember this from a few years ago when I was interested in buying one:

 - it was true enough then (albeit with US prices), maybe things have got better since.

            Not overly so but then I picked up my Pro from work so got it way cheaper than I would've any other way. Was just pointing out that you can upgrade a Mac as opposed to anything else as the overpriced argument is still very much valid.

              I think he main problem is you can only upgrade the pro which costs an arm and a leg to begin with. If someone gets an iMac you cant get them to buy a 150 dollar video card and suddenly be able to get good frame rates.

                Very true, it would be much better if the iMac had a similar ability. Though for some the asthetics of a Mac is one major reason for their purchase.

    The smart Mac gamer also has a Windows partition and gets the best desktop platform (OSX) along with the best gaming platform (Windows).

      Bootcamp was the best thing apple have done in a long time! Dual booting is awesome.

    I'm probably going to end up needing to use OSX at some point next year, and my question is, why in your right mind would you not just dual-boot your system with Windows and OSX? Or if you're hellbent on not needing Windows at all (and I think you'd be insane to think that if you enjoy video games at all), why not just build a computer and install OSX on it?

    If you are remotely informed on the pricing of computer hardware, you'd have to be insane to buy a Mac.

    Even then I don't understand the appeal. I used an Apple laptop for a solid 3 years (2009-2012) and it was slow, barely customisable, incredibly incompatible with common formats and not really very user-friendly at all.

    Unless you're going to pull the old "oh but they're good for video editing and Photoshop and whatnot", which I don't really see the sense in anyway, I cannot see any appeal in the OS.

      Building a computer and installing OSX on it is a pain in the ass. You need to have the right hardware and run a dodgy copy.

      I think Apple have finally caught on to the computers being very slow and that is why they all come with SSDs these days.

      I don't know where they got the drives they used in their white MacBooks but I have never seen anything go so slow.

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