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Portal free on Mac and PC for a limited time

Posted in Apple Mac, PC, Valve with tags , , on May 12, 2010 by James Love

Good news folks, Portal is free on Steam!

To celebrate the launch of the platform on Mac’s, Portal is free of charge. Simply go to the Store page, click the Portal banner and add Portal to your library of games at no cost.

But act quick, it’s only until the 24th of May.

The Passing DLC coming to L4D2

Posted in PC, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , on April 21, 2010 by James Love

Valve have today announced the first piece of DLC for their zombie shooter, Left 4 Dead 2.

Titled ‘The Passing’, the new DLC brings the original Left 4 Dead survivors into meeting with the new characters. The DLC will bring new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative modes.

The DLC will be available April 22nd on 360 and PC, with it costing 560MS points on Xbox and nothing at all on PC. Lovely.

Check out the full PR after the jump.

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Steam coming to Mac

Posted in Apple Mac, Valve with tags on March 8, 2010 by James Love

After the rumours of Valve considering development on the PlayStation 3 they’ve just gone and dropped a bombshell in the shape of Steam making the transition from PC to Mac.

Steam’s massive back catalogue will be available for download on Mac featuring games such as the Left 4 Dead series, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike, Portal, and the Half-Life games from April onwards.

Portal 2 will see Valve’s first simultaneous release for Mac and Windows, with Josh Weier, Portal 2 Project Lead saying “This makes it very easy for us and for anyone using Source to do game development for the Mac.”

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Portal 2 scans seep onto the ‘net

Posted in PC, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags on March 7, 2010 by James Love

Having been announced via Steam to be “coming holiday season,” scans of Portal 2 from Game Informer have cropped up on the net.

Head over to PALGN to see the scans.

[Thanks to VG247]

Portal 2: The Clues So Far

Posted in Valve with tags , on March 2, 2010 by Chris Hawke

While it may be news to all you non-PC players out there, yesterday, Portal received a mysterious update yesterday that immediately prompted excitement in the PC community. So, why should you be excited? Well, GOONL!NE have rounded up all that’s been happening, and it all seems to point to Portal 2…

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Valve considering PlayStation 3 development

Posted in PlayStation 3, Valve with tags , on February 19, 2010 by James Love

Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek has offered PlayStation 3 owners a glimmer of hope that Valve titles may eventually make their way over to Sony’s console.

Speaking to Edge Faliszek said, ““Before we do anything on the PS3 we need to be able to support it in the right way, but we’ll look at it, and I’m sure down the road we’ll do it.”

Valve’s MD Gabe Newell had famously described the PlayStation 3 as “a total disaster on so many levels” and “a waste of everybody’s time,” however Faliszek’s statement may indicate a change of heart at the company. Whether Newell ranks among them remains to be seen.

[Via MCV]

GOONL!NE: The Game of the Year Awards 2009

Posted in 2k Games, Activision, Atari, Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Eidos, Final Fantasy XIII, Konami, Microsoft Games Studios, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Take Two, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on December 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

It’s that time of year, folks.

The time where we sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff and find out which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Daddy or Chips? But in our case, Uncharted 2 or Modern Warfare 2.

These are just two of the game that are in the running for Game of the Year 2009, alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter IV.

We do have other awards too though, you know. So, let’s not waste any other time, and let’s get cracking. All of the awards are below.

Just one thing though: all of the staff involved in the process, both full-time and freelance, had a clean slate. They were free to pick any game that was on the consoles as their nomination. Basically, you picked Left 4 Dead 2 as a nomination in GOTY, it would also go down as your vote for GOTY. Same for all the other categories.

This could mean you may only see one game completely run away with it in one category, while it becoming very close in others.

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