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Portal Stories: Mel is an intriguing new Portal adventure

It's been a while since I've thought about Portal 2, but the time is right. Portal Stories: Mel is out now on Steam, free to anyone who owns the core game. This is a standalone mod with its own voiced storyline, soundtrack, and custom asset...   read

 
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Portal Stories: Mel mod gets a teaser, coming soon

Portal Stories: Mel is a lovely-looking community-made mod for Portal 2 that's due out sometime in Q1 2015, according to the title's store page. The lengthy 20+ level mod will feature a new protagonist called (you guessed it...   read

 
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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 wa...   read

 
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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 a "thank you" ...   read

 
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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 real life. Best o...   read

 
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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 this as having...   read

 
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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 Norman Rockwel...   read

 
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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 170,000 single-pl...   read

 
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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 Testing In...   read

 
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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 experience as they manip...   read

 
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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 35,000 tests have b...   read

 
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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, rather than explain...   read

 
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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 players the capabilit...   read

 
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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 step forward, sinc...   read

 
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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 around experien...   read

 
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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 Atlas adventure wit...   read

 
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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 feeding them t...   read

 
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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 "next month," I ...   read

 
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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 the cultural imp...   read

 
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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, but to me he&r...   read

 
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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 better on the ...   read

 
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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 games like Minec...   read

 
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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 the release of ...   read

 
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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 forthcoming about ...   read

 
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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 video for the ...   read

 
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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 were wondering) a...   read

 
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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's two packages ...   read

 
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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 particular was inspired...   read

 
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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 Ghost Story," "Brin...   read

 
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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 download and play ...   read

 
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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 his late-night t...   read

 
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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, and it's the only...   read

 
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Review: Portal 2

08:57 - Default review scheduled to finish in 71:23:1808:58 - Activating emergency distributed computing grid...09:00 - [email protected] starting...09:01 - Recruiting cpus to force faster review publication...21:26 - Calculations complete f...   read

 

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