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This is delicious: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) just posted evidence that Valve’s superior online gaming platform Steam could be on it’s way to apple machines.

According to the post, Valve released a beta of the new Steam UI and Mac OS x (the current operating system for Macs) icons were included.

From the post:

“If there’s anything to this at all, it would be huge for us Mac gamers: Steam comprises a gigantic library of present and classic PC games, and bringing even a portion of them over to the Mac would be terrific. CrossOver Games has been working with Steam in the past, and they already have most of Steam’s biggest games up and running on the Mac platform through emulation. If there’s a partnership between the two companies, or if Steam is planning to take advantage of the demand for their games running on OS X, that would be great.”

Steam is, quite possibly, the best game distribution system there is on the planet and opening that platform up to Mac users (of which I am one) would be fantastic. For so long, I’ve drooled over the sales that Steam has (remember when BioShock was like, $5?), and envied the beauty of the integrated system.

Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get to join this party one day.

Read [TUAW]

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