The first blog entry is titled “Portal your way into their hearts“:
In just seventy-two short hours it’ll be Valentine’s Day, and that means pressure: finding a girlfriend or boyfriend, for one, then figuring out the perfect romantic gift to give them.
We’re going to help you with the “perfect romantic gift” part Monday, but first things first: let’s bag you a Valentine!
Oh, I do wonder what this gift might be! I don’t think it’s Steam pre-orders for Portal 2, that would be preposterous! Oh, Valve, you always have us guessing… and guessing… and… guessing?
Update: Yes, it’s the Portal 2 pre-order! The countdown has been removed from Portal 2’s store page, system specs are being added, and apparently, “Portal 2” appeared in the clientregistry.blob file.
It also features some lovely DIY Valentine’s Day cards, just in case you forgot that was coming up. One features GLaDOS, one features the beloved Companion Cube, two feature the Sentry Turret, one features Wheatley, and one features Chell! No, not this Chell. This Chell.
Yes, it would appear Valve has redesigned Chell. Check out the Press page for a high-resolution render of what seems to be a confrontation between the new Chell and GLaDOS.
Not satisfied? Check out French gaming magazine “Canard PC”‘s February 2011 issue cover:
Click to see it up close.
The site also features a lot of media, though there isn’t any new media, not even the co-op screenshots we’ve seen flying around on various gaming sites recently.
There’s also a little listing for various places from which you can pre-order Portal 2. No new pre-order bonuses, as GameStop is still promising “Loader” skins, and various other sites are promising the same skins Amazon.de was showing off a week ago.
By the way, in case you didn’t know, the EA Store is now accepting pre-orders for Portal 2. No pre-order bonuses are being promised, but they may add some in the future: http://eastore.ea.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.224676600
That’s just about all. We’ll be posting about anything important that pops up on there, so stay tuned.