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Post by blaze0041 @ 09:35am 15/02/11 | 33 Comments
Valve have announced that pre-orders for the highly anticipated Portal 2 are now open - you can hit it up in the Steam store. The details:
- 44.99USD (-10%, regular price 49.99USD) (Same price as US)
- The 2 Pack: 79.98 (-20%, regular price 99.98USD)
- Pre-purchase bonus: Free copy of Portal, giftable if you already own it.
Other retailers appear to have their own exclusive pre-order bonuses (such as Amazon), no word from EB Games, GAME or JB Hi-Fi regarding this. EB has listed the console versions at AU108.00.

Apparently, the PS3 version also comes with a Steamplay (PC/Mac) copy. promoted/edited forum item



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Tim Tibbetts
Posted 09:37am 15/2/11
Ordered my 2 pack this morning. SOooo looking forward to it, and it's pretty darn cheap for 2 copies.
Midda
Posted 09:47am 15/2/11
Yeah, I'm gonna wait and see how much OzGameShop has the PS3 version. Not that I'll play it on PS3, but if it's the same price and comes with the Steam version as well, I may as well. Besides, I'm interested to see how Steam is going to work on PS3.
Saint
Posted 10:23am 15/2/11
Overpriced IMO. In no rush to play it so I'll wait until it eventually makes it to a steam sale.
deeper
Posted 10:56am 15/2/11
I didn't even get what all the rage was about the first one, I found it next to mindless :e
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 11:56am 15/2/11
I thought the first one was great, and I'm really looking to the second one as it's one of the few games my partner plays so I'm looking forward to co-op.

This should be great, and for $40 I think the pricing is fine.
`ViPER`
Posted 12:00pm 15/2/11
Is it more of a full game than portal one, cause that was only a few hours, a brilliant few hours, but not realy worth a full game price, and the replayability is pretty limited.
Raven
Posted 12:11pm 15/2/11
WTF is the 2 pack?
blaze0041
Posted 12:13pm 15/2/11
@Raven: Two copies of Portal 2, and you send one to a friend.
CHUB
Posted 12:13pm 15/2/11
2 copies for $80 rather then 1 for $45.

Bit disappointed with the preorder bonus, 10% and a game I already have, lame.
blaze0041
Posted 12:24pm 15/2/11
Other stores have worse preorder bonuses, mainly skins/decals for the Co-op campaign.
Examples:
Gamestop (US): http://www.gamestop.com/ps3/games/portal-2/78402#bonusFeatures
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Portal-2-Pc/dp/B002I0JIQW/ref=sr_1_3?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1297732962&sr=1-3
Eorl
Posted 12:31pm 15/2/11
I can't really see them giving any good pre-order to be honest. Nothing really to give :S
carson
Posted 12:50pm 15/2/11
@Viper, I'm certain the game will be a full game. Valve never disappoint with releases and I'm sure the replayability will be great given it's got co-op amungst other things
ravn0s
Posted 01:49pm 15/2/11
i think i remember reading that the co-op alone is twice as long as the first game.

last edited by ravn0s at 13:49:07 15/Feb/11
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 01:03pm 15/2/11
The first game was really more of a tech/concept demo than anything - so yes I would expect this to be longer. If you liked the first one, then why wouldn't you buy the second? It's going to be better in every way!!
Khel
Posted 01:24pm 15/2/11
And it has Stephen Merchant
csirac
Posted 02:53pm 15/2/11
co-op is reason enough to get this. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
kettels
Posted 03:11pm 15/2/11
I really loved the first one but i dont know how they can change it so much to justify it being a long/longer game and full price. Although if anyone can do it its valve
Tremble
Posted 03:34pm 15/2/11
I really loved the first one but i dont know how they can change it so much to justify it being a long/longer game and full price. Although if anyone can do it its valve


Check out some of the videos. They have added quite a few new mechanics and co-op.
ctd
Posted 03:48pm 15/2/11
Yeah the vids look awesome. How is it over priced? Full game is always 50 bucks, unless you are paying $60 because its cod or sc2. Or paying $80-100 because we live in AUS.

I'll probs buy the 2 copy edition.
trillion
Posted 07:40pm 15/2/11
is there anything on how long this discount applies for?
Pirroh
Posted 07:43pm 15/2/11
Most likely until release.
Raven
Posted 08:02pm 15/2/11
bahahaha the Valentines day Portal 2 teaser is hilarious. It's on Steam if you haven't seen it yet, NFI how to embed it here.

Edit: Wait, here it is:

DeadlyDav0
Posted 08:15pm 15/2/11
I didn't even get what all the rage was about the first one, I found it next to mindless :e

Probabaly because you are a console playing f***wit who thinks the COD series has gotten better as they have progressed.

As far as innovations go, the whole portal concept and game was amazing. Anybody who says otherwise was probably too stupid to get past the first few levels.

The new features in this game look great and im interested to see how coop will work.
TufNuT
Posted 08:18pm 15/2/11
just pre-ordered my copy off steam. i called EB they didnt seem to know anything about it, except that you can pre-order it..
ravn0s
Posted 10:26pm 15/2/11
yer EB is pretty f*****g clueless.

im going to preorder off steam. will probably get some kick ass tf2 cross promotion stuff at release too.
Pinky
Posted 10:27pm 15/2/11
Overpriced IMO. In no rush to play it so I'll wait until it eventually makes it to a steam sale.

I don't think it's overpriced, but I'm also in no rush and will wait for a special.
Raven
Posted 10:31pm 15/2/11
Yeah, I also know it's going to be awesome, but use been burnt with buying too many new-release full priced games lately. Think I'll wait a bit.
Nerfington
Posted 03:58am 16/2/11
Ditto. Steam sales, early release bugs, and the constant reminder that I have more to play than I can ever get around to, has led me to deciding on waiting out new releases until prices drop.

Though Dues Ex, Thief 4, and The Old Republic may get me...
Midda
Posted 09:44am 16/2/11
^^ With the exception of L4D (who was a separate team), Valve games are generally far less buggy than most at launch. I guess it's because of the differences with Valve-Time and Real-time.
csirac
Posted 10:06am 16/2/11
got the 2pack with a mate. now to play the waiting game...
Articuz
Posted 06:13pm 16/2/11
As with any game I purchase.. I always wait for the reviews to come out before I actually play it.
ravn0s
Posted 06:38pm 16/2/11
you dont need to wait for reviews for valve games.
rrrocket
Posted 06:43pm 16/2/11
ordered :)
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