Portal: Still Alive

XB360 / Action / Release: Oct 22, 2008 / ESRB: T

Portal Swag Proves Existence of Cake

By Chris Faylor, Oct 24, 2008 8:42am PDT

Not content with PopCap sending over mere cookies, Microsoft has taken things to the next level in its effort to promote this week's release of...

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"Haha very cool. But Im waiting for the news article about some dumbass getting hurt because they ..."

- aznboysix see all 36 comments

Portal: Still Alive Hits Xbox Live Arcade Next Wed, Promises Cake and Companionship at $15

By Chris Faylor, Oct 16, 2008 9:21am PDT

Microsoft has announced that Valve's enhanced re-release of its wit-driven puzzle-shooter Portal will arrive in the Xbox 360's online Xbox Live...

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"If its just the original game with add-on content then why not sell the extra stuff to those ..."

- manlyman see all 13 comments

LittleBigPlanet Makers Were Working on Portal Game, Almost Teamed with Valve

By Chris Faylor, Sep 30, 2008 8:36am PDT

Prior to working with Sony on the physics-based platformer LittleBigPlanet (PS3), developer Media Molecule has revealed that it was working on a...

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"The Aperture Science Enrichment Center would like to remind you that at the end of ..."

- Evil Bones see all 17 comments

Portal: Still Alive Content Already on PC

By Chris Faylor, Jul 21, 2008 8:37am PDT

The extra content contained in Valve's Xbox Live Arcade port of its wit-driven puzzle-shooter Portal is already freely available on PC, the...

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"I bet PS3 users can download the pack and play it on the PS3 - but I doubt it would be ..."

- ElArabDeMagnifico see all 39 comments

Portal: Still Alive Coming Exclusively to Xbox 360 (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Jul 14, 2008 11:20am PDT

An expanded edition of Valve's wit-driven puzzle effort Portal will hit Xbox 360 this fall as an exclusive downloadable Xbox Live Arcade release,...

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"ahahaha fucking hilarious. I truly hope they keep this 360 exclusive just to put all those ..."

- dilutedq see all 81 comments

Flash Version of Portal Converted to Actual Map Pack

By Nick Breckon, May 05, 2008 12:15pm PDT

Astute fans of Portal may remember the quirky Flash version, released prior to the Valve title by the self-styled "group of nerds" at We Create...

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"Very well made and fun. I guess it's a bit rough around the edges, but this being a free ..."

- zehh see all 21 comments

Portal Denied XBLA Release

By Aaron Linde, Apr 28, 2008 1:01pm PDT

Valve's attempts to sell the wit-driven puzzle effort Portal separately through the online Xbox Live Arcade were shot down by Microsoft, the studio...

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"That's too bad. Portal would've been the perfect game to push digital distribution on consoles. ..."

- David Craddock see all 32 comments

GDC 08: Portal Creators on Writing, Multiplayer, Government Interrogation Techniques

By Chris Faylor, Feb 22, 2008 7:56pm PST

Caution: The full text of this article contains spoilers. Don't tell anyone, but some of Portal's best dialog, the stuff about the importance of...

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GDC 08: Portal Takes Top Honors At Choice Awards

By Nick Breckon, Feb 21, 2008 8:08am PST

Valve's hit puzzler Portal took home the prestigious Game of the Year award at the 8th annual Game Developers Choice Awards last night in San...

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"Man, good for the Narbacular Drop team. To take this concept from a school project to one of the ..."

- Serpico74 see all 14 comments

GDC 08: Sid Meier on Civilization, Portal, and Dinosaurs

By Chris Faylor, Feb 20, 2008 4:46pm PST

"It's kinda a golden age of gaming. We're seeing some great games out there." But after rifling through a half dozen titles he's played...

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TF2 Maps Coming to Consoles for Free; More Portal

By Nick Breckon, Jan 31, 2008 9:43am PST

Update: Valve marketing VP Doug Lombardi has clarified that plans to bring new maps and content to the console editions of Team Fortress 2 are...

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"i hope portal 2 plays directly from the end of portal 1 where you have to use the portal gun ..."

- davislovestacobell see all 64 comments

A Day in the Life of Two Portal Turrets

By Chris Remo, Jan 18, 2008 3:31pm PST

Portal, despite being the best game of 2007, has spawned so many painfully unfunny internet memes regarding companion cubes and cake that I'm...

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"Usually these kind of fan movies suck but this was pretty funny"

- joshsslade see all 18 comments

Valve Brings Extended Portal Demo to NVIDIA Gamers

By Aaron Linde, Jan 09, 2008 12:02pm PST

An extended PC demo of Valve Software's 2007 hit (and Shacknews Game of the Year by both readers and editors) Portal (PC, PS3, X360) will be made...

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"got this last night but it crashes around 2 minutes into it black screen with an annoying ..."

- soulofmisery see all 71 comments

Portal Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 01, 2007 6:44am PDT

There's a Q&A with Valve's Erik Wolpaw on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, asking the writer about his work at Double Fine and now Valve.

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Replay Couch 1: Portal Dizziness

By Nick Breckon, Oct 17, 2007 1:48am PDT

Kick up your feet and check out user-created videos from Portal, Halo 3, Skate, and more.

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