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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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I <3 Valve
By yxalitis on 5/12/2010 7:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
You see, THIS is how you become a great gaming company, put the effort in, and support as wide a player base as you can, great stuff Valve, great stuff.

Oh, and if ANYONE dares complain about Portal being given away, 'cos THEY had to pay for it, well, sh!t, get a life and STFU

RE: I <3 Valve
By jimbojimbo on 5/13/2010 2:01:22 PM , Rating: 2
Well, I kind of played it for free but it's such a damn good game I bought the Orange box and it was worth every penny.

What's with people complaining about old games on the Mac? Portal came out some time late 2007 or even later so no, it's not 10 years old.

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