Why buy a top end MacBook Pro and play games with it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kirk.davis, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. kirk.davis macrumors newbie

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    Serious question, I see so many posts here related to games. I can't believe people are spending 2k+ on machines to play games on. Isn't that what the PS3\XBOX is for, connected to a nice big 40" screen? :confused:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Some people do more than play games on their computers.
     
  3. lesyork macrumors member

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    Some of us just prefer PC/Mac gaming, myself included. Never did get controllers :D
     
  4. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

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    Serious gamers will still buy a PC. Not too many things are Mac compatible. A lot more than before with the addition of Steam and the App Store, but still not much compared to PC's.
     
  5. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    How do you think those games are made for the PS3/Xbox? Here's a hint: not with a controller and a 40" screen...
     
  6. tdream macrumors 65816

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    Those games are made on pc.
     
  7. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    I play my PC games on a 40' screen.
     
  8. boonlar macrumors 6502

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    at least its better than the other 97% of macbook users who use them to go on facebook and type a report


    these machines are overkill for nearly all users
     
  9. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    Really? So end to end the whole game is "made" on a PC? /sadpanda
     
  10. highscheme macrumors regular

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    must be nice to own a movie theater
     
  11. toondw macrumors 6502

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    I'm a pc...................and now im a mac!

    I used to be a pc but got tired of the updates every 2-3 weeks almost, well it felt like it.

    I have a ipad and a iphone 4, or and a new style apple tv so it is enevitable i am being drawn to a mac.

    Yes, i will play games, no i wont do fancy video/photo editing ( i get the impression thats all some people think you use a mac for?)

    I have just ordered a high end macbook 15", because i love the style, the operating system looks great and it's going ios by the looks of the future (i can hear all you pureists tutting!). i intend on keeping it for 2-3 years and no doubt it wont play all the fancy games a pc will it should be good enough for what i want out of it and steam will get better for the mac, oh and the 1gb grapics card is not a option in the cheaper version........:):apple:
     
  12. Beige Panda macrumors newbie

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    I'll be using it for video editing/effects and the occasional game. It will actually run them better than my current PC...

    And I prefer PCs for lots of games, it's typically less dumbed-down and you have alot more options. For instance, dragon age on PC is 100x better than on a console. Mass Effect was the same way, and console shooters just suck because of the control scheme. Strategy games don't really work on consoles, either.

    However, I couldn't imagine playing things like Infamous, grand theft auto, god of war, prince of persia, mario, zelda, etc. on a computer.
     
  13. Koning macrumors member

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    Because it's cool to spend a lot of money :p
     
  14. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    This is in the main room. But I'm about to ship out to basic so it's all going in storage.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    And as a point of reference; that PS3 or Xbox or both in some cases with a nice 40" or larger screen will cost more than a high end MacBook Pro. Why spend so much to play 1 console game?

    Just saying.
     
  16. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    You can get a nice 40in TV and a 360 or PS3 for less than a high end MBP.
     
  17. Nein01 macrumors 6502

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    bootcamp
     
  18. ChronoIMG macrumors regular

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    Nah dude. If you want to match the awesomeness of a fresh MBP, you need a NEW 40". Not something that's been in BestBuy for two years. A high end TV is about 2 grand. This ain't no Vizio from Wally World.
     
  19. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i agree 100%

    but, people are aloud to buy whatever they want, if someone buys a million dollar comp. just to view facebook, then good for them.

    i personally leave gaming for my xboxs and ps3.
     
  20. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    A new MBP (6750M) is much more powerful than a PS3 (Let alone XB360), comes with a keyboard and trackpad (which I think is about as good as a gamepad) and can be used with a mouse (which is far better than a gamepad).

    Furthermore, it can be used for so much more than just gaming, does not require any extra facilities to be able to game (ie no TV & HDMI dongle) and is portable, if you want to throw a LAN party.

    Also, PC games are generally cheaper (sometimes much cheaper, ie. Steam) than console games, and there is a much wider range.
     
  21. Winnychan213 macrumors member

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    I cannot stand using controllers to play games, therefore console is out of the
    question for me.
     
  22. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    XBOX / PS3 = 1280×720 resolution + expensive games + bad graphics + no mod community.

    PC > XBOX / PS3 for gaming.
     
  23. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    Not every game is made for console, i.e. WoW and SC2. I'd also rather play some games on my computer because of extra features, like ES V when it comes out.
     
  24. sigma8 macrumors regular

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    Maybe because it's a more exciting day-one activity than breaking out the final cut render projects...
     

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