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Steam coming to the Mac

March 4th, 2010 by

As someone who lives in a multi-platform household I often find myself wandering around the games for Mac sections of stores and websites alike. All in all its not a fulfilling experience because the bottom line is that titles for the Mac are a dismal representation of what’s going on in gaming.

But it looks as if that’s about to change.

Doug Lombardi, Valve‘s VP of developer marketing, confirmed to MacNewsNetwork that the company is planning to port some of its most popular games to the Mac. And while details remain thin, most in the gaming community view this as a positive step.

One of the teaser images released by Valve makes reference to Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads. Standing in the place of PC and Mac are the turrets from Portal and Team Fortress 2, suggesting that there are good things to come for the Mac.

5 Responses to “Steam coming to the Mac”
  1. That picture makes me feel so warm for owning a Mac :)

  2. avatar Pres says:

    I have two Macs very capable of playing games that only ever see Peggle or Bejeweled. If Steam jump in, I can see that being a great start to gaming on a mac without bootcamp :)

  3. I wonder if they will allow Xbox 360 controller support? I know that there are dodgy third party drivers available but full fledged support would be nice.

  4. Probably wont.
    So what is this likely to mean for the likes of me then, have a chance of some decent games available to play, or it going to be the hub side of Steam

  5. Taken from MCV – YAYAYAYAYAY

    Steam has confirmed it will bring its digital distribution service Steam to Mac this April.

    The service will launch with a variety of games from Valve’s library, including Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal and the Half-Life series.

    The newly-announced Portal 2 will be Valve’s first simulaneous Mac and Windows release when it arrives this Christmas.

    The launch of the Mac edition will introduce a new feature called Steam Play, which works in conjunction with Steam Cloud to allow consumers to play their purchased games on both PC and Mac free of charge.

    “As we transition from entertainment as a product to entertainment as a service, customers and developers need open, high-quality Internet clients,” said Valve president Gabe Newell. “The Mac is a great platform for entertainment services.”

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