Steam Coming Full Steam Ahead To Mac

Posted: Mar 4 2010, 7:08pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:52pm CDT, in News | Gaming

 

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Steam, a digital download service that is currently exclusive to PC owners, may well be on its way to Mac computers, a move that would be one of the biggest in the PC-Mac divide in recent history.

The service is owned and operated by software maker Valve, which today released mysterious pictures of what appear to be the Steam platform running on Apple's operating system.

Publishers from all sides of the PC industry go to Steam to manage digital download products, for its reach among PC consumers and the incorporated digital rights management (DRM).

Companies like Sega, EA, Activision, and of course Valve release their most current PC titles directly through Steam, as a complement to whatever other retail outlets they have.

This will likely be the last Steam story where I can just write "PC" next to everything. Soon you will be able to download PC - and Mac! - products directly from Steam.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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