Almost bought this, and now it’s free!

Valve has just removed pri­cing from Team Fort­ress 2 — the sem­in­al multi-play­er first-per­son shoot­er — in Steam, Valve’s online game dis­tri­bu­tion net­work.

Pre­vi­ously I’d been a Bat­tle­field Her­oes fan, but got busy and had little time for it. Now, with TF2 being free, and hav­ing a bit more time avail­able, I may just give it a whirl.

And if you’d pre­vi­ously pur­chased TF2, no wor­ries, you have exclus­ive access to spe­cial con­tent not avail­able to us free-load­ers 😉

My most anticipated game of 2011 [Video]

Portal 2

I loved Portal. It was a chal­len­ging, enter­tain­ing and darkly humour­ous puzzle game in a First Per­son Shoot­er style.

And later this month, Valve will release Portal 2. Yes, it’s more Fun, with Sci­ence!

Basic­ally, you have a gun that cre­ates a port­able hole that is a gate­way to anoth­er port­able hole. The Blue-ringed hole is matched with the Orange-ringed hole. What goes in a Blue hole, comes out an Orange hole.

Your chal­lenge is to work through increas­ingly dif­fi­cult mazes. To what end? Well, that would be telling!

Simple. Then it gets com­plex! Check out this new video, and pre­vi­ous Portal2 videos below!

And a demo of one of the new game-play ele­ments — bounce!

The April launch date can’t come soon enough. Avail­able on Steam, and in the reg­u­lar retail chan­nels, on PC, OSX, and con­soles.

Portal 2: Cute video!

Yeah, after play­ing Portal through a few times, both on the Xbox and the PC, I was happy to see that Portal 2 will be arriv­ing on shelves in the new year. If this video is any indic­a­tion, it’s going to be quite fun — espe­cially with co-op mode.