Today’s News: FFXIII-2, Portal 2 PS3 Features, Stuff

Portal 2 PS3 Steam Features Revealed

This is quite a shocker. The PS3 version of Portal 2 will include cross-platform play with PC and Mac for multiplayer games, as well as persistent cloud-based storage of PS3 saved games, and even cross-platform chat.  All because of its integration with Steam on PS3, which comes bundled in with Portal 2.

In addition: if you buy Portal 2 for PS3, it unlocks the Steam version of Portal 2 for PC & Mac at no additional cost, linking your PSN and Steam accounts. This is a game-changer, something Microsoft has no answer for since there are no plans to bring Steam to Xbox.

“We made a promise to gamers at E3 that Portal 2 for the PlayStation 3 would be the best console version of the product,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “Working together with Sony we have identified a set of features we believe are very compelling to gamers. We hope to expand upon the foundation being laid in Portal 2 with more Steam features and functionality in DLC and future content releases.”

“We designed the Portal 2 PS3 experience to be very straightforward for gamers,” said Josh Weier, project lead on Portal 2 at Valve. “PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-Ray disc in the PS3, link to their Steam account from inside the game, and all their Steam friends (on PC and Mac) will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites.”

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Expected in December-March later this year or next year. This is the content that was originally going to be DLC, but they decided to turn it into a full sequel. Trailer below:


Final Fantasy Agito XIII – (now: Final Fantasy Type-0)

From the Crisis Core team (a.k.a. “those people that can actually make a Final Fantasy”). PSP only. Shipping on 2 UMDs. Not related to Final Fantasy XIII anymore, in any way. Expected mid-2011. Trailer below:


Dot Dot Dot

If you’ve not seen this narration of a review left on a flash game, then you’ve not laughed.


Ned Flanders

Heidely-ho, neighbor.