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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLaDOS makes the iPhone 4S better


Oct 08
Apple recently showcased the Siri personal assistant software for use with the new iPhone 4S. Apple missed a great opportunity to collaborate with Aperture Science for the vastly superior GLaDOSiri app. This is sooooo much better. Apple - Introducing GLaDOSiri on iPhone 4S [YouTube] read

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 "... read

Yay for learning! Portal is free until September 20th


Sep 16
It's fun enough to learn to think with portals, but there's arguably little in existence that is more fun than learning with the Portal games as an educational tool. As long as you don't have to hear that damn song ever agai... read

Steam Trading exits beta, now supports more games


Sep 06
Just the other day, I was pondering why I hadn't tinkered with Steam Trading much yet. It allows you to swap full games (if they are Steam gifts) and in-game items with other players. As of today, the feature is no longer in ... read

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,... read feature

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... read

When Square Enix told us that we would be seeing something new at PAX this year, I didn't expect to see anything like Quantum Conundrum. What a nice surprise. Square Enix is working with Airtight Games and Portal creator Kim ... read feature

Short film Portal: No Escape is a triumph


Aug 24
I didn't know I wanted a full length feature film based on Portal until last night. That's when I first watched Dan Trachtenberg's mind-blowing seven minute short, Portal: No Escape. Now I can't stop thinking about it. If yo... read

Portal's turrets find their way into Bastion on Steam


Aug 20
Really, we shouldn't be shocked at this point when it comes to elements of Portal seeping into indie games. Even so, I can't help but find this footage of Portal's turrets in Supergiant Games' Bastion to be absolutely deligh... read

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 ... read

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... read

Portal's Chell is thinking with LEGOs


Aug 14
There have been other LEGO Portal figures crafted in the past, but nothing compared to this! LEGO artist Tyler (aka Legohaulic) has immortalized heroine Chell and her bosom buddy Companion Cube in brick form. These aren't jus... read

Talking Portal 2 Wheatley puppet built by awesome fan


Aug 11
Not content with a simple Portal Gun prop, YouTube user trpchakai has constructed an intricately detailed and extraordinary puppet of Wheatley from Portal 2. It's certainly an impressive way to set yourself apart from all th... read

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... read






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