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Portal 2 Dated, New Gameplay Demonstration

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 30 comments

The date is not a lie.

Portal was one of the most pleasant surprises in recent gaming history, and that's even with it coming from a pedigree of great games from Valve Software. But Portal now is no longer an unknown and everyone is looking forward to the second one.

Mark your calendars, everyone, Portal 2 is coming on February 9, 2011. Yes, it's still all the way in next year, but at least we know exactly when… unlike for Episode 3.

In related news, The Office co-writer Stephen Merchant will be voicing Wheatley, the "Buddy Sphere".

Check out the latest demonstration of Portal 2 from GamesCom, courtesy of IGN.

Portal 2 GamesCom

Portal 2 GamesCom

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    dan117 , August 20, 2010 11:13 AM
    this should have been red news...
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    megahustler , August 20, 2010 12:53 PM
    "We both said a lot of things you're going to regret."

    Should be a Hallmark card...
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    Spanky Deluxe , August 20, 2010 11:09 AM
    Looks amazing. Alas this is Steam time so February 9th, 2011 probably means August 24th, 2011 at the earliest. :(  It probably also means that Half-Life 2: Episode Three is at least about two years away still.
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    dan117 , August 20, 2010 11:13 AM
    this should have been red news...
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    nevertell , August 20, 2010 11:30 AM
    Hope they port it to linux too.
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    adikos , August 20, 2010 11:54 AM
    yay!

    least they gave a date. blizzard is worse, i know valve isnt perfect, but they didnt use a vague 'soon' or 'when its done' (im looking at you grrm). i appreciate the fact they gave a DATE.

    ill be preordering.
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    plasmastorm , August 20, 2010 11:59 AM
    The bot at the start of Vid 1 sounds like Rickky Gervase. Oh god no......
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    megahustler , August 20, 2010 12:53 PM
    "We both said a lot of things you're going to regret."

    Should be a Hallmark card...
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    yzfr1guy , August 20, 2010 12:57 PM
    Portal 2 FTW!! This looks more difficult and the graphics appear even better, I can't wait to try figuring out the levels, especially after catching a buzz :) 
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    ImagineTek , August 20, 2010 12:58 PM
    Actually the bot in Vid 1 sounds like his writing and performing partner in many things Steve Merchant not Ricky. In fact that's exactly who it is.
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    SirGCal , August 20, 2010 1:43 PM
    I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited!!!
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    Trueno07 , August 20, 2010 2:23 PM
    Damn that game looks good. (And did you see the repulsion gell effects in the second vid!? The modding community around Gmod has been trying to do that forever!)
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    nukemaster , August 20, 2010 2:31 PM
    Looks good.
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    Anonymous , August 20, 2010 2:59 PM
    Is that annoying British commentary running throughout the game? I got fed up with it in 7 seconds. The least they could have done is to use a female voice. I hope they remove that crap before the game comes out.
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    theuerkorn , August 20, 2010 3:33 PM
    Looks great.
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    TheRockMonsi , August 20, 2010 3:46 PM
    Heck yes, I loved the first Portal - can't wait for the second!!!!!!!!
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    redrabbit803 , August 20, 2010 4:07 PM
    Portal reminds me of a modern remake of an old puzzle game called Chip's Challenge. But kick ass. God that was a fun game. Can't wait for Portal 2.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip%27s_Challenge

    Quote:
    Damn that game looks good. (And did you see the repulsion gell effects in the second vid!? The modding community around Gmod has been trying to do that forever!)


    Yes but usually for all the wrong reasons. I can see it now. Kids with modified Alex skins, facial effects for a nice touch, and gel effects of a different color that I can not name here. OH GOD!..... I think you get the picture.
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    zyzeast , August 20, 2010 4:13 PM
    megahustler"We both said a lot of things you're going to regret."Should be a Hallmark card...

    I was lol'ing so hard when i watched that part.
    Video looks amazing, can't wait for the game.
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    mlopinto2k1 , August 20, 2010 4:26 PM
    Now THIS looks awesome!
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    Mulder19 , August 20, 2010 6:15 PM
    The graphics look really great! I hope Ep 3 looks this sexy.
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    gmarsack , August 20, 2010 6:17 PM
    Looks like a ton of fun. Hopefully, it's as easy to beat as the first one!
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    Trialsking , August 20, 2010 8:13 PM
    The new gels and traps/gadgets look way cool. Cant wait to see what puzzles are in store.
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