bookman, on March 3rd 2010, 05:23 PM, said:
R U P O P S N I Z Z L I N me? Wow, one of the the greatest catastrophes in Mac gaming history, Valve pulling the plug on Half-Life for Mac, has finally been righted. I can't wait to fire up HL 2 on my Mac.
I'm half- er. . . crapping you. I will be seriously pissed if I have to repurchase the whole package for Mac (heck, just a week ago I bought Half-Life:Source), but I am extremely happy to see this announcement and am excited for the games to come. It's great to see another game developer, like Blizzard, doing their own cross-platform work. It means better support and, quite frankly, better ports. And since the Mac and PC versions are coming from the same company, I hold out hope that they will be interchangable.
iEvan, on March 3rd 2010, 05:25 PM, said:
Steam isn't quite like iTunes. If you were to format your PC, simply reinstall Steam and re-download all the games for free. Hooray for digital downloads (although I'm nutty enough to pay for a Mac Special Edition if one was released as I sent an e-mail to Gabe Newell years ago promising him that I would.. and I still honour that).
Except that version of games for different platforms are usually treated as separate products. That is especially the case when the PC version comes from the original developer, and the Mac version comes from a porting house. Paying for one does nothing for the company that made the other. However, since both versions will ostensibly be coming from Valve, there is hope.
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