Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to Adamed91)
if a dvd drive with disc connected is required depend on the game
games bought or validated using steam will not require it
if your macbook is the 13" version then the only video card is Intel HD Graphics 4000
which will not impress in terms of gaming compared to the 15" NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to Rudegar)
No it's the 15" retina. Do people who game on retinas digitally download the majority of their games the? (via GAME, steam and origin). I've read that the 15" performs rather well under windows when gaming too. Just a pain forking out £100 for everything after spending so much on the machine!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to Adamed91)
As Rudegar says, it all depends on the specific game. If you have a CD/DVD that is required to be present to run it, then you must keep the drive connected. Some games that come on discs can be installed but then use Steam or Origin for validation, thus negating the need for the DVD once installation is completed. These types of installations are helpful if you have limited bandwidth, as you would only be required to download patches, rather than the entire game. Alternatively, any game that's tied to your digital account can simply be downloaded, even those that came with a disc.