Posted on August 19, 2010, Phil Owen Valve Wants to Give European Steam Users Some Free Portal
The best way to sell folks on your new sequel is to have them play the awesome title that spawned it. Earlier this summer, Valve gave away copies to literally anyone on Earth who had an internet connection and could sign up for a Steam account.
Now, Steam has added Paysafecard as a payment option on Steam in many European countries, and if you spend at least 20 Euro or pounds on Steam using a Paysafecard before August 25, which is next Wednesday, you get free Portal. Simple.
What the hell is Paysafecard, you ask? It’s basically a pre-paid debit card used to buy stuff online, not at all unlike Playstation Network cards or Microsoft Point cards, and you can buy them retailers all over Europe. Although I’m sure all the folks who can get a Playsafecard already knows all that. More at the company’s official site.
So, uh, start buying.