Someone’s been busy doing science. Graphic designer and prop creator Harrison Krix has just unleashed footage of his latest personal project, a replica of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device as seen in Portal. The one-off replica is scheduled to be auctioned off at the 2010 Child’s Play Charity event, which will be held in Seattle on December 7th…
Above: “No Photoshop work here,” promises the turret's creator
Stop. It's time to face facts. Yes, your bedroom has a fairly powerful computer in it; and yes, those Batman figurines are pretty boss. However, a few hundred bucks' worth of consumer product does not a “secret lair” make – you need to stop calling it that. Also, don't try to acquire yourself one of Portal's delightfully friendly sentry bots to protect your not-a-lair... because while they DO exist in the real world, they've already been bought up – and if you're not Cliff Bleszinski, it probably wasn't by you...
Last week at EA's press event, Valve captain Gabe Newell announced an enigmatic, first-person physics puzzler called Portal. You are gifted with a handheld tool that combines Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun with the power to shoot "portals" in any surface. You'll be tasked with finding routes across seemingly impassable obstacles and obtaining unreachable items with this new toy.
Yesterday, a low-res version of the Portal training video/teaser we saw at the event was leaked via You Tube
Oct 12, 2007
Ben Richardson is Content Editor for GamesRadar UK.
The Orange Box is Valve's finest hour. Five triple-A games, one package, muchos satisfaction guaranteed. But it's a special bundle for more than simply its value for money, because The Orange Box contains the world's first ever perfect game: Portal.
If you've read the discussion GamesRadar had with several mag editors, you'll know how most journalists feel about 'perfect' games and 'perfect' scores. Short version - such a thing
Oct 15, 2007
Weve all become rather enamored by Portal, which has been untangling the folds of our frontal lobes since its release last week with Valves Orange Box. While it may appear simple at first glance, Portal is jammed full of subtleties, Easter eggs, and easily repeatable tag lines that have been rapidly absorbed by the Internets collective cultural consciousness.
If youve been on the wrong side of the space-time continuum for the last week and have no clue what were talking about,
Oct 11, 2007
Want to kill some time without breaking the bank? This excellent free flash game provides a 2D take on Valve's first-person puzzler, Portal. Portal: The Flash Version contains 40 levels of mind-bending puzzles and according to its authors, it has just about everything the real game does (minus the third dimension).
Energy balls, cubes, turrets, and the giant crusher from the trailer all make an appearance. Click here to try out Portal: The Flash Version, and find out what we
Dec 7, 2007
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Since its release two months ago, Portal has met with overwhelming popular and critical success thanks to its quirky physics and dystopian humor. Yet beneath the mainstream success lies the most subversive first-person shooter (FPS) ever created. Portal is essentially a feminist
Nov 5, 2007
A Bethesda employee currently designing levels for the developer's forthcoming RPG Fallout 3 has been playing around with Portal map creation.
Daryl Brigner has created a level for Valve's first-person puzzle-'em-up called Ren_Test2.
We've not zapped holes in the map ourselves as yet, but judging by comments that have been spouted it's a clever design but will test your Portal powers to the limit.
Ren_Test2 can be downloaded here.
Valve's Portal forms part of the developer's
We all knew it was coming, but Valve design heroine Kim Swift has gone and announced that Portal 2 is indeed currently in development, although we've got a feeling she wasn't supposed to say that. Speaking in a video interview with G4 TV, the Portal co-creator said: "I think Doug Lombardi, who's our marketing director at Valve, has announced Portal 2," although the last time we checked, he bloody well hadn't. We think her job's safe as, y' know,
What the hell, is Valve running for office?! Portal is FREE on Mac and PC, from now until May 24th…