I am very lucky, I have a variety of gaming platforms available to me now - including a brand new Xbox 360 - but there was a time when my only games machine was an Apple Performa computer.
Apple gaming has always been completely overshadowed by it's bigger PC cousin, and although it has enjoyed a few minor successes - Marathon being my fondest memory - there was always a bit of platform envy going on as the best and newest games only came out on the PC and Mac users felt adrift in time.
Well, thanks mainly to Valve (and Steam) those days are well and truely over as top-notch games are released for Intel Macs which give us Macites near parity with our Windows cousins. While we still lag behind the gulf that used to divide the two platforms is closer than it has ever been and in some respects it is constantly closing.<
Take the forthcoming much antisipated release of [b]Counter Strike: Global Offensive[/b]. This is already on pre-order on Steam for both Windows and Apple platforms!
Right from the get go Mac and PC gamers will be able to play against each other (servers allowing) - this is nearly unheard of (I *think* the last time this happened was with Doom II in 1995?).
Moreover I may soon be in a very unique position - with the forthcoming release of Borderlands 2 (and going on the developers Mac friendliness) I might eventually find that I can play Borderlands 2 on my PC, Xbox AND Mac!
Now that would be something! (A bit geeky!) :D