M83J01P97 wrote:It promoted a bunch of indie games that had absolutely nothing to do with Portal 2 in any shape or form, and neither did it unveil anything of consequence or even related to Portal 2. Then there's the fact that this promotion could easily exist without Portal 2, and while the profits probably wouldn't be as high, that's hardly an excuse to tack these releases onto a big mainstream title.
Not to mention most of these independent developers already 'have it made'. Killing Floor and Audiosurf need no further exposure, Amnesia sold far better than its developers expected even before this sale, and so on and so forth. Additional content for Portal or HL with hidden bastard hard challenges would have made much more sense, and people would actually play them, not obsess over playing hours just to unlock the game a few hours early.
I am not that bothered by this, but I think it could have been handled much, much better.
Also, I was full of shit when I said 36 potatoes lead to the Portal 2 achievement. It's far more likely you get a golden potato next to your name, which will stay even after this thing blows over.
#7360547, By ChthonicEcho Portal 2
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