Want a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Portal 2? The Final Hours is now available in the iTunes App Store for $1.99. The app hails from journalist Geoff Keighley, who was granted exclusive "fly on the wall" access from Valve while the game was in production. The app includes tons of multimedia, including a Portal prequel that was shelved at the last minute, plus photos and exclusive interviews. Check it out.
Portal 2 has some excellent writing. It's hard to stop laughing everytime GLaDOS says something offensive -- she's all about calling you fat this time around. But the humor doesn't start and end with outstanding dialogue; hundreds of signs littered throughout the various levels contain everything from inside jokes to cupcake recipes. Some of these might contain mild spoilers, so read at your own risk!
As we mentioned in our review, Portal 2 is hard. Like, really hard. But don’t give up just yet, because if you’re consistently hitting snags in the wonderful puzzler, chances are there are a few things you can do to alleviate your periodic portal problems (or the Three P's as they’ve been dubbed...just now). Our six quick tips will help you solve just about any level and turn that SaDOS into a GLaDOS.
Shoot two portals -- enter through one, exit through the other. That’s the main principle of the Portal franchise, and that mockingly simple premise defies the incredibly complex game mechanics in Valve’s second outing with the Portal gun. Plus, this time around you can add motion-detecting turrets, tractor beams, “thermal discouragement beams” (AKA lasers), bridges made of light, and gels that affect your momentum, jump height, and portal placement to the mix. That’s Portal 2.
A hushed silence came over the gaming sectors of the internet around noon eastern time today as a countdown clock reached zero on a web page inside Aperturescience.com. Wild speculation had preceded the countdown's finale with many people speculating the Valve was preparing a surprise early-launch of Portal 2 today rather than its scheduled April 19th release. When it finally reached zero, those folks were somewhat disappointed, but few could deny the less-than-subtle genius of Valve's latest reveal.
Hopefully you've been following Valve's series of spectacular video "commercials," but if not then you should go ahead and get caught up here. Each week leading up to the release of Portal 2, Valve has been releasing a new "investment" opportunity created by Portal 2's nefarious scientific corporation Aperture Science.
The alternate reality game that has been running to promote the upcoming release of the highly anticipated game from Valve, Portal 2, has revealed some very interesting new concept art. Some images even reveal that Valve may have thought about significantly tinkering with the design of the main character.
A quick recap for those of you who haven't been following Valve's awesome video series starring Portal 2's co-op mode characters Atlus and P-Body. Every Monday until the release of Portal 2, Valve will be releasing a new hype/comedy video to promote the game's launch. Today we have the third in this sequence, and it stars the adorable/horrifying turrets of the original game.
Poor Atlas and P-Body. If the two videos released thus far are any indication, these poor plucky robot partners are going to be subjected to endless cruelty every week until Portal 2's official release on April 19. The latest video in their comedy series has the duo engaging in numerous "trust" activities which more often than not lead to their demise.