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Posted on 11/18/14
Last night I returned home from PAX AUS 2014. Long story short, it wasn't perfect, but it was quite possibly the best weekend I've had this year. It was a lot of fun. If you'd like to continue reading, the long story is just below. Buckle up. This is gonna be...

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Steam On Mac Performance... Improved!

Posted on Tuesday, August 17 @ 22:26:11 Eastern by
When Steam launched on the Mac, I was a little disappointed. So disappointed in fact, that I went ahead and reinstalled Windows XP, something I was hoping to not have to do.  I had already uninstalled that side of my Mac and returned it to a united machine in anticipation.

My point is, I'm happy again.  My frame rate is at the decent pace it used to be and I'm able to play Team Fortress 2 without it turning into a total slide show.  Still, I should have known that Valve would get it all worked out in their own goddam time.


A new report from the developer/digital publisher is giving me pause on my second bootable operating system.  Apparently...

Depending on the game, video settings and the hardware, we have measured frame rate improvements from 15% to 120% on these systems.

I just have to say that I admire Valve's conviction to bringing a quality experience to a platform that really needed.  I may keep my Windows XP boot to play my games, but I'm really happy that someone out there is doing something for gamers to show they really care.  I wonder if there's anybody out there listening and if they might want to take their company in a different direction....
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