The first part of this posts’ title is a passing reference to my blog a couple of days ago about the Pens predicament a game 7 against the Canadiens. Unfortunately they couldn’t win on the night on home and were soundly beaten by a motivated Montreal side. I haven’t watched the game but know enough from the reports that the best side won out on the night.
As for the latter, well, the logo should give that away as last night Steam arrived on the Mac. One of the many negatives people cite against Macs is the lack of gaming support. While not strictly true there’s no denying that there’s a lack of class A titles for the Apple platform. That however has changed to a certain degree with Steam on the Mac top titles like Half-Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead and many other Valve titles will, eventually, be ported to be played natively on OSX. What’s even better news is that, until the 23rd, Valve are giving away Portal… for free!
I’m really excited about this as I can now play HL2 on my Mac, once they’ve done the port, but also pick up new titles with ease. One of my favourite games, Football Manager, is a Steam title so another rather cool reason to be happy as these days I much prefer digital copies as opposed to physical media as to be honest, the house I live in is cramped as it is without adding more stuff! It must be said though that while this will decrease the relevance of the old “there’s naff all games for the Mac” argument it doesn’t completely kill it off. There’s plenty of titles out there that still won’t see the light of day on a Mac for various reasons but perhaps Valve’s move will help to increase the number of top titles appearing on the Mac.