Portal Begins Pre-Loading
If you’ve pre-ordered The Orange Box on Steam, you’ll now be able to begin pre-loading Portal, the excitingly original game based around your only weapon, which can open a portal to another location you designate. If you’ve seen trailers and videos from the game, you know of the insane possibilities the game’s seemingly simple mechanic provides. Chasing yourself through a wall, falling through a series of portals giving the illusion that you’re falling infinitely downwards; the possibilities are mind-boggling. And awesome.
For those new to Steam, pre-loading doesn’t mean you can play the game once it’s done; this is simply a way of getting the game to you as quickly as possible once it’s released. The game files will be stored on your computer until that magical release day, when you’ll download a key to unlock the files, and you’ll be on their way.
Portal and the rest of The Orange Box release next Wednesday, October 10.