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Last week, Valve Software generated some excitement among gaming fans who noticed Mac OS X menu components and other items in the most recent release of the company's Steam distribution platform for the PC. Combined with reports of Valve recruiting Mac engineers, the evidence suggested that Valve may be planning to make a move into the Mac platform.

MacRumors today received a teaser image from Valve appearing to show Gordon Freeman, protagonist of Valve's Half-Life video game series, with an Apple logo on his chest. The image was accompanied with the following explanation: "In anticipation of an upcoming announcement from Valve."


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Valve has not offered any additional information on what we can expect from them or when more news might be available beyond "soon".

Article Link: Valve Teases Upcoming Half-Life Release for Mac
 

Greenhoe

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Dec 17, 2008
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This is great news, I just hope I won't have to re buy Half Life 2 again for the Mac. If they port over L4D along with all Blizzard games being Mac I wont have any more need for Bootcamp!
 

Hellhammer

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Nice one! Hopefully other game studios will follow Valve. There are more and more Macs sold every day so sooner than later Macs are starting to be big market for gaming. Most people don't want to use Bootcamp or wait months for crappy Mac version. Go Valve, do it!
 

filthandfury

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Mar 18, 2008
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omfg

i have a feeling Valve will do it right; hopefully they will be Blizzard caliber; now all we need is Bungie to return to the pre xbox days; myth 4 anyone???
 

DCstewieG

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Suh-weeeeet. I've been putting off installing Boot Camp for Episode 2 for so long, it would be great to not have to worry about it! Like someone else said, with Blizzard and Valve on Mac, I'd be all set. Consoles for everything else.
 

baryon

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Oct 3, 2009
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Oh my god oh my god oh my god!! Actual proof from VALVE!! Damn, maybe this means Half Life is coming to the Mac SOON? So... Not in 5 years??? I would so be happy... This would be a very big thing for Macs! Although Crossover works fine, I would love official support!
 

Icaras

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Mar 18, 2008
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Woohoo! This is exciting indeed. I love Valve and I love Apple, so I really can't wait to see what kind of synergy we'll see soon.
 

trip1ex

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Jan 10, 2008
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Would be sweet. Need a few more native Mac releases.

Attn: Sid Meier.

Civ5 for Mac simultaneous release - native version - no crap Cider etc.

Blizzard does it and I think they make a bit of money.
 

capoeirista

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Jan 21, 2007
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Gabe Newell is to receive the 'Pioneer award' at this years GDC

I would be shocked if this isn't when something is announced.
 

Microcuts

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Aug 12, 2009
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Gotta love Valve, almost like a treasure hunt for the other images :D

They've been putting off HL2 episode 3 for a long time, maybe because of this?
They were making the first few HL games Mac-compatible!

That's a good reason to me :)
And if they port Steam to Mac, it opens a door for other game developers to better distribution of Mac games, so they might just get into Mac development too :D
 
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