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Get Portal for free and Steam officially ported to Linux!

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http://store.steampowered.com/freeportal/

Go get it now if you don't own it! This isn't a temporary deal. It is a temporary offer, but once you buy it (for free) you own it. Even after the due date (May 24th) is passed. Go and get it now even if you're computer can't play it! Someday maybe you'll get a good enough computer so you can play it and you'll thank your lucky stars that you managed to take advantage of this incredible deal while it was free!

Those of you who don't know what Portal is....you're beyond help.

EDIT: Official Linux port announcement.
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And they have a LucasArts Adventure Pack with Indy 3, Indy 4, The Dig and Loom :D
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More big news! Steam has finally been ported to Linux! There are already a few already Linux-ported games supported such as Unreal Tournament 2004 and a few id Software titles. The first Valve games to launch on Linux will be HL2, Counter-Strike Source, and Team Fortress 2.
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Cool. I had previously downloaded the fan-made Portal Prelude mod, but hadn't gotten around to ever buying a copy of Portal. Lets hope it works fine with the Steam version, so I'll be able to play two full games for free. :)
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There is only the Steam version. No other version exists.
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MusicallyInspired wrote:There is only the Steam version. No other version exists.
What about the original release that came in 'The Orange Box'. And I also think Portal was being sold separately for a while as well. Did they both require Steam activation during installation? Or do you mean that Portal Prelude was developed specifically for the Steam version of Portal?
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dreammaster wrote:What about the original release that came in 'The Orange Box'. And I also think Portal was being sold separately for a while as well. Did they both require Steam activation during installation?
That.
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What's Portal...? :?
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Stryfe wrote:What's Portal...? :?
Xkcd: Cutting Edge :D
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Post by timofonic »

Indie games are a lot more interesting and creative...

Portal is a puzzle game... So what? It's nice, but just an evolved version of the indie game called "Narbacular Drop" that got later in a more polished and Half-Life'd version. Valve just cannibalized a bunch of indie developers and then they just trashed them.

You mainstream people, don't underestimate people that don't follow trends but their own path instead. Some people don't read daily a bunch of forums, blogs, RSS and such.

Go to the information diet way, remove that information saturation that makes your mind useless and non-productive ;)
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All versions of Portal (all Valve games, actually) are Steam games. Even The Orange Box, Portal standalone, and any other Valve retail games. All of them still require Steam. That's how Valve chooses to run their games.
Portal is a puzzle game... So what? It's nice, but just an evolved version of the indie game called "Narbacular Drop" that got later in a more polished and Half-Life'd version. Valve just cannibalized a bunch of indie developers and then they just trashed them.
That's completely untrue. It was made by students and Valve saw their game and offered them a job at Valve after they were finished school. They didn't trash them, they hired them. They're still there now working on Portal 2.

Portal is a brilliant game. And fun. And in the end games are all about fun. Don't be so cynical.
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Hopefully this might kickstart developers/publishers who sell games on Steam to make Linux executables as well. More than just the few already mentioned like Valve, iD and Epic.
And if some start then more may follow.
And...
OK I'll calm down.
One step at a time.
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Indeed. If Steam comes to Linux it'll change the face of Linux gaming forever.
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MusicallyInspired wrote:(all Valve games, actually) are Steam games.
My Half-Life CD isn't. ;) (Not a surprise, since Steam didn't even exist when the game was released)
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MusicallyInspired wrote:Indeed. If Steam comes to Linux it'll change the face of Linux gaming forever.
Yeah, it seems we are getting there. It all still depends on if the industry can drop the habit of using DirectX by default and go for client-server-handshake DRM instead of rootkit stuff.

Hopefully the popularity of OSX will do just this.
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