Valve's Steam to hit the Mac on May 12

By on April 30, 2010, 11:43 AM
Valve has finally revealed an official release date for the Mac OS X version of Steam: May 12th. The service was originally slated for release by the end of April, but it appears to have slipped a couple weeks as the company polishes things up. No other details were given, so at this point we can't really say what games will be available at launch.

So far Portal is the only title currently playable on the closed beta, but native Mac versions of Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike and the Half-Life series have been announced. Moreover future titles from Valve, starting with Portal 2, will see a simultaneous release for both Mac and Windows systems. The company will also add a feature called Steam Play that will let gamers play any of these titles on either platform at no extra cost.

Valve has already begun licensing Mac versions of its Source engine and its Steamworks social suite, but has not yet named any partner companies or said whether any of them will outfit their games with Steam Play.

In other Mac-gaming news, Blizzard has just released a beta version of the upcoming StarCraft II for the platform. Players can snag the test release for free at, but they must already be in the beta test program to get it.

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Guest said:

no its safe to saw macs are better pcs

SNGX1275 SNGX1275, TS Forces Special, said:

no its safe to saw macs are better pcs

1 out of 10 trolling effort

fwilliams said:

I hope they release a Linux client soon. I have money and want to play games too.

Guest said:

That wayward W sure messed the whole thing up. I'll give him a 2.

fwilliams said:

he missed a w in now and goofed again by using a w in the word say

probably one of Microsoft's more literate users

Guest said:

k... macs are better nothing you can do about it.

Guest said:

Erm...I think he's saying that macs are better, so that wouldn't make him a Microsoft user.

Guest said:

Glad to see valve is reducing the restrictive game barrier on mac/windows. Maybe one day I won't need to use bootcamp. Maybe i will even move to linux.

Guest said:

god dammit imgoing to have to tell you that mac are the most boring computers in the world windows had a feel to it macs dont! you cant do anything on them, there only working computers for boring people so please you MAC and buy an alien ware that will be probably and wow i type fast!

so dont go saying that ****

windows are the BEST!!!!! hahahhahahha

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