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The official Portal 2 thread!

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I think it's gonna be a big hit, so post all you Portal 2 stuff here! :toast: In fact, I haven't seen a bad Valve game yet.

    I've now seen all 14 promotional videos and I think the humour is simply awesome. Can't wait to play!

    Click the pic to view them:

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    UNCLE KREIJ ASKS THAT WE PLEASE DO NOT POST SPOILERS!

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    "introducing panels; the planks of tomorrow"
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    Btw if any of you have pre-ordered the game off of Steam, they are allowing us to start pre-load the game now. Woopie! :D
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    Oh yes, it will be even more amazing than the first by far. I just saw a TV ad for it while watching MythBusters. There's no doubt I'd enjoy it, but I'm waiting for it to go on sale. With both L4D games I made the mistake of paying full price, when they're available for at least $20 off 3-4 months later.
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Check the price on Amazon everyone. It's actually a couple of pounds cheaper in the UK and you get the box!
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    I buy it here (India) for Rs. 622, aka 622/45 $ = 13.82$ original copy..

    haha
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    cant wait for the game!! when is it coming out? i havent played portal 1 but i will play part 2 :)
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    Portal 2 is coming out in 5 days (on 19th)

    If you preorder Portal 2 you'll also get:
    • free Portal 1 (and you really should play it :) )
    • 10% discount
    • you can pre-load Portal 2 so you can start playing as soon as it is released
    :toast:
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    I would advise buying the PS3 version because it comes with a FREE VERSION FOR STEAM.

    Two for the price of one!
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    Aperture Science in the news!

    Read the rest at TG Daily
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    Make that three for the price of one (Steam version = both PC and Mac) :toast:

    Still, quite pointless if you don't own a PS3
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    Why not just sell it lol

    Buy ps3 version

    use steam version

    sell ps3 copy in a private sale for 5 bucks less perfect condition quality

    profit, well, almost lol.
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  13. Kreij

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    I pre-downloaded it here at work. Download was ~10GB.
    Good think I pulled it at work, that's more than my monthly satellite allotment at home. :D
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    I guess since some people complained about the length of the first one they had to do it BIG for this one! Add to that the fact that this is the most recent Source engine game so they had to make it look like it was built with recent technology :laugh: Nah j/k the Source engine has a bit left in it I think.
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    So any bran new version of Portal 2 on the PS3 at any retail contains a free steam copy?

    WOW
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    I love the gigantic Portal 2 ads that take up half the side of a bus here. Yay Valve!

    Not surprisingly, they can afford such campaigns these days :)
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    Sweet! If I can get a 10% off at Target coupon I may do just that. Pay $57 or so for the game, sell the PS3 version for $35, end up paying only $22 for the PC version.
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    Only downside is no pre-load and you have to go outside to get the game :p

    Well my internet is pretty fast anyways.
  19. Kreij

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    Looks like the game, the assemblies (DLLs) and some other files use up about 400MB.
    The other 9.6GB is game assets (models, textures, audio, etc.)

    I have the feeling this game is going to be great.
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    So whose getting it directly off steam first?
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    My pre-order is on Steam.
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    Looking at Gamestops Portal 2 they make no mention of it containing a PC steam version or key.

    I think I'm going to just pre-order off steam. I do own a PS3 and it sounds tempting but I can't be certain I'll get it for PC.

    EDIT just saw this

    PS3 version includes free access to PC and Mac versions via Steam (digital distribution)
    PS3 version will support cross-platform play with PC/Mac users

    Sweet! Think I'll get it for Ps3 after all!
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    Wow you're right.. I just noticed. o_O
    When I pre-loaded the game it only took around a half hour. Thought the game was only like 3Gb. I guess the Steam servers were at an all time high when I was downloading. :cool:
    I rarely see Steam downloads go up to my max down speed.
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    I'm gonna buy it for PS3, get the key and resell it. Free Portal 2!
  25. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I downloaded it at work and copied the steamapps/common/Portal2 folder to my computer here at home. Steam does not see it and there is no "Properties" menu item for it yet so I can not tell Steam it's pre-loaded here at home yet.

    Once it is released I'm assuming it will be like all the other games and I will be able to tell Steam to verify the game cache and all will be well.

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