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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

Oct 04
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...

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...

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

Sep 30
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 "...

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...

The Visual Effects of Portal: No Escape

Aug 31
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,...

Portal 2 sold better on PC than Xbox 360 or PS3

Aug 30
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...

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...

Valve on rewarding Sony for making PS3 an open platform

Aug 19
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 ...

Portal 2 getting free DLC this September

Aug 19
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...

Exile Vilify Music Video Contest winners revealed

Aug 09
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...

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...

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'...

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

Jul 06
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...

Portal 2 soundtrack volume 2 available now, you monster

Jul 04
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...

Expand Portal 2 on PC with free community maps

Jun 29
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...

New Destructoid Episode: Jimmy Fallon Steals All Our News

Jun 17
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...

Portal 2 DLC only available with $140 controller

Jun 17
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...

Review: Portal 2

May 21
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

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