Matt Diamond, on 27 January 2014 - 01:43 PM, said:
I'm leaning towards Djevlen's approach. In my case I'm already buying Mac games faster than I play them. I could do with a little more self-control when it comes to Steam sales, even when I know for a fact that the game is already slated for a Mac port.
Don't get me wrong though. It's not like I'm hoarding tons and tons and tons *keep going ad infinitum* of games that I can't ever play or doing all my gaming in Wine or Parallels (no I don't bootcamp). Or buying stuff that I know for certain is coming to the Mac because I just can't wait.
It's just that in my case I personally know there's stuff I played that I know I would have missed on had I not gone with those solutions... and at least with some games such as say... Street Fighter (or anything japanese, fighting games) and many others. I have a strong suspicion that Feral or even Aspyr will never port them to the Mac nor will they (the original company) do it themselves. Sure I make suggestions sometimes but just the word of one lowly gamer doesn't cause them to suddenly get to work on whatever it is that I want at the moment.
So it's easier for me to decide to get the Windows version and play that... otherwise I'd never ever play it. Could I live without playing it? Sure I can... just like I live without playing consoles. Am I happier having at least tried it via the methods I listed above... When it works.. yes... definitely. When it doesn't? Well.. I just learn to live without playing it until I find out that it can be played.
I'm happy to have played Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Tekken vs Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat 9, Aliens Colonial Marines, etc. either via parallels or Wine (they are just examples, I know they don't necessarily fit the tastes of people reading this and they would no doubtedly say "I can learn to live without those"). The former obviously requiring a copy of Windows.. the latter requiring tinkering. Did it suck up all my time though? No.. I also don't spend every waking moment gaming. In fact I go days and weeks without firing up a game sometimes.
My tastes and desires don't just revolve around what Feral or Aspyr thinks Mac gamers (as if they are homogenous group*) are interested and or what they are interested in. That's all.
*Maybe they are a homogenous group and I'm an outlier.
Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:
It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.
the Battle Cat said:
Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?
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