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  • Play Valve’s Portal for Free Until September 20


    Valve is offering gamers the chance to play their hit game Portal, for free until September 20. Originally released back in 2007, Portal is a physics-based puzzle game that challenges players’ minds as well as reflexes. The game is being made available through Steam’s online gaming site and is compatible with both the Mac and PC.

    Valve is hoping that by making Portal available for free, educators will have a chance to see that video games can be used in the classroom to teach students math and science in a fun and engaging way.

    Valve states, “Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills.”

    “One of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead.”

    Students use the Hammer toolset within Portal to design levels that encourage creative problem solving skills. Teachers set up physics based challenges that students must then solve by designing levels that meet the requirements of the challenge. The students learn by doing and have a great time in the process.

    According to Valve, “Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem-solving interesting, cool, and fun which gets us one step closer to our goal—engaged, thoughtful kids!”

    By making games that challenge a student’s mind, Valve has developed an innovative teaching tool that educators can use to help make the process of learning math and science a more enjoyable process for everyone. Hopefully, other developers will follow in Valve’s footsteps and start creating games that are both fun to play, and that also teach something useful in the process.



    Source: TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Play Valve’s Portal for Free Until September 20 started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. DeathDude's Avatar
      DeathDude -
      Free popular game that runs on Mac. Relevant to my interest.
    1. iphonogasm's Avatar
      iphonogasm -
      iphone 7 replease this month..... http://iphone-mania..com/iphone7release.html
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathDude View Post
      Free popular game that runs on Mac. Relevant to my interest.
      Not everyone has a Mac.
    1. sammo123's Avatar
      sammo123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      Not everyone has a Mac.
      Well it meets your PC needs too then
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Awesome game... Recommend to anyone
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mosesh View Post
      Coming from a "small minded person" when I check an Apple, iPad, iPhone forum/news site I generally expect to see news related to these things. I did enjoy the post and video however it had nothing to do with Apple, and belongs on a different site.
      nice bud. Anything else you'd like to quote me on? Clearly it went over your head. But anyways have fun you troll.

      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      There's a reason why it's generally called Modmyi and not Modmyvideogame. -__-
      Heyy... dont take things so literally. Yea it says modmy w/e.. but its a news site, not just for jailbreaking.

      But then again.. they're lots of Trolls on here. Thank god for free speech eh.. or i mean dumb speech.
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      Well... I enjoyed the article. Can't please everyone in the world. Didn't know this would be such a big problem.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sammo123 View Post
      Well it meets your PC needs too then
      I suppose you're right in a way.

      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      nice bud. Anything else you'd like to quote me on? Clearly it went over your head. But anyways have fun you troll.



      Heyy... dont take things so literally. Yea it says modmy w/e.. but its a news site, not just for jailbreaking.

      But then again.. they're lots of Trolls on here. Thank god for free speech eh.. or i mean dumb speech.
      Piss off, the only troll here is you, you need to educate yourself and evaluate your life thoroughly because apparently you don't the difference between an apple and a gaming forum and if you say otherwise then clearly you're an idiot.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      I suppose you're right in a way.



      Piss off, the only troll here is you, you need to educate yourself and evaluate your life thoroughly because apparently you don't the difference between an apple and a gaming forum and if you say otherwise then clearly you're an idiot.
      Again.. the guy who takes everything he read to literal.. I hope your not someone who takes the bible literally are you?

      Because in that case.. we should kill are children for not listening to us, kill gays for not liking the opposite sex and not have sex until we are married, so on so forth.. my point smart one..? You wouldnt kill a kid because they dont listen or a *** for being ***... SO WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT FREE MAC/PC GAMES IS NOT MAC NEWS?? please. Save your sarcastic comments to yourself. I'm not the one whos talking smack on here about the site you are.. you can just as easily go somewhere else.
      Again... I'm the troll eh.. Ha.
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      Again.. the guy who takes everything he read to literal.. I hope your not someone who takes the bible literally are you?

      Because in that case.. we should kill are children for not listening to us, kill gays for not liking the opposite sex and not have sex until we are married, so on so forth.. my point smart one..? You wouldnt kill a kid because they dont listen or a *** for being ***... SO WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT FREE MAC/PC GAMES IS NOT MAC NEWS?? please. Save your sarcastic comments to yourself. I'm not the one whos talking smack on here about the site you are.. you can just as easily go somewhere else.
      Again... I'm the troll eh.. Ha.
      You must be some 12 year old kid or some middled aged person trying to argue all out and trying to look cool. You'll never learn anything like that and I'm done arguing with a moron who can't comprehend the simple stuff in life, your parents must be really proud of you. So have a nice day
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      this was a failure.
      I'm making a note here: huge letdown

      it's hard to understate my disappointment
      valve could have ported
      this awesome game to iOS
      for the entertainment of us poor ARM-using trolls

      but there's no use crying over every failed port
      you just keep on hoping, though its coming up short
      and the profits are gleaned, if they're letting off Steam
      for the people with Intel Inside(tm)
      _
      i'm not even angry.
      i'm not even trolling now

      even though Valve still ignores my iPhone
      and LOLs at the hardware, and powerful GPU within
      as it idles futilely
      I'm so happy it sleeps.

      now the pace of development in this platform
      ever stuck in Beta, will it never transform?
      so I'm glad that valve shrugged, iOS wasn't plugged,
      for the people still posting online
    1. luketinsley's Avatar
      luketinsley -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      You must be some 12 year old kid or some middled aged person trying to argue all out and trying to look cool. You'll never learn anything like that and I'm done arguing with a moron who can't comprehend the simple stuff in life, your parents must be really proud of you. So have a nice day
      Was any of this necessary? Let it go, it won't hurt you.

      Also if they only published information as you see it, there would be maybe one post a week. There's nothing wrong with random articles, you can choose not to read them. And if you do, there's nothing wrong with expanding your knowledge. I'm sure unless you follow Valves every move, you wouldn't know about this. This is a good opportunity to try Portal out.

      --just sayin
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jose060789 View Post
      You must be some 12 year old kid or some middled aged person trying to argue all out and trying to look cool. You'll never learn anything like that and I'm done arguing with a moron who can't comprehend the simple stuff in life, your parents must be really proud of you. So have a nice day
      Yup, 12 year old; your right.

      I'm sick of people like you, bich out these people who put a crap load of effort into something.
      And the "pea-nut gallery" being you, feels the need to put their 2-cents in.

      Your one of those people who show up after an accident scene and tell the witnesses what happened.
    1. droop4's Avatar
      droop4 -
      Wow at the people itching () at this article. It's a FREE game, and a great one, mind you. I for once, am thankful.