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Original Portal Free on Steam for Limited Time

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Valve has made the original Portal game on Steam free until early next week.

Are you one of the few who still hasn't purchased the original Portal PC game? Then today's your lucky day, as Valve is making the hit puzzler free for every PC and Mac gamer to download and play until September 20, 2011. There's no catch that we can tell -- no indication that the game will lock you out at the stroke of midnight. It seems to be yours to keep forever and ever.

The free Portal giveaway is actually part of a promotion stemming from Valve's Learn with Portals games education initiative. As Valve states on the website, one of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead.

"When we heard the buzz surrounding the new role video games are playing in education, we had to throw our hat in the ring," the company said. "It's eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation."

That's where Portal comes in, a tool that students (and everyone else) can download and play for free.

"Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem-solving interesting, cool, and fun which gets us one step closer to our goal—engaged, thoughtful kids!" the company added.

Head here to grab your free copy of Portal.

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    maestintaolius , September 16, 2011 7:16 PM
    Anyone who hasn't tried Portal yet should take advantage of this opportunity, you know, for science.
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    aodknifer , September 16, 2011 6:10 PM
    "How do you use the Toilet?" Guy: *TOILET!?* *oh Yeah..* "you push E..."
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    CaedenV , September 16, 2011 6:11 PM
    For science!
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    toastninja17 , September 16, 2011 6:22 PM
    This is the new generation :) 
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    burnley14 , September 16, 2011 6:23 PM
    Mine! Just "bought" it.
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    of the way , September 16, 2011 6:25 PM
    Thanks Valve!
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    wiinippongamer , September 16, 2011 6:28 PM
    Valve, I loooooooooooooooooove you!
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    lp231 , September 16, 2011 7:15 PM
    Didn't they gave Portal for free awhile back like during the time Portal was ported to the Mac. I remember getting Portal for free during those time on Steam.
  • 22 Hide
    maestintaolius , September 16, 2011 7:16 PM
    Anyone who hasn't tried Portal yet should take advantage of this opportunity, you know, for science.
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    brickman , September 16, 2011 7:35 PM
    It may be free for now, but the cake is still a lie :( 
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    soccerdocks , September 16, 2011 7:59 PM
    I'm downloading it right now!
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    back_by_demand , September 16, 2011 7:59 PM
    Maybe a bridge too far but is it even possible to make a Portal 3?

    It would probably have to be a prequal.
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    bustapr , September 16, 2011 8:08 PM
    I got it free back in the time of the mac port. it was one of the best 3 hours Ive ever spent on a game. More people need to play it, short but awesome.
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    webbwbb , September 16, 2011 8:57 PM
    Last week I was in the physics lab and the professor promised us that there will be cake next week. It was terrifying.
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    back_by_demand , September 16, 2011 9:10 PM
    This is a triumph
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    Trialsking , September 16, 2011 9:41 PM
    back_by_demandThis is a triumph

    I'm making a note here, huge success!
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    back_by_demand , September 16, 2011 10:03 PM
    trialskingI'm making a note here, huge success!

    It's hard to overstate
    my satisfaction
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    Novulux , September 16, 2011 10:11 PM
    Well I got it for free on PC when it was released on Mac around 2 years ago. I'll tell others who don't yet have it...
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    gmp23 , September 16, 2011 10:11 PM
    Big thanks to Tom's and Valve, you guys are awesome!!!
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    eddieroolz , September 17, 2011 6:06 AM
    Heck, I've never played this but I'll download it for the heck of it.
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    arlandi , September 17, 2011 8:17 AM
    i already got this for free about several months ago (maybe 1 year, can't remember). why don't they just make this game always available for free? just like what Gog did with some of their games...
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