Portal is FREE!

In a landmark day for Mac users everywhere Valve’s Steam is now available on Mac. There is a limited number of games available for launch here but the number will be expanding every Wednesday. Any game you buy will also work on PC and vice versa via a new service called “SteamPlay”. Here’s the official blurb: Valve announced that Steam will launch on the Mac platform this Wednesday, May 12. On subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac. The first collection of Mac titles will demonstrate “Steam Play,” which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam supported platforms. To celebrate Valve are giving away 2007′s critically acclaimed “Portal” for free to all PC and Mac users until May 24th. This is a chance to play one of the funniest, cleverest … There’s more

Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend

Team Fortress 2 is the best online multiplayer game ever. It’s perfectly balanced, competitive, insanely fun, cheap and above all doesn’t take itself in the slightest bit seriously. Valve’s now 2 year old masterpiece is free to play in it’s entirity for the weekend. It’s available to preload on PC now, so you can start playing straight away once it all goes live this evening. No charge, no catch, all you need is a Steam Account which is also free. It should run on pretty much any computer bought in the last 2-3 years. Already own Team Fortress 2? Did I mention there’s yet another completely free update to the game once again adding more content than most paid for DLC expansions.

Left 4 Dead 2 – Chet Faliszek Interview

With Left 4 Dead 2 only days away Chet Faliszek talks about why we should bother, the New Orleans setting, explains “realism Mode” and definitely doesn’t say when Half Life 3 is out. Left 4 Dead 2 is available on PC and X-box 360 from Tuesday. PC users can buy it on Steam from here. See you at 5AM Tuesday morning.

Sniper vs Spy

I’m not sure how many of you have played, or heard of, Valve’s critically acclaimed team-based shooter, Team Fortress 2, before; but recently there has been quite a lot of fun to be had with regards to news of the latest update to the game, which will update two very different and distinct classes, the Sniper and the Spy. A little background detail: Team Fortress 2 is a first person shooter game in which two teams, RED and BLU, fight it out in one of several different objective-based games on zany maps. Each player can choose one of nine classes, each with a distinctive personality, weaponry and playing style – ranging from the fast moving, American, baseball loving Scout; to the German Medic who has no concern for his patients, or the big slow Russian Heavy who names his guns. Since the release of the game, Valve have gradually released … There’s more