Steam have announced
more details about the Mac OS X version of Steam, coming soon:
The first collection of Mac titles will demonstrate "Steam Play," which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam supported platforms. Gamers who have previously purchased games on Steam will find them available in their account on the Mac as they are released.
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Portal, in addition to supporting Steam Play, will be the first of Valve's Source engine based games available on the Mac. Native OS/X support for the Source engine is also available immediately to licensees for use in their games.
On subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac.
Posted 10:01am 12/5/10
I assume most game devs dont have the resources to make a mac port of their game ?
Posted 10:23am 12/5/10
The other Source-engine games will be released over time.
There are a few third-party games that already have mac versions (Popcap springs to mind).
The biggest benefit of steam play: gamers who buy windows-version of games get the mac version for free, and vice-versa. This means people don't need to spend extra on mac titles, and thus are more likely to actually play mac titles, and therefore mac titles are more likely to be developed.
Posted 10:40am 12/5/10
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Posted 02:56pm 12/5/10
Usually they're using macbook pro's, but do get the occasional imac.
Personally I have a gaming pc and a macbook pro for work. I'd sell the gaming pc if i could run my games on my laptop. Doubt it though.
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Posted 08:14am 13/5/10
I don't know what the big deal is I love my iMac it's so easy to use I haven't had an issue with it yet and runs the latest games with easy I have Dragon age on mac and it runs smooth with everything turned right up.
Sure developers might not of wasted their time in the past because Mac OSX users were something like 2% of the market not long ago but I read somewhere recently that its up to 10% now.