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Valve Officially Reveals Steam For Mac: Download For Free Today

Valve Officially Reveals Steam For Mac: Download For Free Today

It's sort of tough to believe it took this long, but finally, Mac users are getting equal treatment when it comes to digital distribution of games. Valve has today launched a program that has not only been long-awaited, but highly rumored. Steam for Mac.

Those three words pretty much say it all, and judging by the slow download rates that many eager Mac users are seeing, it seems to be a big hit already. Many PC gamers have been getting their games exclusively via Steam for years now, as it's far simpler than riding out to a store (lazy generation, we know). Valve has also stated that new slate of games will becoming available each Wednesday, with this week's titles listed below. Let the games begin, as they say!

STEAM FOR MAC AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

VALVE OFFERS PORTAL FOR FREE AS A SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER

May 12, 2010 - Steam for the Mac is now available for immediate download at www.steamgames.com.

Each Wednesday a new group of games highlighting an area of Steam functionality will be released. This week's titles, which show off Steam Play, include:

And Yet It Moves

Atlantis Sky Patrol

Bejeweled 2 Deluxe

Bob Came in Pieces

Bookworm Deluxe

Braid

Brainpipe

Chocolatier: Decadence by Design

Chuzzle Deluxe

City of Heroes: Architect Edition

Civilization IV: The Complete Edition

Cooking Dash

Diaper Dash

The Dig

Diner Dash: Hometown Hero

DinerTown Detective Agency

DinerTown Tycoon

Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child

Escape Rosecliff Island

Fairway Solitaire

Fitness Dash

Football Manager 10

Galcon Fusion

Gemini Lost

Guns of Icarus

Hotel Dash Suite Success

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

KrissX

Loom

Luxor

Luxor 3

Luxor: Mahjong

Machinarium

Mahjong Roadshow

Max and the Magic Marker

My Tribe

The Nightshift Code

Nightshift Legacy: The Jaguar's Eye

Parking Dash

Peggle Deluxe

Peggle Nights

Portal

Professor Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery

Quantz

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse  

Tales of Monkey Island Season 1

Toki Tori

Torchlight

Trijinx: A Kristine Kross Mystery

Unwell Mel

Valarie Porter and the Scarlett Scandal

Wandering Willows

Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World

World of Goo

Zenerchi

Zuma Deluxe

Gamers who download Steam between now and May 24th will also receive a free copy of Valve's game of the year award-winning Portal.

"The Mac is a great platform for developers," said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. "And it's also great that we now have the ability to connect with Mac gamers via Steam. This is the beginning of a groundswell of games coming out for and fully utilizing the openness and power of the Mac."

For more information on Steam, please visit www.steamgames.com.

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Any truth to the rumors that they also "confirmed" it was going to be released for Linux? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7715209/Steam-for-Mac-goes-live.html)

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I'm not sure if it's been confirmed but a bunch of guys that I know from another forum that I visit say that it might.

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Marius Malek:

I'm not sure if it's been confirmed but a bunch of guys that I know from another forum that I visit say that it might.

Here is hoping.

Quite a few games on launch day as well. More than I expected with more to come. I know the makers of Killing Floor have said they will release a Mac version soon.

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I hope they go to Linux as well

Yay for Mac users and for free Portal!  I know some friends are excited about this news.

Also relevant:

http://www.goopeg.com/img/ZsXg0uHn.jpg

hehe

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