updated 06:45 pm EDT, Tue May 25, 2010
Valve finally brings Half-Life for Macs to Steam
Valve gave Mac users a hint of Half-Life 2's release on Steam tomorrow with a teaser video (posted below). The spot parodies Apple's 1984 ad and uses Half-Life 2 characters in place of the original actors, such as Dr. Breen as Big Brother, Alyx as the runner and City 17 residents in place of proles. The short spot proclaims freedom from having game ownership "dictated by platform," an allusion to the option of re-downloading some games for free through Steam Play.
The game developer didn't give a clue as to whether only the core game would ship or else if it would include Episode One and Episode Two at the same time. All of Valve's Source engine games are eventually due to reach the Mac, including Counter-Strike: Source and the Left 4 Dead series.