Portal 2

PC, XB360, PS3, MAC / Action / Release: Apr 19, 2011 / ESRB: E10+

Portal 2 Pre-orders Begin, Are Aperture Science's Recommended Valentine's Day Gift

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 14, 2011 12:00pm PST

If you disagree with buying chocolates, flowers or diamonds to give as Valentine's Day gifts, you'll be delighted to hear that Apeture Science has produced serious scientific research supporting your beliefs. Apparently, the perfect gift is pre-ordering a


"Haha, I really love that video and it's good idea about Valentine's day stuff."

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Valve: Portal 2 Console Versions are 'Identical'

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2011 4:00pm PST

When we learned that the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 would be getting some exclusive Steam features, some Xbox 360 owners may have felt...


"So, if Valve and Sony are creating a bit of a tag-team against Microsoft, does this mean that ..."

- djdisco see all 24 comments

Video Games of 2011 We Can't Wait to Play: Jeff

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 25, 2011 2:00pm PST

2011 is shaping up to be a great year for video games. Here at Shacknews we've pored over the treasure trove of titles coming this year and each...


"I'd be happy just to hear an official announcement on Homeworld 3."

- te[R]ror see all 21 comments

Portal 2 to Feature User-Made Levels on All Platforms

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2011 8:00am PST

Unlike its predecessor, Portal 2 will feature user-made levels on all platforms. In an interview with NowGamer, Valve's Chet Faliszek confirmed...


"What is Valve thinking? If I were Gabe I would have announced "When Portal 2 releases we will ..."

- dookiebot see all 8 comments

Portal 2 Packs PC-PS3 Cross-platform Play & Chat

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 18, 2011 6:00am PST

After announcing in June 2010 that the PlayStation 3 edition of Portal 2 would support Steamworks, developer Valve today revealed exactly what that...


"About time someone did that. It's all PC hardware in the end, no reason it shouldn't be."

- Draco3k see all 85 comments

Portal 2 Will Feature New Jonathan Coulton Song

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2011 5:30pm PST

Jonathan Coulton had been writing geek-hip songs before Portal, but his pop number during the end credits vaulted him into a nerd icon. Today the...


"And GLaDOS says, "That's OK. I'mdoing science and I'm still alive.""

- FyreFlyeRush see all 41 comments

Portal 2 Coming to Retail from EA Partners

By Xav de Matos, Dec 22, 2010 8:10am PST

Although any Portal 2-based news will be a disappointment unless it includes the words "available now," today we're one step closer to seeing the...


"Valve STILL isn't big enough to self-publish in retail? Even after how huge Steam has gotten ..."

- SabinRaijin see all 13 comments

Portal 2 Co-op Trailer Shows Off Newly-Named Bots

By Brian Leahy, Dec 16, 2010 2:00pm PST

Valve has released the newest Portal 2 co-operative trailer, featuring the two robots we've seen time and time again... but now, they have names! They are Atlas, the short, round, blue-eyed one, and P-body, the tall, thin, red-eyed one. Now, watch t


"Sweet. This should prove to be a no-brainer purchase when its released. BUT, VALVE, I STILL ..."

- TxJeepers see all 19 comments

Portal 2 Delayed; Hits Stores April 20 in North America and Australia, April 22 in Europe

By Xav de Matos, Nov 18, 2010 3:20pm PST

[Update: 5:40] Valve has told Shacknews that Portal 2 will hit North America and Australia on April 20 and on April 22 in Europe.The original press...


"It will probably be even more delayed, knowing Valve... makes me sad :(("

- notimeforgames see all 53 comments

Valve's Newell Calls Xbox 360 Patching Process a "Train Wreck"

By Brian Leahy, Sep 10, 2010 4:20pm PDT

In an interview with PC Gamer, Valve's Gabe Newell has called Microsoft's process for patching on the Xbox 360, discussing the disparity between...


"Don't even know how many times we have to have this conversation (in different ways). As it ..."

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Portal 2 Co-Op Trailer Features Robotic Mayhem

By Brian Leahy, Sep 09, 2010 3:00pm PDT

This extended trailer for Portal 2's co-op mode, shown to attendees at PAX 2010 behind closed doors, adds narration from GLaDOS.I'm sure you've seen the two loveable robots before, but this vide


"I think the coop aspect of this game is going to be great I cant wait."

- ShXIII see all 17 comments

Daily Filter: August 27, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Aug 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games


"Decent graphics. I'd like to try out the Mafia 2, though hopefully the story's won't be boring."

- pooh671 see all 3 comments

Portal 2 Trailers from Gamescom 2010 Further Explore 'Faith Plates' and 'Repulsion Gel' Techniques

By Xav de Matos, Aug 25, 2010 1:40pm PDT

In case yesterday's trailer featuring Stephen Merchant as the new voice of the robotic ally "Wheatley" didn't include enough P


"This looks rubbish, especially the mirrors egde style jumping at the end. The blue goo looks ..."

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Meet Portal 2's 'Wheatley,' Voiced by Stephen Merchant

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 24, 2010 3:00pm PDT

Portal 2's new gameplay trailer introduces yet another charmingly-loquacious robot, but (for a change) it doesn't seem like the mechanical floating sphere named "Wheatley" is trying to kill


"Brian Blessed should be doing this voice and he should be allowed to cuss."

- knickerless see all 48 comments

Daily Filter: August 23, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Aug 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom