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[quote]"Capitol news! But the excellent puzzle adventure Portal won over 40 Game of the Year awards; Surely it must cost at least five or six hundred dollars."
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never in a million years would i spend $15 for this game let alone 5 or 600, even though i know they were kidding.

edit: tried to get it but it wants me to install steam. thanks anyways.

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This isn't just a free weekend deal either? If so... simply stunning. :o

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Sweet! Will have to try this tommorow!

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So it's only free until the 24th and then you have to buy it or stop? It sounds more like it's only a trial and not really "free".

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Praised be Valve. Special deals like this make me love them even more.

Now finish TF2 for OS X and I'll personally fly to Seattle and hug Gabe Newell.

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[quote name='tablet_user' date='12 May 2010 - 20:58' timestamp='1273694311' post='592616198']
edit: tried to get it but it wants me to install steam. thanks anyways.
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That's the whole point, Steam is Valve's main storefront and second engine for other games, used to launch their games and it has an online community, friends lists, achievements. Think of it as Xbox Live for the PC & Mac, but far better.

And it's free forever, not a trial, not a free weekend style. It's free, forever. To those who download it now anyway.

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[quote name='tablet_user' date='12 May 2010 - 15:58' timestamp='1273694311' post='592616198']
never in a million years would i spend $15 for this game let alone 5 or 600, even though i know they were kidding.

edit: tried to get it but it wants me to install steam. thanks anyways.
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As Chasethebase said, it's kinda the point that you have to install Steam. You can't get Portal for free otherwise.

[quote name='PsyOpWarlord' date='12 May 2010 - 16:01' timestamp='1273694499' post='592616216']
So it's only free until the 24th and then you have to buy it or stop? It sounds more like it's only a trial and not really "free".
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No, it's free forever once you get it now, but once the 24th comes along the game will go back to it's normal price and not be available for free anymore.

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Very awesome, was going to post this myself but I had company over for a short time which delayed the post. Played portal on my friends account and what not, but never had a copy of my own, been craving a copy of it for myself, and here lately been wanting to get it just to do some of the downloadable maps. Sadly I do not have the money to buy it normally, very happy Valve decided to do this, this is the exact reason Valve is one of the best developers ever (even with Blizzard IMO, Blizzard might be slightly ahead in game quality, but Valve is awesome none-the-less).

Thanks Valve!

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Good time to download Steam and try Portal. Never played it before.

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Let's +1 rep this guy fellow neowins. He just got us a free game. Thanks man!

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[quote name='AWBrian' date='12 May 2010 - 16:32' timestamp='1273696336' post='592616304']
Let's +1 rep this guy fellow neowins. He just got us a free game. Thanks man!
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Heh, don't mention it.

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Amazing deal. Repped

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Neat! Thanks man.

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Alex is going to slap me stupid (along with all other IRC folks), but uhm, What is Portal?

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[quote name='vincent' date='12 May 2010 - 22:50' timestamp='1273697440' post='592616382']
Alex is going to slap me stupid (along with all other IRC folks), but uhm, What is Portal?
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[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_game"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_game[/url]

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[quote name='vincent' date='12 May 2010 - 16:50' timestamp='1273697440' post='592616382']
Alex is going to slap me stupid (along with all other IRC folks), but uhm, What is Portal?
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[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_(video_game)"]Click Me For Portal Info![/url]

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[img]http://www.stuffwelike.com/stuffwelike/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/portals.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='Mephistopheles' date='12 May 2010 - 13:53' timestamp='1273697617' post='592616390']
[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal_game"]http://en.wikipedia....iki/Portal_game[/url]
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So it's an FPS/Puzzle game?

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[quote name='vincent' date='12 May 2010 - 22:03' timestamp='1273698191' post='592616416']
So it's an FPS/Puzzle game?
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Quit asking and try it out.

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[quote name='vincent' date='12 May 2010 - 17:03' timestamp='1273698191' post='592616416']
So it's an FPS/Puzzle game?
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Yup, one of the better ones of the past few years. And there are alot of levels/maps you can download as well.

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[quote name='vincent' date='12 May 2010 - 17:03' timestamp='1273698191' post='592616416']
So it's an FPS/Puzzle game?
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Basically, but it was done very well as you have control of a portal (well, 2 ends of a portal) that you have to use to solve to puzzles, so they can be very difficult at times.

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[quote name='alfaaqua' date='12 May 2010 - 14:04' timestamp='1273698270' post='592616420']
Quit asking and try it out.
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I'm at work :/

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Got the steam client but gives a blank page when trying to get Portal.

If I refresh I get:

Failed to load web page (unknown error).-324

Failed to load web page (unknown error).


Could it be they are hammered or am I doing something wrong?

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[quote name='vincent' date='12 May 2010 - 17:07' timestamp='1273698452' post='592616428']
I'm at work :/
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Quit working and play Portal!

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