Mac Game Store Launches Steam-Like Digital Download App

MacGameStore.com has released a new Mac app to facilitate easy purchase and organization of games from the store. The app is similar to Steam, but specifically focused on digital game downloads for the Mac and includes many major titles from big studios like EA and Aspyr.

One particularly useful feature is a "Game Compatibility Checker" that compares the user's Mac to the game's requirements in real time, making life easier for users with slightly older machines. Another is the ability to delete purchased games and redownload them from the cloud at any time, a useful feature for MacBook Air owners with limited storage space.

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The Mac Game Store can also act as a repository for all the user's games, even those not purchased through the MGS, organizing them in one place for easy access. The store also gives access to demos for many games, as well as game reviews and ratings, and more.

The app is available free from Mac Game Store's website.

Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
131 months ago
This has to be the stupidest facial expression I've ever seen. It's probably a great idea to advertise a game with it.

Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
131 months ago
i really don't want another store .-.

but you might like the effects of more competition.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
themcfly Avatar
131 months ago
i really don't want another store .-.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dysamoria Avatar
131 months ago
So eventually all the game licenses people have will be spread out among twelve + "stores" and when some of them go out of business, the license owners will be screwed.

I was ok with Steam and the iOS/Mac App Store, but I have zero interest in further distributing my download-only software purchases.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArcaneDevice Avatar
131 months ago
As if the windows app was much better. It's almost as buggy and crashy as the Mac version but at least you don't care about native looking and well integrated programs on windows.

I don't know what system you are using but Steam has never crashed on me since the dark days of it's launch years. It runs fine on OSX, Windows 7 and in Parallels.

This game client would be a solid addition if it was modeled after GOG and distributed DRM-free games, but as another client that shares almost exactly the same content as Steam it's throwing a pebble against a mountain.

Now if Apple reconfigured the almost-useless Game Center to be something like this ...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieegan3 Avatar
131 months ago
Hopefully more stable than steam...

did we really need another though? steam, origin, gaikai... guess it is mac only.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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