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LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions has Chris Pratt, the Doctor, and the Companion Cube


And a partridge in a pear tree
May 11
LEGO Dimensions is a game we all know is going to be absolutely huge. It's little, way too expensive LEGO with Disney Infinity glued on to it, and if that doesn’t print money I don’t know what will. Despite that, ... read
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Portal: Outside Influence

After five long years, Portal: Outside Influence nears completion


Morris' labor of love also features some of my favorite industry personalities!
Feb 08
It seems like we were just posting about Portal mods the other day, doesn't it? Well, we've got another one for you to look at today, but there's a quite a bit more going on under the surface of this stel... read
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Portal Stories: Mel

Portal Stories: Mel mod gets a teaser, coming soon


Now THIS is my kind of downloadable content
Jan 31
Portal Stories: Mel is a lovely-looking community-made mod for Portal 2 that's due out sometime in Q1 2015, according to the title's store page. The lengthy 20+ level mod will feature a new protagonist called ... read
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Story Bundle

The eBook Video Game Bundle is out now


There's some great titles on the rise and fall of SEGA and Atari available
Apr 04
The previous videogame-themed collection of eBooks from Story Bundle kept me well read for quite some time, so I'm more than ready to dip into the new 3.0 bundle. There's some really eye-catching titles in the bundle, includi... read
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Portal 2 free DLC

Portal 2 gets some free DLC on the PS3


Sweet, d00d!
Jun 07
People often love Valve because they're the company that keeps on giving. Today, you'll be able to bottle some of that love in the form of free Portal 2 DLC, exclusively for the PS3 version of the game. The DLC is said to be... read
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Achievement unlocked!
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

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Romance is just a game away!
Valentine's Day isn't always about getting taken out to dinner and receiving fancy treats and trinkets. Okay, well maybe it is, but who's to say that you can't get a little gaming on the side? Consider spending some quality time with your boyfriend by reeling him into the following co-op games. If he resists, consider your future with him wisely... read feature

GlaDOS movie voice photo
inSANE is also nearing a publisher
If you've seen the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming film, Pacific Rim, you might notice a little someone popping in to lend a guest voice. Yep, Portal's classic crazed computer GlaDOS is making a cameo... read feature

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Steam Workshop's one-year anniversary has arrived!


How will you celebrate? With a TF2 hat or new Portal 2 level, perhaps?
Oct 22
In one year's time, what started off as an easier way for players to access new user-created content for Team Fortress 2 has grown to encompass more than just sweet hats and guns, with a touch of J.C. Leyendecker or... read
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Valve update adds co-op puzzles to Portal 2 level creator


Aug 16
Aperture Science's "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has just undergone a major expansion. An update for Portal 2 released today which allows users to now create puzzles requiring cooperative play to add to the more than 17... read
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E3: 'Portal 2 in Motion' DLC supports PlayStation Move


Jun 05
Portal 2's latest DLC installment, "Portal 2 In Motion," is being shown on the E3 show floor today. It includes the same levels from the DLC for the Razor Hydra controller and offers players a more tactile experienc... read
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Portal 2 Perpetual Initiative serves 1.3 million tests


May 11
Released just this week, the Perpetual Testing Initiative expansion to Portal 2 has already resulted in a success of some kind. No, no. Don't tell me. I'll figure out the appropriate adjective eventually. More than 35,0... read
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A message to all Aperture employees from Boss Man Johnson


May 08
Mr. Cave Johnson, CEO of Aperture Science, recently issued a message to all his employees, confirming the existence of the Perpetual Testing Initiative (PeTI), and its status being operational as of now. In the message, rath... read
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You guys have heard of Kim Swift, right? Creator of Portal, former designer at Valve, and all-around badass? I interviewed her last week after getting some hands-on time with Airtight Games's upcoming downloadable title ... read feature

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In-game Portal 2 map editor planned for next year


Oct 21
Valve has divulged what's next for Portal 2, following the recent release of the "Peer Review" add-on: "an easy-to-use" map editor that's expected to come out in early 2012. This editor will hopefully push crowdsourcing a ste... read
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Storm's Adventure with Crysis 2 and Portal 2


Oct 06
Sequel time!  For the originals, here's Crysis and Portal. I've learned my lesson.  Crysis joins the list of franchises I'll never touch again.  That's not to say Crysis 2 was a bad game.  Just a bad all ... read
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Final part of Portal 2 soundtrack now free to download


Oct 01
Have you ever heard of drip marketing? The idea behind it is that you have an asset that people want, often information but it could be anything, and you keep people engaged with you and the product you're marketing by slowly... read
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GameCity launches new video game award


Sep 16
GameCity, the annual video game festival in the UK, has launched an award which it hopes will become the "Turner Prize" for games. Festival director, Iain Simons, started the event in 2006 and created the award to celebrate t... read
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Valve Store gets some sweet new Portal 2 swag


Sep 13
I'm a sucker for game related stuff. Shirts, jackets, cups, hats, etc... I don't buy much, but I love that it exists. With the newest Portal 2 merch, however, I may make a purchase. Just added to the store are three shir... read
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You will fall for this Portal 2 proposal video


Aug 23
Thanks to the Internet, you're never too far from one guy or gal's creative attempts at proposing to their partner in a completely unique way. Proposing via a videogame isn't totally new -- we've seen marriage proposals in g... read
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Fan-made Rubik's companion cube is for science


Aug 19
The Portal series has been a huge success and loving fans have shown their own creative appreciation with tributes, like fan made videos or hand-held personality spheres. Now a fully functional Rubik'... read
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'Dream with Portals,' a Portal 2 remix project


Aug 09
[Editor's note: Zac Bentz here created this awesome Portal 2 remix project and wants to share it with all of you. Yes, even you! -- CTZ] I just finished up a new Portal 2 remix project called Dream with Portals... read
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Rock opera gets some Portal 2 musical machinima


Aug 04
Sometimes I get to write about truly awesome things, like this music video which uses the song E=MC² by Ayreon. The song, paired with Portal 2 video clips, is from the album 01011001 (that translates to y in case you we... read
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Red Orchestra 2 pre-purchase and Portal 2 price details


Aug 02
If you're one of the many multiplayer FPS fans that are excited about the upcoming Red Orchestra 2, then get your wallets primed. As of today you can pre-purchase the sequel to Tripwire Interactive's WW2 shooter.  There'... read






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