News items tagged with portal 2

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
10 Best Video Game Endings

10 Best Video Game Endings

For many gamers, the mark of a great video game comes at the tail end of the campaign, when the story wraps up in its final presentation. The ending of a game can make or break a title’s legacy, rega...

By Boston Blake on 15 March 2017
Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

It’s no secret that Valve isn’t the same studio that it was a decade ago — its priorities have shifted considerably, and new single-player games don’t seem to be high on its agenda. However, the body...

By Brad Jones on 15 March 2017
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 Games We Want Backward Compatible on Xbox One

10 Games We Want Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox boss Phil Spencer dropped a bombshell on Xbox fans when he announced that the team at Microsoft is bringing backward compatibility to Xbox One, allowing gamers to play Xbox 360 games on their...

By Boston Blake on 15 March 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
‘Borderlands 2’ is This Year’s Most Played New Game

‘Borderlands 2’ is This Year’s Most Played New Game

Popular game-tracking service Raptr has revealed their metrics for some this year’s most played games and have crowned a winner. While much of the Game of the Year talk will be focused on a dozen d...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 March 2013
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
2012 Spike Video Game Awards: Winners

2012 Spike Video Game Awards: Winners

The 10th Annual Spike Video Game Awards are now behind us, and while in past years we have criticized the shows awards but applauded its ability to secure some pretty high profile exclusives, this...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 March 2013
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The complete list of 2011 Spike Video Game Awards nominees have been announced! Every year since 2003, Spike has honored the best in video gaming with a ceremony celebrating all that we love. There...

By Tyler Schirado on 15 March 2012
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
NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

Many gamers probably thought that last year’s Portal 2 was out of this world. Not only did fans get to return to the dark, depressing depths of Aperture Science, but they got to finish what they st...

By Riley Little 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
Valve’s Promotional Comics to be Collected in Print Edition

Valve’s Promotional Comics to be Collected in Print Edition

Wading through the massive hype surrounding big-name video game releases is often an inane, demoralizing process. With every publisher hoping to catch the viral wave to huge initial sales, the Inter...

By Kyle Hembree on 15 March 2011