Portal 2 DLC (finally) coming in September


After waiting not-so-patiently for what seems like a lifetime (4 months!), the first bit of Portal 2’s DLC, a promised release of “summer”, finally has a more definitive release window.

Speaking with Kotaku, Valve’s Doug Lombardi assures us that the content, which includes new maps, leaderboards, and challenge modes, will be released in mid-September.
Quoth Lombardi, “That’s still technically Summer.”

If it weren’t Valve, this wasn’t Portal 2, and it wasn’t free, one might be inclined to be a bit miffed.

Source: Joystiq

Also, the amazing poster seen above is by Valve artist Tristan Reidford, prints of which can be ordered through ThinkGeek.
As an aside, I’d still like to know what’s taking so long with getting Volume 3 of the soundtrack out?

Portal 2 “Songs to Test By” Volume 2 available NAOW!


If you’re anything like me (read: Obsessive about Portal 2) you’ve no doubt been listening to Volume One of Portal 2’s soundtrack on, more or less, a continuous loop.

Well, Good News for your ear holes, Volume Two is out today, right now, right HERE!

Volume Two is 18 tracks, clocking in at right around an hour of glorious test ambiance. If Valve follows the same release schedule for Volume Three, it should be out in about a month, completing the set.

Source: Valve via Kotaku

Team Fortress 2 is FREE!


Speaking with the website Develop, Valve’s Robin Walker has revealed that the massively popular, insanely awesome Team Fortress 2 has gone free-to-play, forever and ever (amen).

Good news, surely, for folk who have never played Valve’s lovely little FPS. The new F2P model is split into Free and Premium accounts, the latter being for players who had purchased the game prior to the switch or who have made a purchase of any amount in the Mann Co. Store.

The Team Fortress 2 Free-2-Play FAQ, detailing everything, can be found HERE.

Source: Kotaku