Valve, NVIDIA Offering Free Slice of Portal


Use NVIDIA hardware? Don’t own Portal but desperately want to try it out? If you answer yes to both of those questions, get ready to jump out of your seat in excitement. Valve and NVIDIA have teamed up to offer a free “extended demo” version of the brilliant first-person puzzle game called Portal: First Slice, exclusively for NVIDIA gamers. To get your free copy of First Slice, simply head over to and click the provided link to log into Steam (or create an account if you don’t have one already) and run the auto-detect test to see if your PC meets the requirements. If you’re using NVIDIA hardware, the test will detect it and unlock the game, easy as that.

“More Steam gamers, including myself, play on NVIDIA hardware than any other GPU,” said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. “That’s a testament to the company’s long history of innovation and quality. By working together with NVIDIA to expand our development, distribution, and marketing efforts, we’re increasing our ability to serve the millions of NVIDIA customers logging onto Steam and help us prepare for our next generation of content.”

“Valve’s endorsement of our technology and tools is yet another example of how the world’s leading gaming companies are working with NVIDIA,” said Roy Taylor, vice president of content relations at NVIDIA. “Portal is the hottest new, award-winning title from Valve, and we’re delighted that Valve will offer First Slice exclusively to GeForce customers.”

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