PC, MAC / Action / Release: Oct 10, 2007 / ESRB: T

Half-Life 2 and Portal now on Nvidia Shield

By Steve Watts, May 12, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Half-Life 2 and Portal are now available natively on Nvidia Shield, the company announced today.


Linux beta builds of Portal, Left 4 Dead 2 now available on Steam

By John Keefer, May 06, 2013 7:00am PDT

Valve has offered a treat to Linux users with the release of a Left 4 Dead 2 beta. Portal for Linux is also available, but Valve has been a bit more mum on that release. If you own any of those three games, the betas should appear in your Steam library.


Shack PSA: Free Portal on Steam

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 16, 2011 7:30am PDT

Portal's being offered for free on Steam until September 20 as part of Valve's 'Learn With Portals' program, which is intended to spark students' interest in logic, physics, spatial reasoning, and all that jazz.


Valve Reports Mac Game Performance Gains with Latest Mac OSX Update

By Brian Leahy, Aug 18, 2010 1:40pm PDT

Since the launch of Steam for the Mac and the release of Valve's back-catalog of Source-engine titles, Valve has been "working with Apple and their...


"i yesterday figured that loading takes forever when skype is running in the background. ..."

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Shack PSA: Steam Discounts Just Cause 2, Metro 2033, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and more

By Xav de Matos, Jul 03, 2010 10:08am PDT

Holiday? Steam sales don't rest, ladies and gents! In today's second last set of special summer prices, the highlights include Just Cause 2 for 50%...


"Hows the single player on BattleField BC 2 for the PC? A friend who played it on PS3 said it ..."

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Steam for Mac Launches with Free Portal

By Chris Faylor, May 12, 2010 10:36am PDT

[Update - 2:10pm CST] The Steam Mac Games Store is now open, offering over fifty games and various launch day discounts, such as hal


"Hay guys, I just played a game on a computer... Haven't played a non-console game in a few years!"

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Steam Mac Details Emerge

By Chris Faylor, May 11, 2010 7:24am PDT

With Valve's digital distribution platform Steam slated to launch on the Mac platform tomorrow--Wednesday, May 12--the company today issued a few...


"Now I am sad I didn't pick up Torchlight on Steam when it was super cheap. I wanted to wait ..."

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Valve's Steam Coming to Mac on May 12

By Chris Faylor, Apr 29, 2010 4:15pm PDT

Steam on PCThe Mac OS version of Valve's digital distribution platform Steam will be released on May 12, the company confirmed today. No other...


"Do macs have enough hardware to run these games? When I walked past the apple store and had a ..."

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Steam Coming to Mac in April, Portal 2 This Fall

By Chris Faylor, Mar 08, 2010 10:17am PST

After some heavy-handed hints, Valve today confirmed that it will be bringing its previously Windows-only digital distribution platform Steam to...


"Hey Valve/Apple, promote this in the Apple Store. Not only that, but have life-sized cardboard ..."

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Evening Reading: The Portal 2 Reveal

By Brian Leahy, Mar 05, 2010 5:00pm PST

QuakeCon 2010 has been announced! See you fools there! This week saw an incredibly innovative game announcement by Valve Software. Using its...


"So EA/Dice. I've bought your wonderful new game can I fucking play it now please? FUCK YOU ..."

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Valve Changes Portal's Ending in Week's Second Update

By Chris Faylor, Mar 03, 2010 2:47pm PST

Steel yourself for another round of ...whatever it is that Valve's doing with Portal PC, as a second mystery update for the game just arrived via...


"Do I have to start the game over from the beginning to see the new ending, or can I load a ..."

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Portal Patch Adds Morse Code, Achievement - Portal 2 Speculation Begins [Updated]

By Alice O'Connor and Brian Leahy, Mar 02, 2010 5:40am PST

Today, Valve Software published an update to Portal through Steam. The only patch note: digg_url =...


"So the witches reference is a tip of the hat from Kim Swift to the GDC CA volunteer program ..."

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Left 4 Dead, Portal Vet Kim Swift Joins Airtight as Developer Seeks Broader Market (Updated)

By Chris Faylor, Dec 07, 2009 1:45pm PST

Having previously led development of Portal and worked on both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 while at Valve, Kim Swift has left the studio and...


"Do what you gotta do. All sorts of reasons can be dreamed up, but it was obviously a decision ..."

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ASCIIpOrtal Remakes Portal in Mind-Bending 2D

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2009 4:50pm PDT

Gang Garrison II rendered Team Fortress 2 in loving 2D and Portal: The Flash Version was so successful its levels were released in 3D then even the...


"To me, even being an amateur game designer myself, the reason why people rebuild games in Ascii ..."

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Portal Unofficially Ported to iPhone?

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2009 2:21pm PDT

A video that appears to show a Unity-coded version of Valve's first-person puzzler Portal has been posted on Youtube. While immediately suspect...


"Fake. Why? 1. Frame-rates 2. Visual details 3. As stated by others; media player + ..."

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