News items tagged with portal 2

2012 Spike Video Game Awards Nominees Announced

2012 Spike Video Game Awards Nominees Announced

It’s once again that time of the year: time for the Spike Video Game Awards. Over the years the Spike VGAs have grown in prominence, both as a major televised industry event and a place to showca...

By Anthony Taormina on 20 May 2018
10 Games We Want Backward Compatible on Xbox One

10 Games We Want Backward Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox boss Phil Spencer dropped a bombshell on Xbox fans when he announced that the team at Microsoft is bringing backward compatibility to Xbox One, allowing gamers to play Xbox 360 games on the...

By Boston Blake on 20 May 2018
Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

Portal Fan Creates Murderous Christmas Carol

An extremely talented fan of Valve’s puzzle-shooter hybrid Portal writes, animates, and directs a music video for a Christmas carol parody using elements from the game. In order to celebrate Christ...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 May 2018
Balancing Game Length With Meaningful Content

Balancing Game Length With Meaningful Content

Finding the sweet spot for game length is something of a conundrum for developers—too short, and players won’t feel they got their money’s worth (particularly for AAA prices), too long and intere...

By Melissa Loomis on 16 May 2018
10 Best Video Game Endings

10 Best Video Game Endings

For many gamers, the mark of a great video game comes at the tail end of the campaign, when the story wraps up in its final presentation. The ending of a game can make or break a title’s legacy, re...

By Boston Blake on 16 May 2018
‘Borderlands 2’ is This Year’s Most Played New Game

‘Borderlands 2’ is This Year’s Most Played New Game

Popular game-tracking service Raptr has revealed their metrics for some this year’s most played games and have crowned a winner. While much of the Game of the Year talk will be focused on a dozen...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 May 2018
Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

Portal and Team Fortress Writer Leaves Valve

It’s no secret that Valve isn’t the same studio that it was a decade ago — its priorities have shifted considerably, and new single-player games don’t seem to be high on its agenda. However, the bo...

By Brad Jones on 15 May 2018
News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

News Wrap Up: Real Portal Cake, Minecraft Karts & Swords, BioShock Science & More!

It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun newsbits for some of our recent favorites. Let’s take look a real-life Minecraft sword Portal cake...

By Rob Keyes on 15 May 2018
Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC)

After debuting all the way back in April 2011, not to mention racking up Game of the Year awards around the industry, Valve recently gave players a reason to return to their testing chamber for m...

By Ben Kendrick on 15 May 2018
‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

‘Portal’s’ Upcoming Animated Film Looks Absolutely Thrilling

What happens when film takes the beloved characters and settings of Portal’s platforming paradise and enthuses them with a flavorful, invigorating style of animation often found in a Pixar produc...

By Brian Sipple on 15 May 2018
NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

NASA to Launch ‘Portal 2’ into Space

Many gamers probably thought that last year’s Portal 2 was out of this world. Not only did fans get to return to the dark, depressing depths of Aperture Science, but they got to finish what they...

By Riley Little on 15 May 2018
‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

‘Portal 2 Perpetual Testing’ Reaches 1.3 Million Tests

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7rZO2ACP3A In a feat of testing that GlaDOS herself would be proud of, Valve’s Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative has racked up over a million tests across 35,000...

By Kyle Matthews on 15 May 2018
The ‘Portal 2’ Legos Are Not a Lie

The ‘Portal 2’ Legos Are Not a Lie

Looking to use and abuse a companion cube in your very own Aperture Science test chamber from the comfort of your own home? Well that dream may become a reality (albeit on a miniature scale). A s...

By Mike Crayton on 15 May 2018
Amazon Reveals 2011’s Top 10 Best Selling Games (Physical and Digital)

Amazon Reveals 2011’s Top 10 Best Selling Games (Physical and Digital)

While there’s no doubting that 2011 will go down as one of the busiest holiday seasons for games, there might be some wondering how each of those highly anticipated titles fared against each othe...

By Anthony Taormina on 15 March 2018
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The complete list of 2011 Spike Video Game Awards nominees have been announced! Every year since 2003, Spike has honored the best in video gaming with a ceremony celebrating all that we love. The...

By Tyler Schirado on 15 March 2018
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in 2012, l...

By Rob Keyes on 11 March 2018
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: May 4th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: May 4th

May the 4th be with you, readers! In this week’s roundup we delve into Rockstar’s cavalier attitude toward E3 and what it means for GTA V, figure out what ex-members of the BioShock team are up to...

By Curt Hutson on 28 February 2018
2012 BAFTA Award Winners: ‘Portal 2,’ ‘Arkham City’ & ‘Battlefield 3’

2012 BAFTA Award Winners: ‘Portal 2,’ ‘Arkham City’ & ‘Battlefield 3’

Every year in the third week of March, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts honors gaming excellence with an annual awards ceremony – and they’d much appreciate it if you called it tha...

By Brian Sipple on 27 February 2018
Excellent Video Game Art

Excellent Video Game Art

There are many aspects of video game art to appreciate: character design, graphics, costumes, environments, etc. But one thing that...

By Melissa Loomis on 05 June 2017
JJ Abrams: Portal Movie Announcement Is Coming Soon

JJ Abrams: Portal Movie Announcement Is Coming Soon

Speaking to IGN on the Westworld red carpet, JJ Abrams confirms that the Half-Life and Portal movies are still in development, with a...

By Alexander Pan on 05 June 2017
Weekly Video Game News Roundup: March 9th

Weekly Video Game News Roundup: March 9th

Mass Effect 3 may be many people’s entire world right now, but there is a lot going on outside of it — so take a break and check out some of the news you might have missed in the roundup. This week w...

By Curt Hutson on 23 April 2017
2012 Spike Video Game Awards: Winners

2012 Spike Video Game Awards: Winners

Find out if your favorite game won big at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards by checking out our list of all the winners.

By Anthony Taormina on 20 May 2013