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Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Huntn, Dec 20, 2017.


2017- What platform do you play games on?

Poll closed Jun 20, 2018.
  1. Mostly PC

    12 vote(s)
  2. Mostly Mac

    14 vote(s)
  3. Mostly console

    13 vote(s)
  4. Mostly iOS or Android

    4 vote(s)
  5. Multiple platforms- describe

    6 vote(s)
  6. Other- describe

    1 vote(s)
  1. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Today I’m 80% PC, 10% Console, 7% iOS, 3% MacOS.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Currently 100% PC with X3: Albion Prelude. I'm blaming you personally and your goddarn thread last week which reminded me that game existed. I haven't stopped playing it since then and it's currently running AFK on 1000% SETA for my universe traders while I'm at work.

    I had some stupid mod on the Mac version that I couldn't remove even after uninstalling/reinstalling the game through Steam. So that's why she's running through BootCamp at the moment.

    But otherwise... it would depend what I want to play. Mac for Civ 5 online with friends. Console for GT Sport on the PS4. Other than that I don't really play any other games.
  3. JagdTiger macrumors regular


    Dec 20, 2017
    I think mostly tablets do to most historical/strategy/board games are not on video game systems and tabs are untethered which means no having television/monitor attachments when it does not have to be or needed.
  4. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Shorter list:

    Not Tablets (well, Switch is a hybrid).
    Not Smartphones
    --- Post Merged, Dec 20, 2017 ---
    Don't you hate that?

    I haven't played X3 after reading that thread - I'm afraid, very afraid... :eek:

  5. Huntn, Dec 20, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017

    Huntn thread starter macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    LOL :D:D

    X3: I heard you can do that AFK ON SETA Universe traders. As you probably know I got frustrated when I got my second freighter, and I was having to hold it’s hand, and think I ended up less efficient than when I had one freighter. I’m going to ask you questions in the X3 thread. :)
  6. vkd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2012
    Only 1 computer to choose from, iMac. Currently playing an Uncharted game for Android in an emulator.
  7. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    Almost all PC with the exceptions being a Nintendo Switch, mainly for its 1st party games, and a RasPie for retro console gaming.
  8. SoYoung, Dec 21, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017

    SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    Mostly consoles (Xbox one is my main console, PS4 for exclusives) and my iMac for anything between NES and PS1 game era (openEmu is a fantastic program, even better than playing retro games on my old PC). Sometimes I'll play some mac games on steam but I never was a PC gamer for recent games from the start so its not different with the Mac.

    I used to play some games on iOS when iPhone and iPad was new, but since a couple of years now I completely stopped playing those games.
  9. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
  10. n8mac macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2006
    My estimate is...
    50% iPad
    30% PC (bootcamp)
    20% mac

    Many years ago it was consoles but they bore me now. Then i was mostly mac but then had to have Planet Coaster which is Win only. Now its more iPad cause i can play in bed or wherever i want. As i get older i no longer care about frame rate or fast paced action. I just want to pick up where i left off. Sort of a continue that 'story' if you will.

    The one big drawback of so much iPad gaming is battery life that i now have to keep tabs of. When i played console or mac more i didnt worry about that as they are always plugged in. A trade off i understand though. Now wheres that darn lightning cable...:mad:
  11. batrush macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2017
    50% console, 50% PC. Mac is a wasteland, iOS has a few good games but they are all ports of console/PC games.
  12. Larry_Gilmore macrumors newbie


    Oct 11, 2017
    Mostly I play a game on my PC. Before I have Console but now I have the only PC for playing games that's why now mostly I play the game on my PC.
  13. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    At one point it was mainly my PS4, simply because it’s what my friends had and online games are just more fun with good company. Destiny 2 drew me a little more back into Xbox for the same reason.
    About 3 weeks ago I finally started my PC build though after saving for a while. I’m using that heavily now for certain games like PUBG and Overwatch. Both games I’ve wanted to get into for a while.
  14. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    My hesitance to play before a TV is that my preference is keyboard mouse or dedicated joystick. With my PC, I’ve got a desk to put those things. And the addition of my Occulus Rift makes it a slam dunk. For control, the console controller while it may have conviently place buttons, is not as accurate as the two other options I mentioned, at least in my experience. And with my Razer gaming mouse and Nostromo, I’ve got buttons aplenty. :) I’ll concede that consoles are good for local group gaming. I’ve probably played more Minecraft on that than any other venue.
  15. txa1265 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2002
    Corning, NY
    I would say currently:
    - 65% PC
    - 20% iPad
    - 10% Mac
    - 5% PS Vita

    Currently I'm still playing Elex and Divinity Original Sin 2 on PC, Civilization VI and KotOR on iPad, Pillars of Eternity and a beta game on Mac, and Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II on the PS Vita.

    I am intentionally minimizing my Mac game time - focused on doing more music work in my free time, so isolating my Mac as a 'game free' zone is helping :)
  16. b_scott macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2008
    Xbox One X: 60%
    Switch: 30%
    PS4: 5%
    PC/Mac/Phone: 5%
  17. TopShelf macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Mostly Xbox One X
    Bootcamp for Overwatch and Rocket League when i'm hanging out in bed
    Nintendo Switch was my go to gaming until I got sick of Splatoon and NBA 2K18 was garbage.
  18. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
  19. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    Rocket league is also on Mac and it’s running great.
  20. conan321 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2018
    mostly on iOS and Andriod but sometimes played on Windows
  21. TopShelf macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2017
    I for some reason get much better performance on bootcamp Windows, with Rocket League. When I try it on Mac, I notice a good amount of lag.
  22. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    About 50% on consoles, and 50% on my Mac (as per my signature). When play on my Mac, 90% is playing in Windows. 10% (only simple games) in Parallel.
  23. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2016
    Pretty much 100% X-Box One for me. I don't even play on my iPhone anymore (used to love playing Bookworm, but it's outdated now). The wife and son have PC's for gaming and my wife also has her own X-Box One, WiiU, and Switch.
  24. Grade macrumors regular


    Apr 13, 2007
    85% Mac
    0% PC/Windows
    10% PS4
    5% iPhone/ipad

    Lats two years games have pretty much out of my scope. I'm starting again. I have no PC-Windows at home at the moment and play on my iMac is Football Manager/Football Manager Touch and Civ 6. On my PS4 is basically at this point Fifa 18, Uncharted and Assassin's Creed. Iphone is sporadically (mainly Angry Birds 2, the levels not the online stuff) and my iPad 2, well... old iPad, enough said.

    My plan is to had Desktop or laptop gaming to play a few more, mainly Planet Coaster, but at this point the setup above is quite sufficient. Also I have not enough funds for everything. :p
  25. cfurlin macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2011

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