Portal 2 Has Cross Platform Play

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Jan 18, 2011
  1. Magoo222
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    PS3 owners get a bit of a bonus when buying Portal 2 it seems. A free copy of the PC/Mac version to play via Steam! And the ability to play PS3 vs PC/Mac multiplayer games! It'll be interesting to see how it turns out, most of the time I've heard cross-platform experiments have resulted in PC players wiping the floor with their console counterparts.
     


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    Well, might end up buying it for PS3 then, reedeeming my free copy for Steam, and then reselling it! [​IMG]
     
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    It's valve's way of saying "You fucked up, here's a chance to pay the real deal."

    [​IMG]

    (go mods)
     
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    If it's anything, the reason why Valve is putting Portal 2 on the PS3 is because they would be able to release updates and mods whenever they want across PSN (Not sure what Sony is like with updates but I've read they have come to an agreement) while on XBL, Microsoft doesn't allow it (see: TF2)
     
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    Pretty sure the multiplayer modes on portal 2 are co-op modes, so mouse/keyboard vs controller won't really matter as you're not competing against each other.
     
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    lucky PS3....I want it for xbox and PC lol.
     
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    I really... didn't see that coming.

    That's awesome though! My brother and I both want Portal 2, and we both have gaming computers and PS3s so we can work something out.
     
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    Aah, that's alright then. Not sure which version I'd prefer to play, I played the original on Xbox 360, but have since sold that and gotten a PS3. It'll probably come down to price in the end, £25 on the PC vs £40 on PS3 is a bit of a difference to play the same game. Not sure that the "free" PC game would be worth it. Obviously if it comes out at slightly more reasonable prices, or the two prices are closely matched, the PS3 becomes the better choice.
     
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    Oh great, so don't bother with the only fun multiplayer options. I can't stand co-operative play, I hate to lose due to someone else being shit.
     
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    Its coming to the PC? [​IMG]

    Anyway.. its pretty nice. I hope they make it free though like they did Portal xD
    Thoroughly enjoyed Portal when it was free
     
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    How would you even play Portal competitive? Try to teleport them into a trap or something???
     
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    That's Valve's job to work out, not mine. Otherwise I'd be selling them games. Here's hoping the single player is still the main focus.
     
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    Co-op gameplay is meant to be among friends. If your teammate is shit, that's your fault for picking a shitty friend to play with.
     
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    Valve tried to make it work, but they found out competitive multiplayer just doesn't work for Portal. Regardless, the single player should still be worth it. It's longer than the (seperate) coop and they haven't made concessions to make all levels work in coop.
     
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    Buy an inferior version of the game and get the superior version as a bonus! Yipee!

    I don't care what Gabe says, the PC will always be the superior platform for Valve games, no matter how much they say the PS3 version will be the "best".

    Also, irony to point out...

    So you're buying the PS3 game and getting a version for the PC/Mac.

    Microsoft and Apple are competitors with Sony (you can say Apple is because of the PSP vs. iPhone/iPod Touch as well as the upcoming PSPhone).

    You'll need either Windows or OSX to run the computer version.

    So buy a PS3 game and you can play it on its competitor's systems (sorta).

    Kinda a stretch but whatever.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess Valves testers turned around and said "ITS TOO CONFUSING, HOW DO I PLAY?"

    I swear to god Valve hire the dumbest people to test their games. It's like they went back in time and brought some Neanderthals to the future to play-test shit.
     
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    This is a really cool idea and PS3 players are very lucky to have this cool feature.

    Its also a great way to get people to buy the inferior version. Most PS3 multiplats are graphically inferior, not to mention performance differences. This situation combined with the PS3's smaller user base mean that most multiplats sell far less on the PS3. This is a great way to bribe people into buying the inferior version. Very smart...
     
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    Hooray 2 portals 2's for me =D
     
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    Thats bullshit!

    Man if the PS3 version is cheaper i am getting that version so i can install my steam version then sell the PS3 version to make profit [​IMG]
     
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    I dont think they will allow that, they will probably check if the steam version works to.
     

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