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anyone know if you can have multiple accounts within the game?
e.g. play as one user on PC and another user on PS3? I know it is only one use per time, which is great. But I play differently kicking back on the sofa, vs. leaning forward and intense on the PC.
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This is the future of pc/console gaming. We the consumer should benefit greatly from this as long as valve doesnt get greedy down the road and its implemented right.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snoball View Post
So If I buy it for PS3, claim the PC code, activate on my steam, sell PS3 copy to a friend who refuses to use the online services = profit? It is cool that you basically get two games. Now I won't need to buy it for the console and PC, if I owned a console. I know so many people with CoD games for their XBOX and PC. This eliminates that extra purchase, Cheers to Valve!

I might be all wrong though. Just read the quote, not the source.
No, the game PC and PS3 version will still be tied to only 1 Steam account. The game will require Steam or a log in to Steam to run, so even if you play online or off, you can only be playing on 1 at a time, just like any other Steam game. If you would sell either copy to someone else, they would need your Steam login to play the game. PS3 can play split-screen, so that is the only way you could have 2 people playing with 1 copy. You cannot have one person playing on your PS3 and PC online at the same time with 1 copy of the game.

That is how it should work anyways. Not sure if you could play on PS3 without loging into Steam first though.
Edited by jbobb - 4/14/11 at 6:49am
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What's wrong with that?



Regardless of platform you buy it on you can play it on all platforms.
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This pleases me, thanks.

I read the valve support page but it mostly related to steamworks on the PS3 (which i think is awesome btw).
No, you buy it on PC, you only get it on PC. Since there's no way for you to play it on the PS3 without the bluray disc. Unless Valve releases Portal 2 on PSN of course.
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Am I understanding it right that it will support PC-Console cross-play?
    
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Am I understanding it right that it will support PC-Console cross-play?
Yep, you understand correctly. They're okay with the controller/keyboard thing since you're going to be playing cooperatively instead of against each other.

And if you buy it on PC you only get it for PC. Why would they even sell the copy for PS3 then? It's $10 more expensive, but you get an extra copy of the game. If they gave you the PS3 version with the PC version, they would only have two copies of the game (360 and PS3/PC).
    
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post #27 of 34
I was under the impression you could download it through steamplay, my bad.
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post #28 of 34
Good move Valve, I like the fact PC players can now easily play with/against PS3 owners.
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I think if you buy the PS3 version of portal 2 you get the PC version for free? I might cancel my pre order on steam and go get a PS3 copy...

O nm I bought the 2 Pack and paid half ($40) and im not paying another $20 to get the console version.
Edited by MAD_J - 4/14/11 at 11:27am
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dude, valve doesn't have the expectations Crytek had when it comes to graphics, Valve is known for good gameplay games, whereas Crytek got by with the sheer Graphics of Crysis 1, and then, well, flopped in Crysis 2, since the expectations were different.
     
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