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Portal free on steam

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by megatron, 15 May 2010.

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  1. megatron

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    Until the 24th of May (to celebrate steam being available on mac). I've activated it on my account, will download at my leisure.
     
  2. Shamikebab

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    About the third time this has been posted, once only about 5 threads down if you would look :p
     
  3. megatron

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    I looked back 2 pages, the other thread has just been bumped. As I read it, u only have to activate it before the 24th of May then its yours to own.
     
  4. megatron

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    This needs bumping, 22nd now so 2 days left to activate it on your account.

    Its been confirmed- its yours to keep just activate now.
     
  5. Gamer_T

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    So now you can keep it forever even after the 24th?
     
  6. Shamikebab

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    There is still another thread about it though, 5 pages long :p
     
  7. Evilsod

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    That was always the case ><

    It was said on the first page of the main thread, an official response from Valve saying as long as you activate it before the 24th its yours, full stop.
     
  8. Gamer_T

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    Ahh, I wasn't aware of that.

    Surprised they're giving such a great game like this away for free - Awesome!

    And what do they mean by 'activating' it? Just playing it?
     
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  9. Evilsod

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    They mean putting it into your Games list by 'purchasing' it through the store. You don't even have to install it.

    Well you can only assume that half the planet already has Portal and the other half weren't aware it existed and the only way to not know it existed is to not know of Steam :p So really its a fantastic marketing technique, an old game that is widely regarded as 1 of the best games in recent years for free to get more people onto Steam by word of mouth and of course the subtle hints of Portal 2 in the MAC advert, also 1 of the best adverts in recent years :D
     
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