Steam came to the Apple just recently, but it’s been taking off like crazy recently. I personally have spent a lot of time on the network, and it’s a blast. It’s fun to finally play games on my Mac without having to resort to some lame port for a three-year-old game.
E3 has been going on, and Cult of Mac has been there collecting stories about the latest goodies to come down the pike. They’ve got the story on Portal 2 coming to the Mac next year:
Set hundreds of years after the first game, Portal 2 again puts the player in the shoes of the hot hispanic cyborg Chell as she solves numerous physics based puzzles to defeat the schizophrenic, cake-obsessed GlaDOS.
The new trailer makes clear that some of the “jungle” locations seen in earlier preview images are in fact parts of the Aperture Science labs that have been reclaimed by nature over the past few centuries. As usual, Valve is doing a smart job reconciling their timelines: while the first game took place roughly at the same time as the original Half-Life, Portal 2 takes place several hundred years after the end of Half-Life 2. The games share a universe, but they don’t chronologically have to wrestle with each other.
Looks pretty sweet to me, and I can’t wait to play it.
The times, they are a changing.