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4:00 AM on 10.10.2013

GlaDOS kills everyone in this live-action Portal short

Is GlaDOS killing everyone really a spoiler? Anyway, this live action Portal short is fairly well done. Some nice lighting. A scientist gets exaggeratedly bumped into so he can spill papers off a walkway so the floating papers can be shot from underneath all art-like. It all checks out. Little portal use, though.

Steven Hansen


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3:00 AM on 07.01.2013

Beautiful infographic charts all of Valve's voice actors

I'm a sucker for a good infographic. You can take something ordinary and uninteresting, like a list of all 50 actors who have provided voice work for Valve's 174 characters, and make something magical. It becomes an adventure...

Steven Hansen

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

8:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Valve has experimented with sweat-monitoring Left 4 Dead

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...

Jordan Devore

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

4:00 AM on 04.09.2013

ThreeA shows off their Portal 2 and Lost Planet figures

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 03.29.2013

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 screenshots leak out

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:00 AM on 03.06.2013

Some classic game songs with a Middle-Eastern twist

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]

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Trends of this Generation: Gamification photo
Trends of this Generation: Gamification
by Daniel Starkey

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 I think will continue on for at least a decade to come.

So far, we've taken looks at motion controls, consoles becoming more like all-in-one media centers, and eSports. Today I want to briefly talk about achievements and gamification.

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Games to play with your boyfriend on Valentine's Day photo
Games to play with your boyfriend on Valentine's Day
by Caitlin Cooke

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...

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7:15 PM on 02.11.2013

Do want! Homebrew Portal gameplay on the DS

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 ...

Chris Carter





10:30 PM on 02.08.2013

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

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...

Max Scoville



Can a Half-Life or Portal movie really work? photo
Can a Half-Life or Portal movie really work?
by Brett Makedonski

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 Abrams may have a difficult time staying true to the source material with regard to the protagonists.

While the Half-Life world will make for a fascinating setting for Hollywood to explore, Valve has made a habit of defining their main characters with one particular inaccessible character trait that wouldn't lend itself all that well to the big screen.

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3:30 PM on 02.06.2013

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

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...

Allistair Pinsof

5:00 AM on 01.25.2013

'The Turret Anthem' is the greatest SFM video yet

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]

Tony Ponce



Del Toro is a Valve fan, GlaDOS movie voice is authorized photo
Del Toro is a Valve fan, GlaDOS movie voice is authorized
by Chris Carter

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 appearance -- at least, a voice based on GlaDOS will be.

After the trailer first debuted, many gaming fans were keen to note the homage, and were concerned that Valve may have a potential lawsuit on their hands. Well, that's not going to happen, according to the Toronto Sun, as Del Toro obtained full permission from Valve to use the voice.

Also in the same article, Del Toro notes that his cancelled game inSANE is coming closer to a release. When asked about potential suitors, Del Toro states, “We are in talks with a very, very big company. I can’t say who, but it’s one of the big ones. They really responded to the game, they responded to what we were trying."

Guillermo del Toro says [Toronto Sun via Joystiq]

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