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Portal 2: 5 Down, 8 to Go

According to GLaDOS@Home, computations are now also complete for Cogs, Rush, and AaAaA, so the contributions of five of the 13 games in the potato sack towards an early release of Portal 2 are now done. As Dr. Rumack once (or twice) said: "We're all counting on you."

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49. Re: Portal 2: 5 Down, 8 to Go Apr 17, 2011, 22:37 Jerykk
 
What's the first question you ask your doctor if they prescribe something?

Are there any side effects?

Again, ignorance is not an excuse.

What if you aren't taking prescription drugs? What if your doctor doesn't know of all the potential side-effects? What if your doctor tells you that there are no side-effects because he's getting paid by the drug company?

In many cases, ignorance is a perfectly valid excuse because there's either no way for you to acquire the information you need or that information is extremely difficult to acquire. For example, how easy is it to find out that digital game releases cannot be unlocked earlier than midnight on the day of the retail release? By all means, feel free to provide a link to a reliable source. While you're at it, please provide a link to a reliable source that explains exactly how the Portal 2 countdown timer works and how much each game factors into it.

When you think about it, there are numerous reasons to believe that Valve would be allowed to unlock Portal 2 on Steam a few days early.

1) EA did not publish Portal 2 in the traditional sense. They did not fund its development at all. Instead, they are simply handling the distribution of the retail versions. As such, it is not unreasonable to assume that Valve has a lot more leverage than other developers who work with EA.
2) The PS3 version of Portal 2 includes a free copy of the PC version, an unprecedented move by any publisher or developer. It clearly works against the short-term interests of EA and Valve, as it will inevitably reduce the number of PC copies that will be sold. With both Valve and EA apparently placing low sales expectations on the PC version, an early Steam release wouldn't hurt profits significantly because most players are buying the console versions anyway.
3) Valve has a reputation of being honest and open with its community. When they say that players have a chance to unlock Portal 2 early, there's no reason to believe that there would be any hidden restrictions.
4) Valve controls the largest digital distribution service in the world. As such, it also sells the most digital copies of EA's games on PC. With digital distribution becoming a growing source of publisher profits, it is not unreasonable to assume that Valve would be allowed some flexibility when it comes to the Steam unlock date of Portal 2.

This comment was edited on Apr 17, 2011, 23:26.
 
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