November 19th, 2007

companion cube

Bad and good

The game, Portal, is completely awesome. However if you get the 3d version, you are required to get a steam account and then the steam login starts on boot and doesn't exit properly when you shut down your computer, tells you to update your graphics drivers if they are out of date and then gives you an ad once you've finished this session of THE GAME YOU PAID MONEY FOR.

So if you have a chance to play portal on SOMEONE ELSE'S machine, you should, but I find valve's business practices a little too intrusive to recommend the pain to anyone.