for Mac reportedly is now in private beta, but an official release
date is expected to be announced sometime next week.The
recently released Steam for OS X teaser images didn't show gamers
very much, except that the OS X version should function closely to
the Windows version. It has the same user interface, lets users
browse the game Library, and
view game titles available in the store -- but it's unknown
which game titles will be available.Microsoft Windows still
boasts a much larger video game following than OS X, but Steam has
been a popular request by Mac owners. A new Steam Play feature
will give Steam users the opportunity to purchase one game title for
PC or Mac, and use it on either platform – it also allows you to
start a game at work on a PC and finish where you left off at home on
a Mac.The service was first
rumored at the beginning of March, with many OS X gamers
rejoicing at the thought of a native Steam release sometime in the
future. Valve hopes to woo Mac users to Steam's services by
using a UI that closely mimics the regular Windows edition."As
we transition from entertainment as a product to entertainment as a
service, customers and developers need open, high-quality Internet
clients," Valve President Gabe Newell said last month.
"The Mac is a great platform for entertainment services."In
addition, Windows Steam users will be able to get the Steam Client UI
Update for Windows next Monday, according to blog posts.
quote: who's going to re-develop DirectX games to work on OS X?
quote: just like Windows
quote: "Ugghh, dude, why are you using windows when you can game on the mac?"
quote: Having a better PC makes the games tear even more (Higher FPS = more tearing). I have a very good PC BTW
quote: Umm...yeah, so that's just wrong
quote: gamers don't use vsync
quote: Steam is just going to make fools of themselves...
quote: ...didn't show gamers very much...