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RedDragan2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

That part that interested me the most was cross-platform play and cross-platform multiplayer.

Perhaps now there is scope to use the PS3 USB ports for mouse and keyboard.

I like that I can buy the PS3 version for comfort on the sofa, and then go on my PC and play the PC version for a graphics upgrade if I feel like it. I assume I can carry on from my save point using Steam Cloud Saves?

I like the sound of this!

plb2716d ago

Yes it says you can continue on with Steam cloud saves. Great news because I will rotate between PS3/PC to play this game.

RedDragan2716d ago

I missed that trying to get in first on the comments lol... cheers for clearing it up. Bubbles! :)

Biggest2716d ago

This is incredible news. Here's to hoping for more PS3 titles from Gabe's crew.

evrfighter2716d ago

Lol I believe some fools owe me an apology. They really thought they were getting steam in all its glory and woldnt leave me alone about in pm.

hamburger1232716d ago

You gotta love Valve.

First free Portal 1 and now free Portal 2 with PS3 copy.

Persistantthug2716d ago

everfighter in a PM a few months ago said:

"how does your response change anything I just said? Add the ability to update games on the fly and that's pretty much just steamworks.

I've known about steamworks since before steamworks was released on the pc. you really have too much faith in what you THINK you're getting.

again you're not getting steam. You're not getting crossgame chat, a friends list, or the ability to join friends ingame. That's steam, not steamworks. I should know I joined steam when it was released back in 2003. "

MmaFan-Qc2716d ago

after that, i wonder if some peoples will still buy the 360 version(wich this thime is seriously inferior)?

Therealspy032716d ago

The version isn't inferior...the deal is inferior. if you only own a 360, you're still getting a great game.

why does everyone always have to make this into a competition?

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juggulator2716d ago

I heard something about being able to access user mods on the PS3. They mentioned it on Qore. Anybody know anything about that?

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zeeshan2716d ago

Sooo that's 3 games for the price of one??? WOW!! Thanks Valve!

pixelsword2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Ist gut, ya?

At any rate, sounds sweet. If they get the graphics tight (and most likely they will) I guess the PS3 version will be the one to get.

DarkTower8052716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Great news. This could very well be the first step in eliminating the fanboy mentality and joining all gamers together. It could introduce some PS3 gamers to PC gaming that otherwise wouldn't have done so and vice versa.

Congrats to Valve and Sony for making this happen. Personally, I only game on my PS3, but if this type of partnership continues I might upgrade my PC in the future so I can play games on it.

Now Valve, when are you going to bring L4D to the PS3?

pangitkqb2716d ago

Freakin awesome. Valve desire es some serious credit. Not only did hey give me Portal for free, they are now giving me a copy of Portal 2 for my PC and MacBook Pro for free as well...and making them all work together nicely.

Thanks, Valve :)

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RedDead2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Why not connect your pc to the room with the sofa? Comfort and quality, the best of both worlds. The only problem is a pc in the middle of the living room is not exactly the best looking thing in the world so the common wife doesn't want it there.

guitar_nerd_232716d ago

Thats why nerdy girls are the best. :D

RedDragan2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

I already have but thought I would make the first comment a little more general gamer friendly. I have a solution for big box in the room effect though, it is connected to a monitor as the TV so anyone can use it the same time as I play. She facebooks in the the corner, I burn rubber on the DiRT and gravel! XD

40" HDTV win! :)

This is still amazing news though! And if I ever buy a game that is on steam and steamworks, I might as well buy the PS3 version now!! I never thought I would ever say that! LOL!

BeOneWithTheGun2716d ago

Not just that but i have a teenage daughter. She lives on thw home computer. Telling her that ahe has to sit and watch dad play vids, hogging both the tv and computer while my ps3 sat un-used.....well, life would not be pleasant.

kramun2716d ago

You have wireless graphic solutions now as well. Before long all graphics cards will have wireless connections, you could have your pc in another room, you won't even need it near the tv.

pixelsword2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

No, I keep the computer out of my room, "teh pr0ns" might get me.

Me: *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap* *fap*

Girlfriend: ? HEY! I'm right here!

Me: Oh! Good! Can you pass "teh lotions"?

The moral of the story is that the pr0ns is dangerous because you will like the pr0ns because teh pr0ns will do things your girlfriend won't do... like shut up.

:D

*gets choked out by girlfriend when she reds dlfkm

MaxXAttaxX2716d ago

...if you live alone.

Consoles just make things more convinient in a living room set.

Blad3star2716d ago

Nerdy girls are freaky - I once had this one nerdy girl who wanted me to dress as Spoke from Star Trek and proform the cleveland steamer on her.

True Story Bro.

Dac2u2716d ago

Just do what I did, run a 25 foot HDMI cable under the carpet and a USB cable through the wall to a USB hub and attach a keyboard, mouse and controller.

I've been playing Super Meat Boy that way, on-and-off, for the last couple of weeks. You really need comfort when playing that frustrating game.

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callahan092716d ago

Astounding. Simply amazing. I love you Valve/Steam.

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Simon_Brezhnev2716d ago

well im buying this on PC then i hate FPS on PS3.

DOMination2716d ago

just figured I'd save you some money... buy the ps3 version which comes with a steamplay code to play on pc/mac. then trade in the ps3 version?

MaxXAttaxX2716d ago

Portal is not an FPS/shooter. It doesn't play like one.

distorted_reality2716d ago

DOMination - you won't be able to trade it in (unless you deactivate it somehow, which would delete the games from your PC/MAC Steam Games Lists anyway).

With your PSN being tied to your pre-existing Steam account (or a new one if you prefer), Valve has done the sneaky by basically shutting down the ability to trade-in this game on PS3.

Anyone familiar with Steam on the PC will know that you can't trade in a Steam based game, even if it's a physical copy.

The whole "3 games in 1" tagline is great for sales - until people actually realize that the 3 games are tied to the same Steam account and that you can't get rid of them if you end up not liking the game, and you can't give a copy to your friend.

ATiElite2716d ago

What are you not technically capable of playing on your PC from your couch?

I PC Game on the Big Screen, sitting on my couch, while my PC is in another room. There's a ton of tech for this and most was out before wireless console controllers.

That whole "I can't PC Game from the couch" rhetoric really only makes you sound stupid when there are many ways to PC Game wirelessly from the couch. And if you say "wireless KB/M is not comfortable" well that's an even more moronic comment that would show you to ZERO clue about PC tech.

BloodyNapkin2716d ago

It is not about tech. Tell me how am i comfortably going to use a keyboard/mouse reclined in my lazy boy? Sure you can still use controllers, but it would just be easier to use the console. If you are not balls deeps into graphics like some people.

kramun2716d ago

'Sure you can still use controllers'

You just answered your own question. You CAN use controllers, maybe your lazy boy is making you lazy in the head. Regardless, your argument is pretty stupid.

Biggest2716d ago

It's great that you can play your PC games with a larger screen. That isn't an issue. To say that someone favoring a controller to kb/m is making a moronic comment is moronic. I don't even enjoy using a kb/m at the actual computer desk. It just isn't my thing. I had to map my 360 controller to Mass Effect 2. It sucked, but not as much as kb/m does for me. I just don't like it. It is uncomfortable to me. There is no way that a PC will take the place of a PS3 at the television for me. Now that games like Portal will give me two games for the price of one, PS3 exclusives aren't the only reason for that.

dontbhatin2716d ago

@ kramun

yeah he may have answered his own question but what would be the point of bringing your pc into the livingroom to hook up to your tv if you arent gonna use the keyboard and mouse? other than the slight graphic difference there would be no point in doing that if you are gonna use a controller. like he said. it would just be easier to use the console that is already hooked up to the tv.

he is just avoiding moving and hooking stuff up for maybe only a few games on his pc.

AKS2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

@ATiElite I've already had this debate a few times here. I have all 3 consoles and my PC hooked up to a pretty sweet Panasonic plasma/ Marantz receiver/ Polk Audio VM series 7.1 surround system. Works beautifully, but evidently some just can't seem to wrap their mind around the idea. I just set my wireless kb/m on a tray while I'm on my couch and go to town via Steam in 7.1 and 1080p/ 60 fps. My receiver handles switching via HDMI at the press of a button. It was so easy to set up.

MaxXAttaxX2716d ago

PC fanboys are never going to convince console gamers.
Give it a rest. No one cares!

kevnb2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

whats the whole point of this argument? We all know the pc version runs and looks alot better... you cant deny it. But some people just want the simplicity that a console brings. There is no real argument against pc other than it requires more thought and work. That being said, I dont care if you want mcdonalds, im still going to have steak. And I dont care if a big mac costs less than what I consider to be a good meal.

Zeevious2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Innovative wireless keyboard combinations for console and PC use are now cheap and work very well...full size or micro sized.

Here are two favorites - $29 & $35

DB-Tech Super Slim (Complete with Windows Media button for MCE users)
http://www.amazon.com/Light...

...and my favorite for the PS3
Mini Wireless Bluetooth Touchpad Backlit Keyboard
http://www.amazon.com/Mini-...
(with laser pointer...I mean if you have all that, why not throw in a laser pointer -- It even has a single CTRL_ALT_DEL for Windows users!)

Both include a wireless and Bluetooth mini-adapter that stores in the keyboard and the mini model has a built-in Lithium-ion battery that lasts 700 hours! (or 70 if that's a typo, I've never tested mine to 700 hours of typing)

If you want to use your PC on your HDTV, you have lots of choices to be comfortable, sit back, relax, and enjoy your PC on your flatscreen TV in your underwear -- I believe it's a basic human right.

(bra optional)

kikizoo2715d ago

I'm playing my living room pc too, but most of the time : my ps3, why ? because most of the greatest games (and not only fps) are on ps3, because it's faster to play, easier to play with friends (not many pc player this days), you don't have to deal with uggly bugs (no sound in the middle of dead space, withtout solutions)...but it's cool to have both if you can have both.

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metsgaming2716d ago

if you get an achievment on the pc version and save it to the cloud and start up again on the ps3, will that trophy unlock?

egidem2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

That's a very good question, because this is the first time where you'll be able to unlock achievements that are not directly related to the PS3's trophies if you are playing the game on PC.

My guess is both lists of trophies in the game would have to be compared if you boot up your PS3. They will either unlock by popping up; could be during the game, or simply automatically unlock in the background.

Still, let's see what they have to say about this.

egidem2716d ago

And SO IT BEGINS! This looks so awesome..I can't wait to play Portal 2!

It's a shame that the Xbox 360 fanbase doesn't get any single piece of this. If only Microsoft wasn't stubborn enough to refuse this deal.

montyburns0002716d ago

lol, how it it stopping me from using steam on my PC or actually getting the ps3 version for my... PS3?!

do you think the just because some people own a 360 they're not allowed to own a gaming rig or a ps3? i guess thats the mentality for kids or broke fools that can't afford the best of today's gaming.

egidem2716d ago

On the contrary, the people playing this game on the 360 get to have fun as well. What I mean is those using the PS3 version have a chance of playing with the Steam users WITHOUT the need of a PC.

This point has absolutely NOTHING to do with the fact that Xbox 360 owners can't get a taste of Steam. Of course they can, on the PC!

Jamegohanssj52716d ago

Oh wow I thought I would be able to download games like GTA Vice City and such via steam :(. But wait we don't have to own portal 2 to link our ps3 to our steam account do we? We can just do it via the steam powered engine too?

TGSI

AyeGee2716d ago

Word.. this shit sounds so awesome. I wasn't thinking about picking up Portal 2, but this just makes the price that much sweeter. I think i might get it now haha.

Persistantthug2716d ago

That's directly from the Valve-Horses mouth.

If anyone has a problem with STEAM being on the PS3, please go take it up with Valve.

Thank you.

https://support.steampowere...

WitWolfy2715d ago

For one im glad its like alternative to the out dated XMB.. And I for one wonder where those bozos are now that kept on arguing saying "STEAM coming to PS3 ... not STEAMWORKS!"

Idiots

likedamaster2716d ago

Definitely getting the ps3 version.

Will-UK2716d ago

Wow this is great i really hope more steam games allow this kind of cross syncing and play.

Kleptic2716d ago

The PS3 has always been open for 3rd party mouse and keyboard support...its just not utilized very often...

UT3 did it perfectly fine, but they mixed servers so that only M/K users could play each other on official servers (because of the obvious advantage), but let custom server admins set that preference to whatever they wanted...

Not sure on Portal 2 yet, never saw it confirmed...but Sony would have no problem with it, if Valve chooses to do it...

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CrzyFooL2716d ago

Every PS3 game should have these features if there is a PC version of it on Steam. EVERY GAME.

RedDragan2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

It looks like that is the case doesn't it. Very interesting development.

This is most useful for those who own both a PC and PS3.

I am guessing here that PS3 exclusives will not feature on the PS3 Steam environment but like you say, if it is on Steam PC as well then we get that. What a bonus!

Edit: Why would someone disagree with that? It is written there in the article lol...

Kleptic2716d ago

its all up to the publishers...

obviously Sony isn't going to be involved with their own PS3 games, as they will not have a steam counterpart...but 3rd party publishers pushing multiplatform games that are partner'd with steam...could easily use it if they wanted...

just not sure what the real advantages are for any publisher/developer outside of EA/Valve...

Godmars2902716d ago

A large part of it has to do with the bias the console has suffered. Or who remembers that PC mods can be used on the PS3 version of UT3 once converted? This site:

http://www.ut3mod.com/

Ducky2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

I don't think that'd happen.

Valve does it because they're the publisher and steam is their own platform.
The ps3/pc tie-in isn't entirely benign... valve does a lot of things to get people to install steam, and this is another one of them...

... and once it's installed, you're just another victim for them to hook with their sales. =(

Kleptic2716d ago

Well its more complicated than that...

Ea is the publisher of Portal 2 outside of steam...so the version you buy in order to play it on PS3 (and therefor connect to your steam account, etc.) is published by EA...EA could easily incorporate this type of marketing into other titles they create, even those not developed by Valve...

and with EA talking about how 'great' things are with Sony and the PS3 at last years E3...more of this type of thing could definitely be coming...I just kind of doubt any other publishers would get invovled...

a_bro2716d ago

still part of steam.

even sony says it:

"Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 is the first title to support Steam on a console. Specifically, that means it offers cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements, all powered by Steam. Steam on the PS3 also saves co-op game progress and single player saved games to the Steam Cloud, enabling players to pick up where they left off on any PlayStation 3."

I know what you're trying to say that its not the DD page of Steam's PC games. everyone knows thats not coming to PS3, that would be idiocy by the person who thinks thats whats going to happen, when they know that the PS3 is not a PC.

Persistantthug2716d ago

It is entirely possible for the game to be Sold by the PS3's Steam to PS3 users.

And yes, I know it "seems" like it might be a conflict of interest, but that's only until you remember that Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, VidZone, Mubi, ABC iview, LoveFilm, and all of the other video services populate the PSN as well, in spite of Sony's own Video store.

Kleptic2716d ago

^^agreed...

that is where it gets so confusing...the PSN has its OWN services to mimik pretty much any 3rd party portals available...even in the PSN video store you see massive banners saying 'watch it before Netflix', etc...then you have netflix banners everywhere saying try it free for a month, then vudu ads, hulu plus ads, etc...

so Sony may not be that against opening up steam even further for the PSN...even if it involves demo's and content for upcoming games...the PSN is a free service, and the marketing team only cares that you have the account...not necessarily how much you are using it or what for...so an alternative to content over the PS store is a lot more realistic than what MS does with XBL marketplace...

SmokeyMcBear2716d ago

no one thought steam on pc would mean downloading the steam library to their ps3. Parden my ignorance, but was does steam offer, besides the store, offer on PC, that is not going to be offered on PS3. I seriously don't know cuz I havent used steam in a couple of years.

Ducky2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

The web browser, screenshot tool... and that's about it I think. Or well, the only one that would be useful on a console.

Well, that, and I think the console version is limited to only work on Portal2?
Whereas on PC, you can just enable the steam overlay on almost any game and you've got the entire feature-set.
To many, that's what steam means. The ability to have a bunch of features carried across all games.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

This is the real deal.

Thanks Sony and Valve.

More Valve games on PS3 is guaranteed and probably using similar features.

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