Today's Wednesday and you know what that means: it's time for Valve to release another one of their popular game titles for the Mac platform. Today, Valve is launching Counter-Strike: Source and Mac users can now engage in this dashing, daring and downright tricky multiplayer shootout. The Mac version allows cross-platform play--much like Team Fortress 2--and this particular update also makes achievements, stats and engine updates available to Macs users via Steam.
Valve will be offering a 66% discount on Counter-Strike: Source. So what're you waiting for? Go and get it, and we'll see you for Frag the Editor Fridays.
While Steam on the Mac has only been out for a few weeks, many on the Mac|Life staff have fallen in love with the Valve game, Portal. Yesterday we got a glimpse at the Portal teaser trailer and today we have gameplay footage from E3.
Whether it was through neglect or indifference or a market focus elsewhere, certain kinds of gaming have long been a PC-dominant endeavor. iPhone game app sales likely helped draw some attention to Mac users' game lust. So it was a pretty big deal when Valve announced Steam was coming to Mac users everywhere. Now according to a Valve employee, those desires are going to be stoked even higher.
Valve just showed E3 attendees an awesome teaser trailer for Portal 2. Too bad the game has been pushed back, beyond its regularly scheduled due date. Anyway, check out the teaser shown at Sony's E3 keynote. It's definitely something to look forward to in 2011.
Well, turns out the rumor mill was on par this time around. Team Fortress 2, one of the biggest multiplayer first-person franchises (and named one of the funnest games by our sister magazine, PC Gamer), is now available to Mac gamers everywhere.
TF2 will feature Steam Play just like all of the other Valve titles, so if you've already purchased it for the PC platform it should be available to you right now.
Though we've only had Steam for a few weeks, by now the lot of. us have undoubtedly played through Portal's incredibly addicting storyline and figured out that the cake really isn't a lie. Unfortunately, computer gamers everywhere will have to wait even longer to get another slice of cake, as Valve doesn't plan on releasing the sequel until 2011.
Valve’s seminal shooter series brilliantly blends platforming and puzzle solving into its action. Sadly, most folks are still waiting for a conclusion to the killer cliffhanger at the end of the second pseudo-sequel, Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Fortunately, Mac gamers have plenty of catching up to do. Half-Life 2 is a pretty straightforward first-person shooter, but it has some nitty gritty stuff worth knowing. Check it out after the cut!
Thought the recent onslaught of Steam for Mac titles were the end of the story? Think again -- the invasion is just ramping up, with a second wave of titles now available, including the first cross-platform, multiplayer games.