Half-Life 2 Launches on Mac With 1984 Commercial

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • azz156
    coo now hurry up with the linux version damit >.
  • joytech22

    azz156coo now hurry up with the linux version damit >.
    +1 because i also want Linux support (i dualboot and like Ubuntu :))
  • bonezy
    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.
  • anamaniac
    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...
  • nforce4max
    Apple is big brother. Linux support pls.
  • derrickwmartin
    Apple is the Anti-Christ.
  • Regulas
    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.
  • Regulas
    derrickwmartinApple is the Anti-Christ.Grow up, is that you mom calling you for dinner?
  • TunaSoda
    Wait, it's 1998?
  • 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)