A sub-eleven minute run of the original Portal is a big deal for the game’s speedrunning community, but the accomplishment is even better when viewed listening to Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
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Look at that orange hole in the wall!
Speedrunner 097AceOfSpades beat Portal in 52 minutes using no portals and a lot of airboat cheats.
The past few years have seen a deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, but the Portal wifi router includes a key feature that’s basically unheard of in consumer technology.
The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwellings in congested, urban environments.
We’re back with our third and final Kotaku Splitscreen special episode from the Game Developers Conference in sunny San Francisco.
Why play Portal on a 2D screen when you can play it all around you in the real world?
Today was one of those occasions that comes once, maybe twice (but definitely not thrice) in a lifetime. Gabe Newell arose from his Scrooge McDuck-esque lake of knives and cash to conduct an AMA. Spoiler: he likes Portal 2 more than Half-Life, and despite appearances to the contrary, Valve still makes games.
Two things that persistently hold a special place in geek hearts are the Apple II desktop computer and the video game Portal. What happens when you put them together? Magic.
Doug “Rat Man” Rattmann is one of the most important characters in Portal, though he didn’t appear in either game. The message-scrawling scientist made his video game debut in Lego Dimensions’ Portal level pack, though he’s so well hidden it took more than a year to find him.
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.