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Valve Software Interviewed, Answers All Portal 2 PS3 Questions

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185w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an interview with Valve Software today, who answered nearly every Portal 2 PS3 question on the minds of fans!

To quote: Valve Software has repeatedly described Portal 2 for the PS3 as being "the best console version of the game."

And for good reason, given that you'll get a free PC or Mac version of Portal 2 along with your PS3 copy, as well as exclusive cross-platform PS3-to-PC co-op gameplay and voice chat, Steamworks features and much more. Good stuff!

Not long ago, we asked you to submit your very best PS3 Portal 2 questions. We wanted every nerdy, detail-obsessed question possible and, as we've come to learn, PS3 fans never disappoint.

Last week, we finally cornered Portal 2's Project Lead Joshua Weier and Writer Erik Wolpaw in a bare concrete room under harsh florescent lighting.

We slapped a thick stack of your questions on the table, cracked our knuckles, and extracted the answers via a combination of brow beating, idle threats, and good old-fashioned seduction.

Actually, we just called them on the phone and goofed off for an hour or so. It went something like this:

Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog: I'm one of the people who played...
 

Valve Reveals Portal 2 for PlayStation 3: Steam Details Arrive

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185w ago - Valve VP of Marketing Doug Lombardi has revealed Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 Steam details today for fans, as follows:

A few months back, [Register or Login to view links] announced some initial details of Steam's debut in the PS3 version of [Register or Login to view links].

While people were excited to hear about the PS3 game's inclusion of Steam access to Portal 2 on any PC or Mac, they also had a bunch of questions.

So, here's a bit more info about Steam on the PS3.

Portal 2 for PlayStation 3 is the first title to support Steam on a console. Specifically, that means it offers cross-platform matchmaking, gameplay, friends, chat, and achievements, all powered by Steam.

Steam on the PS3 also saves co-op game progress and single player saved games to the Steam Cloud, enabling players to pick up where they left off on any PlayStation 3.

Steam makes its appearance on the PS3 as an overlay within Portal 2. Here, the Steam overlay provides access to Steam Friends, displaying their in-game or online status and providing a quick pathway to text chats, player profiles, friend requests, and game invites. Steam Achievements are earned in lockstep with PSN Trophies and are also accessible within the...
 

Video: The Mystery Of The Crystal Portal for PSP Hits PSN

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226w ago - G5 Entertainment's Business Development Director Julia Palatovska has shared a video today showcasing The Mystery Of The Crystal Portal, which hits PSP on PSN today.

To quote: Do you like hidden object adventure games? If so, then we've got great news for you: G5 Entertainment has released the very first hidden object game in the minis category on PlayStation Store.

Welcome to The Mystery of the Crystal Portal - a fascinating adventure game that will challenge your attention and associative skills.

What makes The Mystery of the Crystal Portal special? Well, from the very beginning of the game you're involved in an adventure. You meet the journalist Nicole Rankwist whose archaeologist father disappeared during his study of the mysterious Crystal Portal, and together with Nicole, you start your search for Mr. Rankwist.





During your quest you visit various locations around the world, and in each location you are required to find hidden objects to unlock the next scene with more puzzling tasks.

The gameplay has an unusual twist which makes the difference - hidden objects in each scene are brought together in sets, and often objects of one set will be revealed only after you find all objects of another set in...
 

Video: Gabe Newell Reveals at E3 2010 Portal 2 is Coming to PS3

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228w ago - Gabe Newell announced something at E3 2010 even he didn't expect to ever say, and that is that "Portal 2" will be coming to the PS3.

He jokingly said that "Kevin Butler was introduced to him as the VP of sharpening things." He went on to say "When the PlayStation 3 was introduced, I was the one of the platform's biggest critics," said Newell.

"However, Sony has proved that the PlayStation 3 is the most open platform of all the current generation consoles and has worked extremely hard to make the platform the most desirable for consumers and developers.

"As such, we are delighted to announce Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 and believe the Steamworks support included will make it the best console version of the game." This means that Xbox has lost another exclusive that was once never thought to leave.




 

PS3 Game Battles, Ladder and Tournament Portal for PS3 Clans

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277w ago - Today our affiliates over at [Register or Login to view links] let us know about three recently launched sites that are geared towards online PS3 Game Battles, Ladders and a Tournament Portal for PS3 Clans.

The first is [Register or Login to view links], which focuses on Singles and Doubles play. There is a good mix between Fun events and Pay-to-Play events with a [Register or Login to view links]. The Free Entry events also offer prizes such as coupons for the Pay-to-Play events.

Next up is [Register or Login to view links], which offers fun PS3 Ladders and Tournaments for all the major Playstation 3 games such as Call of Duty, GTA 4 and FIFA 09. Clans and Singles compete for prizes such as Free Entry into PS3 Multiplayer's PTP gaming events.

Finally, [Register or Login to view links] is the Web's leading online battle script allows clans, gaming fans and webmasters to offer their members ladders and tournament gaming for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. Watch your community grow as they keep coming back for more!
 
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