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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.
Ping Pong Jelly 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...
minecrafthalo 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.
minecrafthalo Jun 5, 2013 @ 7:26am 
I use mac so yea. Mabey some1 gifted it to u.
minecrafthalo 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
minecrafthalo 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.
minecrafthalo 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
PlatinumRooster 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 PlatinumRooster; Jun 6, 2013 @ 4:37am
TaVish Jun 7, 2013 @ 9:18am 
I don't think so...
Rachelle Jun 8, 2013 @ 1:24am 
I wish.
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