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Hey guys Steam is now doing a signup for beta testing it.
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Sweet, I'll have to fill it out at lunch so I can submit my Mac specs that I spend most of my time in front of when I would be playing games

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Hopefully their games will run on the unibody C2D MBPs without overheating like windows tends to do.

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Well at least you won't have to choose between bootcamp or crossover/parallels anymore for steam games. You'll be able to play them native in OS X. And if anything, that'll bring down the system resources used to play the games. No need to emulate windows, and OS X is a more optimised system then windows is.
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Well at least you won't have to choose between bootcamp or crossover/parallels anymore for steam games. You'll be able to play them native in OS X. And if anything, that'll bring down the system resources used to play the games. No need to emulate windows, and OS X is a more optimised system then windows is.
Here's to hoping the code the games for OS X and don't use an emulator like EA.

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Here's to hoping the code the games for OS X and don't use an emulator like EA.
From what I understand, the Source-engine games are native. Not that Cider-powered games run terribly, but there is obviously some overhead.

At least having the option to switch platforms on the fly is compelling. I don't game often on my MacBook Pro, but its nice to know that if I get stuck at work, I can play some of my older source games.

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Wont let me sign up .... Anyone else having trouble ???


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Allowed me to sign up. Not very optimistic about being accepted to the beta though.

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Wont let me sign up .... Anyone else having trouble ???
I got a 404 earlier and haven't tried since.

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Wont let me sign up .... Anyone else having trouble ???
I had trouble deciphering their lettering system... the best part is it says "prove your humanity," but you almost need a computer to read the freaking things. Anyway, signed up - hope I get in.
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I just signed up, I couldn't remember my old account info. So I had to start a new one. It says to reset your account that you have to open the Steam Client, oops dont have one for mac yet. Guess I need to set up XP with boot camp again.

I hope I passed their humanity verification.... lol
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I got a 404 earlier and haven't tried since.
Yep same here, then when i verify my humanity, it scrolls to the top of the page with a cute little msg "You cannot sign up at this time please try again later"

Will keep trying

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Just did it and got an error at first, but went back to the original link, logged in and submitted my info.
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Does this mean i can play Counter Strike on my MAC now?!?!?
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