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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Portal’

Amazon Hires Creator Of Portal To Make Games For The Fire TV [Report]

When you’re building a new gaming platform, what do you do first? If you’re smart, you secure talent to create content for said platform. Amazon has been doing just that for a few years now, but now it has its own sort-of games console with the Fire TV. Now it looks like the company has hired some incredible talent to …

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Valve Is Porting Portal To The Nvidia Shield

Nobody really takes Android gaming that seriously. Ouya tried to appeal to the core gamer with its Kickstarter-backed platform, but it has pretty much fizzled out at this point. Despite this, Nvidia is still trying to make hardcore Android gaming a thing with its Shield platform, but it’s really only good for streaming PC games to a handheld device. Now …

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‘Portal’ Fan Film Depicts the End of Humans at Aperture Laboratories

It’s easy to see why the Portal games have such a devoted fanbase. The games feature no combat to speak of, and (in addition to wonderfully-written non-human characters) the mind-bending nature of the games’ puzzles speak directly to what gaming is at a basic level: progressing through increasingly difficult levels on the way to a memorable ending. So, Portal fans …

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Do Want: Bioshock, Portal, and Skyrim as Little Golden Books

If there are two things that my future children will be acquainted with at an early age, its Little Golden Books and Bioshock. One artist has put the two together (along with Portal and Skyrim) to create some killer mashups. “As the sun sets on this current generation of video games, I’ve been thinking about some of the classic games …

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Play Portal on Your Graphing Calculator, Because Why Not

I have fond memories of pretending to perform algebraic equations while instead playing awesome calculator games on my couple hundred-dollar TI-83. Anyone who took a semi-advanced math class in high school or college probably shares some of these same memories. Having said that, my time would have been a lot more enjoyable if I would have been able to play …

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Portal 2 DLC For PlayStation Move is on the Way

November 6 is a big day. It’s election day in the U.S. More importantly, it’s also launch day for Halo 4. Sony is trying its best to take some wind out of Microsoft’s sails, though, and will be releasing a PlayStation Move compatible version of Portal 2 via the PlayStation Network on November 6. The game will be 30% off …

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MADE: A Fully Functional Sentry Turret from Portal

TARGET ACQUIRED. DISPENSING PRODUCT. Are you still there? Good, because I want to show you what’s going to be the envy of every gaming room and hip office across the world. Not much to see here – just a fully functioning replica turret from Portal, commissioned by Valve and produced by award-winning design and manufacturing studio WETA Workshop. “On September …

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Portal 2 Brings Co-Op Level Creation And Coupons To PC Gamers

Valve is never truly finished with a game. Barring their continued lack of support for Half-Life, the developer continues to add new updates to all of their games. Their latest game, Portal 2, has received some pretty meaty updates over the past year including a level editor. The level editor is now becoming more awesome. The guys at Valve call …

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Watch This Guy Beat Portal In 8 Minutes

Speed runs are one of my most favorite things when it comes to gaming. Watching a grand master complete a game in the fraction of the time it took me to complete it fills me with awe. Granted, there are speed runs are less fun because they use scripts or cheats, but this is not one of them. YouTube user, …

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LEGO + Portal = Shut Up And Take My Money

I love LEGO. I love Portal. What if there was a way to combine my love for two equally awesome things into a single property of epic proportions? Good thing LEGO Cuusoo exists to make my dreams a reality. If you aren’t familiar with LEGO Cuusoo, here’s the short version: It’s a Web site where fans can propose new LEGO …

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This Quantum Conundrum Game Show Could Have Been Nick Arcade (It’s Not)

I think I’m not the only one who yearns for a return of Nick Arcade. The early 90s game show featured kids answering trivia questions based around video games and then the winners attempting to navigate a virtual reality side-scrolling platformer to claim the top prize. It touched many young gamers’ hearts and made us hope that video games had …

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“I’m Different” – Official Portal Turret Replicas Up For Sale

It has been well over a year since Portal 2 was released, and in that time enthusiasm for the game doesn’t seem to have died down. Just this year Portal fans have been laser-etching stainless steel and creating fan videos about the series. Now that Valve has released the “Perpetual Testing Initiative” DLC, a burgeoning community will keep churning out …

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