Whether it’s an RPG that tells a story over dozens of hours, or a strategy game that takes months to master, games are often a considerable time investment. For many people this is central to gaming’s appeal: nowhere else in art can you find such complete worlds to lose yourself in or such stern challenges to overcome.
If Valve’s two most famous silent protagonists had a fight, who would win? Chell or Freeman? Portal Gun or Gravity Gun? Long Fall Boots or HEV Suit?
It’s the kind of thing you wonder after having too many donuts and margaritas: what would happen if you were stuck inside the two portals that a Portal gun shoots out? The answer: shit gets weird, man.
It’s probably the perfect item to scare off guests from the living room. Modder Evie Bee built a replica of Portal 2’s AI companion that moves and sounds just as annoying as the original one.
Free Portal-themed goodness comes to Rocket League PC on Tuesday. Players need but to complete a match to earn several pieces of Aperture Science-flavored kit, from cake stickers to Companion Cube antenna toppers. Check out the Steam news post for full details.
Valve’s homicidal disk operating system doesn’t do “cameo” or “guest star.” The moment GLaDOS arrives in LEGO Dimensions it’s her game, from her face-off with one of science fiction’s greatest villains to the bittersweet ending. I feel like I just finished a new Portal game.
Way back in my college days, The Orange Box came out for Xbox 360, and I was very excited.
Valve’s been showing a demo of a virtual reality Portal game behind closed doors for a few months. Now, finally, you can see the whole thing.
Portal Stories: Mel was not made by Valve, but it’s probably the closest thing we’ll get to Portal 3 for a while.
I would have said awesome, but she’s watching us. She’s always watching us.
Because Aperture Science would never release something as plebeian as a pinball table.
An official instruction sheet featuring a meaty list of level, team and fun packs coming to the toy-driven LEGO Dimensions proves once and for all that my wallet is truly fucked come September.
Portal pinball? Count me in. Then out. Then in, but from a different place. Detailed over at the PlayStation Blog, Valve’s first-person puzzler is getting the silver ball treatment the week on May 25 across all Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX 2 platforms. Expect to Chell out $2.99 on consoles and $1.99 on portables for…
Hey, remember Portal on the DS? Well, Portal (or at least a demo of it) is now also on the 3DS. It's not an official Valve product, of course—as if Valve would ever make another video game!—but it still does the job.
Will it make you feel bad about flinging/toppling/portaling all those turrets to their deaths? Probably not, 'cause that shit's fun. Still, it'll make you feel sorry for them. Probably.
In the past, I've expressed a healthy amount of skepticism about VR. In 20 minutes, Valve's VR demo sold me on the concept. Mostly.
There’s been a couple of takes on shock-absorbing feet-tech in the Portal-verse. Now, someone’s trying to make impact absorbing footwear for real.
Portal Stories: Mel, an upcoming mod for Portal 2, is starting to less like a mod in this new trailer, and more like a straight-up official Valve entry in the series.
Samsung says these fancy wireless speakers were created at a "state-of-the-art audio lab in Valencia, California." We know better. They're clearly the product of Aperture Science, the secret think tank responsible for a hilarious murderous artificial intelligence, not to mention one hell of a teleportation tool.