Riding on a Steam Cloud

If you’re a regular reader of Geeking Out About…, you’ll know from last week that Portal is free until May 24. If you missed it, you can read the post to find out more.

Go ahead, I’ll wait. All good? Then let’s move on.

Since last week, the cry from the Mac Gamers of the World has been astounding. Steam has even announced that 11% percent of all Steam purchases are for the Mac. And to give more fodder to the Mac vs. Windows debate, Portal is five times more stable on a Mac.

To quote Valve, “Aperture Science is pleased.”  (And you can hear more from GlaDOS here.)

Now, on to “new” business…

Valve is directing this week’s specials towards the Multiplayer community. We may still have to wait for Team Fortress 2, but we’ve got some Multiplayer options available. As of Wednesday, 90 games were available for Mac, with 11 of these being Multiplayer games, and four of them available across both platforms: Killing Floor, Altitude, Madballs in Babo: Invasion, and Galcon Fusion. As part of their “special deals“, Killing Floor is 33% off, and Madballs in Babo: Invasion is 50% off. But why pay for cross-platform action?

Altitude is available for FREE for this weekend, so both Mac and PC gamers can play for free all weekend. And what’s even better, if you like it, you can buy it for 50% off (but only until Monday).  As with all Steam free weekends, if you download it this weekend, you don’t have to re-download it later.

Stay tuned to Valve (& Steam), as they’ve got plenty more Mac games coming, released every Wednesday. See the full Mac collection here.

UPDATE:  Steam announced that Football Manager 2010 is also available for a free weekend, and is 50% off through Sunday.  Football Manager 2010 is available for both Mac and PC.

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 12:00 by Jason M · Permalink
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