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Valve teases Half-Life 2 for Mac tomorrow [video]

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. facebook_Kevin

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    Joined: May 2010


    Really? No comments?

    Guess there is no Mac gaming community after all. :

    I mean look I know it's an old game, but it's still a classic and now playable natively on Mac. Can I get a high five?

  1. Mwei

    Joined: Dec 1969


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    High Five!!!! I am playing the "portal" on my 13' macBook at the moment. Having been playing World of Warcraft, World craft, Starcraft, diablo on Mac for a long time. I am also in the Starcraft beta test. :D I am a happy Mac gamer.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Half-life 2?

    Well, I guess Apple's hardware has finally gotten to the point where it can handle the requirements of a 5 year old game.

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