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All the meaningful game talk concerns PC gaming. Most of the Mac gaming chat has to do with compatibility, getting something to run issue.
Macs are far from toys, but are ill suited for gaming because a toss up between Apple not willing to make them desirable, and over charging for their hardware. The last MBP I bought in 2016 was a $2000 model with integrated graphics, thats sad. The killer PC gaming rig I built in 2013 with a dedicated graphic card cost $1100. It’s still in use today, I’ve upgraded the graphic card twice since then.
That said, I love the Mac OS, but it’s likely for my nexy Mac will be a downgrade to a Mac Book Air or equivalent..
I don’t disagree that there are more games for PCs.
But I always find it funny when the folks who call Macs ”toys” are the same ones who use their PC primarily for gaming.
My productivity went up when I migrated away from PC to Mac and pushed the gaming on a PS4 a few years later.
It's also much nicer to play split screen Borderlands rather trying to make L4D2 happen on 2 macs with integrated graphics.
"Macs are toys, I have a kickass gaming PC!"
"That sounds great, I'm using my Mac to write machine learning code to predict outcomes for pediatric traumatic brain injury ... enjoy your Cyberpunk 2077 ..."
Without a doubt, PCs are better suited for gaming. Developers are actively developing for PC/Consoles. The Mac OS at best is an afterthought.
That said, Macs for all serious computing, generally speaking they are more trouble free, more user friendly, at least in my experience. My PC is a better gaming machine, but I find myself cursing it semi-regularly, so there is a price to be paid.