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Valve Announces Release Date for Portal 2

Ladies, gents, countrymen, womanfolk, everyone please lend me your ears. Valve has announced that:

Valve today announced that Portal 2 — the sequel to the ground-breaking title that won over 30 game of the year awards, despite missing its original ship date — will now be available the week of April 18th, 2011. This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve’s proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date.

There you have it folks. 

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Epic Annonces Holiday Release for Infinity Blade

Epic Games and ChAIR Entertainment have announced that they will release the Unreal-engine powered title Infinity Blade to iOS devices this holiday season. The action-RPG sword fighting adventure for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad was unveiled last month at Apple’s Special Event in San Francisco and fully utilizes Epic’s Unreal Engine 3.

The graphically intense Infinity Blade features sword battles and boss fights centered around a fully 3D castle. The game’s single-mode features a combat interface and two-button touch controls. As players progress, they can gain experience, build on their stats and earn items to prepare their knight in shining armor for the game’s final boss fight.

The game will also feature additional content that will be released free of charge via updates. There will also be a multiplayer mode that lets players find their friends and other users online to battle them in Game Center.

“More than one million people have been introduced to the world of ‘Infinity Blade’ through our free app, ‘Epic Citadel,’ and soon everyone will be able to play our first fully featured game for iOS devices,” said Dr. Michael Capps, president of Epic Games.

The pricing and official release date for “Infinity Blade” has not yet been announced.

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Telltale Announces Release Date for Back to the Future Game

Telltale Games has announced that it will release Back to the Future: The Game for the PC and Mac soon after the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on October 26. Great scott, that’s tomorrow! 

Fans can pre-order the game today at Backtothefuturegame.com. The pre-order includes a free copy of Telltale’s Puzzle Agent and a pass into the special pre-release insider forum at Telltale’s site to chat with the developers of the game. The company will also donate of each pre-order to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

“We’re very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future franchise with a completely new adventure,” said Dan Connors CEO Telltale Games.  “It’s been an amazing experience to be part of reuniting Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their continuing quest.  Back to the Future fans will have a great time helping to control the integrity of the space-time continuum.”

The release date for the iPad and Playstation 3 versions will be announced later.


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Valve Announces new Left 4 Dead DLC, Oct 5 Mac Release

This morning, Valve announced a new add-on for its immersive, co-op zombie killing game, Left 4 Dead. “The Sacrifice” is due for release on October 5 and will continue to chronicle the struggle between the remaining Left 4 Dead survivors as they make their way to the South. “The Sacrifice” will also introduce a new style of finale gameplay called “Sacrificial Gameplay”, where the players can device who will give their life so that other may live.

Hidden within this news is the announcement that this DLC will be available for Mac users, after all:

The DLC “The Sacrifice” will be available for the XBOX 360, PC, and Mac on October 5th. It will include the new Campaign “The Sacrifice” and the Left 4 Dead 1 campaign, “No Mercy”. In both campaigns you will be able to play as the Left 4 Dead 1 Survivors but you will be using Left 4 Dead 2 weapons and items against Left 4 Dead 2 monsters!

You can’t have DLC for a game without the game being available for the platform.

Hooray! Finally, no more waiting to partake in a little bit of zombie killing.

We’re waiting on confirmation from Valve, just in case the release date is a mistake. Fingers crossed.

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