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Author Topic: Portal 2 on PS3 Includes Free Portal 2 on PC/Mac, Cross-Platform Multiplayer  (Read 1760 times)

WarpRattler

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« on: January 18, 2011, 05:10:43 AM »
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Sounds like a pretty sweet deal if you're a PS3 owner who also plays stuff on PC. And cross-platform multi is huge - it's like Valve are dragging consoles kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Well, one console, anyway.

« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 05:33:18 AM »
Very cool, but I must point out that 360 games like Shadowrun and Lost Planet had cross-platform multiplayer four years ago.

I'm also going to point out that the last two console generations were released in the 21st century.

TEM

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 12:38:19 PM »
So I can be a true fan with only one purchase. I don't see the downside to this unless the straight PC version is half the price or something of that nature.
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 03:31:42 PM »
Well, that's cool.
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WarpRattler

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 06:47:43 PM »
Fair enough, LD; I wasn't aware Microsoft let you do cross-platform multiplayer in Live stuff (they don't exactly promote it, or actually include it in anything nowadays).

There was also Final Fantasy XI on the PS2, and a handful of PS3 MMOs, so in that regard cross-platform multi isn't a big deal. What is a big deal is that this is actually Steam on PS3, with all the caveats of such, including updates that completely ignore any of Sony's procedures. I would guess it also means Source features like dedicated servers.

« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2011, 06:54:00 PM »
If Turtlekid1 gets a free copy for PS3, is he going to scream bloody murder when it doesn't include the PC download too?

Turtlekid1

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 07:09:57 PM »
If it's advertised as being the same as a purchased copy, then yes.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 03:36:14 PM »
lol
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