It's the moment you've all been waiting for, Apple faithful. Valve's digital distribution client, Steam, is now officially live for the Mac OS X operating system. If you'd rather skip the story and get to downloading the application, click to get the link after the jump.
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Welcome to Steam, the digital distribution client that's been in the PC gaming sphere for around seven years now. Steam allows you to purchase Valve games with a PayPal account or a credit card. Once the game is downloaded, the game title stays forever in your name and tied to your user account, so you can play it on virtually any system that has the Steam client installed--including that PC you have locked in the basement. Additionally, the client makes it so you never have to pay for that game again, even if you lose all of the data off of your hard drives and misplace the game's original discs.
Valve has officially announced that Steam will launch for the Mac OS X operating system tomorrow, May 12th. The company will also subsequently release additional collections of Mac titles that are individually designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac.