Portal 2 launched (poll)

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Portal 2 to have PC & PS3 Co-op

Portal 2 PS3, Steam cross-platform play

The PlayStation 3 version of Valve’s upcoming first-person puzzler Portal 2 features cross-platform play and chat with the Steam PC and Mac versions.

At E3 2010 Gabe Newell came on stage at Sonys press conference to announce that Portal 2 will be coming to PS3. But more importantly than that, it will also be the first console title to come with Valves “Steamworks” package. Valve announced that this would include Steamcloud support and automatic updates, but it seems it’s also enabled something a little more exciting.

Additionally, the PS3 version unlocks the Steam Play version free of charge when gamers link their PlayStation Network and Steam accounts.
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Jonathan Coulton is still alive, writing new song for Portal 2

GLaDOS may never win a Grammy or make the cut in American Idol, but her (its?) ‘Still Alive’ endgame song is nevertheless counted as one of the geekiest / greatest contributions to the gaming music scene. Now the musician responsible for its composition, Jonathan Coulton, has confirmed that he’ll be penning a new song for Portal, provided that he too is still alive…

Yesterday, the New York City musician confirmed his involvement in Valve’s sequel through a tweet: “Closing the doors. If this plane goes down, the Portal 2 song goes with it. It is in my pocket…”

Since we’ve yet to hear about any Jonathan Coulton candlelight vigils, we can safely assume that his plane landed, and he’s alive and well and months away from debuting a follow-up to this extremely catchy tune:

Far from a one hit wonder, Coulton was dabbling in geek culture well before his Portal track, and has released numerous CDs and downloadable tracks since. His full discography and calendar of upcoming performances can be found at his personal site. The next (great?) Portal song will debut with Portal 2 on April 21st.

 

Source: Gamesradar

 

Also very good remixes of this song by Victims of Science.

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Portal 2 Gets a Date

9 February 2011

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Portal 2 - Out 9 February 2011

Valve has finally confirmed a release date for the upcoming Portal sequel known as Portal 2. While we knew that it would be arriving in 2011, many might be surprised to learn that it will in fact arrive on February 9th, 2011, which is a bit sooner than expected.

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Valve’s E3 Surprise Is … There Is No Surprise

We had several different informations about Valve's E3 presence, the developer has today issued a statement confirming the cancellation of Monday's E3 press conference at the Regal Theater. The event was suppose to hype Portal 2 related stuff, before being semi-cancelled on 2 June (it was postponed to 2011). This first announcement, however, suggested an E3 'surprise' was being planned in its place, leading to amusing amounts of speculation over what this could be. On 9 June, Valve grew tired of hearing Half-Life 3 rumors and let us know that the surprise would be Portal 2 information while also confirming that the title's release schedule had slipped to 2011. And now? Valve's Doug Lombardi has circulated an email amongst the press stating "Just a quick note to clarify the Monday Press Event at the Regal Theater is completely cancelled. Please do not head over there expecting to see us." The developer will still be present on the E3 show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but whether Portal 2 will now be making an appearance in any form is unknown. Given the way this is going, we may just need to wait a couple more days for the whole…

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Valve delays Portal 2

Valve has delayed the release of Portal 2 until 2011.   The studio suggested it wants to see through a range of improvements on the title before it is published. Half-Life 2 suffered a string of delays before it’s release in 2004, while the first Portal – as Valve reminds – also was hit by delay. Developers also cooled the rumors surrounding it’s the E3 Expo. Various websites speculated on what Valve would show at E3 after the company announced it was showing up with a ‘surprise’. Valve declined all info regarding HL2: Episode 3. Suggestions of what that surprise is has ranged from Half-Life 3, to Half-Life 2 Episode 3, Duke Nukem Forever to a new Source engine or new Source engine itself. So…what is the E3 surprise? Source: Develop-Online

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