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Mac Tips and Tricks - Gaming on Your Mac

With the new World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion scheduled for November and the holiday season computer game releases just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for a whole new level of gaming. After all, you wouldn’t want to step into a PvP arena looking like a newb, would you?

We have gathered a few tips to twink you out prior to game time...

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A custom PC is overrated. Contrary to popular belief, computer gaming need not just pertain to a flashy PC unit. More MACs today have hardware beyond that of the common PC. The MacBook Pro, for instance, is one of the best devices on the market for a windows operating environment.
Use a wireless mouse on an oversized mousepad. When bullets are flying (or when you need to efficiently run and hide from that level 90 death knight), it’s easy to get overly aggressive with your mouse movement, scrolling, and clicks. A cord holds you back and gets in the way. For a small expense, you can upgrade to a wireless mouse. Add an oversized mouse pad (or use a card gaming mat) to expand your freedom of movement even further.
Upgrade your RAM. The best places to spend your gold - er, I mean money - is to invest in more RAM and a better video card. RAM allows you to store more games in your computer’s memory. Go beyond Apple specs with Ramjet Plus and can make your Mac perform better than the manufacturer's specifications.
Build up your coordination and reflexes with other Mac App Store and Steam games. While you and your guildmates await the next big game release, check out the Mac App Store or Steam. Many indie gaming creators have developed entertaining and less-known ways to stimmie boredom during your breaks from high-graphic first person shooters and MMORPGs. You could always keep your reflexes fresh while queueing up for a battleground, too.