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What is your opinion of the Portal 2 unlock promotion?

Poll Results: How do you view the Portal 2 early unlock promotion?

Poll expired: May 9, 2011  
  • 33% (14)
    It was a good idea.
  • 16% (7)
    It was a good idea that was poorly implemented.
  • 2% (1)
    Epic Fail.
  • 47% (20)
    Valve wanted to sell indie titles on Steam & Portal2 was never gonna unlock early to any real extent
42 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I wonder what OCN really thinks about Steam's promotion to unlock Portal 2 two early for playing indie games. I want to see a tally on the topic.

Was the Portal 2 early unlock promotion 1] A Good Idea, 2] A Good Idea poorly implemented, 3] Epic Fail or 4] Valve using a deception to push the sale of Indie games on Steam with no real intent to release Portal 2 early in any meaningful way.

The poll took so long cause I had to fit #4 into 100 characters.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 4/18/11 at 7:09am
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post #2 of 18
Its a bit of fun that has been quite entertaining.

No one was forced to buy the indie games.
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post #3 of 18
It's silly. But it's their show, they are runnin it.
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post #4 of 18
good idea, but Valve should lower the expectations/requirements to unlock
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post #5 of 18
beats the hell out of some "like 2m times to unlock" promotion!
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post #6 of 18
It isn't an "unlock promotion", it is an attempt to sell and promote indie devs by harnessing the PR of Portal2. Portal 2 will not be released more than a handful of hours early.
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post #7 of 18
good idea, poor implementation.
 
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post #8 of 18
Valve expected people who bought The Potato Sack to actually PLAY the games, right? But with the tens of thousands of people just idling their way up, moving the bars by people actually legitimately playing the games would be impossible.

I don't hate Valve for it, but it could have been better.
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post #9 of 18
I feel it was quite a unique way to get everyone hyped up about it. Amazing marketing for both Portal 2 and the indie developers. Developers typically don't add anything to existing games that makes someone want to play them. Adding little hidden potatoes in 13 games has undeniably attracted thousands of players to play those games.

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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
It isn't an "unlock promotion", it is an attempt to sell and promote indie devs by harnessing the PR of Portal2. Portal 2 will not be released more than a handful of hours early.
How do you know that? Killing Floor, once completed, will likely shave off more than a couple of hours. I don't see why they haven't focused on Killing Floor yet. Some games are worth more towards the countdown than the others. If we can get Portal 2 tonight rather than tomorrow morning, I say it's worth it. It's annoying that games typically release on Tuesdays. -___-
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 4/18/11 at 7:20am
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post #10 of 18
I voted 4. They wanted to sell Indie games, it's not a bad value.
    
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