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ToddW

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well I'm thinking of getting a mac. I'm thinking of replacing the PC and wondering if I can play the same games on the mac and still have the same performance as a PC. I am thinking of buying an imac when they come out with the G5 processor. I am a little worried if they can play UT2K4 and HALO. Any thoughts?
 

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You may really want to reconsider if gaming is your thing. At best, the performance may be the same[ if your using a standard pc that isn't built for gaming] but the release dates are not. Your friends will be playing new games long before you are.

Could you keep the PC for games and get the mac for everything else?
 

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I kind of want to stay away from the whole two computer thing. With that said, my PC is well not a screamer but pretty dang fast. My boot times are pretty great.
 

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Theres few mac users that plays Blizzard games, well since most of their game doesnt need fast systems anyway. I usually chat on B.net (warcraft, diablo, starcraft) and I few users that I have encounter that uses macs.
 

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Ya I would stay with your pc, macs usually don't get the great games that pc users do. And even when they do, they come out months, even years later. By that time pc users are on to bigger greater things and the cycle continues.
 

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I have a PC for gaming and a Mac for carrying around and media management and work
 

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woah woah woah woah... what's the problem with the "two computer thing" dude? You don't have to "switch" to use a mac, no matter what anybody says. Get thyself a network!

Hook the PC up to your TV/Stereo and turn it into a multimedia center. Mine runs iTunes (connected to my upstairs computer's iTunes library) and visualizations on a TV are sweet! Screen savers too. Not to mention all of the video possibilities that a computer attached to an entertainment center can provide.

Get a big hard drive, learn how to use AutoGK, and put your entire DVD collection on it right along with your music!

If your PC is broken, sure, get rid of it. But don't toss it out a window just because you want to buy a mac. XP and X network rather well, actually. And with VNC in the world, you could remote control either one of them with the other one.

Switch, bah. It's called "adding a mac to the stable" :D
 

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While its been true that Macs get the games later than PCs, and then only the more popular titles, this particular example is wrong. The Mac version of UT2K4 is coming out at the same time as the PC version. Come on down and visit Clan MacAddict if you want to play some Halo, UT2K4 and several other games.
www.clanmacaddict.com
 

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There isn't really a choice, if you want to call yourself a gamer, you do not game with a mac. Blizzard and a handful of other publishers bother with it, but you are missing out on more then 90% of the market in games, much of which are quality.

Not to mention the exorbitant price of upgrades to make gaming possible on a mac....

If you want some casual gaming every now and then, by all means, but if you want to play a whole load more games, at a cheaper price mind you, then what are you thinking?! ;)
 
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