Steam OS X’s Beans

PhotobucketWith the newly unveiled beta program for Valve’s digital download service, Steam, users skillfully sifting through code were treated to a bit of a surprise: Steam might be coming to the Mac platform.

Various client-based browser buttons were discovered for OS X, as well as a dock icon and a handful of file icons.

While this does not confirm that there is indeed a Mac edition planned for release, it is a strong indicator, seeing as how Valve basically teased its user base with an Easter egg.

What is interesting to note is that other download services, such as Direct2Drive, have a special section for Mac downloads, but Steam, the industry leader, does not.

Steam was previously an Internet Explorer based interface, which as of beta, has been replaced with the WebKit UI. Explorer for Mac was discontinued by Microsoft on December 31, 2005. One would wonder if this is why Steam didn’t make a home on the platform sooner.

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Written by Adam R.

This author procured a media pass for E3 under false pretences, and no longer writes for Critical Gamer.

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