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Remember those days when you're playing Half-Life (series) games by Valve? Or Counter Strike? Addictive, isn't it? Well, there was a first person action (FPS) game called Portal™, which was released at the end of 2007 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. In addition with the new release of a Mac OS X version of Steam client, you can get this game for FREE until 24th May 2010. Yay?

But wait, what is Portal™?
Portal™ is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.

The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life® 2's Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.

Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.

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PC System Requirements?
Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection.
Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® Vista/XP/2000, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection.

And Mac System Requirements?
Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, or ATI X1600 or higher, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection.

So now, how to get it?
Go to Portal™ website at, click the green "INSTALL GAME" button.

Next, if you already have Steam account and its client installed in your computer, you can just login to Steam and then install the game. But, if you don't have Steam account, you need to register an account by filling up your account details, download the latest version of Steam client to your computer, login to the registered account and then install the game via the client.

Love Screenshots?
Check out the screenshots below (you can click the images to enlarge):


Source: Portal™ website, Wikipedia.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get a free copy of this game before 24th May (before next Monday), hurry!