Can I play Bioshock on my Macbook Air?
August 9, 2012 1:50 PM Subscribe
Can I play Bioshock on my Macbook Air? Will it be a pleasant experience? Will I have problems with overheating or with a less-than-ideal interface?
posted by OrangeDisk to Technology (6 answers total)
I know I can buy a Mac version of the game. That's not the question.
Every time I visit my brother, I play Bioshock on his Xbox 360. He lives across the country from me, so these visits amount to a few days once a year, during which we do other stuff too. I have never gotten very far into it, but I love the plot and the graphics.
I am in no way a gamer and don't really want to be, but I would love to be able to play more of Bioshock. I have a Macbook Air -- it's about a year old and runs Lion. I know it's not a gaming rig, but I'm wondering if it would be acceptable for one game played by a non-gamer. Would I have trouble with the fan? or with it overheating? Would the game hang up or be annoyingly slow? Would the interface be annoying compared to the Xbox? Would I have to buy some sort of controller?
Assume you are talking to someone with no knowledge of gaming hardware, and little experience with gaming software -- because that's me. Other than playing an occasional game (about 1-2 times a year) on systems my brother has owned over the years, I have no experience with modern games or systems, or their technical requirements.