Portal 2: Release date announced

We won’t have to wait too much longer, as Valve announced Wed morning Portal 2’s release date to be February 9th of next year.  Being a huge fan of the original, I’ll definitely be putting this one on my list.  Inherently, I’ll be opting for the PC or Mac version, as a game like Portal, in my humble opinion, is best played with a mouse.  They’re also releasing for PS3 and Xbox 360.

There’s some awesome new elements they’re rolling out with this one, including Wheatley, a friendly British robot that will accompany you, voiced by Stephen Merchant (writer for both versions of The Office, and also starred in a few episodes of the US version).

They’ve also added features, among others, like Repulsion and Propulsion Gel, an Excursion Funnel, the Pneumatic Diversity Vent, the Aerial Faith Plate, and a Thermal Discouragement Beam.  For trailers showcasing these features and more, check out Portal’s official teaser site here.

For the latest news, keep an eye on gameinformer.

PS3

So I’m a little late to the PlayStation 3 game, but heck, better late than out $500.

I just bought a refurb PS3 off ebay, with a Blu-Ray remote and an extra controller. Pretty excited since I purchased the previous gen PS3 so I can install YDL or Ubuntu on it. Also found out it’ll place nice with my NAS’s option to stream media.

At any rate, it won’t arrive until December 1st, but after that I’ll post a bit more about my experience installing Yellow Dog Linux on it.