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Half-Life 2 Launches on Mac With 1984 Commercial

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30 percent off Half-Life 2 and Orange Box too!

Steam launched on the Mac OS X platform earlier this month, and today Mac users are finally graced with the opportunity to play one of the finest PC games of all time without having to Boot Camp into Windows.

Valve today launched Half-Life 2 for the Mac and is putting it up for sale at 30 percent off at $6.99. Of course, we recommend that you pay $20.99 for the equally discounted Orange Box bundle and get Half-Life 2, Episodes One and Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2. It was the best value in gaming when it launched at more than twice the price and it's an even better value now.

To celebrate the new release, Valve has released a new teaser ad that recreates the famous 1984 Apple ad but with fresher faces. Check it out below.

Half-Life 2 for Mac Commercial

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    azz156 , May 27, 2010 11:15 AM
    coo now hurry up with the linux version damit >.
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    nforce4max , May 27, 2010 12:17 PM
    Apple is big brother. Linux support pls.
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    bonezy , May 27, 2010 11:38 AM
    I thought that, given the current state of Apple, the 1984 commercial was comically ironic.

    The Valve version of this commercial is just kind of depressing. Valve has always been so encouraging of the open source and modding community... and now they're developing for Apple. If the FCC were to make a platform, it'd be the Mac.
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    azz156 , May 27, 2010 11:15 AM
    coo now hurry up with the linux version damit >.
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    joytech22 , May 27, 2010 11:19 AM
    Lol!

    azz156coo now hurry up with the linux version damit >.


    +1 because i also want Linux support (i dualboot and like Ubuntu :) )
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    bonezy , May 27, 2010 11:38 AM
    I thought that, given the current state of Apple, the 1984 commercial was comically ironic.

    The Valve version of this commercial is just kind of depressing. Valve has always been so encouraging of the open source and modding community... and now they're developing for Apple. If the FCC were to make a platform, it'd be the Mac.
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    anamaniac , May 27, 2010 12:05 PM
    I really should play HL already...
    Oh looky looky, The Orange Box, $20.99. Thank you Steam. :)  Some epic games for little more than the cost of a MW2 map pack...
    Too bad I didn't get a second license for Portal. :( 

    I seem to be playing $10 games more than $50 games though. Maybe I'm just starting to dislike modern gaming...
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    nforce4max , May 27, 2010 12:17 PM
    Apple is big brother. Linux support pls.
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    derrickwmartin , May 27, 2010 12:32 PM
    Apple is the Anti-Christ.
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    Regulas , May 27, 2010 12:35 PM
    I agree with the author, HL2 was the best straight out FPS ever. As far as FPS/RPG that goes to Fallout 3 and then Oblivion.
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    TunaSoda , May 27, 2010 12:55 PM
    Wait, it's 1998?
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    Anonymous , May 27, 2010 1:00 PM
    Isn't it better to play with bootcamp??? Because I have seen a test concerning Portal in wich we can see that performance are twice under Windows for the moment (maybe some optimization will arrive or Windows and DirectX are really better).
    If someone know the impact of gaming in bootcamp... :) 

    Sorry for the errors (I'm not English)
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    misry , May 27, 2010 2:55 PM
    joytech22Lol!+1 because i also want Linux support (i dualboot and like Ubuntu )


    10.04 is too sweet is it not?
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    bogcotton , May 27, 2010 3:13 PM
    I got the orange box for £10 ($14) about six months ago.

    I just rechecked amazon, where I got it from and it's gone up in price!
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    nicklasd87 , May 27, 2010 4:00 PM
    cutting edge 2004 gaming for the Mac, something to get excited about I suppose...
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    sillyboy86 , May 27, 2010 4:06 PM
    I wish I had waited - this game would have looked awesome on my 21.5" iMac. I just bought the Orange Box at Walmart at $18 CDN for Xbox 360.
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    megamanx00 , May 27, 2010 4:10 PM
    OMG, the irony, I... just... can't... TAKE IT!!

    Seriously LOL
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    matt_b , May 27, 2010 4:16 PM
    nicklasd87cutting edge 2004 gaming for the Mac, something to get excited about I suppose...

    Cutting edge or not, it was an instant classic. Classics never die, no matter how old and outdated they may look compared to the newer cutting-edge stuff. Was a great game, still is a great game....
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    zelannii , May 27, 2010 4:30 PM
    though i greatly appreciate the homage to one of the best commercials in all time being used here, they did a pretty piss poor job with the audio and the cross-cuts and shortening of it so much was atrocious, in general it was a poorly produced commercial, and another 10-15 seconds of video and better audio composition would not have dramatically increased the cost of development.
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