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7:55 PM on 09.01.2013

This was the most WTF moment of PAX Prime 2013

At first I thought this was going to be an animtronic prop when I came across it at PAX Prime 2013 today. And then I saw the arms moving and realized it's a real person. Perhaps it was inspired by this art piece?  In any case, this was the most WTF moment of any PAX I've ever been too. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:30 AM on 06.07.2013

Portal 2 gets some free DLC on the PS3

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...

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 04.30.2013

Behold, Portal 2's freakish Frankenturret brought to life

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:00 PM on 11.01.2012

Portal 2 In Motion DLC arrives on PSN next week

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...

Jordan Devore




4:30 PM on 10.22.2012

Steam Workshop's one-year anniversary has arrived!

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...

Jason Cabral




9:00 PM on 08.16.2012

Valve update adds co-op puzzles to Portal 2 level creator

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...

Conrad Zimmerman




10:00 PM on 06.20.2012

Valve brings Portal 2 to schools via 'Teach with Portals'

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 ...

Harry Monogenis




5:22 PM on 06.05.2012

E3: 'Portal 2 in Motion' DLC supports PlayStation Move

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...

Fraser Brown




2:00 AM on 05.11.2012

Portal 2 Perpetual Initiative serves 1.3 million tests

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...

Conrad Zimmerman




11:00 PM on 05.08.2012

A message to all Aperture employees from Boss Man Johnson

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...

Raz Rauf




2:30 PM on 04.26.2012

Valve to release Portal 2 level editor May 8

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...

Conrad Zimmerman




4:45 PM on 10.21.2011

In-game Portal 2 map editor planned for next year

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...

Jordan Devore




3:00 PM on 10.06.2011

Storm's Adventure with Crysis 2 and Portal 2

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 ...

Storm Dain




4:45 PM on 10.04.2011

The new Portal 2 add-on is ready for your Peer Review

Probably should have reinstalled Portal 2 last night. Whoops. The new, totally free "Peer Review" downloadable content is now available for PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, and Xbox 360 players. This add-on expands the P-Body and Atla...

Jordan Devore




3:00 AM on 10.01.2011

Final part of Portal 2 soundtrack now free to download

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...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:15 PM on 09.30.2011

Free Portal 2 DLC on Steam, Xbox 360, and PS3 next month

The long-awaited free add-on content for Portal 2 has been in the works for what feels like a long time, but Valve has reassuring news on that front: it's hitting Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam next month. And by "...

Jordan Devore




8:30 PM on 09.16.2011

GameCity launches new video game award

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...

Fraser Brown




12:00 PM on 08.31.2011

The Visual Effects of Portal: No Escape

You probably didn't notice Jonathan Skabla's name amid the slew of credits at the end of Portal: No Escape, the recently released short by Dan Trachtenberg of The Totally Rad Show. He might be a faceless animator to you,...

Dave Riley




9:20 AM on 08.30.2011

Portal 2 sold better on PC than Xbox 360 or PS3

Valve has revealed that smash-hit sequel Portal 2 performed better on the PC than it did on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Score another one for the glorious Golden Gods that you petty mortals know as PC gamers! "Portal 2 did...

Jim Sterling




8:30 PM on 08.23.2011

You will fall for this Portal 2 proposal video

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...

Alasdair Duncan




5:45 PM on 08.19.2011

Valve on rewarding Sony for making PS3 an open platform

Talking with Develop, Valve president Gabe Newell stated his belief that "We and other developers have to show we're creating value to Sony for opening up its network. We have to show them it's a smart business move." "With ...

Jordan Devore




12:30 PM on 08.19.2011

Portal 2 getting free DLC this September

Valve promised Portal 2 downloadable content this Summer, but has just missed the sunny months, revealing instead that the digital goods will drop in September. It's free though, so quit yer bitching! No details have been for...

Jim Sterling




6:45 PM on 08.09.2011

Exile Vilify Music Video Contest winners revealed

Valve is an unusually awesome company. They like to listen to feedback, and try catering to fans. About a month ago they added to this awesome mentality with a contest to see who could make the best music...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




11:00 PM on 08.04.2011

Rock opera gets some Portal 2 musical machinima

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...

Victoria Medina




5:15 PM on 08.02.2011

Red Orchestra 2 pre-purchase and Portal 2 price details

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'...

Alasdair Duncan




5:00 AM on 07.06.2011

Fan created music video for Portal 2's 'Want You Gone'

Valve is popular for many reasons, one of which is the high level of quality their games are known for. Portal 2 was no exception to that rule, winning almost universal praise from both critics and users. One man in particul...

Victoria Medina




9:00 PM on 07.04.2011

Portal 2 soundtrack volume 2 available now, you monster

Heads up, music aficionados: the second volume of the Portal 2 soundtrack ("Music to Test To") is now available for download. Don't reach for your wallet… it's free!The 18-track volume features such hits as "Robot Ghos...

Nick Chester




7:30 PM on 06.29.2011

Expand Portal 2 on PC with free community maps

Valve's Summer Mapping Initiative, an officially sanctioned outlet for the Portal 2 community's creativity, has come to a close. The winners -- Patent Pending (pictured above), Infinifling, and Edifice -- are available to dow...

Jordan Devore




9:30 PM on 06.17.2011

New Destructoid Episode: Jimmy Fallon Steals All Our News

Move it, football-head. It's Friday, so today's episode of The Destructoid Show was carefree and whimsical. Here's the rundown: Jimmy Fallon, that guy who was in Taxi with Queen Latifah, sometimes covers video game news on h...

Max Scoville




8:00 AM on 06.17.2011

Portal 2 DLC only available with $140 controller

Portal 2 has received ten levels of downloadable content, and you're not allowed to play it. That is, unless you throw down $140 for a new controller. Razer's Hydra motion controller is currently on sale via Steam's store, an...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 05.21.2011

Review: Portal 2

08:57 - Default review scheduled to finish in 71:23:1808:58 - Activating emergency distributed computing grid...09:00 - GLaDOS@home starting...09:01 - Recruiting cpus to force faster review publication...21:26 - Calculations complete for Portal 2. Recalculating a new launch projection...21:29 - Boot sequence complete21:29 - Commence reviewing

Jim Sterling








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