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steam has been out for mac for like 2 years now, and CS:GO is also for mac, thats what im playing it on
and to the person saying PC shooters aren't fun because people are to good, you just need to practice more. Keep in mind that people have been playing counter strike for like 14 years, so obviously there will be some really really good people. It's taken me like 4 years to get "decent" at it
See, if I hadn't started playing CS since the beginning, I wouldn't even attempt playing. If a game isn't fun/enjoyable for me right off the bat, I am going to play something that is. And when you are constantly dying, it isn't much fun. Console gaming is just more chill usually. And all the hardcore pc players can hate all they want, but I just think Consoles have better games. Other than Valve games, Diablo, Starcraft, and Shredsauce (yes it counts)... there isn't all that much variety.
If you have to "practice" a video game just to play against other people than that's fuckin stupid. I used to play CS a lot a few years ago, so I know what the other guy was talkin about. There are some people who just don't stop playing the game, so yeah it kind of takes away some fun from it.
Consol FPS suck (case in point: all cod's past #4), the platform is just to limiting. With most consol games, there is a skill cap that you reach very quickly, while with the popular PC games you can keep getting better and better.
I was reading something a pro CS player was saying once, that in consol games like COD, your character gets better as he "levels up" with new weapons/shit that adds an unfair advantage over new players, while with a game like cs YOU get better as a player over that time without hitting a skill cap, and everyone starts out with the same shit from the get go, which makes for a far mor level playing field
When I started playing CS, i died constantly, but the few times I would get a kill I would be so stoked and just keep playing to get that next kill. I find the challenge fun and rewarding, unlike console games
Been playing GO since mid June as one of the 1.3's beta testers back in 2000 is on our team. The GUI is still too big imo. Movements are fairly similar to 1.6 since I've been playing that since '04. Overall fairly decent new improvements trying to merge the hl engines again. We'll see how this next season goes as more updates roll out for GO.
You could argue that players who've been playing CS from the start of a match have the advantage over players who join halfway through because of the higher potential to earn more money. Although, you may have just been referring to long-term advantages, to which my point would be irrelevant.
And kunfungsomething: use the ranking system as an advantage; finding out you're in the top 10 for a certain server is rewarding--except when you have that one off day and witness yourself drop from #5 to #100 lol.
Most console FPS games do suck. Especially CoD. I only play Halo. Which has just as level of a playing field as CS (minus the sword and rocket launcher, shits gay). And doesn't really have a skill cap. But the point I was making, is that I think consoles offer more things than PC. On PC, if you venture beyond FPS/RTS/RPG games, you usually only find crap. But on consoles, you get games like Skate, Trials, God of War, Fez, etc. Which is why I enjoy them more. Its more chill, and varied.