Grab your free Portal before May 24th!

Just a quick little ditty here. As you may remember, I wrote about Steam and the Valve games coming to Mac earlier this year. Well, now it's here. Now being a few days ago. But wait, there is more! Unless you somehow magically skipped the actual title of this post, you should by now know what the "more" is.

So, go grab your free copy of Portal, you have until May 24th. For either PC or Mac. Technically both, since it supports SteamPlay. SteamPlay is the thing that if you buy a game that supports it from Steam, you will automatically get versions for both the PC and the Mac. That's pretty sweet. But now you may wonder, "what good is this for me, I already own the game". Well guess what. It's no good to you, but tell your friends!

Here's the text from the official "Portal is FREE!" page, I thought it was pretty funny so I'm pasting it here.

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 simultaneously 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.

"Capital 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.

Posted in Gaming by Kilu Member on May 12th 2010 at 5:41pm 8 Comments
#1 posted by MaronaPossessed on May 12th 2010 at 6:02pm

This was a truimph laughing

#2 posted by Charon on May 13th 2010 at 7:55am

I'm making a note here, huge success.

(Also, just saw this on Steam and came over to make sure Kilu had told everyone, which he has.)

#3 posted by Kilu Member on May 13th 2010 at 6:18pm

I just saw this neat promo video as well. It's pretty awesome, so I'm linking it here. tongue

#4 posted by Charon on May 14th 2010 at 6:54am

Also. I've seen it confirmed on the forums that this is not a 'free trial til 24th May'. This is, download Portal before 24th May, keep it forever.

#5 posted by Kilu Member on May 14th 2010 at 7:20am

I never even thought it would be a free trial till 24th, so I didn't think to mention it. It seemed very clear to me that get it now, keep it forever.

#6 posted by BAMAToNE Member on May 22nd 2010 at 3:46pm

Is there any way to download Portal without having to create a login account at Steam?

#7 posted by Kilu Member on May 24th 2010 at 8:53am

You don't have to download it, but you would need to have a Steam account.

#8 posted by Kilu Member on May 24th 2010 at 8:56am

Let me rephrase that. You need to have a Steam account so you can get games in Steam. I don't think you'd need to download the client, it would be enough to just register on the website, and grab the Portal through the site as well. It should then be on your Steam account forever, and you should be able to download it whenever it suits you. It's 24th right now, so cutting it short!

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