OS X Going to buy both Batman games... Mac App Store or Steam store?

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  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    So I never got around to playing the first two Batman games... I prefer to play on my PS4, but they never got released for that. They are each on sale for only $4.99 for Mac via Steam as well as the Mac App Store... Which to choose?

    I'm leaning toward Steam, in case I ever get a Steambox or something like that. Is there any reason I'd want to get them on the Mac App Store instead? THANKS!
     
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    If you're thinking about getting another PC on which to game, get the Steam version.
     
  3. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I decided to go w/ Steam just in case I buy a Steambox some day.
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Steam is easily the best choice. Especially with the sales on now.
     
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    I suppose it depends if you're playing in OSX given that the Steam client typically has more problems there compared to Windows. You've already made your choice but it's something to keep in mind going forward.
     
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    Does the Mac App Store avoid DRM? That's a consideration. The Steam consideration is that you can buy it once and play it on PC or Mac (if Mac compatible) uninstall and install it later at you leisure and in some cases it makes it easier to coop with friends.

    Another issue all ready mentioned for MacOS and ports designed for it, the MacOS has a tendency to outgrow the ports if the porting company does not keep up with it.
     
  7. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go steam. Issues with app store is you get a delay in patching as it has to clear code verification by apple. Worst case scenario if you really need a patch you wait for it. Vice getting from better sources day 1. This is why I generally avoid app store for anything except, well, apple apps like fcp (kind of the only way to get lol).


    Steam also nice if you hop on a windows system (bootcamp, virtual, or just another box entirely).
     
  8. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    The latest Steam build fixed a bunch of Mac
    While it doesn't require the use of a client like Steam does, the App Store uses your Apple ID as a form of DRM.

    Since Arkham Asylum and Arkham City were done by Feral Interactive, that's (probably) not going to be an issue.
     

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