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#1 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 03 2010 - 08:42 AM

Steam is coming to OSX, finally!
http://gizmodo.com/5484987/valves-mac-teasers-just-made-me-change-my-pants

This could be one of the final nails in the coffin for a lot of people stuck running both systems... 
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#2 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 03 2010 - 09:04 AM

Love the 1984 reference:
http://www.macworld.com/article/146840/2010/03/valve_mac.html

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#3 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 03 2010 - 10:41 AM

http://www.quarterto...ead.php?t=57997

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#4 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 03 2010 - 12:49 PM

http://savygamer.co....t-in-existence/

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Posted March 04 2010 - 07:41 AM

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Steam is coming to OSX, finally!
http://gizmodo.com/5...change-my-pants

This could be one of the final nails in the coffin for a lot of people stuck running both systems... 
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Both systems? This won't supplant my Xbox 360.../img/vbsmilies/htf/crazy.gif

If HL2 Ep3 comes out for Mac, that will be sweet! /img/vbsmilies/htf/yum.gif Add in Mac-native StarCraft II, and it could be an unproductive year.


#6 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 04 2010 - 07:58 AM

Blizzard is usually day and date with releases for both OSes (and in the same box!), but I too am worried because they are currently testing SC2 on PC only....  Hoping the Mac client does not suffer.

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#7 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 05 2010 - 04:49 AM

Macworld evaluates the possibilities:
http://www.macworld.com/article/146876/valve_2010.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a38:g26:r11:c0.001734:b31541734:z0

As I asked on QuarterToThree, the thing here is whether you are going to have to rebuy your pc steam games or not when there is a mac equivalent.  If you can pay one price and have a game on either operating system I will be very happy indeed, but that doesn't seem likely, or does it?  =)

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#8 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 05 2010 - 07:03 AM

Portal 2 incoming!
http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/03/05/april-cover-revealed.aspx

Could Half Life Episode 3 and Steam for OSX all be wrapped up in this goodness together?  We will find out at GDC next week at the latest!

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#9 of 80 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted March 06 2010 - 08:26 PM

Now if we could get Outlook on Mac (for my work email) I could really set fire to my PC. /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif

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Posted March 08 2010 - 03:36 AM



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Coming late this year with Office 2010 for Mac:<br />
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Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#11 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 08 2010 - 07:12 AM

Steam on OSX is now official, coming in April, and all the (Valve) games you purchased on PC will be free on the Mac side!  Portal 2 day and date PC/OSX in time for Christmas!
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/03/steam-mac/

It remains to be seen if other vendors will do the same 'pay one price' deal that Valve is doing for their own wares.  As someone with in excess of a hundred Steam purchases I hope that all do!


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#12 of 80 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted March 08 2010 - 07:41 AM

More details.
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/08/valve_announces_steam_for_mac_will_allow_mac_pc_online_play.html
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/08/valve_apple_worked_closely_to_bring_steam_to_mac.html

To be clear, these are all NATIVE code, not half assed ports.

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Posted March 08 2010 - 07:44 AM

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"Checking in code produces a PC build and Mac build at the same time, automatically, so the two platforms are perfectly in lock-step," said Josh Weier, project lead for Portal 2. "We're always playing a native version on the Mac right alongside the PC. This makes it very easy for us and for anyone using Source to do game development for the Mac."

"We looked at a variety of methods to get our games onto the Mac and in the end decided to go with native versions rather than emulation," said John Cook, director of Steam development. "The inclusion of WebKit into Steam, and of OpenGL into Source gives us a lot of flexibility in how we move these technologies forward. We are treating the Mac as a tier-1 platform so all of our future games will release simultaneously on Windows, Mac, and the Xbox 360.

"Updates for the Mac will be available simultaneously with the Windows updates. Furthermore, Mac and Windows players will be part of the same multiplayer universe, sharing servers, lobbies, and so forth. We fully support a heterogeneous mix of servers and clients. The first Mac Steam client will be the new generation currently in beta testing on Windows."




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Posted March 08 2010 - 08:05 AM

Having bought The Orange Box, does this suggest I'll be able to download The Orange Box equivalent for my Mac?


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Posted March 08 2010 - 08:11 AM

100%, all of your games will be available on day one.  According to those articles the 3rd parties are working hard on supporting it too.

EVEN COOLER you will be able to play a few hours on PC, save your game, move over to a Mac and load your game save from the cloud and continue playing.

PC and Mac players will face each other in Multiplayer!

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Posted March 08 2010 - 11:49 AM

Even if I bought the physical retail product Orange Box (I didn't buy it by Steam Download)?

I don't even have a PC per se; I have BootCamp which I haven't used since I finished HL2 :)


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Posted March 08 2010 - 12:42 PM

Yes

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Posted March 08 2010 - 12:53 PM

/img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif Excellent!

Looking forward to re-playing HL2 Ep2 on my Mac before Ep3 comes out.


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Posted April 22 2010 - 08:01 AM

Coming soon but possibly slightly delayed:
http://www.9to5mac.com/steam-mac-43596823469?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/04/21/steam-on-mac-video-leaked-looks-like-steam-on-windows/

http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1076091&start=80

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Posted May 08 2010 - 05:15 AM

Lalalalalalalalala!!!!!!


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