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Last post Author Topic: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER  (Read 14108 times)

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PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« on: February 14, 2011, 07:19:58 PM »


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Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced that outlets worldwide (retailers and Steam) are now accepting pre-order reservations for Portal 2, the epic sequel named the "Most Anticipated Game of 2011" at the Spike TV Video Game Awards.

Special pre-order offers vary at participating outlets around the world and include a variety of dollars off and/or exclusive in-game content for those who reserve the game for purchase before it is released the week of April 18. These include $5 off the full price, exclusive in-game skins for the coop bots (Atlas and P-body), and more. Check your favorite outlet for details.

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Available for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Macintosh computers, Portal 2 is scheduled to ship worldwide the week of April 18, 2011. For more information, please visit www.thinkwithportals.com.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/620

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 05:08:55 AM »
Gah, the discounted price is €45? That's insanely expensive, IMHO! In my mind, the Portal franchise isn't comparable to "regular" games, and I think Valve are creeps for pricing their downloads so high - when cutting out the whole physical media and regular delivery chain, prices ought to be craploads lower. WoW:Cataclysm, including physical media and delivery, is €30.

But I'll probably still sucker up, while cursing through my teeth at Valve, and longing for more HalfLife goodness.
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 06:38:15 AM »
i think i'll wait a few months until it hits the bargain-bucket on amazon.

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 07:06:48 AM »
i think i'll wait a few months until it hits the bargain-bucket on amazon.
Hm, isn't it a steam-only game?
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 07:11:43 AM »

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 09:49:25 AM »
No, it's DVD based too
That's PS3, though, not PC. But oooooh, there was a recommendation from that link - ICO + SOTC, didn't know they had remastered it for PS3. Those games =  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 10:06:51 AM »
Click PC....

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 10:18:05 AM »
Click PC....
D'oh. Right there in the middle of the top of the page, so obvious that I would never have spotted it without that comment :-[
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 11:03:11 PM »
ICO + SOTC, didn't know they had remastered it for PS3. Those games =  :-* :-* :-*

 :Thmbsup: :up: :up:

It's not out yet, but it will be soon.  :D :-*


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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 02:40:27 AM »
I'm going to have to confiscate my brothers' PS3, methinks.
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2011, 04:19:49 PM »
We have a PS3? I knew I was a bit distant at times. But this is getting ridiculous!
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 05:27:16 PM »
We have a PS3? I knew I was a bit distant at times. But this is getting ridiculous!
I've got another set of brothers as well, remember? :)
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011, 01:47:11 PM »
Aaaaah, I completely forgot the other part of the your family. Long time since I've heard anything about them!
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011, 06:56:05 PM »
With the game only 10 days away, Valve is releasing some great materials for promo of portal 2.

That said, I think my wife and I might need some "crisis resolution", see the excerpt, page 31455, of the installation guide below.

Portal 2 Panels Advertisement


Portal 2 Bot Trust Advertisement


Portal 2 Turrets


Portal 2: President of Aperture Science Ad


Portal 2: Valentines day spot (For those who missed it)


Portal 2: Turret Installation Guide
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Portal 2: Lab Rats Comic Book - Part 1
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2011, 08:16:09 PM »
So...Will portal 2 unlock on steam tomorrow? Only time will tell...

http://www.apertures.../a/b/c/d/g/h/abcdgh/

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2011, 01:14:33 AM »
The early release is a lie!

EDIT: Also, GlaDOS was a homicidal megalomaniacal robot AI. Why would anyone want to reboot her? People are crazy and/or stupid.

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2011, 10:22:50 PM »
so is it released already?

http://www.apertures...nce.com/glados@home/

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2011, 04:05:03 AM »
Yes I believe it is. I see 3 people in my Steam friends list playing it right now.


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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2011, 10:52:57 PM »
Portal 2 has micro-transactions.. :o


http://www.rockpaper...ortal-2-has-a-store/

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2011, 05:07:09 AM »
I certainly wouldn't call £3.50 micro transactions - that's a fair amount of cash.
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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2011, 09:47:41 AM »
It's a pint of beer ;)

(Actually, in most Irish pubs it wouldn't even get you a pint :( )

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2011, 12:06:34 PM »
Releases 21st in UK - I ordered a copy (don't know why as I am not really a gamer but it looked intriguing) from Amazon and it is in the post!

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2011, 11:43:28 PM »
an early post-release review by bit-tech.net.


http://www.bit-tech..../20/portal-2-review/

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Re: PORTAL 2 AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2011, 05:58:35 PM »
Been there - done it - got the T-Shirt (at least for the single player game).

I have to say I am not really a game fan but I REALLY enjoyed this one and immediately bought Portal because I felt bereft when I finished it and had missed the original when it was released (you can buy it online from steam much cheaper than old copies at online retailers - just a large download so you need a reasonably fast internet connection).

Personally I prefer Portal 2 - the end game is nowhere near as random or long winded (which suits me) and there was some genuinely funny story telling and twists to the plot.

I have now started Half-Life 2 Episode 1 and am enjoying that too - although I find the story line goes on a bit and I am not overly bothered with the shoot-em-up aspect of the game.

Now I need to try Portal 2 in the multiplayer version - unfortunately I am a sad loser and don't have any friends so it is a bit tricky! I don't feel it is appropriate for a middle-aged woman to pick up random teenage boys via the web interface (though I don't know it might have some interest .... no no never mind)
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