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Valve’s Gabe Newell Praises Sony For Allowing Cross-Platform Play On PS3, Says Firm Should Be Rewarded

by Ernice Gilbert on August 20th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Sony, Valve

Valve boss Gabe Newell has come out in the open to thank Sony for allowing cross-platform play between PS3 and PC for Portal 2, adding the firm should be rewarded for the positive and important move.

Crysis 2 Sells 3 Million, Dead Space 2 And Portal 2 Surpass 2 Million, Battlefield 3 Pre-Orders Skyrocket

by Ernice Gilbert on July 27th, 2011, under EA, News

EA in its first quarter 12 financials unveiled some very interesting and encouraging stats. Let’s start with the giant in the room: FIFA 11 sales, including digital and mobile downloads, are closing in on 15 million units, while Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has sold over 9 million copies. But that’s not all.

24 Games for £24.99 – Steam Sale Is Getting Crazy

by Joseph Garrett on July 6th, 2011, under Valve

If you were unaware steam have been holding a “Summer Camp Sale” since June 30th. It has been bringing some of the best titles available on steam for tiny prices. After releasing Team Fortress 2 for free, it seems Valve want you to own all their games for next to nothing.

Massive Steam Sale Starts Today

by Ernice Gilbert on June 30th, 2011, under Hot, News, Valve

Show me a gamer who doesn’t love a good deal and I’ll drink a full bottle of vodka with no chaser. Every gamer love a good sale, and today, a massive one begins on Steam. We’ve got details below the break.

Quick Quenchers: Portal 2 Sells 3 Million Copies

by Ernice Gilbert on June 22nd, 2011, under EA, Hot, News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Valve’s Gabe Newell has announced that their puzzle shooter Portal 2 has sold more than 3 million copies since launch.

Get Portal 2′s Soundtrack For Free, Courtesy Valve

by Ernice Gilbert on May 25th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS3, Valve, Xbox 360

Being the awesome developer that it is, Valve’s giving away the soundtrack of Portal 2 for free via the game’s official website.

“Jerks” Should Pay Extra For Games, Says Valve Boss

by Ernice Gilbert on May 17th, 2011, under Hot, News, Valve

There are two types of people playing games online according to Valve boss Gabe Newell, the “jerks” who stink up servers and cause other gamers to turn away, and the “likeable” ones who are fun to play with and whenever they come online, other gamers flock to them.

In like manner, the “stinkers” should be charged extra to play, and the “likeables” should be given games free of charge.

Video Thirst: Portal 2 Developer Commentary, The Singleplayer Part 4

by Joseph Garrett on May 9th, 2011, under Valve, Video Thirst

This is the final video of the Portal 2 developer commentaries, it contains all of the commentary nodes from the chapters The Itch and The Part Where He Kills You. It has the commentary nodes all of the way to the games epic finale, so this is not something that you don’t want to miss.

Video Thirst: Portal 2, Developer Commentary, The Singleplayer Part 3

by Joseph Garrett on May 8th, 2011, under Valve, Video Thirst, Videos

Another day brings another look at the making of the modern classic that it, Portal 2. If you have been follow these videos then you should have a good idea of the effort that Valve puts into these games. Now it’s time to look at some of the games later levels, in the dark depths of the old Aperture science.

Video Thirst: Portal 2, Developer Commentary, The Singleplayer Part 2

by Joseph Garrett on May 7th, 2011, under Valve, Video Thirst

We continue our look at the developer commentaries in Portal 2 with more of the games singleplayer. This video contains all of the commentary node’s from the chapters, The Cold Boot, The Return, The Surprise and The Escape. So if you have ever wondered what the life cycle of a turret is, How they worked our the trajectory of the catapults, and what character use be a group of characters, then this video will answer your questions.

Video Thirst: Portal 2 Developer Commentary, The Singleplayer

Got some more of Portal 2′s developer commentaries, and this time they are from the singleplayer. It is great to play through the game normally with the addition of commentary, but sometimes you wanna skip the puzzles and just get straight to the commentary. This is especially so as you can’t save during the commentary mode, so unless you complete each chapter in one sitting, you could miss the last commentaries in each chapter. But don’t worry, I have recorded all of the commentaries for you, so all you have to do is sit comfy and press play.

Video Thirst: Portal 2 Developer Commentary, More On Co-op

by Joseph Garrett on May 5th, 2011, under Valve, Video Thirst

We continue our look at the portal 2 developer commentaries with the second half of the co-op commentaries.

Portal 2 Developer Commentary: Confidence Building

by Joseph Garrett on May 4th, 2011, under gameplay, Valve, Video Thirst

Developer Commentaries are becoming a standard edition with Valve’s games, but few other developers have tried anything similar. This is surprising as they are such a worthy addiction to their games. How else would i know how they decided which pitch to make the zombies grunt in Left 4 Dead, or how the pattern’s in the walls draw peoples attention to specific areas in portal 1.

Portal 2 Holds Firm To Number 1 On UK Charts

by Ernice Gilbert on May 3rd, 2011, under EA, Hot, News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

How is it a puzzle game can do so well on sales charts around the world, beating out such titles as Mortal Kombat and the rest? Simple: Valve made it, that’s why, and in the UK, Portal 2 holds firm the number 1 spot.

Video Thirst: Is Portal 2 The Funniest Game Ever Made?

by Joseph Garrett on April 30th, 2011, under Funny Stuff, Valve, Video Thirst

Comedy in a video game isn’t an easy thing to do. And I mean real comedy, not one liners cracked during cut-scences. To get the comedy timing right, when you don’t know what the player will be doing or where they will be looking is no small feat. So the fact that Valve managed to create a small group of characters that will keep you howling with laughter throughout, is a true testament to there game design, as well as the games brilliant writing.