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Portal is free on Steam until September 20

By Shawn Knight · 18 replies
Sep 16, 2011
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  1. While the cake may be a lie, the fact that Valve is giving away free copies of Portal is certainly real. From now until September 20, Steam users can download…

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  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    I wonder if the student designed levels will be available at some point, I'd like to give them a shot. =o
  3. Why do people say the cake was a lie, there clearly was a cake after the ending credits. It's the picture for this article ffs.
  4. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    Portal should be taught in schools! Seriously if you've never played this game, do yourself a favor and go download it right NOW. No! Don't wait! The dog will be fine for 2 minutes and put down the corn on the cobb. Portal is worth it! One of the best games ever in my opinion.
  5. But you never got the cake, instead you were taken to a furnace, she promised cake! FFS!!!
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 838   +32

    The cake itself is not a lie, it's the promise of the cake that's a lie. Yes, I know you're going to ask "then why not say 'the promise of cake is a lie?'" For that, I have no answer. But honestly...who cares?

    "The cake is a lie" has come to the real world. It now means that the reward you are promised will never come to you. A false motivation.
  7. I played it a little and found it to be pretty lame. But I will re-install it again and see if it is still lame.
  8. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,578   +248

    If youve paid for Portal (the first one) You've made a big mistake.

    I didnt even think that you HAD TO PAY. I got it free awhile ago... there are easy methods.
  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,461   +364

    I bought the Orange Box, so I'll just think that TF2 and Portal came as freebies with the Half life games. =p
  10. @trillionsin: Obviously people know you can download any game for free illegally. It's not a mistake if you paid for it. You're supporting the game developer.

    I'll download a game illegally to try it out, if I like it and know I'm going to play it for more than a half hour, I'll buy it through Steam. Of course if there is a demo of the game available, I'll download that to try the game out.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,418   +3,434

    I'm new to Steam, I've only had an account for little over a month. I downloaded and installed, while it is advertised to be free. I'll check it out later and see if I like it.

    I'm more of an RPG type (such as Divinity II) so if you have any recommendation send me a message. :)
  12. i'm showing Portal at Steam for $19.99..
  13. I'm new to Steam and downloaded Portal today for free. Even though it says $19.99 when you go further you will see a free download link. My daughter and I are enjoying it. Thanks Steam.
  14. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Click on it and you will see it's free.
  15. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    If you haven't gotten it, get it NOW!!!! As of now, you have 31 HOURS to download it!!!! Dinner can wait!!!! Your meeting will survive if you get there 2 minutes later than planned!!!! Go download it NOW!!!! Stop reading and go the Steam store NOW!!!! It is worth it!!!! Get it NOW!!!!
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,726   +378

    Installed it, played it, quite short but fun and the humor was entertaining.
  17. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    maybe in the US is free
    22,49? for me :-/
  18. I want to download..... what are the steps? I mean, besides downloading Steam.....
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,418   +3,434

    The promotion seems to be over, so if you don't have Portal by now, its probably too late.

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