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Fan Gets First Access to Portal 2.. Loves It

by William Schwartz

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Political Gamer, a user at the Steam forums, recent got the opportunity to visit Valve Software.  While there, Political Gamer got the chance to play Portal 2 among other things.   After his time with the game he claims that “Portal 2 GOTY 2011, no contest”.  He touched on a number of topics why he thought Portal 2 could be game of the year, but most impressively claimed that it’s Valves best work to date…which is a big achievement if it is.

You can read the recap of Political Gamer’s time at Valve over on the Steam Forums, which has audio of an interview he conducted while there.  There’s plenty of information about all of the games that Valve is currently working on and supporting like Team Fortress 2, DOTA 2, and more.

Once the interview was over we were both really hungry and we split ways for lunch. When I had finished lunch I went back up the office and waited for Robin to come back. Then I got one of the biggest surprises of my life, Tim Schafer had just walked into the lobby. Now he looked really busy so I didn’t bug him for an autograph or something but it was still badass seeing Gabe Newell, Robin Walker, and Tim Schafer all in one day.

Speaking of Robin, just as Tim left he showed up. Robin then took me to the Portal 2 test area were I tried out some single player on the PS3 and got to see how Steam interacts with the PS3. Then to my great delight I was shown a nearly completed version of Meet the Medic. All I will say is that its really epic and was worth the time it took. For the final act of the day Robin let me go all out on Portal 2 while he pushed out the new TF2 updates. Now I have a few things to say about Portal 2. One is that you need to buy this game. Portal 2 is just mind-blowing, the story, the puzzles, everything is the best that Valve has ever made. Valve could sell this game at $100 a pop and I would still buy it, thats how good it is. And as for a demo, this game does not need one. Take it from me, Portal 2 GOTY 2011 no contest.

So thats it, that was my day at Valve sorry if I didn’t answer all the questions but I hope the new info will make up for it.

What a lucky dog.  The rest of us have to wait until April 19th to get our hands on the game whether that be on PS3, PC, or Xbox 360.  We’re also giving away three copies of Portal 2 upon release.  Between now and April 19th follow us on Twitter and RT the message found at this page (rules there also)  for your chance to win.  Alternatively you can find us on Facebook and like our Facebook page for a chance to win as well.

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