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A Peek at Portal 2 Co-op, Where You Play Robots

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Expect lots of portal gun shenanigans from your co-op buddies.

The introduction of cooperative gameplay in Portal 2 has us excited. Little is known about how things will work with two players, each with his (or its) own portal gun, but GameTrailers has the exclusive teaser trailer from Valve giving the first look at coop.

From it, we gleamed that it'll be a robot duo with dual portal guns. If only February 9, 2011 could be here sooner.

A Peek at Portal 2 Co-op

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    winner4455 , August 24, 2010 4:01 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?



    Because you have a bad taste in games :|
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    stige , August 24, 2010 4:22 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?

    you didn't get any cake?
  • 19 Hide
    Anomalyx , August 24, 2010 4:10 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?

    Must have had a bad experience with the neurotoxin.
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    bustapr , August 24, 2010 3:12 PM
    Awesome, will definitely buy this.
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    visa , August 24, 2010 3:24 PM
    Love me some co-op; can't wait for this game.

    Maybe this will be the first step in figuring out a viable way to introduce the portal gun somehow into multiplayer.
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    flightmare , August 24, 2010 3:57 PM
    He came out of the last portal the wrong side up.
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    winner4455 , August 24, 2010 4:01 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?



    Because you have a bad taste in games :|
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    Anomalyx , August 24, 2010 4:10 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?

    Must have had a bad experience with the neurotoxin.
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    theubersmurf , August 24, 2010 4:17 PM
    It's interesting, when I had first seen the two robots, I felt certain that the portal guns they had would each be half of the same portal, but it looks like they plan on two full portal guns if that video is accurate.
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    stige , August 24, 2010 4:22 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?

    you didn't get any cake?
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    michaelssw , August 24, 2010 4:24 PM
    Quote:
    you didn't get any cake?


    Because he has to share the cake now
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    Parsian , August 24, 2010 4:28 PM
    I just refused the cake last night... for real, i just finished the Portal last night even though i bought the Orange Box on the first day of release.
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    mchawk , August 24, 2010 4:37 PM
    I hope each player get half of the portal in co-op...
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    zaznet , August 24, 2010 4:56 PM
    mchawkI hope each player get half of the portal in co-op...


    It looks like each player had a different Portal gun based on the colors used in the original Portal.

    My only complaint about the video is it looks like a very quick mission complete and something that short doesn't give a good sense of high levels of cooperation. They shot ONE portal and it was over? I'm highly anticipating this game but this video didn't do much for me.
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    porkfist , August 24, 2010 5:19 PM
    zaznetIt looks like each player had a different Portal gun based on the colors used in the original Portal.My only complaint about the video is it looks like a very quick mission complete and something that short doesn't give a good sense of high levels of cooperation. They shot ONE portal and it was over? I'm highly anticipating this game but this video didn't do much for me.



    I believe the point of this trailer is merely to give you a rough idea of how the co-op mode will work, and get your imagination going. If you're looking to be wowed by the complexity of the puzzles, check out some videos closer to the release date or walkthroughs on youtube following it's release.
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    blackened144 , August 24, 2010 5:20 PM
    zaznetIt looks like each player had a different Portal gun based on the colors used in the original Portal.My only complaint about the video is it looks like a very quick mission complete and something that short doesn't give a good sense of high levels of cooperation. They shot ONE portal and it was over? I'm highly anticipating this game but this video didn't do much for me.

    But to be fair the first few levels in the original Portal were pretty quick and easy. They are only there to get you used to the mechanics of playing.
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    jimmysmitty , August 24, 2010 5:24 PM
    zaznetIt looks like each player had a different Portal gun based on the colors used in the original Portal.My only complaint about the video is it looks like a very quick mission complete and something that short doesn't give a good sense of high levels of cooperation. They shot ONE portal and it was over? I'm highly anticipating this game but this video didn't do much for me.


    Its a teaser. That could just be the end of 'a' level.

    Plus it means you could be mean and send your buddy into the smasher.

    And considering they both have portals, I would surmise that it will take a lot of co-op.
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    someguynamedmatt , August 24, 2010 5:26 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?

    Because you've never played it. :D  I was the same way before I got it free from Steam one weekend, but it's awesome once you start playing it.
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    Morgan3rd , August 24, 2010 5:35 PM
    Its funny that level is actually more complicated than it first seemed. You really do need two people to solve it. Really looks live valve is putting a lot of work into portal though... I hope the big budget treats the game well.
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    zaznet , August 24, 2010 6:06 PM
    porkfistIf you're looking to be wowed by the complexity of the puzzles, check out some videos closer to the release date


    I was just very underwhelmed after the jaw dropping teaser of the single player content. Not like it has lessened my anticipation for the game itself. I'm sure later levels will be more complex and interactions with the other player more critical to complete each puzzle.
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    Usersname , August 24, 2010 6:24 PM
    Fetali am not attracted to this game. why?



    Don't like cake?
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    FlairFan , August 24, 2010 6:28 PM
    Agreed that it's actually a good example. Understated yet with some depth. You couldn't do it single. The "jumper" can't use its portal gun at all... the fizzler would close any portal created by the jumper's gun. And the timing for the final portal needs to be right. And if they incorporate the 'paints' too, these could be some mind-numbing puzzles!
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