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.
There are still a lot of people out there who write off Free-to-Play games as trash, but a major theme in gaming over the past two years has been the maturation of the F2P model. While it may have been true only a few years ago that F2P games were generally of lower quality than full-priced games, these days that couldn't be further from the truth. The latest sign that the genre/model is coming into its own is Valve's announced support for F2P games on Steam.
Fellow Mac gamers, we know that the selection of titles can get a little bit sparse in this cruel world filled with PC-exclusives. However, today there's some good news as Direct2Drive has announced they have heard the gentle weeping of the collective Mac gamers and have pledged their support for the Mac gaming community.
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.
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...
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.