At EA’s Summer Press event, Valve’s Gabe Newell announced the Half Life 2 will be released both for PS3, and Xbox 360. Both will include Episodes 1 and 2, as well as Team Fortress 2, and a new title:Portal. According to Gamespot, Team Fortress 2 now dons a cartoony art style, and a “60’s spy feel”. As for Portal, Joystiq describes that it: “incorporates a rather imaginative gun and encourages you to blast Prey-like portals into floors and walls for all manner of object shifting, puzzle solving hijinx.” Sounds fun. Gamespot says that the game will ship simultaneously for Xbox 360, PC, and PS3. There’s no word on whether or not the Playstation 3 version of HL2 will use the special motion features, but I’m sure someone will ask Valve in the near future.
In other news EA is releasing 6 titles for the Wii. Some of the make sense, like: Tiger Woods, Madden, Need For Speed Carbon, and Harry Potter./ Some are welcome surprises, like SSX. But one title stood out: The Godfather. It seems very violent to be on a Nintendo console. Let’s just pray that this doesn’t turn out like Mortal Kombat on the SNES.