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#1 vetLOC

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 19:56

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Portal used to cost money. Until May 24th, it's free. End of story.

Well, technically speaking, there are some strings attached. Fortunately, they're entirely decorative. We just like the way they look, swaying in the gentle breeze created by a million people simultanously fainting from shock at the news that Portal is free. Now you have no reason not to try Portal.

"I have a reason," some of you are probably typing into an angry email. "You see, sir, I own a Mac."

Well guess what: For the first time ever, Portal is also available for the Mac.

"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."

You'd think that, especially since it actually won over 70 Game of the Year Awards. But, like we keep saying, Portal is free. Free on the Mac. Free on the PC. But only until May 24th. So you only have a few days to decide if your free copy of Portal is worth the price we're currently charging - which is you ever-so-slightly moving your index finger just barely enough to click the big red "download" button right there to the left.


Free Portal Page
Portal Store page (just click on the green Install button and you got Portal)

Enjoy :)


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Posted 12 May 2010 - 19:58

"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."


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.

#3 Denis W.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:00

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

#4 Jan

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:00

Sweet! Will have to try this tommorow!

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:01

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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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:01

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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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:01

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


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.

#8 OP vetLOC

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:04

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.


As Chasethebase said, it's kinda the point that you have to install Steam. You can't get Portal for free otherwise.

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".


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.

#9 Nagisan

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:09

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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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:24

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

#11 Kvally

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:32

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

#12 OP vetLOC

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:38

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


Heh, don't mention it.

#13 Austen Boshtin

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:39

Amazing deal. Repped

#14 CentralDogma

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:48

Neat! Thanks man.

#15 vincent

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 20:50

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



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