We reported not too long ago about some findings in a recent update of popular game distribution software Steam that hinted at a possible Mac version. Although there was proof, it was still speculation until new reports surfaced of Steam doing all but confirming the release of a Mac version of their popular application. MacRumors received teaser images right from Valve, PC game developer and creator of Steam, that shows popular protagonist Gordon Freeman from Valve game Half-Life with an Apple logo on his chest. (Below)
It seems as if Valve has sent similar teaser images to many other prominent sites as well, including this one below from MacNN showing Team Fortress 2 and Portal turrets posing in a Mac and PC style ad.
Below is a Team Fortress 2 character obviously imitating Apple’s famous iPod silhouette commercials, this one was received by Shacknews.
Macworld received this image of character Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2 reenacting Apple’s 1984 commercial.
What does all this mean for Mac users? Macs have for a long time been considered inferior gaming machines to their Windows counterparts simply because of lack of software. The average Mac user’s set up is just as capable these days of running high end, triple AAA games, but a lack of software has kept the market from exploding like the App Store has. Hopefully, with Steam being one of the biggest distributors of big budget, successful franchise games such as Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, and Modern Warfare 2, this will mean good things to come on the gaming front for Mac users. Are you excited about the prospect of having access to Steam titles on your Mac?