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Thread: Macs Gaining "Steam" In May
03-08-2010, 11:06 AM #1
Macs Gaining "Steam" In May
In what comes as a welcome announcement to Mac users and PC gamers longing for the touch and feel of a Mac, Steam, the popular PC gaming platform from Valve Software, is headed to Mac systems as early as this spring. While the arrival will come in May, some of the company's biggest games (those presently available and many upcoming titles) will similarly turn for Mac throughout the year.
While rumors have swirled for some time around the possibility of Steam coming to Mac, information leaked from next month's issue of GameInformer seems to confirm the speculation with a revelation that Valve will kick off a beta of Steam for Mac in the next few months. As many avid gamers are excited to learn, Portal 2 will hit Macs by this fall.
Consequently, this announcement has a lot of people thinking about Apple's next Macbook Pro release, as the Intel Core i5/i7 processors will make Steam for Mac a truly sweet experience, indeed.
Although Steam is about eight years old, it's only become ultra-popular in the last few years. Essentially functioning as a gaming app store for PCs, the arrival of Steam on Mac systems will create lots of new and exciting gaming experiences for Apple fans who will now have access to this incredibly awesome digital distribution system for the hottest PC gaming titles in existence.
03-08-2010, 11:12 AM #2
Wow, good call!
I always find it extremely ironic that the Mac vs. PC commercials portray the Mac user as the young tech savvy guy and the PC user as the old guy who just writes documents. But in reality, most people my age I know are gamers, and no gamer would go with a Mac. This decision might finally make it possible for Apple to accurately portray the Mac as a good device for everything, rather than just graphic editing and word processing.
Last edited by MaxRabbit; 03-08-2010 at 11:16 AM.
03-08-2010, 11:16 AM #3
I am not a gamer but this is big news for mac gamers
03-08-2010, 11:34 AM #4
Awesome! A nice treat for Mac gamers!Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
03-08-2010, 11:41 AM #5
so the rumor about it was actually true
03-08-2010, 11:42 AM #6
about time, now i feel bad for installing windows 7 on my mbp
Like A Boss
03-08-2010, 12:47 PM #7
Source for Macs is interesting, I wonder how it will affect development.
03-08-2010, 01:55 PM #8
Mac gaming... Why does that make me "LoL"? Yeah a Mac is a great machine, but the thought of gaming on one just sounds... wrong. I guess it could work now though. Apple finally realized that a right click is actually useful. who'da thunk?
03-08-2010, 02:14 PM #9
ive never tried it before. looks good thoughkillall Terminal
03-08-2010, 03:21 PM #10
Everyone should try Portal. One of the best games ever made, and as much as I hate DRM, Valve does it right. I've not had a single problem that wasn't dealt with immediately and from the press release they say that buying one version (Mac/PC) gets you the other version at no cost. THAT is how you treat your customers. You listening Doppler?
If it weren't for Fallout 3 and a few other things I need it for I would erase my Windows 7 partition so I'd have more room for games. Cannot wait to download all the games I have in Windows and that I can play against other cross platform.
And you need to do your research more Messany, your reporting is flat out wrong. Steam is NOT going to be available in May, it'll be available in April.The beta is the user interface beta after a Steam update to change to the WebKit rendering engine. The GameInformer article doesn't hint at anything about a beta or that Steam might be coming to Mac, it flat out states it. They said they were going to release Portal 2 for Mac this fall. Many of their popular titles (Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life series) will be available immediately and for no charge for those that already own the Windows version of that game. You will also be able to play against one another cross platform.
Ridiculous that so much information is wrong in just one post.
Originally Posted by Valve press release
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03-08-2010, 04:16 PM #11
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03-08-2010, 04:17 PM #12
03-08-2010, 04:33 PM #13
YES! cant wait, definitely gettin a new macbook pro^_^
03-08-2010, 04:50 PM #14
This is great news, maybe some developers will follow. We already have Blizzard that has full support for Macs for many years. Getting Valve to move over is a big step forward.
I am excited even more so since I just dropped my desktop windows 7 machine for my new iMac 27in i5.
03-08-2010, 07:51 PM #15
damn...and i've already bought this MacBook Pro i have from September. It is in mint condition and hopefully i can sell it for a good high price
all i care about is unreal 4 and counter strike source...yesssssss. I'm glad they are making their games cross platform.