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Heads up Steam users

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Heads up Steam users

Portal is free for download until the 24th May and once registered you keep it for ever.
Just downloading at a magnificent 69 bytes per second (not sure if that is Plusnet or Valve limiting it)
Update - it must have been Valve as it is now coming down at full speed
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MrC
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Possibly something to do with http://store.steampowered.com/news/3808/ happening at the same time?
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Re: Heads up Steam users

That is the reason they gave on my popup
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Ohhh Mac
Will Moderate For Thanks
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Free download is also for PC users
Steve
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Ah its a great puzzle game this, I have it on the xbox 360, Mind Bending though.
MrC
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Portal 2 should be out very soon - which might be why Valve are giving Portal away now to ramp up interest in the sequel. If Portal 2 is anywhere near as good as Portal then I'll definitely be getting it.
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Watch the Zero Punctuation review (NSFW unless you have headphones, and even then it's still a bit iffy - take care).
He likes it.
He can't find anything bad to say about it.
If you know Zero Punctuation at all, you'll realise that's pretty much a unique situation.
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Portal is absolutely awesome.
Once you've finished the game itself, go and investigate both http://portalmaps.wecreatestuff.com/ and http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2008/10/portal-prelude/ - should extend your gameplay by several hours (and possibly short circuit your brain!)
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paulpicks21
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Cheers for the heads up oldjim , just downloading it now.
MrC
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Re: Heads up Steam users

Quote from: adiewoo
Ohhh Mac

And maybe also for Linux users...... http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=valve_steam_announcement&num=1
Steve
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Re: Heads up Steam users

It will be good if steam works on linux, i believe thats why a lot of gamers are stuck with windows at the moment.
MrC
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Re: Heads up Steam users

It's going to be interesting. I run Steam under Wine at the moment and a lot of games work surprisingly well. I can foresee a need to run Steam/Wine alongside native Steam to support those games that won't run natively.
scootie
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Re: Heads up Steam users

cant even get past registering. keeps telling me i am not human and to re enter the characters. filled the form out 10 times now and am not happy.
will try it in FF and see if i can be classed as a breathing living human
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Re: Heads up Steam users

We are a bit picky on Steam as to who is let in  Grin