Getting Steamed

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Getting Steamed

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Being a Mac user on Steam, this is really not an issue for me. Most of my time on Steam is me going, “Ooo, that looks fun. Oh, not available for Mac. Ooo, that looks fun. Oh, not available for Mac. Ooo…”

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Discussion (17)¬

  1. Farid Martinez Yd
    Farid Martinez Yd says:
    July 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    It's similar for me, but my laptop sucks for playing games, so it's like "Oooo, that looks cool. I won't work on my laptop. ):"

    So I just go to Amazon and buy games for my Xbox360.

  2. Jeff Stone
    Jeff Stone says:
    July 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    *Looks at Steam*.
    Looks like he "Hold!" too long.

  3. Dafuq Isdis
    Dafuq Isdis says:
    July 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Installing Windows on a Mac IS possible, isn't it? You like games, you need Windows.

  4. Steven Napierski
    Steven Napierski says:
    July 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    I like games, I don't like Windows. That's why I use a Mac and play the consoles. Though I am considering getting a PC laptop, so that might be the solution.

  5. Jasujo
    Jasujo says:
    July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Lol This is what I tried to do during the sale, but it didn’t turn out well. At least I have more games to distract me from my empty wallet. XD

  6. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    July 25, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    I really need to get some money… Even if my laptop doesn’t play those games, at least I can play them later, when I get a better computer.

  7. Steven Napierski
    Steven Napierski says:
    July 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    I will definitely take a look at that. I've used Wine before, but that's really hit or miss.

  8. Alex Popowitz
    Alex Popowitz says:
    July 26, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Bootcamp seriously. It is easy to set up and now I can play everything on my imac.

  9. Mygaffer
    Mygaffer says:
    July 26, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    “Steven Napierski
    I like games, I don’t like Windows. That’s why I use a Mac and play the consoles. Though I am considering getting a PC laptop, so that might be the solution.”

    If you really look into Windows 7 versus the OSX up to 10.7 (I haven’t spent any time with 10.8 yet) the user experience is actually really similar in a lot of ways. Connecting to networks happens in a very similar way, pinned apps on the taskbar duplicates functionality of the dock, there is instant search by pressing the Windows key, etc.

    I work at a repair shop and I fix Windows based machines and Apple computers as well. When people were comparing XP to modern versions of OSX there was really no competition, the UI and usability was definitely in Apple’s favor. The thing is XP is over 10 years old, that is an eternity. In the meantime OSX has seen a LOT of upgrades. When you compare Windows 7 user experience to modern OSX you find more similarities than differences.

  10. Alex Popowitz
    Alex Popowitz says:
    July 26, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    Personally I don't really care for osx, It has terrible window management and keyboard shortcuts.

  11. Alex Popowitz
    Alex Popowitz says:
    July 26, 2012 at 4:46 am #

    but it was cheap and I like cheap.

  12. DeltaBladeX
    DeltaBladeX says:
    July 26, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    I never buy games on Steam. However, I know several awesome people, and have been gifted 78 games. :P

    Granted, I don’t get to pick what I get, but my wallet isn’t empty either. Well, it is, but for completely different reasons, like bills. :(

  13. Yue
    Yue says:
    July 26, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    Didn’t buy a single thing during this sale… really surprised me…

  14. Triaxx
    Triaxx says:
    July 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    On the one hand, I point and laugh at your Mac. On the other hand, being a graphic design student, everyone expects me to have a mac. And I don’t and it seems to confuse them thoroughly.

    However, I have to say that I truly love Steam. I love the ability to utterly destroy my games by fiddling with settings and have them stop working, then being able to push one button and Steam FIXES the Problem. No other computer company can come anywhere close to that level of service and functionality. Any file issue is one click of Verify Cache away from being resolved.

    Now, does Steam have issues? Absolutely, the biggest one being that it deals in cash instead of points. And why is that the biggest issue? Because when you buy from Steam, you’re entering a credit card, which invites hackers to attack them to get those numbers. You NEVER hear about Nintendo getting hacked. And I don’t recall XboX Live ever getting hacked, because they both run (last I knew about XboX Live) on points instead of real cash. And yes, there are some people who complain about points, but frankly I think that extra layer of security is worth the effort, unless you use a prepaid visa card to buy everything.

  15. Nathan Park
    Nathan Park says:
    July 27, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    unless you live in Australia, than they are all still very expensive.

  16. Dash12345678
    Dash12345678 says:
    July 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Yeah, not buying the Arkham City franchise was a little tricky.

  17. Corey Cousins
    Corey Cousins says:
    August 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    It never ceases to amaze me that people buy a Mac…… Just to run Windows on it. Y U pay so much for Windows bro?!?