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Valve has experimented with sweat-monitoring Left 4 Dead


Still interested in biofeedback
May 06
At the NeuroGaming 2013 Conference and Expo this month, Valve's Mike Ambinder spoke about biofeedback experiments that the company has been working on, reports GamesBeat. Most notably, he mentioned that Valve put together a s... read
Portal 2

Behold, Portal 2's freakish Frankenturret brought to life


Wheatley's abomination is just as scary in real life
Apr 30
The Frankenturret, as they're officially called, are the Portal 2 turrets merged with a weighted storage cube. Wheatley had fun creating them in the game, and I'm sure artist corroder666 had fun making the Frakenturret in re... read
Toys

ThreeA shows off their Portal 2 and Lost Planet figures


Atlas and P-Body are almost ready to science
Apr 09
ThreeA toys showed off their Portal 2 Atlas and P-Body concepts nearly a year ago, and since then we haven't heard a thing about them. That was until at the ThreeA event held at Beast Kingdom Toys in Taiwan recently. Personal... read
Poker Night 2 leaked!

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 screenshots leak out


Features Claptrap, Brock Samson, Sam, GlaDOS, and Ashley Williams
Mar 29
Telltale Games has a teaser site running right now referring to a "key party," and showing an image of a dish which has seen the addition of various sets of keys over the last few days, with the promise that all will be revea... read
Music

Some classic game songs with a Middle-Eastern twist


Contra, Mario, Angry Birds, and more all get covered
Mar 06
I've listened to plenty of videogame musical covers in the seven years I've worked at Destructoid. Yet, this is the first time I've heard of a musical cover montage with a Middle-Eastern twist to them. There's even some games covered here I'd never expect, like Alley Cat. [Via The Awesomer] read
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

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

Portal on DS

Do want! Homebrew Portal gameplay on the DS


What's not to like?
Feb 11
There are many things that make me proud to be a gamer, and one of them is the homebrew/fangame community. To me, there's almost nothing better than a group of passionate fans getting together and creating something ... read
Dtoid Show

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
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

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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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