Tag Archives: portal
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 17:48 BST
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 22:32 GMT
Gabe Newell and JJ Abrams weren’t just idly shooting the breeze; initial steps have been taken to produce Portal and Half-life films.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 15:17 GMT
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Science has announced Gabe Newell will be the 17th inductee into the AIAS Hall of Fame. Valve’s co-founder and president will also headline the D.I.C.E. 2013 Summit stage as Thursday conference keynote speaker.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 | 11:38 GMT
Portal is iconic for many reasons: the taxing puzzles, wicked sense of humour and of course Jonathan Coulton’s big closing number ‘Still Alive’, sung by maniacal AI GladOS. But did you know that it wasn’t originally supposed to be at the end of the game? Find out what happened below.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 | 18:19 BST
During the Games for Change conference, Valve announced it will give away Portal 2 for free, via the new Steam for Schools initiative. Educators which sign up for the beta which also recoeve the Perpetual Testing Initiative level maker so students can create Portal levels in the classroom – but they won’t be able to share said levels outside of class. If you are an educator, more information is available through here. Via Kotaku.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 21:06 BST
Valve has announced the free Portal 2 update, Perpetual Testing Initiative, is now available on PC and Mac. The DLC allows players to “easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles,” via the in-game Puzzle Maker. Log into Steam and get to downloading.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 19:13 BST
Valve has announced Portal 2 has sold over 4 million copies combined on PC and console since it was released a year ago. The figure was provided to Neogamr by level designer David Sawyer. The entire franchise has now sold over 8 million total, with the original Portal game selling over 4 million units – a figured which doesn’t take into account Steam sales. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Tue, May 01, 2012 | 15:29 BST
A video preview of the Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC for Portal 2 has been released by Steam user Doogiehoogie. It’s posted below. The DLC allows users to create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles using the puzzle maker. Users can then publish maps to the Steam Workshop so that others can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2. It releases on PC and Mac May 8.
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 18:11 BST
Lead designer Kim Swift indelibly etched Valve’s Portal on core gaming’s history, before going to Left 4 Dead then moving to the fluffy dimension with Quantum Conundrum at Airtight. She talks to VG247 about trying something new.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 09:04 GMT
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 | 17:21 GMT
Valve and toy manufacturer NECA are teaming up to bring fans a life-sized Portal gun this summer for a whopping $130.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 01:04 GMT
Time to dig out your best “shut up and take my money” images: Soon, you’ll finally be able to buy a Portal gun.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 | 21:15 BST
Valve has announced the second game add-on Portal 2 is in development and targeted for release early next year. The update includes an “easy-to-use,” in-game map editor so you can design, build and share single-player and co-op test chambers. The community will be able to view, play and vote on your creations with “a simple click.” The development of the editor was mentioned earlier this week with the release of part two of the Final Hours of Portal 2 app, but was unconfirmed at the time. Portal 2′s first content update, Peer Review, was released two weeks ago.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 20:36 BST
Valve and Dark Horse have announced a hardcover collection of comics based on the worlds of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. The comic, which contains over two hundred pages of story, is titled: Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories, and is to be made available on November 16. You can pre-order it here, and have a look at the cover below.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 12:44 BST
Valve’s made the original Portal free to get from Steam on PC and Mac, but only from now until Tuesday. If you don’t already have the game, get to it here. You’d be very, very silly if you don’t, although that begs an entirely different question: why don’t you have it in the first place?
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 | 01:33 BST
This seven minute live-action Portal-inspired short film is possibly the best game-to-movie conversion you’ve ever seen.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 | 20:32 BST
Square Enix is soon to announce the latest title from Portal co-creator and former Valve designer Kim Swift, with an official unveiling planned for PAX Prime which takes place this weekend.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 | 18:45 BST
Valve’s Portal 2 DLC is still heading your way this summer, and according to spokesman Doug Lombardi, it will be released sometime in mid-September. No further information was revealed about the content, but we’ve previously been told by the firm it will contain new test chambers, new challenge modes, and other nice nuggets for Mac, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Thanks, Kotaku.
Mon, Jul 11, 2011 | 08:30 BST
A 300-page strong Valve comic book will get a release in the US this coming autumn. On November 3, for $30, Dark Horse Comics will launch Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and other Steam-Powered Stories, a book based on comics penned on Team Fortress 2, Portal and Left 4 Dead, the latter’s Sacrifice will be the main comic of the lot.
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 08:41 BST
Gabe Newell would like you to know that he is not a man who has gone back on his word, even despite his apparent backflip on the topic of PlayStation 3 development. Instead, he’s just another vote in a democracy, and the tribe has spoken.