News items tagged with portal

Portal Sequel Hints Found in Counter-Strike BR Mode

Portal Sequel Hints Found in Counter-Strike BR Mode

Valve is back up to its old shenanigans, it seems, giving fans another opportunity to ask: is this an Easter Egg or is Valve hinting at a sequel? What appears to be the start of an ARG was found on t...

By Rory Young on 18 December 2018
Valve Announces Portal Bridge Constructor Spin-Off

Valve Announces Portal Bridge Constructor Spin-Off

To the surprise of all, Valve made a Portal-related game announcement today. No, it isn’t Portal 3, and no, it isn’t even a game being made by Valve itself. Instead, Valve will be lending the Portal...

By Rory Young on 15 March 2018
Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Leaves Valve

Left 4 Dead, Portal Writer Leaves Valve

While Valve may be dominating the digital distribution service on the PC thanks in large part to Steam, many fans associate the software company with its massively popular franchises like Team Fortre...

By Derek Nichols on 18 July 2017
New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

New Skins and Accessories Available for Steam Hardware

Valve introduces new skins that will help its players customize their Steam Link and Steam controllers with various Valve properties’ logos and color schemes. Valve has always been a bit of an oddity...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 March 2017
Gabe Newell: New IP in Half-Life Universe is Possible

Gabe Newell: New IP in Half-Life Universe is Possible

Responding to a question during his Reddit AMA, Valve president Gabe Newell confirms that he is open to developing a new IP set in the Half-Life universe. There are running jokes in the video game in...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 March 2017
Portal Designer Joins Visceral's Star Wars Game

Portal Designer Joins Visceral's Star Wars Game

Motive Studios, which is working with Visceral Games on an as-yet-untitled Star Wars project, reveals that Portal lead designer Kim Swift has joined the team. Even though details about the Visceral G...

By Rob Gordon on 15 March 2017
Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Most video game adaptations to other mediums are flops, but these comics based on games all manage to deliver amazing stories that enhance the games’ characters and worlds. It’s no secret that video...

By Denny Connolly on 18 July 2016
Xbox One December Backward Compatible Games

Xbox One December Backward Compatible Games

Microsoft reveals 16 new Xbox 360 games that are now playable on Xbox One, which includes the likes of Fable 3, Halo: Reach, Portal: Still Alive, and more. One of the biggest announcements at E3 2015...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 March 2016
Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

An extremely talented fan of Valve’s puzzle-shooter hybrid Portal writes, animates, and directs a music video for a Christmas carol parody using elements from the game. In order to celebrate Christma...

By Kyle Sledge on 15 March 2016
10 Crazy Video Game Fan Theories

10 Crazy Video Game Fan Theories

After reading these 10 crazy video game fan theories, gamers will never look at games like Animal Crossing, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and more the same again. People like analyzing their favorite...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 March 2016
Lego: First Person Shooter

Lego: First Person Shooter

Since the Lego empire first made its surprising crossover into the world of games, the franchise has tackled some of the biggest IPs and genres available. From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Marv...

By Denny Connolly on 18 July 2015
Balancing Game Length With Meaningful Content

Balancing Game Length With Meaningful Content

Finding the sweet spot for game length is something of a conundrum for developers—too short, and players won’t feel they got their money’s worth (particularly for AAA prices), too long and interest...

By Melissa Loomis on 15 March 2015
Game Tutorials: The Good And The Bad

Game Tutorials: The Good And The Bad

Games have a lot of standard elements, but it’s the differences between them that make tutorials almost a necessity. While you can know without playing that a shooter game is going to ask you to sh...

By Melissa Loomis on 15 March 2015
Top 10 Spiritual Successor Video Games

Top 10 Spiritual Successor Video Games

A strong premise, design philosophy, or tone of story is a valuable thing in the ever-changing world of video games, and for the most part, developers don’t like moving away from a proven formula be...

By Andrew Dyce on 15 March 2014
News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

[HTML4] It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun newsbits for some of our recent favorites. Let’s take look a real-life Minecraft sword Port...

By Rob Keyes on 15 March 2013
Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

After debuting all the way back in April 2011, not to mention racking up Game of the Year awards around the industry, Valve recently gave players a reason to return to their testing chamber for mor...

By Ben Kendrick on 15 March 2012
‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

What happens when film takes the beloved characters and settings of Portal’s platforming paradise and enthuses them with a flavorful, invigorating style of animation often found in a Pixar producti...

By Brian Sipple on 15 March 2012
‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7rZO2ACP3A In a feat of testing that GlaDOS herself would be proud of, Valve’s Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative has racked up over a million tests across 35,000...

By Kyle Matthews on 15 March 2012
The ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ for ‘Portal 2’ Commences In May

The ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ for ‘Portal 2’ Commences In May

Ah, Portal 2. While the allure of its mind-bending puzzles, and the witty, malevolent charm of its antagonists may be evergreen, it wouldn’t hurt to have some new levels to play through once in a wh...

By Jeff Schille on 15 March 2012