Lots of games are available for Mac:


Should I play them on Mac or should I boot into Windows 10? (I have a copy of Windows 10 already so buying it is not an issue).

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    A great thing about steam is that for most games you can install most games on whatever operating system you want if it is available. So a game like Borderlands that has both Mac and Windows version can be installed on either, or even both at the same time. Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 12:07

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tl;dr: Play games on the platform where you want more games available in the future.

Some software work better on certain platforms. Many applications, especially games, are usually made with mainly Windows in mind*, and only afterwards ported to other platforms. Sometimes companies/developers don't invest enough money/time/effort on making the non-Windows versions work quite as well. Of course, the reverse may be true too, but usually PC games are primarily targeted at Windows users.

Depending on how you want to shape the world, you have a couple of choices:

  1. Full OS X: If you want more games on OS X in the future, play as many of those games on OS X as possible. More gamers on non-Windows platforms makes developing games for non-Windowses a more viable and attractive business for game companies.

  2. Fifty-fifty, the golden mean: just try out both versions and see for yourself which one works better.

  3. Full Windows: If you're serious about PC gaming, and don't care about affecting the status quo, Windows is your best bet, as that's where most of the games are.

* since that's what most PC gamers use (which, in turn, is because that's the platform that most games are made for, because that's where the most PC gamers are, etc.)

  • What does "tl;dr:" mean? Commented Sep 24, 2015 at 23:56
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    @fabriced in case someone says "too long, didn't read"
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 2:24
  • @zenith which option do you do?
    – irl_irl
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 13:55
  • I don't have Windows, so #1.
    – Emil Laine
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 13:58

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