dark        

Portal 2: news and videos


 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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 ...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 
 photo

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...

 

DISCUSSIONS

+ Add a post

 
 


EG: Shopping & Readership Survey

Tell us about your hobbies and shopping interests, enter to win an Amazon gift card:

Reviews   filter by...

Kingdom: New Lands"You must build a boat"

 

Tokyo Dark"All the Dark and Doors you can ask for, without the pesky Disney friends"

 

SteamWorld Dig 2"Ooh child, things are gonna get easier"

 

Samurai Shodown V Special (PS4)"When I say, 'Who's the master?' you say?"

 

West of Loathing"Wicky wicky wild wild west"

 

Atomega"Stunted growth"

 
 
 

Community Blogs | expand

 

Quickposts expand | +quickpost

gajknight
 
Dcompile

Alderaan in swtor

 
Guerrilla

The 60ft Unicorn Gundam has gone up in It even has a light up NT-D mode! Looks

 
Greenhornet214

No disrespect to anyone, but I dont understand why people back video games on It almost never goes as This one is just a

 
taterchimp

Just one

 
JcDent

Ancient (called giffe back then!)

 
dephoenix

Just checking in to say that Monster Hunter Stories continues to be addictively fun 40 hours Going to be difficult to play anything else for a while when Im done with

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Monster Hunter Stories is getting free Zelda DLC on Thursday! It will include a Link outfit(I think its the Skyward Sword version), Majoras Mask for Navirou, and what I assume is to hatch Since the other monsters come from

 
SpielerDad

Logged in this morning to see my inbox flooded with email from clients and management immediately thinking something went wrong over the They were actually giving us kudos for all the hard May just call it a day and go

 
Jetfandam

Love the manga but I dont think this movie will be heavy on Hopefully it will be a fun action And of course they changed the symbol on Manjis Didnt surprise me but the religious meaning of the swastika in buddhism is

 
 

Upcoming

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 
 
 
BACK NEXT