portal 2 Archive

Valve Announce Portal 2 Update With In-Game Editor

Valve have just pushed out a press release about Portal 2. After winning Ultimate Game of the Year earlier today at the Golden Joystick Awards, we’ve now had news that a major update is coming early next year. Brining with it an easy-to-use in-game map editor. Here’s the full press release: Valve Announces Portal 2

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Golden Joystick Awards: Winners Revealed, Portal 2 Takes Ultimate Game of the Year

Today saw the 29th annual Gamesmaster Golden Joystick Awards take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. The winners were voted for exclusively by the public, and with 2.06 million votes cast, the Guiness World Record for the most votes cast in a video game was beaten — improving on that previously held by the very same awards in 2009. With this huge number of votes being counted and tallied, Valve’s Portal 2 came out on top, taking up the position of Alienware Ultimate Game of the Year.

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Portal 2: Free DLC Coming Next Week

Valve have just announced that there’s some new Portal 2 DLC incoming, being released in less than a week’s time in fact. It’s entitled “Peer Review”, and will be available for free on on platforms to download from October 4th. The DLC will include a new co-op test track that continues on the story of P-Body and Atlas, as well introducing single-player and co-op challenge modes with leaderboards

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Start Swapping! Steam Trading Comes out of Beta

“Steam client has been updated, a restart is required”. Bet you’ve all read that this morning! Well, it’s because Valve have decided to move Steam Trading out of its beta phase that’s been running for the past month or so, and bring it to the mainstream. Although, I say mainstream, but even just during the four week beta Valve tells us that over one million trades were made — a rather substantial number, indeed

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Already? Portal 2 DLC announced

Okay, so there’s been an awful lot of complaints about ‘day-one DLC’ lately — and I’m sure that ‘week-one DLC’ is just as bad in most minds. But, when Valve do it, there’s a huge difference… it’s free! Alongside us PC gamers, the PS3 and 360 will receive some new single and multiplayer content, including

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PC motion controllers? Razer’s Hydra and Portal 2 bundle detailed, pre-orders start soon

A while back, news came about of Razer creating a motion sensing control system for the PC — then, they revealed that there’d be some custom Portal 2 content available which Valve’s Chet Faliszek spoke briefly about in our recent interview. Now, with the launch of Portal 2 complete, we’ve got the full details on

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Help release Portal 2 early by playing more games!

If you’ve not heard about Valve’s recent countdown on their Aperture Science website, then you’re likely not a game with internet access. Everybody’s been waiting to see what would happen, with many speculating that an early release of Portal 2 could be happening — and the many were almost right

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Free Portal DLC comes to The Ball

When we first came across Toetl’s puzzle-based, first-person title The Ball here at Ironhammers, we couldn’t help but link the style of gameplay to Valve’s Portal. Now, it seems the line between the two is becoming even more blurred with the launch of some Portal-based DLC — being automatically applied to all copies of The

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Portal 2 Q&A reveals there will be (some) cake!

Just yesterday, Rich Keith from our partner site The Games Tribe, got the chance to ask Portal 2 writer Chet Faliszek a few questions — and since we knew he was going, we sent him over a few questions to ask on our behalf. The most interesting of which may well have been, “will there

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40 minute conference video with Valve’s Gabe Newell emerges

A forty-minute video of Valve’s Gabe Newell, which seems to have been initially uncovered by Destructoid, has appeared on YouTube. It was recorded when the big man himself participated in a video-conference with a high School sports/entertainment marketing class — and he covers a vast range of topics, from his days working at Microsoft right

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