I much prefer to play games in native Mac OS X (have resisted the temptation to go Bootcamp for several reasons), and my trusty old Macbook Pro still manages to push the pixels. It's a 2008 MBP 17" 2.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4Gb RAM, 512 MB GeForce 8600M GT with high res 1920x1200 display, which at the time was flying but now feels like a bit of an old timer in the ring, ie can still punch it's weight but tires easily!! I have played Half-life 2, Portal, Portal 2, WoW and a few others at 1920 x 1200 at reduced / medium "quality" settings. Recently I started playing Bioshock (as I am an old System Shock 2 veteran). What I've found myself doing is running the game at 1280 x 800 but with all the graphic lovelies set to max / high quality and I must confess I am pretty pleased. I know the text looks a bit blurry, but it is silky smooth and I must admit having all the texture and graphic lovelies turned to max gives it an almost film-like quality. So I was wondering, what to folks do? .. - Max Res for the crisp / razor sharp text and blocks but compromise with f-ugly textures and lighting etc or - Low Res (text and blocks a bit soft) but all the other lovelies turned up to max for a more "realistic" and film-like look?