Joystiq: bangs nail on head about MacBook 'gaming'

Discussion in 'Games' started by harveypooka, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    "However, lets get something straight here, the MacBook is not a gaming machine. It has an integrated graphics card. No computing hardware that lacks a dedicated graphics card should be even mentioned in the same sentence as "gaming." We understand that some Mac owners may need to be persuaded to overlook this machine's blatant Achilles heel but it isn't MacWorld's job to do this. The site is doing a disservice to its readers by pointing to the poor gaming performance of the MacBook and then suggesting that people "understand [the MacBook's] limitations" and go "buy an XBox360 or Playstation2 for [their] gaming needs."
  2. jesusphreak macrumors member

    May 24, 2006
    I don't see how that is a disservice.

    By no means is the MacBook a gaming machine, but numerous people have shown that it performs suitably for just about all games. The only ones it has serious problems with are the most recent high-end games from within the last few years.
  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2004
    Because it's a given. Why even mention games and then say it's poor for games performance? Of course it is! It's like saying that a Porsche 911 sucks for off-roading. Of course it does!
  4. jesusphreak macrumors member

    May 24, 2006
    Umm because some people still would like to play games on it regardless if it isn't a "gaming machine."

    People want to know, and again, the MacBook is suitable for all but the most recent games. There is no disservice there by mentioning gaming on the MacBook, because I assure you there are people out there doing it and enjoying it.

    Not everyone wants to or can buy an iMac or MacBook Pro for their gaming on an Apple. For many people their only option is a MacBook, and they'd still like to use it for some of their games.
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder

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