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  • Blog Post: Report: J.J. Abrams Confirms Portal And Half-Life Movies Are Still Underway

    Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that, yes, the Half-Life and Portal movies announced at DICE 2013 are still happening. IGN interviewed J.J. Abrams about the recent 10 Cloverfield Lane movie, and the topic of the director's film partnership with Valve was quickly touched upon. "Not... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Single-Player Game Have You Replayed The Most?

    Some single-player games are just infinitely replayable, and often we don't know exactly why. What's yours? I have a few that I don't mind playing over and over for some reason. The original Mega Man X is one I probably play about once a year, so that was in the lead. Limbo I have played... More
  • Blog Post: Free Portal Customization DLC Heading To Rocket League On PS4 And PC

    A companion cube antenna topper, gel-themed rocket trails, and other Portal items are coming to Rocket League free of charge. The items will begin appearing at the end of matches (win or lose) starting on December 1. According to developer Psyonix , these items will be available for both the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: This Robotic Wheatley Puppet Is Equal Parts Lovable And Impressive

    Many folk's reactions to Portal 2's adorably incompetent Wheatley was either "Aww" or "I want one". Prop-maker Genevieve Bee sits in the latter camp, but decided to use her considerable skills to construct her own. While not the first Wheatley replica someone has made, this... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Made Portal 2 Mod Looks Good Enough To Be From Valve

    Playing the mod might offer a different conclusion, but in trailer form at least, Portal Stories: Mel looks like it could have come straight from Valve. You can check out the trailer below (which is available in 60FPS if you're on a Chrome browser). The mod, which will be free, tells the story of... More
  • Blog Post: Report – Beyond: Two Souls Might Be Getting A PS4 Release

    We’ve been down this road before, but new trophy data implies that Beyond: Two Souls is getting a PlayStation 4 Director’s Cut. Earlier in July, rumors circulated that Beyond: Two Souls would be getting a PlayStation 4 Director’s Cut, and while Sony hasn't officially commented on... More
  • Blog Post: Portal's Turret Chorus Sings The Game Of Thrones Theme

    Game of Thrones ' season may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't relive its opening theme music from the perspective of a collection of Portal turrets. The video comes from YouTube channel Harry101UK , which has a collection high-quality animations from Portal set to the tune of original... More
  • Blog Post: Sentry Turret Can Be Matched To Environment

    It was recently announced that Cryptozoic Entertainment is working on a Portal board game . If you’re planning to buy one, you might be thinking about how you will protect such a hot commodity. Thankfully, you can get a customizable mini sentry turret to protect your valuables, like board games... More
  • Blog Post: The String Arcade, A Video Game Tribute Album, Is Now Available

    Want to help out a great cause and listen to some catchy reimagined video game music? You're in luck. The String Arcade is out now. The String Arcade features reimagined music for string quartet from video games like Portal 2, The Legend of Zelda, and Plants Vs. Zombies. The album was crowdfunded... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Holiday Sale Day 9: Hitmen, Hobbits, And Hairdos

    After suffering some downtime earlier this week due to a game giveaway, Steam is trucking right along with the sales. Today offers a mix of recent AAA titles and indie gems. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag - $44.99 (Regularly $59.99) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - $29.99 (Regularly $59.99) Don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Accessorizing With Portals

    These delightful earrings are from the SVCharms shop on Etsy, owned by user SV Jewellery, and are inspired by Valve's Portal games. Created from laser cut acrylic, the design shows a stick figure, like the one seen on testing signs and Portal's box art, traveling through the classic blue and... More
  • Blog Post: Portal: Survive! Explores The Final Moments Of Aperture Science

    Half-Life and Portal have been frequently used as the backdrop for fan films . Portal: Survive! takes us to a moment not often seen, though: the moment of GLaDOS' awakening. The film was created by Colin and Connor McGuire at YouTube Space LA. The pair state that the entire production budget was... More
  • Blog Post: Other Places YouTube Series Casts Video Game Locations In A Beautiful Light

    The Other Places YouTube video series from ultrabrilliant takes special care in highlighting some of modern games' most stunning and detailed environments. It's no surprise to see some of the video games featured, like Bioshock Infinite's Columbia, but others like Mafia II's Empire Bay... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Pipeline Program Will Help Introduce Hopeful Young Game Designers To The Industry

    Valve has announced a new program called Pipeline designed to help teenagers interested in video game design answer some of their questions about the industry. The program will help both Valve and young game designers. Valve has always hired industry veterans with lots of experience, but it has hired... More
  • Blog Post: Final Runner2 Good Friends DLC Characters Revealed

    Runner2's upcoming Good Friends DLC will have cameos from Super Meat Boy, Machinarium , Psychonauts, and Cave Story , and now we know it will also have Portal and Spelunky cameos, as well. You can check out all the trailers for the final Good Friends character reveals, which includes a third character... More
  • Blog Post: Live Action Fan-Made Portal Web Series Revealed

    A new trailer shows off the upcoming comedy, which focuses on the researchers at Aperture Science. While dreams of a big-budget, live-action Portal movie may still be as mythical as the franchise’s cake, today brings word of a different project that might be of interest to Portal enthusiasts. The... More
  • Blog Post: Chell Action Figure Hits Store Shelves Next Week

    NECA is following up its popular run of life-size Portal and Half-Life replica items with a line of 7" Portal 2 action figures, starting with the release of Chell next week. This figure comes packaged with a light-up Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device and is limited to just 15,000 units. The... More
  • Blog Post: Valve’s Gabe Newell Receiving BAFTA Academy Fellowship

    Gabe Newell is a popular man these days. The Valve co-founder was recently inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, and will now be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) with the Academy Fellowship at this year’s British Academy Games... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Trust J.J. Abrams With Film Adaptations Of Portal And Half-Life?

    Director J.J. Abrams was recently handed the director’s chair for the new Star Wars film, and while at this year’s D.I.C.E. Conference, he announced that a deal had been made with Valve for a series of adaptations based on some of their video game properties. Abrams and Valve president and... More
  • Blog Post: GLaDOS' Appearance In Pacific Rim Is A Valve Approved Cameo

    A trailer appeared online recently for Guillermo del Toro's next movie, Pacific Rim , and it featured the voice of GLaDOS from Portal. Del Toro confirmed in an interview with the Toronto Sun that GLaDOS' appearance is Valve approved. Del Toro said that he is a big fan of the Portal series and... More
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