Free Portal Garners 1.5 Million Downloads

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I know this won’t surprise anyone, but it turns out gamers like free stuff. In fact, they like free stuff A LOT.

When Steam launched on Mac last week, Valve dropped the price on Portal all the way down to free. As is usual when something is free, people flocked to take advantage of the deal.

There’s no word on what percentage of the free downloads were on Mac, so you’ll just have to guess at that. Valve did mention that two-thirds of their Mac users are playing on laptops, which doesn’t really surprise me, and that 11% of Steam purchases in the past week were made on Macs.

[Via Gamasutra]

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