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Portal is FREE on Steam for Mac, PC Until May 24

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

The cake is a lie, but this free game deal isn't.

Perhaps to celebrate all the newcomers onto Steam thanks to the new version available for Mac, Valve is making the best first person puzzler ever completely free of charge.

Yes, that's right, from now until May 24, Portal is available on Steam for absolutely nothing more than just a few mouse click.

Regardless whether you're playing on a Mac or PC, there's no excuse not to own Portal – especially since you need to get caught up before the sequel hits later this year.

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    shadow187 , May 13, 2010 1:13 AM
    Regardless of the recent deal, making a cheap, popular game free is a very nice way to attract thousands of customers through honest marketing.
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    backin5 , May 13, 2010 2:27 AM
    Since I already have Portal, can I finally get a cake?
  • 17 Hide
    Keiki646 , May 13, 2010 1:11 AM
    Free I tell you Free. Know I bet there will be many folks out there signing up for steam now.
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  • 17 Hide
    Keiki646 , May 13, 2010 1:11 AM
    Free I tell you Free. Know I bet there will be many folks out there signing up for steam now.
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    LATTEH , May 13, 2010 1:12 AM
    youve got to love steam i loved it since i started using it! its the best thing for PC game ever!
  • 21 Hide
    shadow187 , May 13, 2010 1:13 AM
    Regardless of the recent deal, making a cheap, popular game free is a very nice way to attract thousands of customers through honest marketing.
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    razercultmember1 , May 13, 2010 1:17 AM
    Ironically, the first time I used steam was when I bought Modern Warfare 2 for PC :p 
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    Anonymous , May 13, 2010 1:24 AM
    wooooooooooooow... is not that they are giving away an average game... portal has to be the most unique FPS shooter in the history...
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    aethm , May 13, 2010 1:26 AM
    Why say "Portal is FREE on Steam for Mac, PC Until May 24" Why not just say. Portal is free on steam? Putting Mac first like that implies that Valve is giving special promotion to apple users.
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    Cons29 , May 13, 2010 1:32 AM
    holy cow, now i really need to get my connection back, been down for 2 days now. i hope the DL wont be that slow due to lots of DL'rs :)  nice move
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    eklipz330 , May 13, 2010 1:35 AM
    razercultmember1Ironically, the first time I used steam was when I bought Modern Warfare 2 for PC

    how is that ironic at all?

    also... its funny cause MACS can't run games LOLOLOLOL lemme stop.
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    lauxenburg , May 13, 2010 1:36 AM
    I really don't like Steam...but hell Free!!!
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    Anonymous , May 13, 2010 1:37 AM
    Except for all of us Mac users who use a case sensitive file system in which Steam wont install.
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    AMDnoob , May 13, 2010 2:13 AM
    I LOVE YOU VALVE!
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    backin5 , May 13, 2010 2:27 AM
    Since I already have Portal, can I finally get a cake?
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    JonathanDeane , May 13, 2010 2:29 AM
    I am DLing it now, Thank you Toms Hardware!!! lol
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    Zoonie , May 13, 2010 2:37 AM
    Edit: I retract my statement ;) 
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    coolgod , May 13, 2010 2:37 AM
    This deal is a lie
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    dameon51 , May 13, 2010 3:14 AM
    aethmWhy say "Portal is FREE on Steam for Mac, PC Until May 24" Why not just say. Portal is free on steam? Putting Mac first like that implies that Valve is giving special promotion to apple users.


    Thanks for saying this, because I thought it was only Mac users! But now, I have my copy of Portal on its way ;) 
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    Anonymous , May 13, 2010 3:24 AM
    Free portal is cool. Yeah. Free porn is better though. One up that one.
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    Wyko , May 13, 2010 4:06 AM
    Done and Done. I've always wanted to get Portal, and was recently considering getting the game for money.

    I love promotions like this! This is real marketing, right here. Once a game nears the end of commercial viability, it becomes a great incentive like this. Bravo Valve!
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    blarger , May 13, 2010 4:27 AM
    I wonder if it's free permanently or if you have to buy it after the 24th?
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