Crossovers aren't all that uncommon in video games, but they're rarely as satisfying as we want them to be. Sure, it's fun to see Iron Man tussle with Street Fighter's Chun-Li, or watch Mario trade blows with Sonic the Hedgehog, but what would happen if characters from disparate realities just sat down and, y'know, talked? The Poker Night games might be the only ones to answer this question, and the second one has made a pretty slick transition to iOS.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to develop a video game? Building mods or custom maps is an honest way to gain some experience with game development, but doing so requires technical knowledge most people don't possess – or want to spend the hard time learning. Thankfully, a few games over the years have simplified the process through level-editing software. The Perpetual Testing Initiative, a community-generated content add-on for Portal 2, is a really enjoyable, no-fuss way to try your hand at building your own mind-boggling stages.
Portal 2 players will soon have a whole lot of additional puzzle options starting May 8, when Valve releases a free DLC called “Perpetual Testing Initiative,” allowing gamers to create, share and play new puzzles.
Even if you have a killer video game that's flying off both the physical and digital shelves, it never hurts to throw some freebies to the players who love it.
On October 4th, Valve released the first free downloadable content pack for its Portal 2 puzzle game. The additional content, which streams in as an update to the Mac OS X steam client, comes in at over one gigabyte in size and includes both single player and cooperative challenge modes as well as a slew of unlockable levels and challenges to feed your Portal 2 obsession.
Valve, creators of games like Half-Life and Counter-Strike, as well as technologies such as Steam and Source, announced that a free DLC update for Portal 2 will be released on October 4.
The free DLC, titled “Portal 2: Peer Review”, will roll out across all regions on Steam, Xbox Live, and PSN. It will be available as a download for owners of Portal 2 on PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be automatically downloaded via Steam on PC and Mac.
Valve and The National have announced the winners of the Portal 2 "Exile Vilify" music video contest. The results were so close that they actually decided to award something of a tie, along with a gaggled of high-quality runner-ups.
If you love Portal 2, but have been finding it hard to truly express your feelings then this may just be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Valve announced today that they'll be launching a music video contest where users will have to craft a new video for The National's Exile Verify which is featured in Portal 2.
Gamers, start your engines: Valve has just announced the first add-on for this year’s highest-rated, multi-platform game. That’s right, Portal 2 DLC #1 is now in development and targeted for release this summer.
It's a holiday weekend, which means half of you are being pried off your computers and iOS devices with crowbars right now and you're unable to feel the sweet salving goodness of the Mac|Life crew in any way, shape, or form. Which is totally a shame, because this week was rockin. Things were popping in the iOS world this week and because you were too busy getting the last of your paperwork processed it, you had to miss it. And that's why we have this here little column, but what can we do in case you miss In Case You Missed It?
Portal 2 is here, it's dark, it's snarky, it's funny, and it's really, really, really hard. To alleviate a few future headaches, we present a walkthrough guide to 10 of Portal 2's toughest levels, complete with screenshots and step-by-step explanations. With any luck, these will help make an amazing game that much better...