Some strange news in the inbox from Valve today, see for yourself:


April 1st, 2008 – Valve, creators of Half-Life 2 and The Orange Box, today announce the newly confirmed voice actor for the role of the new AI in Portal 2, Paris Hilton.

"We’ve been casting the new role since before The Orange Box was released" said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. "We’re just really pleased that we’ve managed to find such a high-profile and talented actress to bring our latest character to life"

Kim Swift, lead developer on Portal added: "We know that gamers may find this an unusual choice but we’re really pleased with the results so far. Paris has done a couple of sessions in the studio and it has surpassed our expectations, we know that Portal fans will love it."

A representative for Paris added "Paris is really pleased to be involved in such a different acting role, and she absolutely loves video games. Fans will love it."

Wow, now this is sad Valve.