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  • GLaDOS teams up with NASA to explain fusion and fission

    Here’s a little bit of fun; GLaDOS voice Ellen McLain lent her vocal talents to NASA for an educational video explaining nuclear fusion and fission. The whole thing is wrapped up in a pretty typical GLaDOS plot and fairly adorable as well as informational. Take a look below.

  • Portal now available for Linux on Steam

    Portal is now available for Linux through the Steam store, according to PCgamesN. It’s possible Portal 2 is also to be made available soon for Linux as well, as it’s listed, by grayed out at the moment, according to Gearburn. If you don’t own the original Portal yet, it will run you £6.99.

  • Portal and Half-Life films "as real as anything in Hollywood", says JJ Abrams

    Gabe Newell and JJ Abrams weren’t just idly shooting the breeze; initial steps have been taken to produce Portal and Half-life films.

  • Gabe Newell announced as next Academy of Interactive Arts and Science Hall of Fame inductee

    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.

  • Portal's 'Still Alive' was originally halfway through the game

    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.

  • Steam for Schools initiative announced, educators given Portal 2 for class purposes

    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 […]

  • Perpetual Testing Initiative now available for Portal 2

    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.

  • Portal 2 sells 4 million units combined on PC and console

    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 – […]

  • Video preview demonstrates in-game editor for Portal 2

    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 […]

  • Post-Portal: Kim Swift and her Quantum Conundrum

    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.

  • Portal replica guns still inbound despite cancelation worries

    NECA has confirmed it still intends to release a line of replica guns from Portal, despite worries overnight it had canned the release of it in the US. The release is being planned for sometime between May and June. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • Get your hands on a life-sized Portal Gun this summer

    Valve and toy manufacturer NECA are teaming up to bring fans a life-sized Portal gun this summer for a whopping $130.

  • NECA to produce official Valve merch, including Portal gun

    Time to dig out your best “shut up and take my money” images: Soon, you’ll finally be able to buy a Portal gun.

  • In-game map editor releasing for Portal 2 in 2012

    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 […]

  • Valve and Dark Horse team up for Steam-Powered Stories hardcover comic collection

    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 […]

  • Portal goes free on Steam until Tuesday - get it now

    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? […]

  • Portal short film is amazing

    This seven minute live-action Portal-inspired short film is possibly the best game-to-movie conversion you’ve ever seen.

  • Square Enix going to announce Portal co-creator's next at PAX Prime

    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.

  • First Portal 2 DLC expected in mid-September

    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, […]

  • Mega Valve comic book to be published in November

    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 […]

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