Portal Series News


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!


"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.


"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.


"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?


"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...


"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.


"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.


"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.


"'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.


"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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


"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"


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

- bozer see all 4 comments