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Steam finally comes to OS X

Mac gamers who want to beef up their meager gaming library can rejoice now that the much talked about Steam client is available for OS X.

"Steam has been a service exclusively for PC users since we launched it in 2004. For the first time we and our partners are bringing it to another platform," said the Valve team on the company blog. "It's been a ton of work, but the Mac is great for the same reason the PC is great - they are both open systems that let gamers and game developers be as close as possible."

There are currently 57 games available to purchase and download for gamers using the Steam client for OS X.

Gamers will be able to play purchase a game once and play it on both Windows and OS X platforms. In addition, thanks to Steam Play, a game can be started on a PC and finished on a Mac or vice versa during any part of the single-player game experience.

In celebration of the Steam client being made available for OS X, Valve is making Portal available for free until May 24. "Like we keep saying, Portal is free. Free on the Mac," Valve explains. "Free on the PC. But only until May 24th. So you only have a few days to decide if your free copy of Portal is worth the price we're currently charging."

You can download the OS X Steam client directly right here.





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