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By Ozzie Mejia   //   October 10, 2017 6:00 AM

The Orange Box Turns 10: Shacknews Salutes GLaDOS

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.

By Steven Wong   //   June 26, 2015 2:15 PM

The 7 Most Famous Orphan Characters in Video Games

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.

By Steve Watts   //   June 6, 2013 12:30 PM

Portal 2 getting free PlayStation Move co-op DLC

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.
By Alice O'Connor   //   November 21, 2012 6:10 AM

Portal 2 PC patch adds split-screen co-op

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 its puzzle 'em up.
By Steve Watts   //   June 20, 2012 11:00 AM

Valve opens 'Steam for Schools' education initiative

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.