Valve announces the release of Portal: First Slice for free for owners of NVIDIA
GeForce accelerators, offering a sample of Portal, their first-person puzzler,
to those who favor their favored hardware:
January 9, 2008 - The most recent
Steam® Hardware Survey (http://www.steampowered.com/status/survey.html)
shows more Steam gamers play on NVIDIA GeForce hardware than any other graphics
platform. In an effort to further support this popular PC gaming configuration -
Steam games plus NVIDIA hardware - Valve and NVIDIA have entered into an
agreement to collaborate on development, distribution, events, and more.
Effective immediately, all NVIDIA gamers may receive a free copy of Portal™:
First Slice, a special version of the award-winning new game from Valve, by
and "Taking the test." Steam will then auto-detect the presence of NVIDIA
hardware and make Portal: First Slice available immediately, free of charge. To
make it easy for all NVIDIA customers to redeem this offer, a link to the Steam
offer will also be included in all NVIDIA drivers.