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    Game » consists of 20 releases. Released Apr 19, 2011

    Portal 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed first-person puzzle game, carrying forward its love of mind-bending problems and its reckless disregard for the space-time continuum.

    Portal 2 Delayed To Week Of April 18, 2011

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    Edited By jeff

    I think my "outrage at Valve game delay" receptors must have been completely burned out from overuse over the last decade or so, because this news leaves me almost completely numb. While I start thinking about a future where I have to secretly cut myself just so I can feel anything anymore, why don't you read the well-written news brief from Valve about the new ship date for Portal 2?

    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.    

    So that happened. Surprised?
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    #1  Edited By jeff

    I think my "outrage at Valve game delay" receptors must have been completely burned out from overuse over the last decade or so, because this news leaves me almost completely numb. While I start thinking about a future where I have to secretly cut myself just so I can feel anything anymore, why don't you read the well-written news brief from Valve about the new ship date for Portal 2?

    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.    

    So that happened. Surprised?
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    #2  Edited By Wiseblood

    NOOOOOOOO

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    #3  Edited By KaosAngel

    It'll get delayed again.

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    #4  Edited By Animasta

    nooooooooooooo ;_;

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    #5  Edited By fwylo

    Meh.

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    #6  Edited By ESREVER

    I know the delay is good because it spreads out the amount of releases for February. But I'm still bummed we'll be getting it later rather than sooner.

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    #7  Edited By Dany

    duh? 
     
    I mean its valve

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    #8  Edited By HubrisRanger

    Is this the first time Valve has openly recognized the existence of Valve time?
     
    Also: NAWWWWWWWWWW!

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    #9  Edited By Afroman269

    Not surprised, at least they are poking fun at themselves.

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    #10  Edited By foggel

    Not surprised but still disappointed :(

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    #11  Edited By AndrewB

    Someone make a website where we can gamble away our XP on Valve Time, because at this point I'd honestly be willing to put up a bet that it doesn't ship in 2011. At best, holiday 2011.

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    #12  Edited By tobygw

    Typical 

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    #13  Edited By drjota

    Setting my watch to Valve Time......and I'm in 1985??

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    #14  Edited By ch13696

    I'm glad they did this. The longer they take, the more polished it will be. Less bugs too.

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    #15  Edited By UnderlingX

    I'm thinking as this is near my birthday i may now be able to scrouge it as a present! However the wait is now longer... I may have chewed my fingers off by this point.
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    #16  Edited By JustinSane311

    The release date is a lie!

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    #17  Edited By emem

    Well, that sucks. But it looks like half the release dates of highly anticipated games are being delayed, so.. I don't "feel" anything anymore either. It's just the way it is, I guess.. mad world. Oh great, now I feel the urge to watch Donnie Darko again, weird.

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    #18  Edited By Hitchenson

    Episode 3 doesn't stand a hope in hell.

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    #19  Edited By bitronix

    Week of April 18th...well that's a pleasant Birthday present from Valve!! Hoping this game is going to be as captivating as the first one..

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    #20  Edited By TonyBlue87

    AAARRGGHH!!  This was coming out 2 days after my birthday!  Now what am I gonna use my gift cards on?!

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    #21  Edited By Jayross

    Haha... oh boy... I'll live.

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    #22  Edited By Jayross

    Haha... oh boy... I'll live.

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    #23  Edited By Cypher

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    #24  Edited By shivermetimbers

    At least the cake is a lie jokes get to be delayed as well.
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    #25  Edited By recroulette
    @TonyBlue87 said:
    " AAARRGGHH!!  This was coming out 2 days after my birthday!  Now what am I gonna use my gift cards on?! "
    Now it comes out 4 days before mine.
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    #26  Edited By Piranesi

    So now it seems to be traditional to have an announcement of the announcement that we will announce the announcement of the delay to the previous day of announcement that we previously announced ...
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    #27  Edited By someguy890

    I've read worse press statements. 
    Still doesn't change the fact that this is kind of annoying...
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    #28  Edited By Sooperspy

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    #29  Edited By FritzDude

    Gasp*...

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    #30  Edited By Diamond

    Probably a good thing, lots of games announced for Jan, Feb, and Mar but none I know of for April... yet...

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    #31  Edited By turboman

    *snooze*

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    #32  Edited By jacksukeru

    April 18th is totally my birthday, I'm stoked!

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    #33  Edited By pepper_2000

    DAMN IT!

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    #34  Edited By Olivaw

    Good! I was worried.
     
    It's been a while since they officially delayed anything.

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    #35  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

    April 18th? So in other words, we shouldn't expect it until at least the last week of May!!!

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    #36  Edited By Rayfield

    Honestly, i didn't know the initial date they had so, i guess I'm not too bothered. 
     

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    #37  Edited By fjordson

    I don't pay much attention to Valve release dates so I'm not too worked up.

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    #38  Edited By Claude

    Valve Time? Dicks. I'll wait, hell, I actually forgot about it. If I don't look, maybe it will come.

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    #39  Edited By Mrskidders

    Not surprised.

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    #40  Edited By Pop

    nah, valve can't mess with valve time, 18 of april means november....

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    #41  Edited By SammydesinasNL

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

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    #42  Edited By hexogen

    Doesn't really bother me. I'll just buy something else in the meantime, and whenever they get around to releasing it I'll still buy it.

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    #43  Edited By FluxWaveZ

    Obviously.

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    #44  Edited By DiscoDuck8k

    Saw that coming. I probably wouldn't have been able to get it in February anyway.

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    #45  Edited By Quacktastic

    Company release dates you should never pay attention to:
    Blizzard
    Valve

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    #46  Edited By hexx462
    @Quacktastic said:
    " Company release dates you should never pay attention to: Blizzard Valve "
    You're right, but at least they both consistently deliver a quality product. 
     
    We could all use a little delayed gratification in the internet age. Right guys?
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    #47  Edited By MostlyBearded
    @Olivaw said:
    " Good! I was worried.  It's been a while since they officially delayed anything. "
    It did seem too good to be true.
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    #48  Edited By Hilts

    Let them get it right. I applaud valve for delaying. They know what their doing and they won't pressured by bean counters

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    #49  Edited By Woodwater
    @shivermetimbers: HA!
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    @KaosAngel said:
    " It'll get delayed again. "

    Which is worse, many small delays or one big one?

    I say many small delays are worse.

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