Steam for mac beta a possible prank

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ert3, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont want to jynx things I'm just hoping the steam for mac beta doesnt turn out to be an elaborate April Fools brank come April 2nd
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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  3. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    This must be fake source code on my machine. It's pretty convincing looking though.
     
  4. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    ...what?
     
  5. yoavcs macrumors regular

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    rbarris used to work for Blizzard on the WoW Mac client. I am not 100% sure but I believe his forum name there was tigerclaw and he was one of the more prolific posters/helpers on the forums.

    He has since moved on, and from his post here I gather he is now working for Valve on the Mac team, hence his reference of Steam source code on his computer.
     
  6. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Oh, alright then. Well, you can always send me the file for Steam Mac, I won't tell anyone ;)
     
  7. 0makol16 macrumors regular

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  8. NGL macrumors member

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    Read what you just quoted, carefully :D

    -Nick
     
  9. 0makol16 macrumors regular

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  10. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    I always highlight stuff while reading, which means I mostly always see hidden text :p
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Heh, what. Why would it have been an April Fools that started months ago?
     
  12. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I'm guessing you're not allowed to tell us *when*, are you? :)

    I'm pacing frantically wanting to try Valve games on OS X!
     
  13. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    According to my files... lemme see here... April!
     
  14. StopSign24 macrumors regular

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    It is April and I still don't have said files. I want a refund.
     
  15. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    When were you at Blizzard. I was there until the release of TFT; but during the very early days of WoW. I now work down the street (from the new building, not the building back then) but in an unrelated field.
     
  16. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    August 2001 through April 2009. I'm still in so cal.
     
  17. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    As mentioned several times before there isn't, hasn't and will not be a public beta. The beta page was leaked after it was sent to the press with instructions saying not to release it. If you submitted your information I am sorry to say that nothing is going to happen. The final version is planned to be out this month so its not a big deal.
     
  18. rbarris macrumors 6502

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    This turns out not to be the case. We'll be drawing from the pool of submissions to populate the beta, in order to generate a useful amount of testing / exercise for all the new code. Probably won't let every single person in at the same time though.
     
  19. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    Well, I know you are legit so I am glad to hear :).
     
  20. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    Will 5 days worth of playtime in the past two months do? :p (that's 325.4 hours, although I'm sure some people have me beat - especially idlers)
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you happen to see a steam account user name that's close to mine, that's probably me :D

    I'd love to play; I hate logging on to Windows to do it every time.

    How the heck do you have time left to do anything else?
     
  22. hurrikenux macrumors member

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    Actually, I made a mistake there...

    Team Fortress 2:
    325.4 hours total (6 months)
    142 hours in 2 months

    It was mostly because I wanted to earn enough items to craft a hat, I won't stoop to idling.
     

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