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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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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...


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...


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

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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...


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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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.


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.