The fated day has come..As Valve launched its Steam distribution service for MACs, the freebie being offered is quite jaw dropping: multiple award winning game PORTAL is being offered for free ! Since 2004, Steam has been a service exclusively for PC users,but this time,Valve made a smart move to expand its user base by launching Steam for MAC's. The popular game distribution service launched today with a library of 63 games, along with a ' free to play ' Portal game, for both PC and MAC users until May 24.
As quoted on the official site -
Well, technically speaking, there are some strings attached. Fortunately, they're entirely decorative. We just like the way they look, swaying in the gentle breeze created by a million people simultanously fainting from shock at the news that Portal is free. Now you have no reason not to try Portal.
"I have a reason," some of you are probably typing into an angry email. "You see, sir, I own a Mac."
Well guess what: For the first time ever, Portal is also available for the Mac.
"Capital news! But the excellent puzzle adventure Portal won over 40 Game of the Year awards; Surely it must cost at least five or six hundred dollars."
You'd think that, especially since it actually won over 70 Game of the Year Awards. But, like we keep saying, Portal is free. Free on the Mac. Free on the PC. But only until May 24th.
Steam for MAC will open a multitude of opportunities for Valve(and gamers alike :) ), as it will attract PC developers to Mac platform through SteamWorks. Also, Mac users get to play all the games they have been playing on their windows pc using the bootcamp feature of Mac, furthermore they can even continue the game from the same point where they have left it on PC. Through the Steam Cloud,Steam Play feature will allow to play the same game on Mac and Windows for free..now that’s something we gamers have been demanding for a long time, unlike EA which has started charging 10$ even for multiplayer and online connectivity (damn u EA ! ) !
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