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Portal 2 Delayed Until 2011, E3 Surprise Revealed

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June 10, 2010 4:55:11 PM

They say any publicity is good publicity, bad this leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.
Come on Steam! Enough with the mysteries!
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June 10, 2010 4:58:13 PM

Portal was fun. I don't like the gross HL2 stuff, but portal rocked!
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June 10, 2010 4:59:32 PM

We were all disappointed when Valve delayed HL2 weeks before it was supposed to come out, but what we got in return made it absolutely worth it. If they need the time to make Portal 2 as good or better than what they have already produced, I have no problem forgiving that.
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June 10, 2010 5:00:29 PM

Just wait until the 14th LOLz
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June 10, 2010 5:01:42 PM

Pretty funny. But if they had announced that they'd be taking over the development of Duke Nukem Forever it would have been one of the most epic E3 surprises ever.
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Anonymous
June 10, 2010 5:02:53 PM

This is... uhh... old news by now guys, you said it was revealed in your tweet... but regardless, its Source Engine 2, and Half-Life 3, with EP.3 being the beginning of HL3. There, happy? 4 more days, and I'm right, enjoy.
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June 10, 2010 5:04:38 PM

This shouldn't surprise anyone. The original cancellation email said, "If you'd like to ask fruitless questions about the E3 Portal 2 surprise..." which was a pretty big indication that the "surprise" still had to do with Portal 2, and not some other huge project that they've secretly been working on.
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June 10, 2010 5:08:38 PM

*fetal position*
Portal 2 is a lie, Portal 2 is a lie, Portal 2 is a...whyyyyyyyyy!

Well, hopefully they do make Portal 2 even better then Portal was, especially if it's going to have a new engine. Steam knows what they are doing, hopefully, otherwise this might turn out to hurt them if they mess this surprise up.
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June 10, 2010 5:11:06 PM

I don't understand, what does this post reveal exactly? We already knew that Portal 2 was delayed and we already knew that the surprise has SOMETHING to do with Portal 2...but the title led me to believe that Valve had revealed what exactly WAS being revealed...so does this article tell us ANYTHING new?
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June 10, 2010 5:17:29 PM

I hope they're delaying it because it'll be on a new engine!
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June 10, 2010 5:29:41 PM

You all should know that "By the end of 2010" to Valve means "By summer 2011." No one should have truly been expecting Portal 2 this year from Valve after they stated it would be here this year. Now, the news that it is being pushed back into an undisclosed date in 2011 means that it will either be early 2010 or holiday season 2011 before the game actually comes out. That's Valve Time.
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Anonymous
June 10, 2010 5:35:23 PM

Could someone hack Gabe's email and see what's really going on? Oh, wait...
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June 10, 2010 5:40:23 PM

OK, my money is on Duke Nukem Forever
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June 10, 2010 5:48:14 PM

Well I totally give up on HL3/episode 3 then.
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June 10, 2010 5:50:02 PM

the big surprise is that there won't be any Portal 2
wahahahahahahaa
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June 10, 2010 6:01:52 PM

pirateboythe big surprise is that there won't be any Portal 2 wahahahahahahaa


That'd just be the worst surprise ever lmao.
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June 10, 2010 6:47:36 PM

As part of a previously mentioned press release policy, we can no longer lie to you.

After the E3 surprise, you will be... missed.

Please assume the surprise submission position.
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June 10, 2010 7:13:35 PM

OMG the people at Valve are turning into the biggest pussies in the gaming world. saying making games is hard and months ago saying the same thing to why they don't make games for the PS3.
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June 10, 2010 7:35:45 PM

Big Surprise = The cake is not a lie.
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June 10, 2010 7:53:00 PM

megahustlerAs part of a previously mentioned press release policy, we can no longer lie to you.After the E3 surprise, you will be... missed.Please assume the surprise submission position.


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captaincharismaOMG the people at Valve are turning into the biggest pussies in the gaming world. saying making games is hard and months ago saying the same thing to why they don't make games for the PS3.

As for you, calm down. The message title is part of the release from the Aperture Science POV that they've taken with these "press releases". Valve is obviously having fun with it. Perhaps you should as well...?

After all, life will continue...at least until there is a rip in the Valve Time Fabric...=)
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Anonymous
June 10, 2010 8:44:59 PM

Come on, everyone knows the big announcement will be Left for Dead 3, and then Left for Dead 4 the month after that.
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June 10, 2010 8:48:18 PM

Whaaat? The cancel a "Portal 2 Event" to deliver a "surprise" instead. And now they say that the "surprise" if "Portal 2 Themed?" What the hey? Why change the name then?
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Anonymous
June 10, 2010 9:18:17 PM

so are they "hinting" that there will be a rip in the valve time fabric? and by "hinting" that, are they "hinting" that portal 2 will actually not be delayed, but be released early? like at, say, E3?
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June 10, 2010 9:32:46 PM

Quote:
They went on to say that even though Portal 2 will arrive slightly later than planned, all life on earth won't instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light


..total protonic reversal!
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June 10, 2010 9:34:21 PM

my money is still on the table for cake/pie
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June 10, 2010 11:06:58 PM

Whoever was writing this today was feeling rather sarcastic. lol
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June 10, 2010 11:50:37 PM

I think the Portal 2 Themed surprise is false. Their intention is to mislead the consumer towards that while they cook up the real surprise. Doesn't any else agree on that?

Woah if the surprise is Duke nukem then ...Hell that's quite a surprise.
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June 11, 2010 12:18:49 AM

Dont you get it??..... The press releases are in the point of view of Aperture Science. Like in the first Portal game, they constantly lie and mislead you to make you think things are going bad when they arent.

sheeesh

Portal 2 will be at E3
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June 11, 2010 12:31:55 AM

I hope Portal 2 has some original aspects to the game as much as I enjoy Portal I wouldn't want to do the same whole thing just on different maps all over again. Perhaps some form of real combat added would be nice.

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June 11, 2010 1:17:41 AM

lol, well portal was kinda half-life themed, therefore you could consider half-life portal themed. so obviously the surprise WILL be Duke Nukem forever!!11!
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June 11, 2010 3:22:42 AM

They need to make a muliplayer Portal :) 
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June 11, 2010 4:51:59 AM

I wonder if there will be cake.
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June 11, 2010 5:32:01 AM

HL2 episode 3 really will be a full fledged sequel using source engine 2. wtb that surprise.
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June 11, 2010 7:11:55 AM

oh yea

Cake would be good too :) 
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June 11, 2010 7:15:46 AM

OMg I hope they were kidding about portal 2 being the surprise. I played portal 1 was not impressed in the least. If they want to make a true surprise release HL EP3 already. They said oh if we go to releasing EP's it will mean shorter delays in between game releases so far that has not held up as true. When we finally get a new EP the game play only lasts for a couple of hours & then you have to wait for another 2 or 3 years for more.

Stop the EP releases & release a full game it has pretty much shown that it takes valve just as long to make a 3 hour game as it does to make a 12 hour game lol.
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June 11, 2010 7:17:36 AM

its good that they don't release a game when it's not ready
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June 11, 2010 8:32:10 AM

all life on earth won't instantaneously stop as every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light - that's why we need to wait we can't handle the speed yet.
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June 11, 2010 11:41:52 AM

ryanjmPretty funny. But if they had announced that they'd be taking over the development of Duke Nukem Forever it would have been one of the most epic E3 surprises ever.

Or the end of Valve. Either or.
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June 11, 2010 1:05:36 PM

Igot1foryaThey need to make a muliplayer Portal

I was thinking the same thing. You'd have to have a third arm to fire a weapon or something, though.
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June 11, 2010 1:25:26 PM

You know, now that I think about this, I now know what the surprise is. Remember a month or two ago when Steam offered Portal for free download and EVERYONE jumped aboard and downloaded it? They were doing this to generate interest in the game, just previous to launching Portal 2. Expect Portal 2 to be here VERY soon. They wanted to allow us newbies to have just enough fun with Portal to want more, but not be tired of it. Then they drop the sequel on us and profit and cake will be served. This is quite a ingenious experiment with timing, and with a completely new type of presales hype, and I admire them for their efforts.
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June 11, 2010 3:02:22 PM

they're making source engine 2 and they're fully converting HL1,HL2, EP1, and EP2 into one seamless game, with HL3, portal 2 and L4D3 following up 2011.
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June 11, 2010 4:07:29 PM

I have a lot of respect for Valve, but it seems that their focus, lately, has been on their lesser products. We have constant updates to team fortress 2, a "new" Left 4 Dead, and now a full fledged Portal sequel. However, they've all but abandoned their most famous franchise, Half-Life. Not to say that Left 4 Dead wasn't fun, or that Portal wasn't a pleasant waste of an hour or two (yeah, I went there)... but it would be nice to finish what they started with the Half-Life 2 story. When you leave the player with a "cliff hanger", you have to be careful your audience doesn't ACTUALLY "fall off" before you finish the story.
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June 11, 2010 5:43:19 PM

So they can't finish portal 2 on time and they can't seem to ever get HL2 episode 3 out (and lets face it, ep3 AND HL3 should have been out by now).

...but they have enough resources to completely rewrite Steam and the source engine for the Mac?

Look I'm all happy for you Mac guys but valve is dicking the PC gamer on your behalf. Not cool.
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June 11, 2010 7:17:38 PM

3DR will appear and announce that they've shifted development of DNF to the Source engine, and will be delayed another 5 years for them to figure out how to code in it.
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June 12, 2010 4:02:53 AM

This surprise better be good. Valve has been tripping balls lately. The source engine has been showing its age for awhile now.

Valve's top selling original games have been forgotten mostly..instead we have gotten L4D, L4D 2, and now Portal 2? Portal?! SERIOUSLY?! Wow...1 took 1-2 hours, was easy as crap, and got old after 30 minutes. No re-playability, no multiplayer....fail.

We are due for another engine (HL 1998, HL2 2004) and HL3. I am assuming they are almost done with HL3...I mean what else have they been working on? Valve didn't make L4D 1 (Turtle Rock Studios did), L4D2 had to be quick to make. Heck the Orange Box was released in 2007.
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June 12, 2010 10:49:32 AM

Hierarchy:
1. Half Life 3
2. Duke Nukem Forever
3. Portal 2

#2 would be historic, and melt everyones faces off.
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June 12, 2010 3:41:38 PM

aletoilHierarchy:1. Half Life 32. Duke Nukem Forever3. Portal 2#2 would be historic, and melt everyones faces off.


If Duke Nukem forever ever comes out, it will suck by today's standards. The only people who will play it are the one's old enough to remember the original. It just needs to die for good.
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June 13, 2010 12:33:00 PM

pocketdrummer said:
If Duke Nukem forever ever comes out, it will suck by today's standards. The only people who will play it are the one's old enough to remember the original. It just needs to die for good.


Yeah, but that's millions and millions of gamers. Don't underestimate the 30ish gamer market.
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