Portal 2 'TV Spot' has fun with science

A sure sign that Valve is set to launch a new title is the release of a television commercial for the product in question. Luckily for gamers...

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A sure sign that Valve is set to launch a new title is the release of a television commercial for the product in question. Luckily for gamers eagerly anticipating Portal 2, Valve has just released a TV spot for the upcoming title.

Featuring co-op mode stars Atlas and P-Body, the television trailer shows off some of the classic Portal-style fun players can expect when the sequel launches.

If you're looking to learn more about the game's single-player story, our recent preview from PAX East 2011 describes the game's start. However, if you'd prefer not to have the experience spoiled, just cycle through our screenshot gallery while you count the days until the game's April 19 release.

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    March 17, 2011 4:00 PM

    Comment on Portal 2 'TV Spot' has fun with science, by Xav de Matos.

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      March 17, 2011 4:02 PM

      Summary: Portal 2 tv spot? That means it's totally coming out soon!

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      March 17, 2011 4:05 PM

      This is the one Valve produced internally?

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      March 17, 2011 4:14 PM

      Can't wait.... Really liking the coop aspect of this game will give it even longer playtime!

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      March 17, 2011 5:13 PM

      Nice! And yes all of the advertising is being developed internally by Valve after how "disappointed" they were with outside advertising companies.

      As the old saying goes, if you want it done right do it yourself.

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      March 17, 2011 5:37 PM

      I'm not going to lie - I didn't think this commercial was going to be good.

      Then I heard GladOS and literally - LITERALLY - got chills.

      FUCK YES, VALVE. I BELIEVE.

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      March 17, 2011 6:42 PM

      Short but sweet!

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      March 17, 2011 8:55 PM

      That's a commercial my wife could see, think was cute, figure out what the gimmick is with the game, and want to play it.

      Well done.

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        March 18, 2011 5:50 AM

        It's not even that it's "cute". It's that it portrays the actual game and the world without straying from the subject matter like most videogame commercials do. Which either are some ham-fisted live-action schlock or some corny-ass "sad song" over footage of the game.

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        March 18, 2011 11:19 AM

        Yeah, that's a good ad. It shows exactly what the game is in 30 seconds.

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      March 17, 2011 10:25 PM

      Rated E? Can't say I expected that.

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        March 17, 2011 10:54 PM

        Rated E for Enigmatic.

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        March 17, 2011 11:34 PM

        Rated E for Easy

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        March 18, 2011 4:55 AM

        Well, E10+

        I know it's not a direct analogue but it's sort of like the ESRB's version of a PG rating.

        Plus if you think about it there's probably not going to be any blood or humans killed in this game. When you die there's not going to be visible blood and the co-op mode uses robots.

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          March 18, 2011 11:27 AM

          Portal had blood, although you could do away with it and not really change the game that much. It was rated T. I assume that means they're going to tone down the grimness a bit.

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        March 18, 2011 5:53 PM

        Not criticizing, I just didn't expect it. I think it may be the only E title on my Steam account.

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      March 17, 2011 11:33 PM

      Oh man, i just watched this about 20 times... help me :(

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      March 18, 2011 5:18 AM

      I love how Valve did this themselves because the agency pitches were all shit. It's great! Really fun and conveys the humour and puzzling of the game perfectly.

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      March 18, 2011 5:59 AM

      Summary: raging boner.

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      March 18, 2011 6:11 AM

      This made me listen to Still Alive to get a bigger GladOS fix

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      March 18, 2011 6:20 AM

      ugh, is there a youtube link somewhere, this mickey mouse player is terrible.

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      March 18, 2011 2:48 PM

      This is the first media I've seen for Portal 2 - I've been purposely avoiding it - and now I seriously can't wait. That was awesome.

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        March 18, 2011 5:05 PM

        Same, I can't wait to give away my cash for this. Valve give us more stuff more often.

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