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News Valve teases Steam for Mac, iPhone?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Mar 2010.

  1. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Minimodder

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    The move to Webkit (was IE before) in the recent UI beta confirms this as well...
     
  2. greigaitken

    greigaitken Minimodder

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    if only the sentries in tf2 were portal ones, they cant be detroyed but you can just knock em over
     
  3. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    issue is the mac mouse only has one button! :p

    Also if you zoom in and read the text on the last image, it basically spells out that steam is coming to mac... i have posted that image below

    [​IMG]
     
  4. gavomatic57

    gavomatic57 Minimodder

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    Its a start - once you've ported over to a UNIX platform, a linux port probably isn't too much hassle. It will require a dramatic user shift over to linux to create a market for it though.

    I'd have thought Microsoft's new £150 service pack would have been enough motivation for people to switch to linux, but clearly people need more convincing.
     
  5. gavomatic57

    gavomatic57 Minimodder

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    You can use any mouse on the mac...
     
  6. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    This is brilliant news. Excellent. Absolutely awesome news. Valve are making the start of 2010 a fantastic year for PC/Mac gaming :)
     
  7. frojoe

    frojoe What's a Dremel?

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    It would be nice if I didn't have to boot into windows to play games, because that's the only time I ever do boot into windows.
     
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    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Steam is the original app store, credit and royalties from patent infringements where they're due...
     
  9. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    yeh...me too :D
     
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    kingozzy666 BLASHYRKH!

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    The "I hate different" one is hilarious.
     
  11. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    indeed, one mouse button or touch mouse buttons would never work in gaming. who will lift up primary finger just to do a right click?

    yes, im a PC. (according to Apple, apparently there's a difference..........)
     
  12. Shepps

    Shepps Slacking off since 1986..

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    Do you really think steam will try and flog games that won't run on macs? That wouldn't make sense at all. My point was that i doubt steam will limit what games it will sell you depending on your hardware. It'll be the same as pc games, check the specs before you buy.

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    Just to be clear, i dont think they will limit what they will sell you from the limited set of mac compatable games..
     
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  13. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    knowing steam they have prob developed a mac version of the source engine to allow them to push all of there games onto mac.
    also have people also noticed that the logo on Gordon's suit behind the crowbar looks like an apple?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    +1

    I only stick with windows because it has my games on it and I'm a bit too lazy to learn linux.
    I do have my laptop dual-booted though and find myself using linux more and more.
    If I had steam with at least some AAA titles, windows would be gone tbh.
    Any windows-only software would be run in a virtual machine.

    So as has been said, if we get the AAA titles on Mac, hopefully it wouldn't be long til it came to linux. :)
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    oh I didn't notice. nice
     
  16. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    Dammit ValVe, forget about mac, focus on linux.
     
  17. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    A new Image has been released being the sixth and final image, depicting Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2 in a reenactment of Apple's famous 1984 commercial?

    [​IMG]



    That pretty much sums it up for me, Steam has to be coming to mac...
     
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    It seems like the question that comes up a lot is what non-casual games are on the Mac. Beyond the ports of AAA games that came to the Mac much later than their Windows counterparts, there have been some companies who do support Mac and PC right out of the box natively, Blizzard being one of the more notable.

    Utilizing the power of the Unity game engine, you can quite easily port a game to both platforms without much “tweaking” at all. With Unity gaining popularity (http://unity3d.com/gallery/game-list/) you’re likely to see more cross platform titles being developed. For example, we are and indie developer, but we are making what we consider to be a AAA quality game that will be for Mac and PC right out of the box. You can check it out at www.ascensionwar.com or look us up on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ascensionwar
     
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    haha so that's where Futurama got the idea from ! haha !!!

    That actually makes perfect sense ! In Futurama they make a commercial for Planet Express, which is, for this episode, ran by a guy that was from the 1980s

    Awesome. Awesome to the MAX
     
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    it is not all bad news as this could boost the number of titles which come out on pc instead of just ps3 and xbox game producers maybe swayed to put more games on pc as mac users come into the equation
     

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