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Old 04-14-11, 11:15 AM
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

I'm not sure what you don't get.

If I was getting it on consoles, I'd get the PS3 version. You get a code so you can play on it PC and Mac, cloud saving, updates straight from Valve, cross-platform play, and access to your Steam friends list (If you are already on Steam). That sounds better than some achievements and avatar stuff.

I guess, if you don't care about any of the extras Steam gives you, and you don't want to play it on the PC, then yeah it's not really any better than the 360 version.

Anyway, I've got it pre-loaded on my PC, and can't wait to play it.
Old 04-14-11, 11:17 AM
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

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If I was getting it on consoles, I'd get the PS3 version. You get a code so you can play on it PC and Mac, cloud saving, updates straight from Valve, cross-platform play, and access to your Steam friends list (If you are already on Steam).
Also, access to mods.
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

Are there any (good) mods for Portal 1?
Old 04-14-11, 12:56 PM
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2004: "Steam is basically Spyware!"
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Old 04-15-11, 12:02 AM
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

fyi - it appears (through the ongoing valve potato sack ARG) that the game will unlock on steam tomorrow at IIRC 9am PST. check neogaf's thread or the ARG wiki.
Old 04-15-11, 10:20 AM
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

The Aperture Science page has a countdown going on, with a message from GLaDOS, that really makes it sound like it will be available today. Should know in less than 2 hours. It does say there is one final test, so maybe it's a demo, or something?

http://www.aperturescience.com/a/b/c/d/g/h/abcdgh/
Old 04-15-11, 10:42 AM
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

the countdown will reveal that all copies of Portal 2 include Half-Life episode 3....at least that is my wish...
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

Well, the site updated. It now says it needs more computing power for the launch. Under that, it lists all the games that were in the Potato Sack pack on Steam. And lists current cpus for each. Then at the bottom it has a potato x a number. The number has gone down since I first loooked. I assume when it hits 0, it's complete.

Edit: When I refreshed this time, the number went up. So, not sure what's happening. Time to check the Portal 2 forums.
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

Hopefully we'll soon be singing "This was a triumph, I'm making a note here, huge success. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction" :P
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That's a pretty brilliant way to support indie games. Kudos to Valve!
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

So are we supposed to be running one of those games on our computer right now to "help computing" or something?
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So are we supposed to be running one of those games on our computer right now to "help computing" or something?
Seems that way. I'll have to play some of those games when I get home tonight.
Old 04-15-11, 01:47 PM
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So are we supposed to be running one of those games on our computer right now to "help computing" or something?
Pretty much.

From Steam:
Help release Portal 2 early: From now until release, play any or all of games in The Potato Sack to expedite the launch of Portal 2. Your efforts will be tracked on the official [email protected] page.

http://store.steampowered.com/news/5308/
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

Spend more money just to potentially get Portal 2 early? Yeah, that's ok.
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Spend more money just to potentially get Portal 2 early? Yeah, that's ok.
Nah, just launch the Potato pack games you already have. All Steam-philes have at least some of these, right?

Having said that, since it has no effect on those of us getting a console version, I'm done helping out.
Old 04-15-11, 05:03 PM
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It looks like it's approximately 7% done. I guess I could see it being available by Monday if it keeps going up at this rate (or preferably faster). I won't be getting any of those games, but I will play through Portal again sometime this weekend.
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

Is the Potato Pack worth getting? Otherwise, which games within it are definitely worth getting?

I'll probably play some Portal tonight.
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Is the Potato Pack worth getting? Otherwise, which games within it are definitely worth getting?.
The whole pack? Probably not. Defense Grid is awesome. Amnesia is amazing. Lots of folks like Super Meat Boy, but I'm not one of them. Ditto Killing Floor. Just about all the games included is in heavy rotation during the periodic Steam sales. If you want the best price on these games, I'd wait for the next big Steam sale.
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I'll second Amnesia, if you like horror games. It also has a free special dlc for portal right now. That's the only one I've bought from this pack, since I was waiting for it to be on sale anyway.

The only other game I own, is Audiosurf. I've spent enough money lately, so I don't plan on buying any of the others right now.
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I think I'll wait for the next sale and pick up the ones you guys mentioned (except SMB, which I already have on XBox Live)
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

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Nah, just launch the Potato pack games you already have. All Steam-philes have at least some of these, right?

Having said that, since it has no effect on those of us getting a console version, I'm done helping out.
I don't
Old 04-16-11, 02:44 PM
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Huh. I guess I hadn't played Portal for a while. I didn't know there had been an update putting all of those radios in the game or the alternate ending. It made the playthrough more interesting trying to find all the radios/figure out how to get to them.
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

you do not have to actually play any of the potato games - you can idle them in the background. steam just knows that it has been launched and is being "played".
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I'll probably start playing Amnesia, I've been meaning to play that for a while anyways. Maybe I'll try out The Ball too.
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Re: Portal 2 PS3/PC/360

Played through portal tonight in about 2 hours hours to get ready for it. I'm GLaD I did, it might be a little easier to wait now. I mean the wait isn't going to kill me, at least I'm STILL ALIVE, but it's almost unbearable.

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