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Free Portal 2 DLC Coming on October 4

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Valve's first DLC pack for Portal 2 will be free and available for all platforms next week.

Friday Valve Software's Doug Lombardi sent over an email (in BIG TEXT) announcing that the first DLC pack for Portal 2 will be free and rolled out on October 4, 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Mac. Called Portal 2: Peer Review, the content will be automatically downloaded via Steam on PC and Mac -- console owners will need to manually download the add-on via their respective networks.

In "Peer Review," gamers and their friends will continue the story of loyal bots P-Body and Atlas as they puzzle their way through a mysterious new co-op test track and once again match wits with GLaDOS. The DLC also features a single player and co-op Challenge Mode, and leaderboards to compare Challenge Mode scores with friends and the Portal community.

"To hold you over until the release next week, visit here for the final installment of the Portal 2 soundtrack Music to Test By," Valve said.

Valve's first-person puzzle-platform game Portal 2 originally launched on all four platforms on April 19, 2011. Players assume the role of Chell in the single-player campaign, and as one of two robots, Atlas and P-Body, in the co-operative campaign. The Xbox 360 version is the only one that doesn't include Valve's Steamworks distribution platform, leaving Xbox 360 owners out in the cold while gamers on the other three enjoy cross-platform, co-op gameplay.

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    plznote , October 2, 2011 2:57 AM
    Free DLC is the way to go.
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    amdfangirl , October 2, 2011 5:20 AM
    Here is an example of good customer care.
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    ElectroGoofy , October 2, 2011 4:06 AM
    Glad to hear the word "free" in there... none of this pay for content garbage :)  (like bot customizing, for example)
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  • 24 Hide
    plznote , October 2, 2011 2:57 AM
    Free DLC is the way to go.
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    lilotimz , October 2, 2011 3:30 AM
    this is ..a...................triumph...
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    i'm making a note here
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    huge.
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    success
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    ElectroGoofy , October 2, 2011 4:06 AM
    Glad to hear the word "free" in there... none of this pay for content garbage :)  (like bot customizing, for example)
  • 15 Hide
    amdfangirl , October 2, 2011 5:20 AM
    Here is an example of good customer care.
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    ojas , October 2, 2011 6:03 AM
    DLCs for Science! :) 
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    jaysbob , October 2, 2011 6:06 AM
    where's Half Life 3?
  • 6 Hide
    Lmeow , October 2, 2011 9:38 AM
    If only this was the same with Activision.
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    nukemaster , October 2, 2011 12:09 PM
    jaysbobwhere's Half Life 3?

    Damn straight(HL2 : ep3).

    it is becoming DNF all over again
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    husker , October 2, 2011 12:34 PM
    Just my theory, but the next half life episode will begin to merge with the story line of Portal. Valve is working the story line of Portal until it finally catches up with half-live, as well as making sure that the game engine is fully mature to handle both the Half Life game and the Portal game. This will allow the portal gun to work in Half Life. Just a guess on my part.
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    Gman450 , October 2, 2011 1:46 PM
    Nice one, although I'll have to get my portal 2 discs again, not where was it...
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    Gman450 , October 2, 2011 1:47 PM
    not-now*
    :) 
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    SirGCal , October 2, 2011 3:47 PM
    YES!!! Free DLC... The way it was supposed to be... Not pocket-padding for a few new maps... Kick-butt Valve!
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    stingray71 , October 2, 2011 3:51 PM
    Awesome Game. Can't wait for the DLC.
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    Yo_D , October 2, 2011 8:07 PM
    Yay more co-op missions :D 
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    danwat1234 , October 2, 2011 9:30 PM
    Where is half-life: Black Mesa?
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    DroKing , October 2, 2011 9:56 PM
    *sigh* I wanna marry you valve -_-
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    Raidur , October 3, 2011 7:16 AM
    Love how they call a content patch "free DLC".

    "DLC" has ruined free after-release content. IMO, it's pathetic.

    At least Valve hasn't fallen to the madness. Koodos.
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    eddieroolz , October 3, 2011 10:00 AM
    I just played the original Portal. Its a good game.
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    mobrocket , October 3, 2011 12:46 PM
    Interesting move... they dont need to offer anything the game was awesome and not the number 60 ones...

    i guess this is stuff they wanted to have and didnt make it in time for productin???
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    Anonymous , October 3, 2011 12:58 PM
    Notice their "summer" dlc that was supposed to be released "mid-september" is now being released in october.... and yet for the most part people are still completely content. Why? Because people appreciate the fact that valve actually has enough respect for their own product to finish it before it gets released, not to mention enough respect for their customers to make it free. None of that "release a half-finished game and then sell the rest of it a month later for another $10" bullshit. Thanks Valve :) 
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