Since its debut, Steam has been out of reach for Macintosh users who have desired to play fantastic games such as Half-Life and Left 4 Dead. That will no longer be the case next month: our Apple-using brethren will join in on the PC gaming glory as Valve has announced Steam is heading to Mac systems.
Along with titles such as Portal, Team Fortress 2, both entries of Left 4 Dead, Counter-Strike, and the Half-Life series being natively ported to Macintosh systems, Valve is introducing a new feature called Steam Play that lets you save and resume game progress across PC and Macs. The addition of Steam Play also lets you freely play a game you've purchased on the system of your choice so you don't have to buy a second copy.
And with all the ballyhoo Portal 2 has been receiving lately, Valve also announced that it will be receiving a simultaneous release on PC and Mac systems. Having Steam is great enough but throwing in seamless compatibility, same-day releases, and cross-platform syncing makes it all the more convenient for everyone.