jacobvandy wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 15:02: Yes, the Portal 2 early release was a farce...
Yes it was- it was being released for XBOX at midnight Gamestop sales while it was being unlocked on PC. There was no early release- the ARG ended in fraud.
There was also an official promo advertising fast action sequences that never made it into the game.
I'm criticizing Valve's marketing choices moreso than their technical merit- after all they certainly could have made the PC version more PC-centered and it would not have been a technical problem for them.