Wait, what?

Steam beta

When I started Steam last week I was greeted by the above message which left me a little curious. I don’t recall signing up for any beta, so given my experience with the whole Steam program I think the Mac client was still a beta.
Haven’t had much time to play with it yet, I hope the back function finally works as it’s supposed to.


I finally gave in, downloaded and installed Steam. So here’s me. As a content delivery system it’s not bad I suppose, but I might be spoiled by iTunes and the App Store. Compared to those the interface feels a bit clunky.
Unfortunately most of the cool free downloads are gone. Alien Swarm is nice-ish but plays in letterbox format on my laptop instead of fullscreen, which kinda blows.
But maybe I’m missing things, as the amount of games seems vast. Any pointers for fun free games and such?

Steam for Mac

A while back Valve announced that their Steam platform was coming to the Mac. No reason to get excited yet. Now however it seems that means they’re also bringing Left 4 dead to the Mac. And that’s a big yay seeing as I’ve been told that’s a pretty sweet game. Unfortunately I’ll only be able to play it on the iMac as they don’t support the intel 900 chipset, so my Mini is left in the cold.
Hmm, I wonder how much the games are going to cost.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.