The PC vs Macs contest has risen to a new level.
Last week, Microsoft’s Gamerscore Blog announced GamesForWindows.com, a website dedicated to showcasing the video gaming hardware and software ecosystem on Windows PCs. It’s an obvious attempt to combat competition from Sony, Nintendo and even Apple. Speaking about Apple,
Today, GamesForMacs.com was launched to compete directly with Microsoft.
Update: Some people don’t seem to get it, so I’ll explain. First thing’s first, this is a joke. It’s not anti-Apple or pro-Microsoft, because I make fun at both. It’s not even about gaming, but rather, stereotypes. When you think of Apple and games, you think of Quake and The Sims and ‘not much games’. When you think of Windows, you think of Minesweeper, Solitaire, Freecell and majority of males playing games. Nothing more than poking fun at stereotypes.
It’s also a spoof of GamesForWindows.com, which I don’t think is an exactly worthwhile website. The website is pretty much marketing gimmick demonstrating the already popular-enough gaming platform on PCs. There isn’t much content on the website to begin with, and nothing on the website is exactly hot-off-the-press. However, it is important to note this is different to “Games For Windows”, which is an initiative to make games easier to install and play better on Windows Vista systems. That, I support.
I link to both companies’ respective pro-gaming websites to show both sides of the story. Although it is part of my grand plan to score an XBOX 360. 😛