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noben97 Jun 4, 2013 @ 11:30am
Portal for free aigan?
I know that Valve gave away Portal for free some time ago. Does anyone know if this may happen aigan in the future?
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Trunchbull Jun 4, 2013 @ 11:40am 
It seems highly unlikely. I mean, seriously, I highly doubt it.

I mean.

What am I supposed to do with a free download? I can't gift it to someone and make them feel special.

And. I mean. A great game shouldn't be free. This is a great game.
TheYardbird Jun 4, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
Yeah, ten dollars isn't that unreasonable of a price. It's an awesome game, it should be pay to play. Also the main reason I commented is because I had to correct your spelling of "again".
noben97 Jun 4, 2013 @ 1:43pm 
Hey, don't get me wrong! I would pay for it with the first chance I would get but I can't pay in Steam by myself because I'm just 15 so I need my parents to buy it for me. I totally agree with you, that this is a great game, I already played Portal 2 and I have absolutely no problem with paying for it. I would never support piracy or something similar! I was just curious if there will be another promotion or something like that. And sorry for misspelling "again" ;)
dilworks Jun 4, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
I got it for free.

Someone else paid it for me :P

Maybe the next time that Valve ports Steam to another exotic platform, everyone there will get Portal for free (happened with the Linux version - every betatester got Portal for free).

In the meanwhile, your best bet is to hold until the next summer sale or something...
[Haze] BirdGOD Jun 4, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
I say they should put Portal out for free cause Team Fortress 2 is free and is AWESOME along with Spiral Knights and I mean come on its been out for almost 5 YEARS so put it out for free
indam Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:51am 
I got portal for free on linux version steam yesterday, why? I did not pay for that.
[Haze] BirdGOD Jun 5, 2013 @ 7:26am 
I use mac so yea. Mabey some1 gifted it to u.
[Haze] BirdGOD Jun 5, 2013 @ 7:37am 
tell u guys what if one of u gift me portal:1 then i will gift u 2 thing that are $2 and under
[Haze] BirdGOD Jun 5, 2013 @ 7:39am 
like on Team Fortress 2 if your favorite guy is the Scout i will gift u Bonk Atomic Punch and Sandman or something else of your choise under $2 cause i have $4 in my acount
Trunchbull Jun 5, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
Originally posted by minecrafthalo:
I say they should put Portal out for free cause Team Fortress 2 is free and is AWESOME along with Spiral Knights and I mean come on its been out for almost 5 YEARS so put it out for free

Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer-centered game, whereas Portal is largely focused on single player experience. There's not much room to make money of of a single player game if they released it for free, whereas with Team Fortress 2, they can still make plenty of money with releases, map expansion packs, accessories, et cetera.
[Haze] BirdGOD Jun 5, 2013 @ 6:13pm 
Yea but Team Fortress 2 has training witch is single player with computer player
nebriancent Jun 5, 2013 @ 9:47pm 
dont be such a nub

i have 3 kids .. and if they want a steam game all they need to do is their chores
and in exchange for their regular allowance i will gift them a game
btw im playing the linux beta now
and i had to pay the $10 to allow me to download the beta
(bought the portal - portal 2 game pack for $25)
only free beta testors are those that already had the game in the past
dont get me wrong i have played through the game several times
but this time i wanted to contribute to valve so they can continue making awsome games like this
Domoa Jun 6, 2013 @ 4:36am 
I find it strange someone brought this up. I was just putting in a support ticket because I created my Steam Account years ago for the SOLE PURPOSE of getting a free copy of Portal during one of Valve's promotions. It dissapeared from my gamelist about 2 years ago and I've been wondering what happened to it ever since. I'm trying to reclaim it now.
Last edited by Domoa; Jun 6, 2013 @ 4:37am
Paranoid Android Jun 7, 2013 @ 9:18am 
I don't think so...
Rachelle Jun 8, 2013 @ 1:24am 
I wish.
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