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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 ..."

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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

Valve opens 'Steam for Schools' education initiative

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 11:00am PDT

Valve has opened a "Steam for Schools" initiative, offering a special educators version of Steam that includes Portal 2 and the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker, along with various lesson plans for science, technology, engineering, and math.

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"'cause you don't have to write a formal article with pictures and backlinks when you find something!"

- Postal see all 14 comments

Portal 2 adding PlayStation Move support, new levels later this year

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 07, 2012 10:00am PDT

The PS3 version of Portal 2 will be getting the MotionPack DLC. Previously exclusive to the Razer Hydra motion controller, this version will use the PlayStation Move controller.

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"I was hoping for move support when Portal 2 was released, but better late than never."

- Proven28 see all 10 comments

Portal 2 user maps hit 1.3M downloads, celebrates with Steam sale

By Steve Watts, May 11, 2012 9:00am PDT

After only a few days, Portal 2 content creators have made 35,000 maps that have been downloaded 1.3 million times. Steam is hosting a Weekend Workshop sale to mark the occasion.

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"I tried out one today that was surprisingly good. Had a boss battle and everything."

- K1Bond007 see all 9 comments

PSA: Portal 2 'Perpetual Testing Initiative' now available

By Andrew Yoon, May 08, 2012 12:00pm PDT

As promised, Portal 2's "Perpetual Testing Initiative" DLC is now available for everyone that owns the game on Steam.

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Portal 2 'Perpetual Testing Initiative' DLC available on May 8

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2012 10:45am PDT

Portal 2's next DLC, the "Perpetual Testing Initiative," will be available on PC and Mac on May 8th.

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"I for one am seriously looking forward to this. More levels of one of my favourite games. Yes ..."

- Solstice see all 15 comments

This is what Portal 2's competitive multiplayer looked like (and other cut concepts)

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 08, 2012 10:00am PST

At a panel during GDC, Valve's Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw showed off some stuff from the cutting room floor, including the game's lost competitive multiplayer, alternate ending, and more.

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"All I want to know is what F-stop was. That's all I want to know."

- passingstranger see all 13 comments

Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Portal 2

By Shack Staff, Jan 19, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. Today we announce our first runner-up, Valve's Portal 2. Tomorrow, our Game of the Year for 2011 will finally be revealed.

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"My thoughts exactly, this is a pretty ridiculous overkill way to do it. We're closing in on ..."

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VGA 2011 'potential acceptance speeches' from Drake, Wheatley revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 22, 2011 9:15am PST

Here are a few of the "acceptance speeches" from the VGAs that couldn't make it into the program--from those that didn't win "Best Character"

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"Its more hideous in person. It looks like it was made by playskool."

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Defense Grid getting GLaDOS-infused DLC December 7

By Steve Watts, Dec 02, 2011 9:15am PST

Defense Grid is getting its first full story expansion next week, titled "You Monster." It features GLaDOS from the Portal series, and will cost $5 on Steam and Xbox Live Marketplace.

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"Not a big fan of tower defense game, but that just made me want it lol"

- XwingVmanX see all 25 comments