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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
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post #11 of 18
I think it was a good idea. People may have bought the Potato Sack to help the release of Portal 2, but they also got access to great indie games they would have passed up otherwise.
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post #12 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by importflip View Post
I think it was a good idea. People may have bought the Potato Sack to help the release of Portal 2, but they also got access to great indie games they would have passed up otherwise.
Or that they passed up anyway.

Throwing $40 to unlock a game that costs $35 leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Or that they passed up anyway.

Throwing $40 to unlock a game that costs $35 leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Honestly, look at what you get for the Potato Sack, you're not throwing away $40 unless you aren't going to play any of those noteworthy games. If you paid $40 and refuse to even give them a go, then I agree, it was a waste.
    
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post #14 of 18
I agree with Chairless
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Or that they passed up anyway.

Throwing $40 to unlock a game that costs $35 leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
oh wow, LOL, really?

last i checked the $40 was for a bunch of indie games
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post #16 of 18
People took this bit of fun way too seriously.

That said, valve could have at least given it to us 24 hours early, it's kind of a slap in the face at this point.
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post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
People took this bit of fun way too seriously.

That said, valve could have at least given it to us 24 hours early, it's kind of a slap in the face at this point.
Don't mean to flame you but: Valve WOULD have given us Portal 2 24 hours before or even earlier if we had completed the task sooner. The problem is "we" (the community) took too long to realize how the CPU power challenge works. The first part of the challenge was collecting the potatoes (to initiate the Glados reboot sequence) and then the second challenge was to speed up the reboot by playing all the indie games.

Upset as we may be about not getting Portal 2 early, no one has the right to be angry at Valve over it. The release date for Portal 2 is April 19th. They never guaranteed Portal 2 early. They offered us a challenge to speed its release, and we didn't accomplish it until the day before the intended release date.
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post #18 of 18
#2 and #4 are very close. Since the code for portal 2 was already done, they really should've made it possible to be done in a couple days. With the projected release of the ARG finishing and the regular Portal 2 release being close to only 12 hours apart, I think that people are going to give up on getting it released early, and the ARG will never be completed.

Valve needs to be more transparent on what actually will come of players actions in the ARG. I mean, it was never explicitly stated that the ARG being completed would result in Portal 2 being launched early on steam, nor what conditions were to be met for it to happen. For all we know, they are moving that bar manually to throw us a bone for playing the indie games, and in reality it will release 12 hours early, regardless of how hard we grind to make it happen.
    
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