MMGN: Portal and Windows PC go together like pencil and paper; footy and beer; Lenny and Carl, but alas, PC is not the platform on which you should purchase Portal 2. Money aside, it’s the PlayStation 3 that looks set to be the prime console.
PS3/PC version for me.
LOL, look at the disagree... FAILBOTS.
lol, look at the bubbles...FANBOYS
PS3 is always the right choice because it will still be around long after the 360 is taken off the market but regarding the co-op I would prefer a longer single player and no co-op Valve said on Qore that the single player is twice as long the first Portal, which should put it in around 6 or 7 hours, and that sucks
that sounds like the logical choice for most multiplatform owners
Best on PC 4 me.
Doesn't the PS3 version come with the PC version? That makes it an automatic buy in my book. Plus PC players can co-op with PS3 players so that means I can play on my favorite platform with my friend who just has a PS3 then move over to his dorm and play split-screen with him when I feel like it(WINNING!)
I'll save myself the $20 and grab the Steam version.
I'm getting the PS3 version from Amazon, which includes $20 promo credit, the PC version, and 10% off my total order. Sounds like a better deal to me.
You're getting $20 credit and he's saving $20. You're getting the PS3 version for free but then what's the point? You'll never play it if you have the PC version. And what's 10% off? Like $5?
got it off steam for 40usd. @M_D True lol who would like to play the game on PS3 running at 720p 30fps little to no AA, when on PC it can be running maxed out even on 3-4 year old hardware.
its sad that the only thing that you pc fans can do to try to make pc look more powerful and better is talk down about resolutions and fps on a game to bad you cant do it for exclusive games since there not on your nerdy dumpster sized pcs
Yep hes mad when he can get the same game at 20usd cheaper, why not appreciate the better graphics etc. @madboy Its not just about the graphics mate. PC version will also be playable 10years from now, what gaurantees do we have PS5 will have the BC to replay this game. Ah wait thats what HD remakes are for, theyll just make you buy the game again and call it bc ;-) awesome
PC fans can never be wrong. They'll always come up on a multiplatform game's article and sneak in a "PC better" comment. It's like they have to reassure everyone by stating the obvious... *yawn* @cakeisalie No AA? Don't be ignorant. _____ IMO, I'll be getting the PS3 version to be able to play online co-op with everyone of my friends. And then if I feel like playing a higher res version of the game on PC and experience the HUGE difference, I can do so for free :) _____ Then again, that's just my opinion and whether u mad about it and stealth disagree or not, is another story.
@NathanExplosion there's cross-platform play between the PS3 and the PC, so you can play with your friends even with the PC version. But I for one will get the PS3 version from amazon as well, it makes sense. I want to play it on the PC(controls not graphics primarily) and the PS3 version gives me a Steam copy, plus I get the PS3 version for trophies :)
@Waterboy you are my hero...nuff said.
getting the PS3 version which comes with a free PC version is BAD now! no matter how much you save on PC version, there is no way it's a better deal than getting 2 copies for the price of 1 with the PS3 version! what to brag about to PS3 owners buying Portal? NOTHING because they have BOTH! seems like pc elitist are thinking that PS3 gamers don't have pc!
Well they are saying if you get the PS3 version you get the PC version for free...
but some people just can't appreciate a bargain!
What it boils down to: Either get two copies of the game to enjoy (sometimes I prefer playing with a controller) or save 20 bucks. Personally I want both copies of the game, as I prefer trophies and playing with a controller to saving 20 bucks. PS3 version for me. Oh wait, plus the Amazon deal, and I end up saving 20 bucks anyway.
Buy Ps3 version get free pc version sell ps3 copy. Free game.
return PS3 copy* THEN free game.
@motorola, or i could sell it to one of my "too lazy to go to the store" friends and play co-op with them.
Do you think Valve is completely retarded? When you register the license number of your boxed copy, it's tied eternally to your Steam account. If you sell that boxed copy to someone else, it will be useless to them.
Steam version for me!
*prepares for headache*
5 Disagrees. People actually think that Valve, of all companies, are going to release a product where PC isn't the top performer? Give me a break. There probably won't be much of a difference anymore since the Source engine has been around forever, but if you think your PS3/360 will run this game as well as my maxed out PC you're fooling yourself. And this is from someone who plays on all consoles...except Wii.
Dude why do you even care if you have alot of disagrees? Their mostly stealth trolls, who the heck cares.
They are talking about console troll. Plus PS3 is the best to BUY because you get the PC and PS3 version with it.
And again, I'm speaking solely in terms of how the game will run. If I get what is essentially a $10 copy of the game for PC as well, I'll definitely buy it for PS3. Who isn't trying to save as much money as possible nowadays?
This is what my brother and I are doing. He's getting it for PS3 so him and his girlfriend can play, and I'm getting it for PS3 so my girlfriend and I can play together. The PS3 version is ultimately the best choice if you have friends over, or a girlfriend who likes playing these types of games. Especially since both our girlfriends are better with gamepads then Keyboard and mouse, whereas its opposite for my brother and I. I can't wait to see more of this from Valve, or what else they plan on implementing. Not to mention being able to play community levels/mods and such is just brilliantly amazing. So if you want limitless amounts of free DLC, you get the PS3 version (consoles).
Same. I have PS3 friends that I'm going to be playing local co-op with, heck it's gonna be the center of our 4/20 party. :9 But it'll also give me the PC version to play solo
April 19th here i come
So is that official? "community support" does that mean mods? It really amazes me more devs havent embraced this idea for PSN. Playstation games could really be setting the bar on console for multiplats if, for example GTA mods were allowed. Why has only UT3 and Epic done this? Its a total waste of opportunity. Sony should be pushing this hard. It all falls inline with Sony Play, Create, Share ethos as well.
Thank Valve who are still primarily a PC dev. They still belive in user created mods as that enhances game play. The only reason why you dont see more modding on consoles is because console devs dont like the idea of mods replacing DLC, see the link there? Mods give the oppotunity to extend the life of a game. If a game like COD which has been consolized now supported mods we would easily be able to mod the stuff they release as yearly rehashes. But naa since its on console now they have full plans to milk the base. So no its not inline with Sony Play, Create, Share... if that was the case sony would be giving you mods for all their games. Its Valve who has yet not scummbed to this entire consolization trend. @below UT3 is a prime example that mods are possible on console, however the primary reason why console makers and devs dont support it on console is because most console gamers are not aware of this fact and will gladly pay for maps packs, new skins etc. Which is why even on PC games which previously supported modding are stopping to do so. Its a spill over effect. Console maker and devs are a business sure they will like if they can take away user control.
@imvix I wouldn't call it "consolization" as much as just devs being stupid.
@Nathan So do you think devs like Naughtydog, GG and the rest of the Sony developers are stupid? I know you PS3 fans discredit and call rest of the developers subpar anyways. Or maybe its because its a business strategy tha consolegamers arent really aware of mods and will pay for maps packs, skins etc so may make them pay.
What are you talking about? Never said anything about the rest of developers subpar. So how can you say you "know" that? Geez you guys are so defensive. Anyway, what I was saying is that some games have, in a way, dumbed down elements to appeal to console gamers better (ie. Dragon Age 2) Which I find unnecessary. Whether the changes are graphical or to the gameplay, I would call those stupid decisions. Don't get ahead of yourself. I agree about the mods.
UT3 was awesome in this sense...its just that the game got absolutely annihilated that year by CoD 4...and that was the end of it... It wasn't that UT3 didn't do well on the PS3, it did fine considering how new the PS3 still was...it didn't do well on PC at all though... (funny how every PC gamer and their dentist runs around this place screaming about how great PC gaming still is)...and because of that the modding community never got a lot of momentum... I agree though, I love what Valve is doing with Steam/PS3...I hope it does well and more 3rd party developers/publishers follow suit...
Sweet to the open nature of PSN it has allowed valve to establish a connection between PS3s and PCs i am hoping in the future other devs do this with their game. Pretty nice that if you buy the PS3 version you get the PC included as well. And since the games are identical in terms of visuals the PS3 version is the one to get because it offers cross platform gamming and a free copy of the PC version of the game. This is all made possible by valve and the open nature of PSN which is why i also thank Sony for this.
ps3 wins. 2 games, one price. why are you fanboys mad lol theres no other way to spin it. 2 games for the price of one. winnnnerrrrr!!!
That doesn't really work since it's the same game :P
Honestly...all the Anti Console PC Fangirls need to stop. You love PC, but even a brainless monkey can see buying it on PS3 is the better deal. Get it off Amazon, same price as Steam. Two games is always better than one. I dont care if its the same game, its two systems, and two copies come out for two differnt reasons.
...Portal 2 will still exist on four platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Each of us have already made up our minds of which version will get despite the marketing preaching that'll go around. The thing is Xboxers will get there version, Playstationers will also get there version, PC/Macs will get there versions. Eventually it doesn't matter because Valve/EA will get our money.
Can someone explain to me where in the article did it say "Best on PS3?", when it clearly shows: " Newell carefully proclaimed that the PlayStation 3 release of Portal 2 was "the best console version", as to not offend the PC brethren, while making amends with Sony." The hell is with N4G and making misleading titles? Best CONSOLE version as they'll have the privilege of the same features of the PC AND both will be cross-platform playable.
I'll probably get the 360 version of Portal 2, but I've decided to wait and see how the PS3 version turns out. However, if getting the PC version were an option for me, this would be a no-brainer.
Getting 360 version... Why? Why not.
It's the only platform you have? :P Joking aside, I love your avatar.
"Money aside, it’s the PlayStation 3 that looks set to be the prime console." "I hope to see more of this in the future. Imagine not having to limit yourself to one platform, or more importantly, one group of friends" "Despite my praise for the PS3 package, I’m likely to buy the Steam version; however, that’s only because I’m Australian" Way to stick to your morals and ideals, guy.
I dont see how I would be offended... the guy said that the PS3 is the best console version. PCs arent consoles therefore offensive = none :)
YEap smart man here gets the ps3 version lets family enjoy PS3 version, Retreats to room shuts door pulls on the headset turns on the beast pulls up the chair and plays for free on PC, Thanks to Mr Gabe Newell.
Valve went all out for the PS3 version because of the horrible Orange Box port. The Orange Box Port was done by Electronic Arts and Not Valve! So to make it up to PS3 fans Valve is doing it themselves and tossing in a bonus as a way of saying sorry for the Horrible job EA did on the Orange Box. That's a classy move from Valve and that's why they are the best.
PC. That is all.
Just curious here, but how do you get the download form Steam? Does it come with some kinda code you hafta type in on both the PS3 and PC? But, what if I bought the game for my PS3 and downloaded on steam, then .. Returned the PS3 version and traded it in for the x360 version? lol. But, really, how does the Steam download work here?
If you buy Portal 2 on PS3 you also get CD Keys for the PC/Mac versions too. 3 Games for the price of 1. I'm gonna buy Portal 2 for sure along with the first Portal on Steam. You can get Portal on Steam for $10. :) This will make some PC gamers buy it on PS3 and at the same time buy a PS3 if they don't already have one. Hopefully the same thing will happen if Left 4 Dead, Half-Life, and Counter Strike come to PS3. Free CD Keys for PC/Mac to go around. It's a win-win situation for both Sony/Valve. Anybody agree? :D
They are the same keys. If you buy a PS3 version, it comes with only ONE key, which you have to tie to your Steam account. You can then access the game from PS3 or PC. If the game came with different sets of keys, you could simply sell the boxed copy + key to somebody else and keep a free game for yourself.
Lucky for me I have a Steam Account and a gaming PC. LOL. :D
COUNTERSTRIKE IS AMAZING but just will not appeal to console kiddies for that matter probably not possible anyway since wihtout ADS fps's don't work wihtout autoaim and there isn't any so keyboard and mouse all the way!
everyone talking about getting this game on ps3 over pc because of trophies pay attention: THERE ARE TROPHIES/ACHIEVEMENTS on STEAM. the first portal has it so why wouldn't this one?
ps3 version no thanks, I'll take the version that's actually in HD and runs at a constant 60 frames and supports 32x anti aliasing ohhh, and it's 15 bucks cheaper and will support mods, lol...ps3 version.
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