Valve’s Chet Faliszek has said this Portal 2 on PS3 was the first 100 percent internally created product for the firm, because it had external help with The Orange Box on the platform.
Cool, we don't need anymore "Mass Effect 2" madness going around here again (who's version is gimped). I'm still gonna pick up the ps3 version for the cross platform and free pc version though.
Same here. Feels good knowing I can switch between the PS3 and PC version by only getting one version of the game.
How do you suppose you get the game for free on PC? The steam "key" enables cross platform play not a free download of the PC version. So you people hate piracy on PS3 but its ok on PC?
@ Washington No it does give you a PC version for free when you buy the PS3 version. Here's an article explaining just that. http://kotaku.com/5736343/p...
it actually does enable free PC version when u get the PS3 version. Edit: gold beat me to it.
"those who purchase Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 may unlock a Steam Play (PC & Mac) copy of Portal 2 at no additional cost by linking their PSN and Steam accounts"
@ Washington Downloading the game by torrent is pirating, not retaining it for free. I'm pretty sure 3 quarters of the PS3 pirates downloaded this game via torrent anyway LOL One day, these pirates will pay for what they have done to us, mark my words.
@Washington-Capitals What does this have to do with piracy?
My friend and i were wondering about this because, if the accounts are linked, would you still need to run the PS3 lol. Ive got both, and would very much rather buy PS3 version and get 2 for 1. But my also concern is say im playing on PC can a friend play on my PS3 and we can play together?
But my also concern is say im playing on PC can a friend play on my PS3 and we can play together? yep as long as hes playing on his own account no doubt a great deal for all XD
I agree though this is an odd time for people to wave off on the core debate. Let's see how long this argument holds and in what light people will do a 180. Consider the fact that certain companies base their marketing on DLC for multiplatform titles rather than a large number of internal studios providing exclusivity. In their approach the core of the title itself is supposedly not enough without additional features. The very idea that the core is enough effectively torpedoes 80% of one company's entire approach to marketing.
Well said...I guess some people agree with something when it benefits them but when it doesn't they jump on the other side of the fence.
PS3 version here but unlike some ******** here, Im happy 360 only owners will be able to enjoy the experience as much as I and other PS3 owners.
@IaMs12 No, your Steam and PS3 account will be linked. This means that if you're playing Portal 2 on your PS3, you can't play Portal 2 on your PC at the same time.
if their on the same account but lets say my good bud "pc gamer elitist" buys the ps3 version and gives me the disk logs into his steam account n starts playing on his pc. While i log into my own psn/steam account n join him for some valve bliss.
No, because since it's linked to your Steam account, it gives you access to Steamworks (friend list, etc), so you'll need to be logged onto Steam to play online. Unless you plan on playing only offline.
I don't think so kamikaze, they aren't going to force people to only have 1 account linked to each game on PS3, what about people who share a PS3 with their siblings etc? It's not fair only one of them gets to play online, that would blow.
id rather play fps on 360 because of the controller
The 360's analogue stick is too stiff for precise aiming for me. Core games are the same, as well they should be.
can i play the PC version on my HP? its not built for gaming but can i? lol
specs are overrated.
My main console is still my 360. However this is the first ever game where I'll be picking up both the 360 and ps3 version. This game is just that good and with the steam on ps3 its a win.
you get protal 2 for PC/mac if you pick up the PS3 version as well.
I have to ask though, why bother buying it twice? Surely it makes sense just to buy the best version. Buying both seems... wasteful in a year with so much to buy.
I own 3 copies of bc2 and 3 copies of black-ops (which i stopped playing after week 1, ya ouch) He has his reasons as do I. Why do you HAVE to ask?
It's his business if he wants to buy 2 copies of the game. Might as well not even bother asking him why, he has his reasons...maybe he has more friends on 360 and wants to get the ps3 version for steamworks, cross platform play, cross game chat (within steam) and the free pc version.
as it should be, take notes ms and sony and epic and everyone else.. the core game should be the same on all platforms. each platform should just take advantage of their features open network, xbl cross chat, pc mods, etc etc dont care.. but the core game should be the same at all times for all releases...
I am confused on what you are talking about MS and Sony don't make multiplatform games so why would they need to worry about the core game being the same. If anybody multiplatoform devs should pay attention to this. Even then the core game is the same just DLC and Bonus Content are different...
what i mean is instead of trying to fragment content with exclusive demos, uniforms and characters, utilize exclusive features.. if the games are the same across the board the the features will speak to the customers and they will pick up the one that has the features they want. unreal tournament 3 had pc transferable mods to the ps3.. a feature that would probaly be cheaper than exclusive content and could separate itself from a 360 version of the same game.
cross platform chat on ps3/PC now... at least for this one game. however, I wouldn't be surprised to see Sony begin to exploit this ability.
I agree totally and i'm really annoyed at all the multiplatform exclusive content bs that's going on at the moment
Yeah the core game is the same but you get PC/Mac/PS3 for the same price as the 360 version alone. Kind of a no brainer.
Yea the core game is the same but the ps3 version and pc version will get updated more frequently and at the same time while the 360 won't get AS many updates. That's why steamworks is there on the ps3
Goh, if we don't know that Multiplat always the same. What a stupid articler anyway.
Usual PR sort of comment, is there a multiplat that doesnt offer "the [same] core game".
I'm still getting the ps3 version of the game, and a free pc version for mE!!!! <3 Valve!!
Well of course the core game will be the same, it'll be a different game otherwise. Bit of an obvious comment from valve or did I miss something?
yeah.. i agree. just a "don't worry 360 fans, you can still buy our game" to counter all the pro-ps3 hype from them lately.
Ya its just a comment to make ppl who intend to get the 360 version seem less left out. Just PR talk the PC/PS3 versions are definitely where its at.
LOL. PC version is where it's at. It's nice that Valve is letting PS3 players have the PC version for free but LOL I'm frankly NOT going to play this on my PS3 very much. And if the PC version is $10 cheaper than the PS3+PC version...well...I'd rather save $10 and just get the PC version.
Not being funny but why would you need two versions of the same game?
Pc version for me i don't game on consoles!
The PS3 version has quite substantially more to offer than the 360 version - let's not pretend. But Valve is right. Portal 2 will be a great experience on all platforms.
And the PC version definitely will have a substantial amount more content than the PS3 version.
You guys need to stop making new accounts. Just take your one bubble like a man/woman. It is nice you see you try and change from a 360 fanboy to a PC fanboy though. I think you're kinda wrong with your point, however. The PS3 version comes with the PC/Mac version for free. I don't think the PC/Mac version comes with the PS3 version.
Sure but when you HAVE the PC version, what GOOD is the PS3 version? (Unless you have a really OLD PC...then, in THAT case, what good is the PC version to you?) It's a silly catch-22 thing.
@Biggest Have you ever considered I wasn't trying to be a fanboy in any respect? I visit the site, and I comment on whatever my opinion is on a specific topic, usually this is a mix of pro and anti PS3, 360, PC stuff :) More importantly, why u mad?
I disagreed because by buying the PS3 version you get a free PC version key of the game,so it's like having 2 games for the price of one,and who doesn't want that ? Even if you're an Elite PC gamer,you would still buy the PS3 version,sell it and keep the PC version key,how awesome is that ? A win/win condition right there buddy !
That proves my point right there. The PS3 version includes a FREE copy of Portal 2 on Steam. So it offers you the PS3 + PC/Mac version, as well as all the cross-platform features of Steamworks.
Now the PS3 gamers are eating from Valve's hands :D Just like Newell wanted. Just kidding lol. I would love the open network policy on Xbox but thats just a dream not possible (yet :D). I hope MS realizes that this could be something big and opens the Live.
It would require them to remove a subscription fee, but that won't happen.
No it would just require MS opening up XBL. The $ for multiplayer is not the issue. It's that MS wants to run their own content delivery network and views XBL as the competition for Steam. Sony meanwhile is realizing that PSN is probably not ever gonna be a full-featured big content delivery network like a Cable Network is and so they are reaching out to other services like Steam to complement what they don't available have on PSN. In short Sony is capitulating and sharing some of the vendor space with Valve because they don't think PSN alone will ever be a standalone content network that will dominate content delivery and make them a major content gateway. They see PSN as a place to sell some games and movies and shows and to market the PS3 and that's it. MS on the other hand wants to become a full blown big-player online provider of content like the cable companies are to their subscribers. I don't think they'll manage it but they are holding out for that goal. They expect (or least hope for) XBL to grow into something that will outlive the xbox-branded consoles and be available for other platforms eventually and TOTALLY under the supervision of MS.
@paleomerus nice spin buddy, it's just that Sony isn't intimidated by steam, Netflix, voodoo, or hulu. if ur gloating because MS has major restrictions and tries to control how u buy, play games(limits) then u really are dumb, stop being a blind fanboy and open ur eyes because ur getting shafted bigtime
@DevilDog "I don't think they'll manage it" Yeah palaeomerus totally sounds like a blind fanboy /s
Can't wait for this game :D
I frickin want a PC version free with my xbox version! I'm so annoyed about this :/
So I don't get what most of these comments are saying. maybe someone could clarify for me. If you buy the PS3 version then why play the PC version? It seems like overkill, why not just buy the PC version and call it a day?
Well I personally enjoy sitting back and playing on my console more (yes I know, I can do it on my pc too blah blah but I don't want to). Also I have friends who'll be getting the game on Xbox who I'd like to play with and stuff. However, I don't want to have to buy another copy of the game so I can experience mods in a few months time, why is it fair that the PS3 get that? I understand them having steamworks because PSN is more open, but including a whole free game for one platform? Ridiculous.
Good. Thank you Valve for not screwing over your fans on the Xbox side. :]
just release it already and the next half life. what does valve actually do all day besides sending gabe out to talk bullshit to the media?
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