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The Orange Box Turns 10: Shacknews Salutes GLaDOS

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 10, 2017 6:00am PDT

Ten years ago, Valve released The Orange Box and unleashed one of the most menacing and memorable gaming villains of the 21st century. This is a salute to Portal's GLaDOS.

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"Still Alive was my cut the wedding cake song :( .... ah still very cool we did that"

- johnhead see all 5 comments

Portal 2 Writer Erik Wolpaw Leaves Valve

By David Craddock, Feb 17, 2017 1:45pm PST

Wolpaw was a driving force in writing the story and dialogue for Portal 2.

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"I'm kind of ok with that. It didn't feel like he was doing a whole lot at Valve after Portal 2 ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 9 comments

Valve's Gabe Newell is Worth More Than Donald Trump

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 17, 2017 2:27pm PST

Valve boss Gabe Newell is worth more than both Donald Trump and Oprah. 

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"fucking lol, post this to r/politics or /r/gaming to get shack click traffic I guess. great ..."

- ]pm[chem see all 9 comments

Valve's 'The Lab' is a compilation VR experience set in Portal's universe releasing this Spring

By Daniel Perez, Mar 07, 2016 9:44am PST

I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS.

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"the same is true of consoles. The console makers eat that cost/risk by doing first party ..."

- derelict515 see all 20 comments

Rocket League gets tested with free Portal items tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 30, 2015 11:30am PST

For science. For sports. For science AND sports!

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The 7 Most Famous Orphan Characters in Video Games

By Steven Wong, Jun 26, 2015 2:15pm PDT

Batman: Arkham Knight proves that having a tragic childhood can definitely build character, but the Dark Knight is not alone in his pain. Here are some of the most famous orphan characters in video games.

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Lego Dimensions highlights Toy Pad abilities amid Portal Level Pack

By Daniel Perez, Jun 17, 2015 12:39pm PDT

WBIE has released new information surrounding the abilities of its Toy Pad as well as showing off the Portal Level Pack, which has a Lego GLaDOS in it.

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Portal Pinball launching on May 25 for science

By Daniel Perez, May 05, 2015 6:30am PDT

Zen Studios has announced a new pinball table based on Valve's Portal series.

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NVIDIA Shield tablet receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov. 18

By Daniel Perez, Nov 13, 2014 7:30am PST

NVIDIA has quite the update coming for Shield tablet owners as not only will Android 5.0 Lollipop be launching next week, but a new bundle and also GRID will be come, too!

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"Nice, seems like this is the alternative if you don't want to pay for the nexus 9"

- bolneze see all 11 comments

Portal board game coming from Cryptozoic, here's how it works

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2014 3:00pm PST

Portal is being adapted into a board game with the cooperation of Cryptozoic, and now we have a better idea of just how it will work.

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"Cryptozoic makes the walking dead best defense board game and that's pretty fun. Roommate's and ..."

- k1ld0r see all 12 comments

Portal 2 getting free PlayStation Move co-op DLC

By Steve Watts, Jun 06, 2013 12:30pm PDT

The PlayStation 3 is getting another piece of Move-enabled Portal 2 DLC, this time centered around co-op. It's a free update for owners of the "In Motion" pack, and both the game and DLC are on sale.

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"cool, I'll probably never make the investment to experience this... but cool."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 2 comments

J.J. Abrams says Half-Life and Portal movie idea is 'real,' promises collaboration

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 06, 2013 1:00pm PST

"We're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie," Gabe Newell said at DICE today. But how far has he gotten in making this idea a reality?

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"This friendship probably goes back to at least the Super 8 "interactive trailer" included with ..."

- BornAcorn see all 42 comments

Portal 2 PC patch adds split-screen co-op

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 21, 2012 6:10am PST

Now that Steam's all couch-friendly thanks to Big Picture mode, it'd be nice if more games were reconfigured for slouching. Oh, what luck! Just after I write that sentence apropos of nothing, I notice that Valve has released a Portal 2 patch enabling split-screen co-op in it...

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"Hopefully this allows dual monitor support for people who's rigs can handle it."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 3 comments

Portal 2 'In Motion' DLC coming to PlayStation Move on Tuesday

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 01, 2012 9:35am PDT

After making a quiet debut at E3, the "In Motion" DLC for Portal 2 will be available to download on the PlayStation Store next Tuesday, November 6th.

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"The motion pack stuff is great, I hope people give a try. It really does show what they can do ..."

- jaytima see all 4 comments

Portal 2 'Perpetual Testing Initiative' adds co-op today

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Starting today, Portal 2 players will be able to design and play co-op maps.

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"Current owners of Portal 2 will find a 75% off coupon awaiting them in Steam That's pretty sweet."

- crummynz see all 4 comments