Here‘s a cute article which discusses whether or not gaming is relevant on the Mac (anymore). You’ll be thrilled to know that “gaming on the Mac is just as relevant today as it was a year ago or five years ago.” The downside, of course, is that that relevance is very, very small. Among the totally rocking games mentioned for the Mac in the article are World of Warcraft (off to a good start), Gaia Online (umm…), and Neopets (now that’s just sad). Two of those three “Mac-compatible” games are online games playable in a web browser. Oh yeah, he also mentions Scrabble and Burning Monkey Solitaire. Man, those Macs sure know how to have fun. Don’t let those Windows users who spend all their time messing around with calculator get you down.
It’s a good thing he was just examining Mac versus the consoles and not Mac versus PC – even still, he dismisses the social networking aspect of Xbox Live (which was his biggest pro for Mac gaming) since it costs money. Hmm, doesn’t World of Warcraft also have a monthly fee (which, interestingly enough, costs at least three times as much as Xbox Live over the course of a year)? Nice try, Dr. Devious!