Windows gamer switches to Apple Mac

“I’d never used one of the new iMacs before I bought it, and though we’ve added dialogue here to grease the wheels I thought Apple Enthusiasts might be amused to know that I spent almost five entire minutes trying to turn it on,” Tycho writes for Penny Arcade! “On Friday I described the PC using a patented ‘wilderness terminology,’ and I wanted to expand on that thought somewhat. I don’t think that every PC user is locked into some kind of self-abusive cycle. I think that for most PC users, particularly gamers with no genuine recourse, their ‘choice’ of platform isn’t really what you’d call an act of volition. It’s the default. I mean, right? It’s what emerges from the tap. All we ask is that it be wet.”

“In this, it does not disappoint,” Tycho writes.

“There was a period where I did cleave to Windows as a platform, and it was largely as a response. Even when an Apple product set my loins ablaze, their marketing message always steeled my resolve against them. Assuming their “Megahertz Myth” methodology was ever sound, it became less so as PC processors began to skyrocket in speed and performance. Nevermind that AMD used largely the same message, it was about not liking Apple and I became very good at it. What I have come to realize is that even an unctuous, sometimes deceptive clock is still right twice a day. They’ve made an unbelievably transparent computing experience that I actually look forward to. Their willingness to just slough off the antique parts of the platform, though no doubt turbulent for the faithful, have allowed them to package the most genuinely modern computing product on the market,” Tycho writes.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Doherty” for the heads up.]

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40 Comments

  1. all right folks He’s just a loser Windows user who dont no how to use it. This is just a bunch of hype and to try and aboost that jerk stev Jobs.

    that new speaker system really sucks two. Its only workth about 50 bucks an only stupid peopl who dont no good sound will buy it.

    I know cause I been a sound pro for along time.

  2. I’m not sure any gamer will be a true “switcher” any time soon. Windows is the defacto OS for most games. (I still have my Windows 98 box for a large library of older games.) However, getting a gamer to add a Mac to his or her arsenal of computers is high praise.

    Peace.

  3. A iMactel for gaming?

    What? PacMan?

    LMFAOFF!!!

    Somebody apparantly didn’t get to this guy and recommend a PowerMac.

    What until he tries to upgrade the video card to play Quake 4. HAHAHAHA

    Paging Mr Pino, can you please come to the Stupidity Department and bring your credit card. Thank You.

  4. I like Penny Arcade and all, and stop me if you have heard this rant before…
    Why can’t bloggers construct a decent essay?

    That is what bloggers do, right?
    Paragraphs that jump around from point to point with no discernable segue really do no justice to the points being made.
    A good example of a well constructed page is Daring Fireball. Always easy to follow and entertaining.
    I don’t need stream of consciousness unless it is in my own head!

  5. “I did cleave to Windows as a platform”

    Wow, that whole article has to be the most pretentious use of language I’ve ever seen from an Apple fan.

    By the way, to cleave means to split from, not adhere to.

  6. Haha. I almost linked MDN to this but thought it was a bit farfetched.. until I saw this. I love Penny Arcade.
    Anybody interested in this should read the two latest Penny Arcade comics, they’re hilarious. The Forbidden Fruit makes references, but those are yours to figure out.

    Makes me remember that it was much easier for me when I switched, since I grew up on Mac, but it must be hard for a hardcore Windows-er to switch, and I don’t doubt that Tycho was kind of a fish out of water.
    Heh. Speaking of growing up on Mac, an old Macintosh Performa 637CD with System 4.5 is still up and running downstairs. Old school.

  7. “Hello, Reality Grocers.

    Hello? Yes. Yes, they’re still here.

    Who is this?

    What?

    What’s your name?

    ‘Mac-‘ what?

    The Pie Department? Yes.

    Ohh, you wanna pick up your order. Okay, sure.

    Yaah, hold on. I’ll page them.”

    [ -click- ]

    PAGING THE PIE ORDER DEPARTMENT. PAGING THE PIE DEPARTMENT. PLEASE PICK UP.

    A MR. BORING MACDUDE WANTS TO KNOW IF HIS PIE IS READY. LINE 4.

    BORING MACDUDE ON LINE 4 FOR THE PIE DEPARTMENT.

    OH, AND SHOPPERS, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR NEW APPLE SECTION NEAR THE DESSERT AISLE. DON’T MISS THOSE MAC MINI’S AND iPODS. WE CAN’T KEEP ‘EM IN STOCK!

    BORING MACDUDE, LINE 4, HOLDING FOR PIES.

    THANKS FOR SHOPPING AT REALITY WORLD AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

  8. Anim8r:

    >men who abide in those frozen steppes

    >an unctuous, sometimes deceptive clock

    >slough off the antique parts of the platform

    >mushmouth dimension hops and nonsense

    You have to give the guy credit for trying. He turns a nice phrase, even if it does come across a bit ripe. I’ve seen much nastier writing.

  9. MacDud: That’s some amazin use of the english langwidg. Its downright moovin. Maybe its to deep for the avrage MDN reader, but pleez keep it up. mebbe in the end some will get it. You set a good sample. Thank you very much.

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