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Yesterday, Valve announced that Portal will be available for the Mac and PC for FREE until May 24th. The massive giveaway of what many have called the best game of all time coincided with the launch of Valve’s Steam client for Macs. Today, a new recruitment video from Aperture Science celebrates the release and teases the upcoming debut of Portal 2. Check it out.


Above: Aperture Laboratories is recruiting new test subjects. Are you in?


Above: If you haven't already gotten your free copy of Portal, get it now

May 13, 2010 

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17 comments

  • Imgema - May 14, 2010 12:31 p.m.

    This whole "clinical/science style" is awesome. Portal is awesome. I just hope this time cake will be served.
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - May 14, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    I wonder if Portal 2 will still bring new gameplay elements and all, or will it just be an average sequel, refining little bits of the gameplay and bringing marginally updated graphics. You know when a sequel is great when you just can't go back to the first game, Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 are good examples of that. But I have my doubts about Portal 2, as the first game set the bar pretty high for a puzzle game.
  • loonyman978 - May 14, 2010 8:42 a.m.

    If your reading this and you haven't immediatly rushed to get Portal - what is wrong with you?!
  • GameManiac - May 14, 2010 3 a.m.

    I thought something unusual was going on when Portal was made downloadable for free.
  • FrozenImplosion - May 14, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    :D I'm playing through the version on the Orange Box's trials... mad hard. I bought still alive a while back and still need to finish it... better get on it :] Oh and btw @LizarDAZZLE nice pic haha
  • Billiam101 - May 14, 2010 1:45 a.m.

    It's installing! Just 3 more hours to go. (sigh)
  • raygillies - May 14, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    got the free version and I'm loving it. i'm motivated by the prospect of cake.
  • tdarlistner100 - May 14, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    From what one can gather from this video is that a possible demo for the game will be available perhaps during the summer because of the game alegedly coming out in the fall of this year. Creative new level design is also imenent. Fire, while not being new to the portal series, will likely be used more than in one level like it's predecessor. Expectations are no doubt high for the sequel to such a critically acclaimed game (see the review by Tom Francis of PC Gamer UK) one can only hope for the best; Valve hasen't let us down before right.
  • Cyberninja - May 14, 2010 12:37 a.m.

    better be on ps3 we got the orange box so we are going to want the second one also
  • crumbdunky - May 14, 2010 12:12 a.m.

    Two games in the last five years(well I liked GTA4 as well I suppose-and nobody else did)have made me think I'm abnormal. The first being Fallout3 which I despised for not being as great as previous Fallout games and having, imo, not one, but two questionable shooting mechanics:VATS which was arbitrary and the FPS aiming which was also seemingly arbitrary no matter how amazing my gun was. Everyone else loved it. But before that came Portal and with everyone seemingly on the Aperture love in with wildly erotic things written about both the game, it's cake and it's companion cube I, again, felt like a leper for thinking it was a bit easy and a bit dull. Thing is I'm not usually in possession of any "mad l337 skillz" but Portal was just that game that I found a piece of the proverbial(conversely Echochrome will be a mystery to me FOREVER). As a result I'm left totally puzzled by the world, his wife and her crabs loving it to tiny bits. Oh well, either I've got no taste or I was just unlucky enough to fluke every level on my first shot making it seem a bag of dullard easiness. Or both. Still not excited and I really wish I was. Anyway, for the rest of the universe-I hope you find any new Portal equally enthralling and I promise I'll try again(anything to fit in, eh?).
  • Mirako - May 14, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    Co-op Portal is the best thing I've heard all year.
  • felipe222 - May 13, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    Still waiting for the annoucement of the PS3 version...
  • LizarDAZZLE - May 13, 2010 11:34 p.m.

    This is a day late. :(
  • qwed123 - May 13, 2010 11:27 p.m.

    I think fire and bullets are is one of my biggest personal flaws.
  • sh33phead - May 13, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    Excellent, got the Still Alive standalone version on 360. For shuch a short game it really is a masterpeice, should be an interesting and compelling return for GlaDOS (and for more widely used internet culture phrases :p).
  • CurryIsGood - May 13, 2010 11:22 p.m.

    I want to join

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