News items tagged with portal

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...

By Melissa Loomis on 18 September 2018
Square Enix Booth Impressions

Square Enix Booth Impressions

Square Enix has a very, very full booth at this year’s E3. Everything from action-adventure to role-playing, puzzle, and stealth, g...

By Curt Hutson on 16 September 2018
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’...

By Cody Gravelle on 15 September 2018
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 p...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 September 2018
‘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 14 September 2018
News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

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

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 Portal cake...

By Rob Keyes on 14 September 2018
‘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 flavorfu...

By Brian Sipple on 14 September 2018
The ‘Portal 2’ Legos Are Not a Lie

The ‘Portal 2’ Legos Are Not a Lie

Looking to use and abuse a companion cube in your very own Aperture Science test chamber from the comfort of your own home? Well th...

By Mike Crayton on 14 September 2018
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 recentl...

By Ben Kendrick on 14 September 2018
Top 25 Games of the Last Generation

Top 25 Games of the Last Generation

  For almost a decade, players reveled in the gaming experiences provided by last-gen consoles. From the Xbox 360’s release in 200...

By Boston Blake on 10 September 2018
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 bef...

By Andrew Dyce on 20 August 2018
Top 5 Sci-Fi Game Worlds

Top 5 Sci-Fi Game Worlds

Sci-fi games aren’t always about traveling through space and time, but their worlds are fascinatingly futuristic, turning familiar environments on their heads or creating entirely alien, inn...

By Melissa Loomis on 29 May 2018
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 20...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 May 2018
Best Video Game Music

Best Video Game Music

While graphics and story often draw most of the praise, video game music can be as memorable and beautiful as any other aspect of game design. It’s nearly impossible to pick favorite video game s...

By Melissa Loomis on 09 May 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 Porta...

By Rory Young on 13 December 2017
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 favorit...

By Dalton Cooper on 25 November 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 en...

By Denny Connolly on 21 July 2017
Excellent Video Game Art

Excellent Video Game Art

There are many aspects of video game art to appreciate: character design, graphics, costumes, environments, etc. But one thing that...

By Melissa Loomis on 05 June 2017
JJ Abrams: Portal Movie Announcement Is Coming Soon

JJ Abrams: Portal Movie Announcement Is Coming Soon

Speaking to IGN on the Westworld red carpet, JJ Abrams confirms that the Half-Life and Portal movies are still in development, with a...

By Alexander Pan on 05 June 2017
Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

Portal for the HoloLens Is Insane

A video game developer, programmer, and designer creates a version of Valve’s first-person puzzler and shooter, Portal, for his Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset. Without a doubt...

By Kyle Sledge on 07 February 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 vid...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 January 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...

By Rob Gordon on 21 January 2017
The Orange Box is Now Playable on Xbox One

The Orange Box is Now Playable on Xbox One

Microsoft adds The Orange Box, Galaga Legions, and Joe Danger 2: The Movie from Hello Games to the lineup of Xbox 360 games backward compatible on Xbox One. When Microsoft first announced X...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 October 2016
JJ Abrams Still Working on Half-Life and Portal Movies

JJ Abrams Still Working on Half-Life and Portal Movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams claims that his production company Bad Robot is still working on Portal and Half-Life film adaptations. As some may recall, the 2013 DICE Summit was a...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 March 2016
Rocket League Adds Free Portal DLC

Rocket League Adds Free Portal DLC

Psyonix announces brand free cosmetic DLC for Rocket League based on Valve’s popular first-person puzzle game franchise Portal, to be released on December 1st. The Rocket League faithful have enjoyed...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 December 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 22 July 2015