CNET is where I saw the good news. The wonderful puzzle game known as Portal is now free to download and play. There’s a bit of a rush, as this offer is apparently going until September 20. First you will need to install Steam, which you can do here. Then look up Portal on their website. There are many versions of Portal (Portal, Portal 2, Portal 1+2 combo pack…), and only one of them is free. Select that one.

If you don’t know what Portal is… wow. I’m scared for your children.

It’s categorized as a single-player first-person puzzle platform game. You are given a gun that shoots two portals in walls and many other places. You can then move thru one portal to the other… I know, it doesn’t sound like much. Head over to YouTube and see any of the thousands of videos showing off gameplay.