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Half-Life & Portal Movies? Rayman Delayed? What MADNESS!


Also: The Destructoid Show is being weird and stupid again
Feb 08
What a bunch of wacky news today about the video games! There's the ongoing Rayman Legends debacle, with it being delayed for a multi-platform release, causeing devs and fans to speak out. Meanwhile, J.J. Abrahms a... read
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It would require the hush-hush approach
With today's somewhat startling revelation that J.J Abrams and Valve intend to collaborate on Half-Life and Portal movies comes speculation as to how these movies are actually going to work. Specifically, the notion that Abra... read feature

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Half-life & Portal films are happening, J.J. Abrams says


"As real as anything in Hollywood ever gets"
Feb 06
Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Valve are cooperating on film adaptations of Half-Life and Portal, with early ideas already being tossed around Hollywood. Abrams also dropped hints that a game collaboration might be in d... read
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Portal turrets

'The Turret Anthem' is the greatest SFM video yet


It's Portal magic
Jan 25
Zachariah Scott spent six months tooling around Source Filmmaker to produce a music video that would make every other amateur filmmaker his b*tch. Was he successful? Let me check one more time just to be certain... Hmmm... Yes. Yes, he was. To download an mp3 of "The Turret Anthem," hit up the SoundCloud page of the song's composer, Lars Erik Fjøsne. The Turret Anthem [Steam Community] read
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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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Our first glimpse at Portal 3 or just a DigiPen game?


Perspective continues DigiPen's legacy of creative first-person games
Dec 17
Who knows if Portal 3 will ever come about, but if it does, I have a feeling that Valve may snatch up the students behind DigiPen project Perspective: A 2D platformer played on the walls and objects of a 3D space. In a bad s... read
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Portal 2 In Motion DLC arrives on PSN next week


Time to dig out the ol' PS Move controller
Nov 01
As announced on the PlayStation Blog, the In Motion content for Portal 2 that was originally playable using the Razer Hydra motion controller will be releasing on PlayStation Network this Tuesday, November 6. You might recall... read
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ThinkGeek's pint-sized Portal gun won't break the bank


Batteries not included
Oct 19
With Halloween fast approaching, ThinkGeek's new Miniature Replica Portal Gun ($59.99) is going to be hard to resist. It's got appropriately colored LEDs, a working trigger, and movable claws. Parents, think about how much c... read
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These custom gamer skirts make me mad I'm not a woman


Oct 03
Have you ever gone into a Target or a Spencer Gifts, seen those gamer-themed boxers, and wondered (A) why such high fashion has to be concealed by pants and (B) why girls don't receive similar treatment? Maybe you haven't, bu... read
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Valve: if Steam sales killed games, we wouldn't do them


Jul 17
Valve has defended its policy of offering insane discounts during Steam sales, responding to Electronic Arts' hypocritical accusation that such discounts cheapen intellectual property. Business development boss Jason Hol... read
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WizKids releasing a set of Portal 2 sentry turret figures


Jul 08
Out of all the memorable characters in the Portal universe, a personal favorite for most people has to be those lovable turrets that try to shoot your face off whenever you walk into the room. You almost feel bad about knocki... read
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Valve brings Portal 2 to schools via 'Teach with Portals'


Jun 20
Thanks to Valve's newly released education program "Teach with Portals", schools will now have the opportunity to teach their students through Portal 2. No, really. Valve has taken Portal 2's recently released Perpetual ... read
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The one thing that has always bugged me the most about sports is the use of the word "we." As in, "We won!" No, you didn't win, John Sofaturd from Nothingsville, Ohio. You didn't do anything except sit on your ass and obtain ... read feature

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Don't you wish you could buy these LEGO Portal concepts?


Jun 19
Well, too friggin' bad. A four-man team dubbed Team Jigsaw designed these concepts and submitted them to the LEGO CUUSOO initiative, where supporters have a chance to vote on which ideas are made into physical sets -- this is... read
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Videogame-inspired gas masks? Now I've seen everything!


May 26
Brian Cargile is another talented young artist with an extreeeeemely specific area of expertise. As you can see, he specializes in masks: gas masks, goggles, full face masks, you name it. As a one-man costume design house cal... read
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Feast of Fiction proves that the cake is *sigh* not a lie


May 13
Gaaaaaaaaaah! Another Portal cake reference! Kill it with fire! Kidding! I can't stay mad at Jimmy and Ashley. They pull off such magical feats week after week, concocting delicious delicacies that tantalize my taste buds. B... 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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What has science done!? The Portal turret is real!


May 10
I'd like to think that Cave Johnson is a professor at Penn State University, culling the student body for the next great Aperture Science minds. That would most likely explain why YouTuber kss5095 decided to build a fully fu... read
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Atlas and P-Body toys will soon enrich your pitiful lives


Apr 28
The first product of the Valve / threeA Toys team-up was this weird Companion Cube duck creature. The next set of goodies is thankfully (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) a little more normal. At the ReVenture ... read
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Valve to release Portal 2 level editor May 8


Apr 26
Starting next month, the possibilities for portal puzzles become as infinite as spaaaaaaaaace. Valve has announced a new update for Portal 2 which will arrive on May 8. The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" will give player... read
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Coming soon: A Companion Cube / mutant duck thing


Mar 22
The other week, threeA Toys announced a partnership for a series of goodies based on Valve properties. As a refresher, threeA has made some pretty sick stuff in the past, like that $400+ Metal Gear Rex figurine. The company w... 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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I had the pleasure of working through my first Quantum Conundrum play session with the help of its Creative Director, Kim Swift. After helping create Valve hit games Portal and both Left 4 Dead titles, Swift moved o... read feature

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Live show: Introducing Weekend Escape with Brett and Cait


Mar 10
[Check out Weekend Escape every Saturday over on Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel at 12pm Pacific with Destructoid Contributors Brett Zeidler and Caitlin Cooke  as they play through entire games with a focus on co-op. It... read
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New fan game gives Mario a friggin' Portal gun


Mar 03
Hey guys! Remember this Mario / Portal crossover video? Looked like fun, didn't it? I wish we could play that for realsies, though... Wait a sec! You CAN! Oh boy! Indie studio Stabyourself has just released Mari0 (that's a z... read
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ThinkGeek's PotatOS is GLaDOS in a friggin' potato


Feb 10
Back in December, ThinkGeek rolled out a big line of Portal 2 tie-in merchandise, from an Aperture Labs shower curtain to the super popular talking Cave Johnson portrait. The weirdest item, however, was definitely the PotatO... read
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Valve begins hyping something (HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED OMG)


Dec 12
This past Saturday, Valve released a video featuring Portal 2 antagonist Wheatley. Unsurprisingly, the Internet descended upon it with icepicks and magnifying glasses, ready to take it apart and examine every frame for clues ... read
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Custom Portal Gun is all flashy and glowy


Dec 05
Destructoid has homeboys and homegirls all over the world. Do you ever stop to think how rad that is? Henriquegds, a community member hailing from Brazil, wanted to share some love for his friend LauraSan's custom-built Porta... read
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Someone at ThinkGeek really enjoyed Portal 2


Dec 02
ThinkGeek is making good use of its licensing agreement with Valve by introducing nine Portal 2-themed products. We're a little obsessed with the game as well, so it's all good. I was quite certain nothing would top the ridic... read
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Black Friday: Rayman Origins $30 at GameStop, much more


Nov 23
We're just two days away from Black Friday. Everything has culminated up to this point. While everyone else is sifting through the piles of ads looking for the best deals after eating two platefuls of turkey, you've already g... read
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The coolest bedroom you will never have


Nov 22
James Farr, possibly the coolest dad ever, likes Portal, and so does his son. So they gave his bedroom and adjoining bathroom a themed makeover. This isn't the first time that a fan has expressed incredible creativ... read
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Real-life, speaking Cave Johnson portraits from ThinkGeek


Nov 08
ThinkGeek, the fine merchant of fairly affordable Internet treasures, is preparing a new item which will be of interest to Portal 2 fans. It's a portrait of Aperture Science's Cave Johnson that spouts off thirteen quotes fro... read






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