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E3 2010: Portal 2 Confirmed, PS3 To Have "Best Version"

Before this, we would've paid good money to have Gabe Newell stand on a PlayStation stage and say that one of his games would be the "best" on the PS3. We just can't believe it happened.

The Valve boss has interrupted the Sony press conference with the news that Portal 2 would not only be coming to Sony's flagship console, the new features will make this version the "best." They showed off a brief teaser trailer and although we have to wait until 2011, the mere fact that it's coming is great news for Valve followers everywhere. Portal was a critically acclaimed title that garnered tons of loyal followers, and the sequel is hotly anticipated by many. We're going to try to get the teaser vid ASAP - as we are with all footage from Sony's press conference - but in the meantime, maybe we should all take back a few of the bad things we've said about Newell... We're impressed that Sony never took any Valve slight personally and worked to land more support for the PS3. We just figured it'd be a cold day in hell when Newell stepped onto any PlayStation-oriented stage anywhere, but hey, this conference is getting more surprising with every passing minute. And it ain't over yet, so stay tuned!

We'll also try to work up a new preview for Portal 2 as soon as there's enough PS3-related information available.

Related Game(s): Portal 2

6/15/2010 3:26:19 PM Ben Dutka

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Evil tele
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:38:03 PM
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one word...

NICE

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gangan19
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 3:55:45 AM

Now the thing is, everyone who said that their not buying his game. is gonna buy his game

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manofchao5
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 1:03:07 PM

yeah, we converted him
one down a few more ta go
wait!, is this exclusive from the way they showed it sry but that would be awesome

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:38:30 PM
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All Hail the King. Portal2 looks mighty interesting. Also he mentioned Steam for the PS3.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:45:23 PM

Well, Hi thar.

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Karosso
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:07:01 PM

Look who is back!
We all missed you man! OK maybe not all of us but... About time you showed up.
So, what is your take on this surprise? Hope some of their new games work better on the PS3 and are designed from the ground up on it.
Welcome back Bro!


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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:09:21 PM

All it took was a little Gabe to get Limited out of the wood works! ha

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:25:40 PM

Does a Gabe molest a Vertigo in the woods? Yeah, till he has to take stage.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:27:03 PM

Maybe thats why he looked winded. lol

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 7:32:10 AM

If by King you mean Gabe... I'll pass.

Sorry but he needs to do more than that to wash the memories of his stupid comments bashing the PS3 out of my mind.

This is a start however. Portal Rocks

EDIT:
Just watched the video... at least he admitted that the comments he said deserved a punch in the face

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nogoat23
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:38:55 PM
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Wow, cool.

Also: this is the 13th article of the day. New psxextreme record?

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Zorigo
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:40:12 PM
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY

please say the above in a high pitched throaty voice (like a growling hiro nakamura, but as he would say, YATA!)

WOOOOT

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:43:28 PM
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Twisted metal hells yeaaahhhhhh

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:44:44 PM
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omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg omfg

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:46:45 PM

I know, it looks amazing!

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:52:30 PM

I can now die a happy man

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:09:59 PM

And TEG wonders why people always thumb him down.

::facepalm::

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:12:13 PM

ermmmmm why???

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:33:19 PM

And Jawknee can't count, either. lol

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:46:08 PM

@ Jaw

Apparently u are still ill-harted from last time, anyhow have a good day Mr

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556pineapple
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:44:52 PM
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I'm just as surprised by this as when Kojima was on the Xbox stage last year. Except this time I'm happy. The bit about "Kevin Butler: VP of Sharpening Things" was great.

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Highlander
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:45:44 PM
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Newel took the stage knowing that he'd have a frosty reception and more or less apologized by recognizing his mis-conduct and joking about it a bit.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:46:30 PM

He looked winded too, pretty funny.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:52:07 PM

He looked finally defeated.

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sonic1899
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:20:04 PM

I was almost expecting him to cry

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:44:54 PM

I really hate apologies. I almost always accept them...strike another name off the sh!t list. (I'm a lover not a fighter)

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frylock25
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:48:53 PM
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thats funny that fat bastard finally put the cheeseburger down long enough to learn to program for the ps3. good for them

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sticklife
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 8:39:16 PM

Aw... Funny stuff.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:51:45 PM
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Not all that interested in this but how are they gonna make it the best version? It would have to be the LEAD platform wouldn't it?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:17:57 PM

He said it would use Steam to push out updates and DLC automatically on the PS3 just like it will on the PC, which is something M$ft won't allow. Free DLC (this is something Valve believes in doing for its titles) on the 360, hell no!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:26:49 PM

Oh, I thought he meant performance wise and graphically.

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inkme101
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:51:53 PM
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who cares about this! did you see twisted metal? OMFG!!!!!!!!!!

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inkme101
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:52:27 PM
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so ben was twisted metal your secret exclusive? or was it mentioned at all!

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Fane1024
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:10:40 PM

Ben said they weren't planning on announcing "his" exclusive until July.

I loved Portal, so I'm very happy that I'll get to play Portal 2.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 8:33:54 PM

So, it turns out it was TM.

I stand corrected (sort of).

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Rings0fUranus
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 3:54:52 PM
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Gabe Newell eats everything! Including his own words! :) Sorry, had to say it.

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sonic1899
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:06:42 PM

No, you're very accurate for the most part

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artson1966
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:01:57 PM
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This will be a flame war for the year...... lol
kinda fitting though turn about is fair play....just shows you how much Sony has gained this last year in fanbase and psn subscriptions.... I do feel a great need to get the Move on dayone not only will it be cheaper then Kinect, but it also will offer far better start lineup in this gamers opinion at a price i'm willing to pay....

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Jed
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:04:31 PM
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I just saw this live over the interwebz. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

I thought it was de blob. - sorry, I just love Gabe Newell jokes.

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CharlesD
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:08:22 PM
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Portal 2 huh? vry nice. If it is superior on the PS3 then I will be happy to add it to the list :)

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Kai200X
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:09:24 PM
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It was a total surprise to see him there. Whoa! but still I don't know if I will buy Portal2

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sticklife
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 8:42:15 PM

Why not? It rocks, I was pretty sad every time I seen anything on portal two, but not now.

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Superman915
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:12:31 PM
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So does this mean were getting left 4 dead??????

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JackC8
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:12:35 PM
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I can't believe the job Sony is doing for us - getting the dyed-in-the-wool PS3 hater to say that our version of Portal 2 will be better than the Xbox version. I'm shedding a little tear of joy at having bought a PS3 now :)

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sonic1899
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:14:46 PM
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This was certainly a surprise. It's hard to believe that someone that once stated--

"The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted."

..and..

"I'd say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a do over. Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it'"

..decide to show up at the conference and say that the so-called 'disaster' will be getting best version. Eating you're own words has a bitter aftertaste, doesn't it?

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Orvisman
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:19:58 PM

Only if he took a second to chew and savor them... but... come on ... look at the man, he doesn't chew and savor as much as scarf.

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ps3sownsxbox360
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:28:15 PM
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playstation stole the show

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Thinker
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:31:02 PM
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I admit - that was a bit unexpected.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:31:05 PM
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Atta boy Gabe! The buffet's on me tonight!

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:45:24 PM

Just had to huh! lol!

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sonic1899
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:39:40 PM
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I like the fact that Sony gave generous support for Valve as he said and allowed Gabe to make an appearance. They could've simply not let him show up at the conference; I'm not sure if MS would've done that if he dissed the xbox.

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Highlander
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 6:53:39 PM

This showed one thing to me that is a lesson we could all do with learning. Sony showed by helping Valve that they were "the bigger man". We could all do a lot more being "the bigger man" and forgiving people and ignoring their mistakes. In the end, being the bigger man earns you more respect and loyalty than retaliating.

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sticklife
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 8:44:43 PM

Well said highlander.

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SvenMD
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:13:22 PM

Between Highlander and Wage SLAVES, I'm getting all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 2:54:08 PM

It's better to be warm and fuzzy than cold and prickly.

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booze925
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:47:30 PM
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does this mean valve is now a multiplatfoms dev?
all we need now is left 4 dead and counter-strike.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:52:44 PM

Why? they are better on the PC.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:56:29 PM

I'd rather have Half-Life

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sticklife
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 8:46:06 PM

I can live without half life but I'd really like the next team fortress(in 7 years or so) to be on the ps3 too.

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:50:06 PM
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I really liked the first Portal, which I just played and finished(on the same day) a couple of weeks back, and it was a real shocker to see this guy up on the Sony stage all apologizing for his own dumb ass acts, and I'm glad we all get the better console version of Portal 2, which I'm definitely doing to get, someday.

SONY SHALL CONQUER ALL.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 4:56:06 PM
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I love how they used GLADOS to announce the surprise.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 8:36:53 PM

This IS a triumph.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:03:54 PM
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Hezzron,

You'll go broke trying to offer him all those "Cheeseburgers in Paradise"

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NeoHumpty
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:06:43 PM
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Yeah, if he hadn't pissed me off so bad in the past, I would have felt bad for him. Too bad my girlfriend realizes what a dork she's dating now because of the shock that came over me when he came out onto the stage. It was a very "No Way!" moment. It was awesome.

Guess it would be asking too much for a Team Fortress update, huh? Oh, well. Good to see you come to the other side, Gabe.

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leatherface
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 5:48:09 PM
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leave some cake for us Gabe.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 8:34:16 PM

Lol

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___________
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 3:47:08 AM

more fat jokes.
come on guys seriously GROW UP!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 2:30:02 PM

I'm sorry, if you can't take a joke then you need to grow up.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 12:34:21 PM

No cake for you, either, fat with no name!

(This was a fat joke, yes.)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 7:37:20 PM
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SONY: Valve connects Steam to PS3
complemented by Valve's digital distribution smarts

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/39599/SONY-Valve-connects-Steam-to-PS3

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 10:49:38 PM
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Gabe,
I shall now forgive you for all the hateful thing's you said in the past about the Playstation 3.

Here, have a free plate of food, on me.

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bridgera
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:19:45 PM
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Hey Gabe, since you stopped bashing the PS3 and its community, I guess I'll stop bashing you.

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Milonakis
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 @ 11:24:10 PM
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E3 kicked some major @$$ this year. I am super stoked for next year now. :D

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 2:02:22 AM
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HAHA. Maybe they'll follow Level-5's example and put the first on the same disc. Too hopeful? Oh well, loved the original Portal, the only game I've regretted trading in, and this is definitely hitting my list.

Ben, Arnold, John, you lads effing rock for hitting us up with all this info.

As far as Gabe goes, "He shall not be baked, but there will still be cake!" Thankyou SONY!
Peace.

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___________
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 3:45:28 AM
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correction, the ps3 version will be the best CONSOLE version. the PC version will still be the best version.
anyway its funny how everyones attitude towards valve has suddenly changed.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 8:47:00 AM
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A genius move this was. it gets rid of a lot of bad blood. I especially loved the "lets put our differences behind us"

Unlike Kojima who really looked like he did NOT want to be at the microsoft keynote, gabe looked geniunely excited at what he was announcing.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 9:20:30 AM
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Is not that a shock to anyone else? I mean Valve and Gabe Newell and Portal 2 being revealed at Sonys Conference? I am ecstatic really, Portal 2 looks amazing, this means 5 years from now Episode 3 will come to the PS3 as well.

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Phoelix
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 @ 9:38:32 AM
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Wow. I forgive all his past insults.

Impress us.

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animalmother
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 7:05:58 AM
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This is great news and with his comments i find it was a great way to un-do alot of things he said. It was much faster than we anticipated. The game looks great but i have no interest in it whatsoever, but im glad its being made and i hope it sells amazing, so that Valve will make more products.
I don't give a rats @$$ how long its been, i'ld love to see a new PS3 version of the classic Counterstrike. While its an older game, at the core its not too different from other shooters, save for player count and map count.(I leave obvious graphic and vehicle factors out here).

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