While it hasn’t reached the level of it’s competitor, OSX has become a viable platform for gaming. The expansion of gaming client Steam to OSX was one of the factors that got me to make the switch from Windows- while not every game in their ever-growing library is available for OSX (but my mainstays Half Life and Left 4 Dead are!) the list of compatible games is respectable, and when you include the offerings of the OSX App Store the numbers and genres of games increases exponentially.
The list just grew a bit larger thanks to Steam’s latest addition for OSX- Counter Strike: Global Offensive (courtesy of MacRumors). Global Offensive is the latest edition of Valve’s flagship combat series last renewed in 2010. The new edition isn’t groundbreaking but does offer some noticeable improvements by offering new gameplay modes, matchmaking, and leader boards. The hardware requirements are fairly modest, so even older Intel-based Macs not relying on integrated graphics should be able to handle Counter Strike: Global Offensive capably.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive is available for download via the free Steam client now for just $14.99.