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Valve Didn't Forget About Portal 2's "Summer" DLC

It's still free, too!

If you haven't played Portal 2's co-op yet (like me!), now's probably a good time to fix that.

Testing begins anew next week, guys.

Valve just sent word that Portal 2's first set of downloadable content, dubbed Peer Review, will be released on every platform on October 4.

And if you've forgotten, this content won't cost you a dime.

Peer Review contains both single and co-op content, though the additional "story" bits appear to be relegated to the co-op expansion, which continues to follow P-Body, Atlas, and GLaDOS.

If you're playing solo, Valve's included a Challenge Mode with leaderboard functionality. Said Challenge Mode is also available for co-op play, though. Co-op! Co-cop! Co-op!

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Posted by patrickklepek
If you haven't played Portal 2's co-op yet (like me!), now's probably a good time to fix that.

Testing begins anew next week, guys.

Valve just sent word that Portal 2's first set of downloadable content, dubbed Peer Review, will be released on every platform on October 4.

And if you've forgotten, this content won't cost you a dime.

Peer Review contains both single and co-op content, though the additional "story" bits appear to be relegated to the co-op expansion, which continues to follow P-Body, Atlas, and GLaDOS.

If you're playing solo, Valve's included a Challenge Mode with leaderboard functionality. Said Challenge Mode is also available for co-op play, though. Co-op! Co-cop! Co-op!

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Edited by Do_The_Manta_Ray

YES! Edit: Fucking finally. I'd like to thank Patrick and the academy. Now to actually comment on this here piece of news. I'm excited to see what exactly will come of this. I loved Portal 2, I loved the single-player and the co-op, and all the dirty, little potato jokes. But the ending of the co-op campaign left a little something to wish for, I'm glad they're expanding upon that.

@Sticks: YEAH, BABY!

Posted by Sticks

Hell Yes!!!

Posted by MaFoLu

Summer is over soon! 
Everyone enjoy the sun while you can!

Edited by valrog

They should add more hats. Muwahahahaha.

Posted by BulletproofMonk

Free for all platforms? That's cool.

Posted by I_smell

I guess it's cool that they've not shown anything that's in it.

Posted by Boogieknight

Free. My favorite price.

Posted by Indiana
Posted by Corvak

October is still summer if you follow Valve Time. Each year is 24 months long, and each day only has 16 hours in it.

Posted by PrinceGumball

I like free!

Posted by bkbroiler

I completely forgot about this. Gotta make sure my co-op buddy is ready for some more!

Posted by Hizang

It sounds great but I have so many games to play at the moment, I don't know if I have the time.

Posted by SteamPunkJin

Same day as Dark Souls.....why Valve!?! Why?!

Posted by rmanthorp
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Posted by PlyrYaKA

@Corvak Very good

Posted by wewantsthering

@SteamPunkJin said:

Same day as Dark Souls.....why Valve!?! Why?!

Because most people would rather play Portal 2 Coop than Dark Souls...just sayin'.

Posted by kingzetta

Well they didn't say this summer

Posted by krabboss

@wewantsthering: I think you'll find many people want to play both.

Posted by Vexxan

Finally!

Posted by AlexW00d

Microsoft are letting them give it for free? Wow.

Posted by Shuborno

Neat. I didn't quite finish the existing co-op missions yet, so it'll be nice to wrap those up and have some new content.

Posted by Hameyadea

hooray!

Posted by Mystyr_E

I still haven't even touched the co-op on this :|

Posted by wewantsthering

@krabboss: Falsity! It is a free country I guess.

Posted by PaulRevere

Finally. Just finally.

Posted by fetchfox

Awesome, been looking forward to some more co-op. Recently did a speedrun of the main story, still one of my favorite games of 2011.

Posted by Bumpton

Co-cop?!

Sounds like trouble...

Posted by Ravenlight

I had forgotten. Now I'm pleasantly surprised.

Posted by shadystx

I still have not played 1 second of co-op which is a crime but I have a problem when it comes to PC multi player, I have no friends ahhh.

I only started PC gaming on a regular basis 18-24 months ago and all my real life friends play on consoles and I have never tried jumping into on-line games with random people so I never actually met anyone on-line to start gaming with and Portal 2 co-op seems like it would be a lot more fun playing with someone familiar I assume regular contact throughout the game is needed.

I should probably just grow some balls and try some random multi-player games as I would really love to play Portal 2 in co-op.

Posted by Gerhabio

New achievements?

Posted by spankingaddict

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!! - The Miz

Posted by lockwoodx

Thank you Valve for not looking like dicks when other publishers are trying so hard to.

Posted by mordukai

You'd think that from the millions they make from selling their games and the bazzillions they make from Steam the Valve would be able to afford a calendar. Ohh well, better late then never. YES! I'm looking at you episode 3.

Posted by mordukai

You'd think from the millions they make from the games they make and the bazillions Steam makes them then Valve could afford a fucking calander. Ohh well, better late then never. YES I'm looking at you episode 3.

Posted by Ohvee

oh awesome, they put the third volume of the soundtrack up, too!

Posted by jonnyboy

*Sets clock to VST (Valve Summer Time).

Posted by Rekt_Hed

well its sunny in the UK until Monday so sure....summer release XD why the hell not I mean its not like stores have started stocking stuff for Xmas already....oooh wait.

Fuck it I dont care when its released or what type of season its supposed to be associated with as long as it comes out THIS YEAR

Posted by mewarmo990

Newest entry to the "Valve Time" glossary.

"Summer" = Mid-September

"Mid-September" = October 4th

Posted by mewarmo990

Newest entry to the "Valve Time" glossary.

"Summer" = Mid-September

"Mid-September" = October 4th

Posted by Redbullet685

'Bout time.

Posted by ThePilgrums

God damn it, Patrick. I'll be your co-op partner if it means you'll play it. The co-op campaign had the more challenging and clever puzzles of the two. You should get on that.

Posted by tourgen

great! I'm ready for more Portal now.

Posted by JeanLuc

WOO!! Best news all week!

Posted by jasonefmonk

Hell yes! Anyone on PSN or Steam that wants a Co-op partner, feel free to PM me.

Posted by Kazzahdrane

@shadystx: If you have friends with Portal 2 on PS3 you can play with them from your PC :)

Posted by NAP

I've been wondering about this. Glad to see it is still coming out.

Posted by StrainedEyes

Co-cop!

Posted by MrXD
Said Challenge Mode is also available for co-op play, though. Co-op! Co-cop! Co-op!

Co-opception!

Posted by Pkshields

As if I didn't already have enough to play! Awesome.

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