You Can’t Play That on a Mac!

No one ever said Game Stop employees were known for their customer service abilities, but to actually laugh at a customer??  Unheard of.  But apparently when I asked if the new Civilization 5 would work on my MacBook Pro, the employees burst into laughter.  And it got worse from there.

Employee/Jester #1 called in Employee/Jester #2 so he could tell him what I had just asked.  Employee/Neil Diamond #2 proceeded to laugh louder than the first, and then in a sing-songy voice said “that’s what you get for buy-ing a Mac!”  After their tears had dried, they explained to me that Mac is about the worst PC gaming platform, and that despite my owning Windows Parallel, Civilization 5 would not run on my computer.

I was so disappointed.  Civilization 3 had been one of my favorite games from childhood, and I had been looking forward to the new Civilization since Sid Meier announced it last year.  Dismayed and tired of being laughed at, I bought Fallout New Vegas and left.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. barryfishman
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 20:47:58

    If there’s one thing worse than a retail clown, it’s a misinformed retail clown. You can absolutely play Civ V on the Mac! Here a link to where you can download it:
    and on Amazon:

    Take that, Game Stop! On second thought, just Stop!


  2. cheddins
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 21:33:24

    They only said that because they don;t have one of the best computers in the world.


  3. DavidBraid
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 21:58:11

    yea, i’ve run into the problem a lot of times. for some reason, there are a lot more pc compatible games than mac games. i don’t know why that is? not that its relevant anymore anyhow b/c of all the fancier platforms, but just an observation i noticed growing up


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