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Valve's Steam and Portal 2 confirmed for Mac OS X

After a nerdgasmic 'leak' to the Mac news sites last week, in the way only Valve knows how, Steam and Portal's sequel have now been confirmed for Mac OS X.

Steam is exciting enough, if only because it finally opens up cheap-and-quick indie development for the Mac, but throw in the inclusion of Portal and... well... this is big news and it poses some serious, market-altering questions.

First:
Does this mean the Source engine has been gracefully ported to OpenGL? It must do -- Valve wouldn't do a half-assed emulation, I'm sure of it.

Which means... are the other first-party Valve games on their way? Team Fortress 2? Left 4 Dead? HALF LIFE 3? Will the PC and Mac equivalents be interoperable; will multi-player be available?

And for those of you that were wondering -- and a lot of commenters were asking the same question -- if you own the game on Steam, you own the game. The same license will work for both Windows and Mac. If you have 'switched', your games will be playable on both operating systems.

For anyone that missed the Portal 2 news, incidentally: it's going to be a full-sized 'feature' title, with multi-player cooperative missions... ... Sebastian bites down upon his knuckle.
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