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Portal 2 images

Portal 2 images

EA sent us these five new images of Portal 2 and also announced that the happy owners of the PS3 version of the game will be given the PC digital version for free. Moreover, multiplayer will be cross-platform allowing PC players and PS3 players to share the same experience.

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Commented on 2011-01-19 12:31:47
Not as impressive as the first screens and the trailers, but still a must-buy!
Commented on 2011-01-19 14:01:23
still xbla or full game?
Commented on 2011-01-19 14:04:29 In reply to FelixThaCat
Posted by FelixThaCat
still xbla or full game?
both i think.
Commented on 2011-01-19 16:21:12
why is it cross platform for PS3 and PC, but not the xbox 360

xbox 360 and PC cross platform seems more logical no? and it has been done before so they cant say its because its not possible
Commented on 2011-01-19 16:22:14 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
why is it cross platform for PS3 and PC, but not the xbox 360

xbox 360 and PC cross platform seems more logical no? and it has been done before so they cant say its because its not possible
probably has something to do with Steam on the Xbox. Surely Microsoft wouldn't want that.
Commented on 2011-01-19 16:37:08
If I buy a PS3 game I get PC steam version code free? I can give that code to my cousin, frd to download the game on PC and we can play online PS3-PC??? Is this possible??? :O
Commented on 2011-01-19 16:40:43 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by japan
If I buy a PS3 game I get PC steam version code free? I can give that code to my cousin, frd to download the game on PC and we can play online PS3-PC??? Is this possible??? :O
Doubtful. You'll get a voucher when you link your PSN and Steam accounts. Though I suppose they may let you link that to your cousin's account if you're allowed to play both simultaneously. A little too early to tell. But you can play online between the two, yes.
Posted by GangStarr
why is it cross platform for PS3 and PC, but not the xbox 360

xbox 360 and PC cross platform seems more logical no? and it has been done before so they cant say its because its not possible
Why is it more logical? Microsoft are control freaks. The only way they're going to allow that kind of cross platform communication is if Valve uses Game For Windows Live, and they have their own platform on the PC with millions of users already, so don't expect them to jump ship to an alternative (and inferior) product any time soon. If Microsoft would allow Valve to use this implementation of Steamworks on the Xbox, I'm certain that they would, but they almost certainly have to use Xbox Live, which includes Microsoft certification for updates and patches too, another feature coming through the Steamworks pipes for the PS3 version.

Sony is actually the more logical choice here, since there never was a real choice from the get go.

I don't own a PS3 but I'd probably buy the PS3 version if I did--even though I'd probably never play it :P
Posted by ManThatYouFear
both i think.
This thing is a full retail box.
Commented on 2011-01-19 17:25:32
more logical cause PC and Xbox = microsoft. didnt think about the steam side of things

i jsut said it cause it was done with one of the 360 games (cross platform, cant remember name of game atm) so it shouldnt have been too hard
Commented on 2011-01-19 17:34:53
It was done in Shadowrun, but that was a Microsoft Game Studios release and one of the original Games For Windows Live titles. GFW is mostly a giant flop, and it's not attracting a lot of developer interest (Epic is using it for Bulletstorm though). Windows is one of the few Microsoft products that's still a relatively open development environment. Most developers would like to see it stay that way, but if you want to play with the Xbox, you have to play by Microsoft's rules. A lot of people who had used it in the past have dropped GFW in favor of either doing their own thing or jumping on Steamworks, because the alternatives are more robust and mature, and you don't need their permission to release simple patches and updates, or worse, DLC.

Sony's giving Valve a lot of give here, and they'd never get that from Microsoft. They (MS) won't even play nice with others on the PC. Instead of publishing their wares on established DD outlets, they only sell them through GFW. If you're not doing it their way, you're probably not doing it. It's all a little ironic, really, since that kind of freedom is precisely why some people still prefer Windows over MacOS.. but they're distancing themselves from it more and more with every new product.
Commented on 2011-01-19 17:35:05 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
more logical cause PC and Xbox = microsoft. didnt think about the steam side of things

i jsut said it cause it was done with one of the 360 games (cross platform, cant remember name of game atm) so it shouldnt have been too hard
Sony ponied up the money. XBL is a closed system.
Commented on 2011-01-19 17:46:35 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
It was done in Shadowrun, but that was a Microsoft Game Studios release and one of the original Games For Windows Live titles.
Lost Planet EC Colonies Edition had the cross platform play between the 360 and the PC.

I think it was a limited time thing though.
Commented on 2011-01-19 19:38:54
That is a sweet offering for PS3 version.
Commented on 2011-01-20 04:41:34 In reply to FelixThaCat
Posted by FelixThaCat
still xbla or full game?
Retail on a disc.
Commented on 2011-01-20 08:32:03 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
This thing is a full retail box.
Sure i heard they was going to put it on PSN as well (you know like the full games on there, not as a arcade game)
But i am most possibly wrong :)
Posted by Wheat_Thins
Sony ponied up the money. XBL is a closed system.
Never known sony to buy/bribe anything there usually too arogant for that or they just rip it off
Commented on 2011-01-20 09:10:38 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Never known sony to buy/bribe anything there usually too arogant for that or they just rip it off
Bribe? These aren't backroom deals. There's nothing wrong with anyone paying for features or exclusives. I still think it has more to do with XBL being a closed circuit than anything tho...
Commented on 2011-01-20 11:09:05
Sorry bribe was the first word that come to mind, i know there not bribes persay but.. yeah still cant think of the actual wording lol
Commented on 2011-01-20 15:56:56
incentive?

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